Two years of Dedicated work paid off. Visa Experience shared by Vaibhav.

Hi to all fellow Readers, here is My F1 Visa Experience for USA

  • F1/June 13 2011/9:45 AM/Delhi_Consulate/Lamar Univ.

Student Visa USA – Interview

The Visa Officer asked me the following question

VO Which Univ?
ME Lamar to Study MS in Engineering Sciences

VO: where do you work?
ME: regular answer

VO :  Where else did you apply into
ME :  7, Lamar Univ, OkSU, Ohio U(there he interrupted me and asked is it OhioSU? I said no its only Ohio Univ)
Univ Nevada Las Vegas, Southern Illinios Univ Edwardsville,  Univ of Central Florida(at this point i forgot the seventh Univ. so i skipped it), North Dakota SU

VO: Interesting Choice how did you come to know about these Univ
ME: Fumbled a bit and said I read about these Univ in technical Magazine publised by ASME(VO: what’s ASME ? ME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers )

VO :  you applied into these univ. just by reading technical magazine
ME:  NO!NO!NO! I like the research going in these Univ in Micro manufacturing sector hence I applied into the same(VO looked Unconvinced)

VO: What is your GRE
ME: 1290.

VO: Q section ?
ME: 740.(I think he had made up decision after hearing my Q section score)

VO: who will fund your Education?
ME: my father

VO: what does he do?
ME: He is a GM at a Private company.

VO: your Visa has been Issued…// and other standard lines//
ME: Thank you very much Sir

Watch out for Counter no 13 (an African American Lady in her mid 50?s was not so easy on issuing VISA even the F1 )

All you have to be confident,noting else matters,do your paper work, VO did not check even my single documents, anyway even if he had asked for something I was ready with it in my harmonium folder.

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  1. Rahul4sharma9 on September 2, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Got my visa approved in second attempt. Key things that can help you in second attempt –

    1. Get a letter from your current company with a confirmed job with designation and salary and location.

    2. Be prepared with all the answers and make sure you mention about your confirmed job in India in one of your answers.

    3. Keep smiling. It helps a lot.

    4. Look into the eyes of VO.

    5. If you can’t listen to VO properly then don’t hesitate to ask the question again. It’s better to ask again then to give a wrong answer.

    6. Work on your body language.

    And above all, rehearse as much as you can in front of the mirror and any of your friend.

  2. Rahul on August 10, 2011 at 5:17 AM

    I too was interviewed this Monday and got my visa rejected by same lady on counter 13. What are the chances of getting visa approved in second attempt?

  3. yasha on July 10, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    yes….very true tat african american lady rejected my friend’s visa on 14 june…plzz tell me answer to the question tat how to assure tat you will come back to india?

  4. Aman on June 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Thank you so much brother..
    Good luck and brother can you explain little bit more about your master in engineering science? Please it will great help !

  5. sonia on June 13, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    i think he could’ve gone for a better university than lamar.

    • Vaibhav Chauhan on June 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM

      well yes I could have but not every univ. was giving me scholarship 🙂

      • Vaibhav Chauhan on June 13, 2011 at 10:45 AM

        and my % was also low near about 59.4 %

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