Sometimes, the odds are stacked against you.
It tough when you have double-digit backlogs.
F1 Visa Interview – 15 Backlogs
- Visa Type – F1 Student Visa
- Shared by – Rachit
- Date – April 13
- Semester – Summer
- US Consulate – Hyderabad
- Result – Rejection (214b)
F1 Visa Experiences Hyderabad
I had my F1 visa appointment for the summer 2011 intake on 13th April at 9:45 am the hyderabad consulate. By the time i went in and done with all the formalities and ready for my token to be called in, already a couple of hours passed away from my actual time of appointment. So this is what happened with the visa officer.
Me: Hello sir. How u doing?
VO: Good. How abt u?
VO: Had a glance at my I-20 and asked me so Biomedical engineering
ME: yes sir
VO: which university?
ME: wayne state university
VO: How many univ did u apply?
VO: when did you grasuate?
VO: What is ur percentage?
VO: How many backlogs?
VO: 15…. with so many backlogs the rules of the US immigration laws does not allow me to issue you the student visa and gave back my passport and other documents stapled to it and a letter 214(b) mentioning why my visa was denied.
ME: thank you sir and walked away
What should I do now?
My classes begin on 9th of May.
Is it advisable to go again in a weeks time or should I differ my I-20 for the fall semester intake and apply for the visa early at that time?
But I want to go anyhow for this intake itself. Any suggestions would help me out for sure.
F1 Visa Interview – 11 Backlogs
- Decision : Rejected
- Date: 27th December
- University heading to : Cleveland State University
- Program: MS in Computer & Information Science
- Cost on I-20: $28416 for 9 months out of 12.
- Funded/Unfunded/Partially funded (details): None
- Financial Summary : personal savings + parents savings
- Work Experience : NIL
It’s totally my mistake and VO manipulated by answers.
ME: Good morning sir
VO: No reply
VO: Why USA?
ME: USA Has very flexible education, I will have freedom… (STOP)
VO: SHOUTED ABOUT BACKLOGS!! BACKLOGS!!!
ME: 11 Sir, Actually I have involved in Social responsibilities, sports, and I was unable.. (INTERUPTED ME)
VO: Do you have any girl friends to feel responsible for?
ME: No sir, None.
VO: Sorry sir, you are not qualified…
I was scared actually. My words went wrong, what I want to say is totally distracted, but I said some thing like Social responsibility. then the vo caught me and asked what responsibility?
Do u have any girlfriend to feel responsible for?
Really, I was scared about the people in the row, who were rejected in a line, and the one before me had 13 backlogs and 3 years of work experience, and he got accepted.
Really, I forgot these
- Eye Contact
- Zero Confidence
- No expression in my face
F1 Visa Interview with Backlogs
First Interview: Here’s the reality.
With 18 backlogs, the Visa Officer thinks that you will not be able to study in the USA. You are lacking academic ability.
I don’t recommend applying for F1 visa without significant improvement in your academic profile.
You may have to complete a degree in India or maybe in Canada. Then try for F1 Visa for Ph.D. or second masters degree.
Second Interview: 11 Backlogs
There is nothing much to comment. You have already listed your mistakes and try to avoid such mistakes during US Visa interview.
If you don’t practice, you are going to make such mistakes.
Can you walk straight into the exam hall without preparation and score top marks?
Same applies to US visa interview, you have to practice answering the questions in front of the mirror or have someone ask the questions.
Above all, you have to be responsible for failures. It’s ridiculous to say that you took part in extra-curricular activities and you failed the exams!