I think this is one of the shortest visa interview for PhD.
I am (Gangadharan) from Chennai and I had my VISA interview today 5.12.2011 morning 10.45.
Be sure to be there at least one hour before.
I was there by 9.50 and was standing in the queue.
- F1 Visa at Chennai Consulate – University of Florida
At exactly 10.45 I was allowed after initial security checks and was given my token number and got a seat.
Then I went to my VO who was there standing.
- Student F1 Visa at Chennai (1 Minute Interview)
I thought the VISA interview will be in seated sessions but everybody is standing towards the counter and answering the questions.Though a surprise for me!!!
Here comes my play in VISA interview
VO : Good Morning, How are you
Me: Good Morning Madam, I am fine. How are u ?
VO: Yeah I am fine…(She types something in the PC and asked me to wait for sometime (30 secs))..So why are you going to US
ME: I am going to do my PhD in electrical engineering in University of New Mexico
VO : Can I have your documents, please ?
Me : Yes (I gave the docs)
VO : Who is going to fund you studies ?
Me : I am funded by the scholarship from the dept of ECE in University of New Mexico
VO: Your VISA is approved and you will get it within 5 days. We welcome you to United States.
Me: Thank you maam..Thank you ..Bye
It was less than 2 mins and was over.
Guys & Girls just maintain eye contact and that’s it. Speak confidently.You are there 🙂
All the Best for your VISA 🙂