Successful F1 Visa stamping at Mumbai Consulate – Thanks to Vijay for posing his visa interview experience at How to get F1 Visa without 221(g)
Interview Date- 3rd June 2010
VO- Good Morning
VO- Which University?
Me- MBA HR & OB
VO- Why UTA?
VO- How many universities you had applied and how many admits did u get?
Me- Applied 9 , admits- 8
VO- Name the universities from where you got admit?
VO- I think XYZ Univ is better than what you have opted for
Me- Told VO why UTA is better than XYZ
VO- What was your under graduate GPA?
VO- What is your GMAT & TOEFL Score?
Me- 670/800 and 116/120
How many years of experience do you have? What was your job profile?
Me- 3 Years work experience and Explained my job profile.
VO- How the program you have opted for help you in future?
VO- Do you plan to return back to India??
Me- Yes and explained the reason for returning back.
VO- Where do you see yourself 10 years from now??
VO- The program you have opted for is offered in India too? Why USA only??? Why not UK, Australia or Canada?
VO- Laughed- you gave me enough reasons
VO- You did your BBA & MCOM right?
VO- What was your specialization in both the courses?
Me – BBA- Finance & HR
MCOM- Marketing & HR
VO- How long will you stay in USA?
Me- I said Maximum 5 years
VO- 5 Years?
Me- Yes- Course length is 2.6 years and 2.4 years I’ll work and earn before I return.
VO- Smiled and shook his head
He paused for 30 seconds
I was scared when he paused – I thought I am dead
You gave me strong reasons and am very well satisfied
Congrats Mr.Thakkar you have been granted VISA and you can collect it from VFS today evening.
I could not believe that after such a long and stressful interview I finally got the VISA. I reconfirmed with VO that did I really get the VISA?
VO Smiled and said Yeh you did- have a party.
Evening- 5pm on the same day of interview I collected my PP from VFS and was amazed to see that VO gave me VISA for 5 years.
Usually F1 visa will be issued for 5 years. I have seen some students get visa for 2 years.
If you have completed your visa interview, please send your visa interview experience. So, far I have posted about 13 visa stamping.