f1 visa never give up

Following post was shared by Chetan.

My F1 was approved in 5th attempt.

  • 1st: 7th June: MUMBAI: UTArlington, fall ’12
  • 2nd: 28th June: MUMBAI: UTArlington, fall ’12
  • 3rd: 20th July: CHENNAI: UTArlington, fall ’12
  • 4th: 10th August: CHENNAI: UTArlington, fall’12
  • 5th: 22nd October: MUMBAI: Syracuse University, Spring ’13… 🙂

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and i don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward.

How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!!! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody!

Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that !
“Congratulations.. I’m approving your visa, you’ll get your passport within 3 to 5 days…”

These are the words I was waiting for…especially my  family members and other friends…!!

But, you know everything is predestined..that’s what I learned from my experiences. You’ll definitely get what you’re worth. You just need to BELIEVE that you can get it. Use the SECRET if you’ve heard about it…it worked and always works… 😉 Ok..Won’t take your time.

  • DATE: 22nd October,2012
  • TIME: 7.45 AM
  • TOKENNO: 356
  • Counter No: 25, lady(22-25)

Before my token, She rejected two F1 applicants.. But I didn’t care bcz I was tired of this visa processes and had only one thought in my mind that I’ve my engineering VIVA today.. 😀 ..I wasn’t pretending. I was really chilling around. .It was the first time I took that consulate as a local place of Mumbai… 😉

VO ( with smile) :Good morning, Pass me your documents, How are you..?
ME: I’m fine mam, how are you today?
VO ( no response) : So, why are you goingto US..?
ME: To pursue masters in Electrical and electronicsEngineering…

VO: so, why this particular university…?
ME: mam,Syracuse university is ranked 58th by the usnews.com… US news and report has ranked graduate program of this university as 3rd BEST
In THE USA..( put some weight on 3rd best in d usa,) The course curriculum that the electrical department is providing is interest to me….and a key factor in selecting this university is that I can take some courses at Cornell University through Scholar’s exchange program.

VO : Ok..I can see that last time your were heading to the University of texas at arlington, right?
ME: YES mam,..

VO: So why you’ve changed your university..
ME: firstly because of d rankings…Univ of texas at Arlington’s ranking is somewhere around 100 and Syracuse univ is ranked 58…plus when I
compared the detailed syllabus and laboratory facilities of both universities, Syracuse University came up with the best results..so.. VO: What are the other universities you applied into..?

ME: Mam, I applied into 6 universities including Syracuse..Northeastern Univ, Syracuse Univ, Michigan State Univ, Univ of texas at dallas, Univ of texas at arlington and Illinois Institute of tech. She took up my passport, i20 and went inside…after 5 minutes she came and..

VO: So tell me ,why you’ve selected Syracuse Univ over UTArlington..( again same que…)
ME: this time %^&* admit..^#[email protected] rank @#$ higher.. . this was really funny remix from my side..she was laughing .. 😀 so I took a break of a sec ..and answered with the smile .well mam, this time I’ve an admit from the higher ranked university so I won’t let go this opportunity away… 🙂 VO: Okok 😀

VO: Any family members in d US..
ME: Yes. my real sister stays at NORTH CAROLINA.

VO: hmm..North Carolina..what does she do.? ME: mam, she is a housewife..

VO: ok..and what about her husband..what does he do.?
ME: Job.. ( only one word)

VO.. Eye brows up…so I continued..
ME:Mam, he is an electrical engineer and is working as a software developer engineer in a company.
VO: ohh..electical engineer..great..
ME: Yes mam..

VO: How will you support yourstudies..financially..?
ME: My family is going to sponsor me…my annual expenses are around 20 lakhs and for that we’ve around XX lakhs in our savings account and another liquid assets of around XXlakhs and My dad has total assets of around X.X crore…

VO:Ok..where will you live..?
ME (I took dat live as “leave” )..so I answered.. 14th January is d starting date and orientation is on around 7th Jan.so I will…(she interrupted)

VO: I meant about housing..on campus..off campus..?
ME: oh….mam, I will be living on campus facilities provided by the university.

VO: On campus.?
ME: No mam.. 🙂 then, she checked my I-20 amount..

VO: Can I see your bank statements..?
Me: Definitely mam..passed my docs.. VO checked both statements..compared parents’ names written in the passport with d bank statements’…

VO: Can I see your sevis fee receipt..?
Me: Yes mam..I passed that web copy..
Me: Mam, I’ve an original copy too…I’ve transferred my sevis fees…

VO: it’s ok..keep it with you.. Then she typed for 2-3 minutes.. then took my documents and passport in her left hand. She was starring at me..suddenly she took out passport with his right hand and smiled..A BIG ONE..and then she said congrats. I was like about to cry when she passed my other documents.
ME: mam,thank you..really really ..thank you so much. You made my day.. She was looking at my face with d smile..I could literally see she is really feeling great bcz she approved my visa and I’m happy for that… and before I cry, I left that counter… 🙂

ONE SUGGESTION : Please, book your VI asap..consulate is almost empty I can say compared to June and July, hardly few F1 applicants.
yaa.. NEVER GIVE UP….. 🙂


  1. thakar on July 16, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    wow …..grt job …..did u upload your older visa interview experiences also?? Where can i find them??

  2. Niki on July 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    congrats……kudos to your efforts.
    did you hide the fact about ur sister staying in usa, in ur earlier interviews?

  3. mahvish on November 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Congrats πŸ™‚
    So inspirational!

  4. Sandeep Thirunagaru on October 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Superb yar…!
    Really hats off fr ur patience in 5th attempt

  5. sury teja on October 28, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    hi chetan congratts u did a great job
    n inspird me a lot
    nd wt is name of buk exactly “secret” or “power” so many buks are ther in search by him

  6. Tapan Acharya on October 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    what were your gre scores and toefl scores and your overall profile ?

  7. ABHISHEK on October 27, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Congrats bro. Your hard work will never fail.
    It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.- ROCKY BALBOA. I like it.

    • CHETAN VAHANESA on October 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

      Thanks Abhi.. πŸ™‚

  8. debiprasadd on October 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    I was told by my friends that if any relative stays in us then F1 visa is refused.Is it true?

    • CHETAN VAHANESA on October 27, 2012 at 1:03 AM

      dats not true man…!! totally depends on how you perform in your VI.. πŸ™‚

      • Kartheek Varanasi on October 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM

        Hi Chetan, please tell your profile..I thought of applying to same university in the next fall….Thanks in Advance

        • CHETAN VAHANESA on November 15, 2012 at 11:44 PM

          Acads: 8.38/10 ( No baclgs)
          GRE : 1030
          TOEFL: 84
          Projects : 1 Final year + 5 Mini Projects
          Training: 3 weeks training at Stauff India Pvt. Ltd,
          Awards: Scholarship From Central Gov. of India for 4 years of B.E.,INR 10,000 p.a.
          LORs:1 from HOD,2 from Assistant Professors…

  9. Vidhun Ghai on October 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM


    • CHETAN VAHANESA on October 27, 2012 at 1:06 AM

      Thanks .. πŸ™‚ after 4 rejections, it really inspired me..especially dat stallone accent….really awesome.. πŸ™‚

  10. Archana on October 26, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Man!! Secret works always.. I actually tried one more thing Rhonda byrne mentions in her book ‘ Power ‘ I actually thanked god dat my visa is approved and I am going to USA.. I did this so..rigorously I actually enjoyed that more than the time my visa was actually approved. Good luck dude

    • CHETAN VAHANESA on October 27, 2012 at 1:09 AM

      True !! the secret always works.. πŸ™‚ But I didn’t follow d exact pattern..I had my own ways and it worked.. πŸ™‚ and thanks…wish d same.. πŸ™‚

      • Raghu on October 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

        What are you guys talking here. What is the Secret?

        • CHETAN VAHANESA on October 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

          πŸ™‚ it’s a documentary movie and a book by Rhonda Byrne… πŸ™‚ google it..nd torrent it.. πŸ™‚

          • pranavkamat on October 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM

            Yes, it does work wonders. I used the same theory for my visa. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

          • CHETAN VAHANESA on November 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM

            ohh.is it so..? great man..congo to you too.. πŸ™‚

  11. Ken on October 26, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Congratulations!!!!…loved your spirit of “Never give up”….All the best!!!!

    • CHETAN VAHANESA on October 27, 2012 at 1:10 AM

      thanks man… πŸ™‚

  12. jimmy on October 26, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    it would be of help if you can share before 4 interviews,.,. boss..

  13. jimmy on October 26, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    congratulations brother….

  14. Dilip on October 26, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    “before I cry, I left that counter” super quote!!! excellent review πŸ˜‰

  15. mansa on October 26, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Thats a ‘Never a Never!’
    awesome,congrats. πŸ™‚

    • CHETAN VAHANESA on October 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      thanks a lot.. πŸ™‚

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