- Status: Approved
- Place : US Consulate – Chennai
- Time : 07:45 hrs
- Date : May 18 2011
Reached there at 0730 hrs exactly (as i was asked to be there 15 mins before the appointment time :P). There was a short queue to which the security guided me. My DS 160 confirmation page was checked outside and a token was given to me. Then my documents and person checking was completed and i was asked to wait looking at the monitor above for a counter to call my token number.
I was called after 5 min and the lady in the counter pasted a barcode in my passport arranged my documents (I-20,Sevis,DS 160 confirmation,Passport,GRE&TOEFL scorecards) in a folder and asked me to go to another window where my left and right hand impressions were taken. I was asked to move to the next building for visa interview.
Second Building – Actual Interviw
I enter the building and see many faces, some nervous some cool. I was asked to sit there and wait for my turn. Waited for a few mins and there came my token number. I was directed to that particular window. There were a guy already giving his VI in that window so i stood in queue about 100 cms away frm him. After he left, I was called.
Me: Good Morning Mam ! (All smiles !!)
VO: Good Morning ! Can i have you documents?
(passed the documents folder that was given to me earlier)
VO: So why UFL?
Me: To pursue my masters in Mechanical Engineering.
VO: Ok but why specifically UFL?
Me: Course flexibility,advanced research in my areas of interests……
VO: Good. Can i have your undergrad transcripts?
VO: Any Backlogs?
Me: No Mam !
VO: Whats you final GPA?
Vo: Who is sponsoring your education?
Me: My dad and uncle
Vo: What is you dad?
Vo: Whats you uncle?
Vo: Your visa has been approved. You will get your passport in a week.Happy journey 🙂
Me: Thank you very much mam. Is there any other procedures to be followed here ?
Vo: No thats all for now. Carry your I-20 and SEVIS receipt when you travel to US.
Me: Thank you mam. Have a great day !
Just was smiling all the way back and found the exit signs and came out and then checked for my transcripts. Luckily found them inside my folder safe 🙂
Itz shopping time :):)
I am no expert and i have attended just my first visa interview. But like all others tell, only confidence matters. Be confident and you will have your visa approved in no time.
Thanks to Venkat for sharing his experience. This student visa for USA experience is added to the complete list of experience.