F1 Visa Interview Experiences

Got F1 Visa by Applying to Just One University

Following F1 Visa Hyderabad 2011 Experience is shared by Shobana (via comments)

Note – She applied to just one university and received admission and got Student visa.

I had F-1 visa interview on 3rd august 2011 at 8 am Hyderabad. US Consulate.
I reached the  Hyderabad consulate  by 7am

F1 Visa Hyderabad

My F1 Visa at Hyderabd interview went on like this

me- good morning sir
vo-he did not reply and was busy in typing something
me- again said good morning sir

vo – he looked at me seriously and said talk in this
me- saw a mike box fixed there and moved in frount of it

vo – asked me my passport,I20 and sevis looked at them and said so why xxx university?
me-i meet dean of that university in india

vo- stooped me and said i dont want all that why you have selected this university
me- this course i selected is pharmacy administration-regulatory affairs is in 20 collegs in usa and this collg not only explains about drugs but also medical devises and also biological products

vo – so you know what are all other colleges who has this course
me- yes sir,long island mississipi and some other

vo-whats your gre
me- said

vo -passed out year
me – aug 2010

vo-what is your percentage
me i had passed out with distinction 70%

vo-what have you done for 1 year
me-i have taken up training on XXX for practical experience

vo-how many schools you have applied
me-only one sir

vo -ohh only one i am surprised why only one
me- i was assured a seat in this collg when i meet mrXXX

vo- how many siblings
me -i have one elder sister

vo- what is she doing
me- she got married sir and working as lecture

vo-why usa?
me-firstly for indepth knowledge ,secondly for academic excellence and graduates form usa are recognised all over india

vo- future plans
me- as this course is elementary in stage in india there will be requirement of graduates from this field so i may join an educational institution

vo- whats your father?
me- said

vo-how is he sponsoring you
me- removing my documents from file

vo- no need you can tell me
me- i was telling liquid funds xxxxxx
bank loan ,pf,lic etc

vo- he stopped me i told you have got your visa you can go noe
me-thank you so much sir , is there any thing to follow sir

vo- no you can go

This whole F1 Visa Interview procedure took for only 1 min and i am so surprised that i did not remove any document from my file.


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  1. Congrats!!

    In my opinion you did very well, particularly answer for ‘Why USA?’ was excellent (Short & to the point).

  2. Hi, I do not know you but I want to give you some advice (It’s up to you to take it or not).
    Before you arrive in U.S, Read about STUDENT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GENERAL LAW of United States of American. Specially F1 Violations,because this is not India as Paisa Khilao aur Kam ho gaya. Law Enforcement Officers are in United States are very strict. Check you University’s Status on http://www.ed.gov and Specially visit http://www.ice.gov, http://www.uscis.gov. If somebody threaten you for deporting you, do not worry as soon as you are following LAW. NOBODY IN USA will deport unless you violate LAW of United States.

    Study Nature of Americans and they living style, their ethics, it’s totally opposite from Indians. Try to be in touch with as many as possible NATIVE AMERICANS (NOT INDIAN AMERICAN as it’s good to interact with them. You will understand why I am saying this when you reach here. God bless You

    1. i felt vo was rude in receving me when i said good morning but as interview went on he was not rude
      but as interview went on i did not worry at all beacuse i went casually and did not expect anythinig

  3. Congrats! Yours response to each question was excellent and you emphasized the fact that you are going back to Indian after your study.

    Once again, accept my congratulations

  4. I am really happy about her as she got visa from US consulate. One more thing, I want to put in light. NOBODY in US consulate care about your funds or about your University. I got my visa on Oklahoma City University in One interview, Mumbai US Consulate. She just asked me Why do you want to go USA? and Why you have chosen this course? Do you have anybody in US? I gave every answer true, I told her my uncle and aunty in USA. She granted me my visa. US CONSULATE VISA OFFICER IS AWARE OF THIS< WHOEVER CAME TO UNITED STATES DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK AS EVERYBODY WANT TO STAY IN USA and EARN $$$$$$$ and Make Future bright and settle down. I AM NOT CRITICIZE HER< I AM HAPPY ABOUT HER. US CONSULATE JUST WANT TO CONFIRM THAT THEY ARE GRATING VISA TO SOMEONE WHO IS NOT FOOLISH OR DULL. WELCOME TO UNITED STATES MY DEAR FRIEND< COUNTRY OF CHANGE and DREAMS.

  5. Congrats and best luck. I am also applying for drug regulatory affairs, so can u please tell me in which univ. u got admitted,and ur GRE.

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