F1 Visa Interview Experience at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa Interview Experiences 4 Comments

I have been reading this blog ever since I got my US consulate appointment date.

And would love to share my F1 Student Visa interview experience in Jeddah- Saudi Arabia

Vo: Hello, Good Morning! How are you? (smiling)
me: I;m good and what about you? (Smiling)

Vo: Ok, So you are going for Masters in Public Health ( he already went through my I 20)

VO: Where do you wanna work after doing Public health program?
Me: I wanna in any public health org., community clinics, pharma company, red cross

VO: Where did you do your undergrad from?

VO: ohhhhh, so since when are you living here?
me: Ever since I was born, I was born here in Jedediah, went to India for studying and got back here.

VO: Ok, so do you wanna come back to Jedediah or India to work?
me: Jeddah

VO: who is sponsoring you?
me: my father and my uncle

VO: is your uncle here?
me: yes

VO: Can I see his financial documents?
me: showed

VO: where does he work?
me: told

He typed something for 1 min and told me congratulations!

You will receive yr visa in 1 week.

San Diego is a beautiful city :) Actually he knew I was going for National University, San Diego. (Saw my I 20 but didn’t ask me during my interview)

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  1. i do have some backlogs bro ..which i cleared them later..so just wanted to know …whther it is possible to get a study visa or not ? coz usually in india they are rejecting visas which has bcklogs..but as i am residing in jeddah ..i do xpect smething better ..wat do u say bro ?
    thanx in advance.

  2. Hi thanks for your post its really very encouraging.
    I am from India and am working here in Saudi in a uni as proff since 2 years. Should i apply from Delhi or from Saudi?? if saudi then which is better for me Jeddah or Riyadh , both are almost the same distance for me. Do they tell you on the day of interview if your visa is approved or not ? And how much time do they take to return the Visa, I met few saudi friends they told me that it always takes 1 to 1.5 months to get the passport back and they never tell them on the interview date if they will get a visa or not. Please help as I will be applying as soon as i get my I20 this month.. Thanks !!

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