F1 Visa Interview Fall 2012 – Mumbai Consulate

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa 26 Comments

  • Decision: (Accept)
  • Consulate: (Mumbai)
  • Date/Time: 3/May/2012 / 0745Hrs

The one thing that i learnt in the whole process from GRE to VISA that have faith in GOD n urself.

Be calm while you give ur interview. think that v have come so far, toh VISA toh banta hai yaar. the Q outside the Consulate is very long. there are lot of people n u can see, many rejected n only a couple getting the VISA. be in formal outfit. suit isnt important as it is hot in Mumbai.

Full sleeves, trousers n tie.

Be in time. I started frm Pune at 3:15am n reached Mumbai at 6:15am itself. eat something before u give the VISA cause the butterflies in stomach make u go crazy. there is section inside the consulate fr snacks but going there n eating will waste ur time.

F1 Visa Mumbai Consulate – Fall 2012

After getting the Token no. n finger scanned got seated in the waitin area. my no was 313 n the counting started frm 201. but within 15min i ws called. my interviewr ws a lady. she looked same as Aung San Suu Kyi. but she was expressionless all the time although i had a smile. so here it goes

ME:GM with a smile
VO: GM

VO: Gimme ur PP
ME:gave

VO:why r u goin to the US
You:to pursue my master education in Aerospace Engg.

VO:which school
You:University of Texas at Arlington

VO:wats ur GRE score
ME:1100 Mam

VO:wat the max u can get in GRE
(i misinterpreted n thought that she is askin me fr my max capability of scoring – in short showing me the exit door )
ME: actually my first questions went worng……

VO: no no the max score in GRE
ME:oh 1600

VO: how many univ u applied to?
ME: 7

VO:n u got admits in?
ME: 4

VO: OK. why UTA
ME: blah blah blah

VO:OK. wat do……………(cudnt hear her as she ws not near the mic)
ME:sorry Mam

VO: wat do ur parents do?
ME: said

VO:wats ur Father’s annual income? (as i said my Mom is housewife)
ME:said (was way below the I20 amount)

VO:then how will he………….(Again not near the mic)
ME: sorry Mam i dint get u

VO: how will he fund fr ur education
ME:Mam my Father n Brother are funding fr my education.

VO:wats ur brother?
ME:said

VO:wat do u plan after grad?
ME:said

VO:(types n types fr around 15secs) OK ur VISA is approvde. u will get ur PP in 3-4 days.
ME:thnk u Mam. any other procedures to be followed?

VO:no thats it(gave my I20 n kept the PP)
ME: have a gud day (at this time she had swithced off the mic so walked away)
:dance:

i wsnt asked fr a single doc except my PP n I20, although i had each up to date.

all i want to say is that be positive while goin fr the interview n dont under-estimate urself. im not an expert in crackin interviews but i stayed calm n gave staright answers (almost :P)
give ur best to GOD leave the rest.

 

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Comments

  1. Hi,

    I m extremely nervous after reading a lot of negative blogs about F1 study visa getting rejected.

    I will be applying for F1 Visa from Mumbai consulate in June. I have done my B.E Computer Science in 2009 and have work ex of 2+ yrs . I have been admitted into Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago (which is a tier 1 university and ranks 111 in USA) and it offers online regular degree programs working professionals in India with the flexibility to go on-campus or complete full degree online as well. I have done 1 course/subject out of 10 (required to complete MS degree) online. I want to complete rest of the subjects from US because lab facilities availed to online students is not good enough plus latest technology made available to online students is not latest and up-to-date with market.

    I know that the university ranking matters a lot but do you think that this can lead to Visa rejection in my case? Please can you help me in this regards

  2. hi,
    congo…………..all the best.
    I m also planning to give visa in mumbai consulate,I was rejected twice because of my low gre ie 890 but this time with the same university im going for third attempt.
    my gre is 310 and toefl is 90,my gpa is 3.98 dude.
    my university is ball state university (indiana) ,i m applying for ms in analytical chemistry…..
    CAN YOU PLZZZZ HELP ME WITH IDEAS ARE THEIR ANY CHANCES OF GETTING APPROVED THIS TIME?
    PLZZZ REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

  3. Hi Friends,
    My F1 gt rejected on 4th May for the second time. I am very disappointed with the decision the consulate takes. M saying so coz there was a girl who couldnt at all understand what the VO was asking and she didnt reply to any of her questions correctly, rather the VO fed her the answers. I suppose she was going for her summer internship. The VO asked her the number of hours. That gal couldnt answer and she was removing her documents to check for the answer but the VO didnt allow her to do so and fed her the answer by say “is it 10-20hrs?” and the gal said yes. This wasnt with just one question where she was stuck but in each and every question. I wasnt able to hear much as I was second in the queue. But she was ACCEPTED. Then this guy who was going for the same summer internship was rejected whereas he answered perfectly. The deserving candidate was rejected but the undeserving was accepted. How far this is justified???

    Now I am planning to apply for Canada and then try for USA once again (THE LAST TIME). Could anyone please tell me that is it possible to apply for USA if you already have a Canadian Study Permit? Does applying to USA F1 hamper the Canadian Study Permit (if you already have one)? As i dont want to waste more time.

    Thanks

  4. sorry #HSB. next time when i post anything ill try to elaborate. thnx fr makin this wonderful site 🙂

  5. i am applying for pilot studies, as for pilot studies we dont have to get GRE and TOFEL, but we have to apply for F1, i am afraid if i will be rejected!! any idea about the success.

    1. i dont think so there might be a prom. many of my frnds did their CPL trainin frm Florida Tech. all of them got their VISA in first attempt. b confident n give straight answers. ATB fr ur interview 🙂

  6. can u pls elaborate on” wht do u want to do after graduation ?”
    pls reply soon

    1. this is the answer:

      VO:wat do u plan after grad?
      ME:i plan to join companies like Boeing n Airbus which r rapidly increasing their Indian base. i wanna join these engineering teams (indirectly i wanna return back to India)

  7. Congrats buddy… In my case my visa was denied twice and now I am taking last chance. So please elaborate all the answers so it can help us like what r u going to do after your masters? Pls reply because at first time he reject my after this question.. So pls buddy do reply… N congrats once again

    1. oh thats awful

      these r the answers i gave:

      VO: OK. why UTA
      ME: i have a liking for super sonic wind dynamics. the research facilites for the same – the super sonic wind tunnel in the university is quite upto date n research conducted by Dr. XYZ n Dr. ABC is quite elaborative. i wanna wrk with them. (plz find fr the Prof names frm the univ website. their full profile is availabe)

      VO:wat do u plan after grad?
      ME:i plan to join companies like Boeing n Airbus which r rapidly increasing their Indian base. i wanna join these engineering teams (indirectly i wanna return back to India)

      rest all questions r personal so i dont need to disclose them i guess. ATB bst ur future n hope u get the VISA this time

      1. Thanks for the reply. So we should indirectly say that i will return india as my education is completed. Thanks once again

  8. I am too Applying for visa on UTA I20. please elaborate… what time will it take for total process on VISA day…?

    1. these direction r fr Mumabi counsalate

      nothing bro. try n get there before half hour than specifed on ur appt letter. first u enter the first token n secutrity room. a token is pasted on ur PP. so u get a token number. after that a minor security check.

      then u walk to interview building. there u get ur fingres scanned n then wait in the waitin area. there are sevelar TV flashin token no n window no. so when its ur no go to the specified window n give ur interview n get ur VISA.

      the whole process takes around half hour. so in all half hour before VISA n half fr the VISA. total one hour.

      i hope this info helps u. ATB. hope to meet u in UTA.

  9. Very funny rules .dont u think the Visa should be granted 1st &then we take the GRE &Then we spend for the applications etc .I have spent almost a month for all the formalities got my admits .got a job offer .put in so many hours reading &searching for relevent information & i guess everyone does this &then be denied visa & not be given any reason for it
    after wards they can have an online approval??? that i got my visa is really great but the pain i saw in the students that were rejected &the pain i saw in the parents eyes was heart rending .my mum almost broke her artery waiting for me to come out

    1. I completely agree with you Kirti. I have been sitting at home from past 5-6 months coz of this process and exams. and being rejected twice is really irritating. Anyways Congratulations and All The Best…

  10. Hey dude ,

    Even I am planning to attend UT Arlington for MS in computer science.
    could please elaborate your answers for the following questions

    1. Why UT Arlington?
    2. Wat do u plan after grad?

    Thanks

    1. these r the answers:

      VO: OK. why UTA
      ME: i have a liking for super sonic wind dynamics. the research facilites for the same – the super sonic wind tunnel in the university is quite upto date n research conducted by Dr. XYZ n Dr. ABC is quite elaborative. i wanna wrk with them. (plz find fr the Prof names frm the univ website. their full profile is availabe)

      VO:wat do u plan after grad?
      ME:i plan to join companies like Boeing n Airbus which r rapidly increasing their Indian base. i wanna join these engineering teams (indirectly i wanna return back to India)

      rest all questions r personal so i dont need to disclose them i guess. ATB bst ur future

  11. the answers like said and blah blah wouldn’t help us dude…….
    please give full answers

    1. these r the answers:

      VO: OK. why UTA
      ME: i have a liking for super sonic wind dynamics. the research facilites for the same – the super sonic wind tunnel in the university is quite upto date n research conducted by Dr. XYZ n Dr. ABC is quite elaborative. i wanna wrk with them.

      VO:wat do u plan after grad?
      ME:i plan to join companies like Boeing n Airbus which r rapidly increasing their Indian base. i wanna join these engineering teams (indirectly i wanna return back to India)

      rest all questions r personal so i dont need to disclose them i guess. ATB bst ur future

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