Here’s an F1 Visa Interview Experience for Fall 2018 at U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad for Masters in Alternative Energy Technology.
Read the both interview experiences and see if you can think of three reasons why F1 and F2 Visa could have been Denied. And post the reasons in the comments section.
- Semester: Fall 2018
- U.S. Consular Post: U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad
- University: Wayne State University
- Attempt: Second U.S. Visa Interview
- Work Experience: About 9 years
F1 Visa Interview Fall 2018 Hyderabad
VO: Good Morning
Me: Good Morning and how are you?
VO: I am fine
VO: So when did you Graduate?
Me: I graduated in 2008
VO: So what have you been doing since then?
Me: I worked with some local companies and worked with them for 2 years; after that I got an opportunity in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and worked over there for a period of 5 and half years. Finally I am working now as an Aftermarket Engineer for the past 2 years.
VO: Is that in Riyadh as well?
Me: Yes that is also in Riyadh as well.
VO: How many Universities did you apply?
ME: I applied to 4 universities; IUPUI, SIU Carbondale, UMD & Wayne State University; All the other universities that I applied were for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and for WSU I applied for Alternative Energy Technology.
VO: What was you GRE score?
ME: It was 287
VO: How do you plan to fund your education?
ME: It will be part of my savings and further through my the support of my Father in Law
VO: What does your Father do?
ME: For the records, it is my Father in law who will be supporting me during
VO (interrupts): and what does he do?
ME: He is into Freelancing Real Estate after making an early retirement from Saudi Arabia
VO: What would be his net real worth?
ME: I am not sure but it may be around X Amount
VO: How much does he makes monthly?
ME: That is unknown to me but he make around USD XX,000-YY,000 annually
VO: (to my Wife): Mam, what does your Husband’s father do?
My Wife: He is an Electronics Engineer
VO: Do you have any relatives in the USA?
ME: Yes. Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law
VO: (addressing to my Wife) What does your Brother do?
My Wife: He is a student
VO: At which University
My Wife: Purdue University
VO: What is your annual income?
ME: It is XYZ SAR / month
VO: Can you tell that to me in USD or INR?
ME: I wouldn’t be able to calculate right now
VO: what is the current SAR to INR conversion rate?
ME: its 17.74
VO: (He calculates) Its equivalent to XYZ INR
VO: You applied earlier in April 2017
VO: Are you working in the same company when you applied last year?
ME: Yes, I am working with the same company
VO: (starts typing for a couple of minutes or more) I am sorry but your visa cannot be approved now.
ME: Thank you and have a nice day ahead
VO: You too.
So, what could have gone wrong in this F1 Visa interview and F2 Visa interview?
Here’s their first Visa interview (2017). Check if that interview reveals any pointers to why F1 Visa Interview Fall 2018 could have been rejected.
B1/B2 Visa Interview – 2017
- Attempt: First B1/B2 Visa Interview
- U.S. Consular Post: US Embassy, Riyadh
- Result: Rejection
VO: Why are you going to the US/ Reason for your visit to US?
A: We are going for our annual vacation and will be meeting my Brother in Law who is studying over there.
VO (to my Wife): On what visa is your Brother in the US?
A (By my Wife): He is there on a F1 Student Visa
VO: Since how long is he there now?
A (by my Wife): answered from 2014.
VO: Why are you planning to land in Chicago?
A: It would be a direct flight and its 3 hour’s drive from Indianapolis (where my Brother in Law is pursuing his Masters)
VO: Have you ever been to anywhere as family vacation?
A: No, but my wife has been to the UK in the past before our marriage (somehow I feel I should have highlighted our local trips as we prefer a lot for road trips-but gone is gone)
VO (To me): What are you working over/ what are your job roles?
A: I am working with XYZ and described my job responsibilities.
VO: How many people are working in your company?
A: We are only two people and other staff is based in our office in Dubai.
VO: How long have you been working with this Company?
A: Since 2016
VO: I am sorry but your request cannot be approved this time. I was handed with Rejection 214(b) document.
F1 Visa Interview Experience Fall 2018 – Analysis
This is a tough one. Right?
Could you think of any reasons why F1 and F2 Visa could have been rejected.
On the other hand there are interview experiences like the following:
- Visa Officers was totally flattered and Approved My F1 Visa
Here’s some reasons one can think why F1 and F1 Visa was rejected for Fall 2018.
- Low GRE Score – 287
- Previous Rejection for B1/B2
- Communication Skills
- Lack of Sufficient funds
- Potential Immigrant 214(b)
- Quality of the university
Sometimes that’s how the F1 and F2 Visa interview goes. You may think that interview is going as per your plan, but end up with F1 visa rejection. Sometimes there are factors what’s is written and shared by the applicants for F1 Visa Interview.
You should know that you are a potential immigrant until you prove to the consular officer otherwise.
Can you figure out why F1 and F2 Visa could have been rejected?