Following F1 Visa interview experience is shared by Ginioz as comment. Converting the comment to a blog post.
I’m kind of anxious these days. I applied for MS in Electrical Engineering and got Interviewed at U.S Consulate in Melbourne as I am currently pursuing my Masters degree here and just got through the first semester with very good Grades.
I wanted to join the school in U.S due to the course content and career objectives. Any ways I appeared in an interview for the 1st time last week which was
pretty straight forward and smooth. After regular greetings and all VO: Asked me following questions.
How long you have been here in Melbourne.
Where are you studying
What are you studying and now you want go to x university in U.S
Then she asked how is it different then what you are studying here, I replied with proper justification!.
Who is paying for your education
Do you have any relative in U.S, I said No…
Did you applied at other university, I replied Yes the Uni Y.
Then VO asked for my Marks Sheet both Bachelors and the current, I presented it to her.
After that she said that we need to do further administrative processing and gave me a green 221g slip which is NOT asking any additional documents.
VO officer Kept my Passport and I-20 letter. All I wanna ask is how long does it take for further administrative processing and what are the chances for me to get the visa? Please comment. Thanks.
Track your Visa application status online. There is no time limit on when 221(g) will be approved/denied.