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F1 Visa Interview in Nigeria
Hello everybody, my names are Foster. I got my I-20 from International Academy of Design and Technology located at Orlando, Florida. I am a graduate from a well know University in Nigeria. Here’s how my interview went:
Me- Good Morning Sir.
VO – Didn’t answer.
VO – You are Foster A?
Me- I said Yes.
VO- You got admission at IADT to study Information Technology?
ME- Yes sir
VO- Why IADT
Me- Because of high academic profile
VO- What do you know about Informatioan Technology?
Me- My country lacks Information Technology, which has a negative impact on her economy.
VO- How many schools did you apply?
VO- Name them
ME- Northeastern University, Broward college and IADT
VO- How did you get to know about IADT
ME- Well my mom was a teacher. She got to know about the schol and she told me to apply and I was given an admission.
VO- Did you write any ACT
VO- I’m sorry and he passed me the unlucky paper.
ME- I asked why did you deny my F1 Visa?
VO- Kept quiet and I left.
Reasons for Rejection
I’m not sure why you have to call VO as unfriendly. I don’t see anything in this interview to tag visa officer as unfriendly.I don’t see anything in this interview to tag the visa officer as unfriendly.
- You weren’t prepared for the interview.
- Answers didn’t show genuine interest to Study in USA.
- How did you know about IADT? Your answer to the question with your mom asking your apply is totally not acceptable.
- Plus you didn’t write ACT or SAT.
- I would have thought you are not a qualified student and serious student.
You could improve your visa chances by applying to better university with SAT or ACT scores. You can make a better argument next time if you choose to take that route.