F1 Visa Rejected Twice and learned from my mistake. F1 Visa Interview experience is shared by Navya.
- Hyderabad Consulate
- REsult: Visa approved
- Date: 03 June
- Slot: 12:30 PM but my interview was done at 3.15 PM
- Counter: 16
Things happened at very last minute.
My SEVIS was about to expire on June 3rd and on the same day Visa interview happened.
It is a very long day with close to 800 visa appointments in Hyderabad consulate. Half of them were depended on visas and many of them were rejected and most of them were 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?
Me: Nope, they didn’t mention 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.
VO: Yes, you are right!
VO: What are you doing since then?
Me: I was working for 2 years.
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 shivering)
Me: you made my day (with a huge smile)
Ran out of the consulate and am the last one with 4 other boys in the consulate. All employees are chilling as work was done!
PS: I don’t want to mention my profile as VO doesn’t bother 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, the profile doesn’t matter only the CONFIDENCE to speak any crap with VO directly.