Dear friends, I’m from Nairobi, Kenya. I got my visa this week (december 2010).
The first time that i went to the american embassy on 16/12/2010. I was not interviewed because my passport had torn edges so i was sent back. Therefore i got a new one and the following week I went for the interview.
When I went to the vo told me that since i was there before, I must wait for her to interview the people who had applied on that day. She told me to wait outside which I did. SadlyI was the last one to be interviewed that day on the queue.
F1 Visa interview went..
VO: OK.were you denied visa last time?
ME: No, i was not denied, because i had a problem with my passport i was not even interviewed.
VO: You want to go to the USA?
VO: What for?
ME: Masters in multidisciplinary studies.
VO: Where did you do your undergraduate?
ME: Kampala International University.
VO: What did you study?
ME: Bachelor of Mass Communication.
VO: What have you done since you graduate?
ME: I graduated last year in November 2009, since then, to gain experience i have been a trainee at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation newsroom, currently i am a trainee at Fontana media productions. (ASKS FOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS AND TYPES SOMETHING IN HER COMPUTER.)
VO: What were you duties at KBC?
ME: Attending press conferences,directing news and searching for local and international news.
VO: How did you know about SUNY, Buffalo State college?
Me: Through my former professors at Kampala International University and also through educational magazines and journals like education Kenya.(ALSO ASKS FOR MY TRANSCRIPTS AND RECORDS SOMETHING IN HER COMPUTER.)
VO:Why this course?
ME:I will gain more knowledge related to my area of specialization and i will also be more proficient when i come back to Kenya.
VO: Name the courses that you will study in your first semester?
ME: Public relations management,Applications of public relations,Strategic public relations,Communication for managers and leaders and Independent study.(TYPES SOMETHING IN HER COMPUTER)
VO: Who is your sponsor?
ME: My Aunt.
VO: What does she do?
ME: She is a large scale poultry farmer and government employee.
VO: Which Ministry?
ME: Ministry of Planning.
VO: What does she do?
ME: She is a planning officer.
VO: What about your parents?
ME: My father abandoned us when we were young and my mother is a housewife and does subsistence farming for her basic needs.(ASKS FOR BANK STATEMENT AND STARTS TO VERIFY,SAYS OK.)
VO: Who supports your mother?
ME: She supports herself through the subsistence farming that she does.
VO: OK.I will issue you visa.please make sure tat you contact the school official written on the i-20.
ME: OK.Than you.
Dear friends, all over the world that is how i got my visa.All i know is that she grilled me a-lot because i was the last and no one else was present to interview.
All the best thanks to Happy Schools Blog ( F1 Visa interview Experiences), and all of those who contributed to this website as,through them we know what to expect.
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