Here’s an F-1 Visa Interview Fall 2019 – Rejection experience, where you can learn several lessons to help you with your F1 Visa interview and avoid rejection.
What’s Included in this article:
- Student Profile
- F1 Visa Interview Experience (Rejected)
- [Video] F1 Visa Interview Analysis
- Quiz – Guess How Many Mistakes
- Interview Analysis
- Lessons Learned
- Approval Chances (in future)
F1 Visa Interview: Student Profile
- U.S. Consulate: Chennai
- Attempt: Second Interview
- Degree: MS in Computer Science
- University: University of Central Michigan
There are so many mistakes in this interview, I don’t know where to start. And in the end, the students is literally begging the visa officer and asking for reasons for rejections.
Getting an answer from a Visa Officer about the reasons for rejection is almost impossible. Even if you can get a single word from them would mean a world of difference in the next interview. But, this time, the Visa Officer actually gave the actual reason for rejection.
When I was reading this experience, I could see the way the interview went and it’s not hard to see why the visa was rejected. This interview shows that the student is not credible and qualified. But, the questions:
- What could have been done differently?
- What lessons can you learn from this experience?
- Should this student appear for the F1 interview again in future?
F1 Visa Interview Experience – MS Computer Science – Rejected – Fall 2019
I got the same counter and same Visa Officer (VO) who rejected me in my first visa interview. However, I thought I shouldn’t go to the same visa officer again. So I just told the security that I need to some water before attending the interview. By the time I returned, I was able to go to the different counter for the visa interview.
This time the VO was a young man with tattoos all over on his shoulder.
This officer rejected a B1/B2 tourist visa in front of me. I got nervous after seeing that. I could literally see my feel my heart is pumping at the speed of race car.
He (Consular Officer) asked me to come forward!
Me: Good morning sir.
VO: Good morning. Pass me your I20 and passport.
VO: Which University?
Me: Central Michigan University
VO: Which major?
Me: Computer Science
VO: What Specialization?
Me: I was little tensed because I did not prepare to answer a particular specialization. So I told all the subjects like Big data, Cyber Security, Mobile computing, etc.
VO: He was little shocked and asked me in all these majors?
VO: Why are you going for MS in the USA?
Me: To get better opportunities when I come back home.
VO: Ok! Who is going to pay for studies in America?
Me: My parents.
VO: What do they do?
Me: We have Business.
VO: What kind of business?
Me: We have a Restaurant and Poultry farms.
VO: Ok. He was typing something and took a Blue slip. I was begging him. Sir last time also my visa got rejected but I met all the requirements to get a F1 student visa. Please tell me the reason, sir.
VO: My decision is final. I can’t change it now. Please leave.
Me: Sir, please. Please, tell me the reason so that I can correct it next time and reapply.
VO: I felt I you are not a credible student.
Me: Feeling sad. Said Thank You.
For the VO to tell straight to the face that you are not a credible student means that person is not qualified for the F1 Visa to study in the USA.
When was the last time you have seen US Consular office tell a specific reason for rejection?
They almost always ask you to refer to the sheet (white, pink, blue, etc) for the reasons for rejection.
F1 Visa Interview – Rejection – Analysis
In this video (10 Minutes), you will learn several interview tips. Note: Please share this video page on Facebook before you can watch the video.
- F1 Visa Interview Analysis
- Quiz for Your
- One Example of Invisible Factor
- What students can have done differently
- Lessons you can learn from this interview
Next Steps – Prepare for F1 Visa Interview
Don’t take F1 Visa interview for granted. The moment your F1 Visa is rejected, you will realize the seriousness of the interview process.
Plus, don’t get fooled away because you know someone with a similar profile or even low-quality profile was able to get the visa, you don’t have to work as hard.
It’s your interview, your answers and you have to face the F1 Visa Interview challenge head-on. There’s no way around it.
Once you F1 Visa is rejected, it’s really hard to overcome. Negative factors in your profile coupled with previous rejection mean another rejection is highly likely. So, understand the “THE FACTOR” as I described in the video and prepare for US. Student visa interview based on that. Your fist visa interview is Golden Opportunity. Don’t mess it up. Every other
Your fist F1 visa interview is a Golden Opportunity.
Don’t mess it up. Every other attempt and visa interview opportunity after previous rejection is not Golden (it’s more like Silver, Bronze, etc) because they know your weakness.