F1 Student Visa Interview Experience – B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
- Location: U.S. Consulate in Mumbai
- Attempt: 1st
- Status: Approved
- Course: Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
F1 Visa Interview Mechanical Engineering
Me: Good Morning. (Passed my I-20 and Passport)
VO: Why University of Toledo?
Me: It offers courses in my area of interest.
VO: What schools did you apply? Me: University of Idaho, Mississippi State, and University of Toledo.
VO: Why University of Toledo then?
Me: This university best suits my academic profile. Also, there are undergraduate research opportunities in Mechatronics, in which I am interested.
VO: (Looking @ I-20, murmurs ‘International student scholar’) What is your SAT score? (asked the section scores as well)
Me: Gave an Answer.
VO: What do your parents do? Me: My Father is a Quality Control Manager at X & my Mother is a Quality Assurance Manager at Y.
VO: Do you have any brothers or sisters in the US? (He asked it with a big pause. So I couldn’t help answering sans the ‘in US’)
Me: No, not in the US.
VO: So any brothers or sisters here?
Me: I have an elder sister.
VO: What does she do?
Me: She is a Chartered Accountant. She was conferred in July and is now seeking job opportunities.
VO: In US or somewhere else?
Me: In India itself.
VO: Why did the university award you with International Student Scholarship?
Me: I believe they were impressed by my decent scores and strong objective.
VO: Your visa is approved. Enjoy your stay.
Me: Thank you.
Comments on this Interview:
- Pattern – Academics, Student’s intent and Finance
- Performance – Average but good enough to satisfy the visa officer.