First F1 Via Interview Experience for Fall 2012. Shared by Vishal.
I gave my F-1 visa interview at the New Delhi Consulate on 16th April 2012 and got a 221g (Administrative Processing).
On the whole, the interview was really cool and the lady consular officer was really nice and friendly.
F1 Interview experience Delhi Fall
VO: Good Morning!
Me: Good Afternoon Ma’am! How are you doing? (I said this coz while I was in the line waiting for my turn, I had a look at my watch and it showed 12:20 pm)
VO: I’m good.
(Scans my CEAC barcode letter, goes through my I-20 and looks on the computer screen for about 10-15 seconds)
VO: So, you’re going to the University of Wyoming?
Me: That’s right Ma’am!
VO: What will you be studying?
Me: PhD in Civil Engineering.
VO: How did you find out about this university?
Me: Ma’am, actually during my final semester of Masters Thesis Project (which was of 3 months duration at my undergraduate institution), after the first month of my internship I got really interested in this project and wanted to continue research in this area for my PhD as well. So, I started looking for universities offering research in this area and got to know of the University of Wyoming. I got in touch with a Professor there in Civil Engg. dept. who agreed to accept me into his research team as a PhD candidate.
VO: What is your research interest related to?
Me: Blah Blah…..
VO: What is your previous degree?
Me: Ma’am, I have a Bachelors and Masters both in Biotechnology.
VO: How will you be funding your studies?
Me: Ma’am, I have a Full GA from the dept. (comprising of a stipend, full tuition waiver and health insurance).
VO: Ok, we need to process your application further so please report to counter number 30.
Me: Thank you Ma’am!
Went to counter # 30 and I was given a pink sheet of paper and asked to submit the list of documents (checked on the paper) via email.
I have requested Vishal to share scanned copy of the 221(g) Pink Sheet. If he send the scanned copy, I will post in the blog.
Update – Sample 221g Pink Form from Delhi Embassy.