F1 Visa Rejected Twice and learnt from my mistake. F1 Visa Interview experience is shared by Navya.
- Hyderabad Consulate ( Visa approved)
- 03 June 2013
- Slot : 12:30 PM but my interview was done at 3.15 PM
- Counter: 16
Things happened in very last minute. My SEVIS was about to expire on June 3rd and on the same day Visa interview was happened.
It is a very long day with 800 visa appointments in Hyderabad consulate. Half of them were depended visas and many of them were rejected and most of them are newly married couple.
I have been waited for this moment for 2 years and it was done on 3rd June.
Visa officers are tired with all applicants, even my visa officer too. I was in counter 16 and four people before me got their visas and I felt relaxed. Visa officer in counter 16 is some 40+ aged lady and keen about financial documents.
After F1 Visa Rejected Twice, here is my turn
Me :Hey officer,how is your day? You must be really tired with 800 applicants today.
VO: Yes, I was.
Me: kudos to your patience.. ( with a huge smile)
VO: Yeah , ( she was smiling too)
VO: Do you know the reason why your previous visa was rejected? ( Fall 2012)
Me: Nope, they didn’t mentioned anything.
VO: My colleagues felt, you didn’t make good impression previously.
Me: Oh, really?
VO: you took a year break for applying again.
Me: Yes, officer, I was totally scared to apply again. But now am feeling really relaxed with your smile. ( She was totally flattered)
VO: No need to flatter me … ( she was laughing) ( people around me started laughing, including lobby manager 😉 )
Me: Atleast once in a while we should speak truth. ( colgate smile)
VO: Yes, you are right!
VO: what are you doing since then?
Me: I was working for XXXXX company from 2 years as XXXXX designation. ( am 2011 passout)
VO: Yes, I got it. tell about your annual pay!
Me: said the pay.
VO: Tell me your whole family income.
Me: said income,savings and loan.
VO started calculating the all funds and me to helped her in calculating 😛 😛
VO: Show me any of your pay slip.
Me: gave her a pay slip. ( Thank god carried them)
VO: your work experience helped you.
Gave my papers back and took passport.
Left fingers on biometrics and asked me to leave! ( My fingers were shivered 😀 😀 )
Me: you made my day ( with a huge smile)
Ran out of consulate and am the last one with 4 other boys in consulate. All employees are chilling as work was done!
PS: I don’t want to mention my profile as VO doesn’t bothered or interested to know but my visa was approved for Wayne state university, Biomedical engineering.
Tip: Am introvert, pulled out my confidence and spoke with VO. At end of day profile doesnt matter only the CONFIDENCE to speak any crap with VO directly.