- 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: Gimme ur PP
VO:why r u goin to the US
You:to pursue my master education in Aerospace Engg.
You:University of Texas at Arlington
VO:wats ur GRE score
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
VO: how many univ u applied to?
VO:n u got admits in?
VO: OK. why UTA
ME: blah blah blah
VO:OK. wat do……………(cudnt hear her as she ws not near the mic)
VO: wat do ur parents do?
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?
VO:wat do u plan after grad?
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)
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.
Thanks to Tejeshkumar for sharing his F1 Visa interview for fall 2012 in Mumbai Consulate.
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