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Remember, there are two points of views to your F1 Visa interview.

  1. Visa Officer point of view (the expert)
  2. Your point of view

So, before arguing that your point of view is correct, think in terms of how the visa officer would think.

Recreate your visa interview experience and understand what could have been VO officers point of view for this answer I gave.

So, think several times before blaming the visa officer for rejections. My guess – it will be your mistake that caused visa rejections (majority of the times).

How Not to Prepare for Visa Interview

The following  email exchange will show you how not to prepare for F1 Student Visa interview.

Student: I have a visa interview in this week. Can you give me some tips?

I: Speak with confidence and speak the truth. Practice in mirror by answering the questions. Smile when you speak. Good Luck.

Student: What F1 interview questions will they ask?

I: Please don’t say that you have F-1 visa interview this week and you don’t know what types of questions they will ask.

Seriously, if you have US Visa interview this week and don’t know what type of questions will be asked? This is not acceptable.

Preparation is the key in every step of your journey to the USA.

Financial Documents for F1 Visa

Here’s something interesting from US Consulate in Kolkata.

How do I prove I can pay for the program? What financial documents will you review?

Financial documents are not required for visa interviews.

Typically, officers will not review these documents and will ask you questions about how you plan to pay.

Documents are not forbidden, and may on occasion be reviewed, but we discourage applicants from going through the trouble and expense of gathering accountant’s statements and property appraisals.

My suggestion – Take Bank Statements and Loan Sanction letter at least. CA and Property appraisals is up to you to decide. Plus, this was on the Kolkata US Consulate website, and rules could be different for other US consulates.

582 Comments

  1. akki.bhardwaj10 on January 13, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    I’ve been rejected twice by the US Consulate at New Delhi for Spring 2013… I wished to pursue BS in Computer Science and fetched a scholarship worth $10375 p.a. but things didn’t turn out as expected on both days…
    First experience (12/21/2012):-
    Me- Good Morning Sir! (smilingly)
    VO (A skinhead bloke in mid 30′s)- Hey… A very good morning.
    VO- So what program do you wish to pursue ?
    Me- Computer Science, Sir.
    VO- Ok, so which university are you planning to attend?
    Me- Lindenwood University, Missouri.
    VO- Which all universities did you apply to?
    Me- Montana State University, Cameron Univeisity (Oklahoma) and Valparaiso University (Indiana).
    VO- So why Lindenwood?
    Me- Sir, this university is the best match for my profile in terms of course, curriculum and finances. Plus I’ve been in touch with some of the faculty members.
    VO- Sorry sir… I cannot issue you a visa today…
    Me- Thank you sir… (lamentably)
    Second experience (01/09/2013) :-
    Me- A very good morning ma’am! (cheerfully)
    VO (A rude lady in late 40′s)- Good morning. *scans my DS-160* You’ve got prior visa refusals, right?
    Me- Yes ma’am, but only once.
    VO- Where did you apply at that time?
    Me- Here, in New Delhi.
    VO- Which school are you going to attend?
    Me- Lindenwood University, Missouri, ma’am.
    VO- So were you going to the same university at that time?
    Me- Yes, ma’am.
    VO- Which course?
    Me- Bachelors in Computer Science.
    VO- How old are you?
    Me- 18, ma’am.
    *typing on the computer*
    VO (abruptly)- Even today I cannot issue you a visa. Probably this explains the reason. *Hands me over the same damn 214 (g) paper*
    Me- Would you like to see my documents, ma’am…?
    VO- No, we don’t see any documents. Please leave and thanks for coming.
    Me- Thank you ma’am….
    And I’m utterly upset now… My parents were stressing it out big time in preparing documents, applying for education loan, making arrangements for funds. But all their efforts went in vain. They were so upset but they didn’t blame me for this, instead they were cheering me up. I’m feeling pity for my parents… I don’t think I’ll be issued a F-1 Visa even if I apply for the Fall ’13 term with a different profile… Seriously, I’ve got no options other than TO DIE…



  2. San18 on January 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    I want to do MS in fall’13. I was diagnosed with TB 3 months back. Will this be a problem for me during visa interview? People say that even if i get the visa i will not be allowed to stay in US and i will be sent back. Please reply.



  3. Sean Ward on January 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Your site has good information. In your requirements for the F1 Visa on this page, you should also add a bullet that says a student must be accepted to a college/university in the U.S., along with a residence in their homeland and their intent to leave the country upon graduating are the three primary requirements for an F-1. Right?



  4. Abraham on January 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    If on d condition that a student has gotten to the U S 4 study and a week later the sponsor died.Wt wi happen?



    • Raghuram Sukumar on January 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      There is no problem as long as you can pay for the expenses.



  5. venkatesh on December 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    I venkatesh completed b.tech recently(2012 pass out) my academics is 61.3% with 22 backlogs(cleared) am I eligible for applying for gre and tofel and is their any chance in getting visa



  6. bar on December 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    hi,
    gre 291
    ielts 6.5
    acads 61.3%
    backlogs 20 cleared all
    what is the chance of getting visa approved??
    got admits from new havens, tamuk, uis, but i dint receive the i20 yet from tamuk and uis, can i go for visa??



    • nasirak47 on December 22, 2012 at 4:50 AM

      **** Please Reply****
      I got done with b.com in 2009 & started working for Monster.com till date
      I want to pursue Masters in US but I think of Visa rejection “I cant justify gap of 3 years” and then want to study further…..Please suggest valuable point, I have my interview on Jan 10th 2013.



  7. rajasekkhar on October 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    hey i have alrdy applied to newyork institute of technology ,its at old westbrue ,if V.O asks me y did u choose this university what should i explain to convince him more over this university is suggested by my consultant where i got low scores in GRE 280 and 5.5 in IELTS,, plz give me ur valible sugession



  8. Karan Srikanth on October 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Hi HSB,

    I want to know the visa ratings for University of south alabama and Northwest Missourie state univ, which is better to go for Visa.

    Regards,
    Karan Srikanth



  9. Grishiv Arora on October 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    i am 16 years old.i have done my 10 grade here. And i want to apply for f1 visa.!
    am i egligible for that.



  10. kesavan.ravichandran on October 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    I got selected in University of Michigan,Dearborn.spring 2013

    1.actually my brother working in California.During my visa interview what should i have to tell when they asking” any of your relative in US?”

    2.I applied for fall 2012 but rejected because of low toefl score now i improved my ielts score and got admission.During VI if they asking ” why you applying for spring 2012,why not for fall 2012?”. what answer i have to give?



  11. Renuka Pandey on October 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Hi SupindeHi Rohit, I did my Btech 1998, Now I am planning to do MS in US, this means there is a gap of 14 years, please let me know if this gap would be a problem in Visa. I will study and will get good score in GRE and other tests. I have 75% in Btech. Gap, I mean study gap, otherwise I am working in IT organization from last 12 years. Please reply. I will be really thankful to you. Good to see your posts and person spending time in answering the queries and helping us.



  12. MoeDee on October 19, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    hi just a quick question, If i received my F1 but im admitted into the Spring semester which begins in January. There is no way of entering the US before December?



  13. shiva on October 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    hi,i got ielts 5.5 bands
    GRE score 286,i got admission from NPU, california
    plz tell me my visa chances



    • Chintu on December 26, 2012 at 1:42 AM

      100%



  14. rameshwar on September 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Hi I was denied visa twice last year in the month of sep and oct .. now I am planning to apply again .. will it have any impact on me for getting VISA .. or wat would be the ri8 thing that I have to do in order to succeed in getting F1 VISA



  15. Ahmad on September 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    I have appointment on Sep 2012 as below :

    Me: good morning
    VO: What’s your name?
    Me: Shekib
    VO: Why you’re travel to united states?
    Me: for studing
    VO: how did you find this school at MO?
    Me: by seaching in webiste
    VO: most Afghan people living in CA … why your apply on this school at MO?
    Me: I can’t give him correct answer
    VO: I’m sorry and you saying liying and denied by visa applciation

    please help me how shuld I do



  16. Utieyin on August 2, 2012 at 7:19 AM

    I got admission into University of Houston for summer semester to do MS Petroluem Geology and I was denied F1 visa two months ago because the VO felt I was not qualified for the program. The truth was that I was not well informed and prepared for the interview. I believe I have learnt my lesson and have transfered my admission to fall semester. I have my new I-20 which I used to reapply for VISA but I could only get a new VISA interview date of October 18, 2012 for now and it is stated on my I-20 that I report not later than August 16, 2012. I informed the Programs director in the University and he said I will take the courses I missed after completing the last of 14 courses. Please, what is the right thing for me to do? I applied for emergency appointment and was denied.



    • Soumya on September 3, 2012 at 10:51 PM

      @Utieyin…try to prepare well for the interview because the visa interview is on first come first serve



      • Aniket on September 13, 2012 at 1:42 AM

        Dear Soumya,

        Why do you say its on first-come-first-serve basis..?
        I too have heard it from a number of people but no satisfactory answer..!!
        Is it because they have some quota for F1 VISA..?



  17. Rahul on July 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Hi,
    Chetan. My mom has filed immigration petition last year for me. My academic record is excellent. I am sure of getting admission in top colleges for masters for next fall. But I am worried of getting rejection as potential immigrant even if I wish to come back after my completion of studies and wait till I get the green card. How do I convince the VO about this? Please advise.



  18. Ransie on July 31, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Hi HSB ,
    I am IT consultant currently on H4 here in US, looking for colleges which can provide F1 visa so that i can start my OPT / CPT .How do i get the list of colleges.Some who can provide the information , will be gr8.



    • HSB on July 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      You have to study for 2 semester before schools can give you CPT. Courses like Architecture might approve CPT in first sem.



  19. Ronald on July 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    I was a teacher in the US for three years on a J1 visa status and my visa expired on June 30, 2009.
    While I was there I started an M.A. at a college and I was on campus that summer until the end of July, which means the time to leave the country had already passed. However, according to information from my sponsor, you are given one extra month to leave if you are also studying; that is, I could still be in the US lawfully (?) until July 30, 2009. On July 27, 2009 I filed a change of status petition: I sent an I-539 because I wanted to get an F1 status so I could complete the whole M.A. program while in the US before leaving. I stayed in the US for over another month studying and expecting my case to be considered. However, my family had some personal difficulties in my country, and I had to leave the US and go back to my home country before I knew about my case.
    I left on Sep. 3, 2009. Later, I knew that on Sep. 4 the USCIS had mailed me a notice requesting certain initial evidence to process my form, which I never received because I was not there. On Sep. 25, knowing that they might send me mail regarding my case, I decided to fill the USCIS online change of address form so an American friend would get any coming mail for me. Well, my American friend said she received (on Oct. 13) a second notice for me (with a remail date: Oct. 7, and a response due date: Oct. 7) asking for the above evidence. In conclusion, I could never send such evidence because the due date had already expired.
    Long story short, I left my country without knowing if I would get the F1 status and I still do not know my current situation regarding my visa. Was my stay after June 30, 2009 unlawful even though I filed the I-539? When I filed the I-539, (Jul. 27) was I still in the US legally?
    I am currently in the process of requesting another J1 visa but I do not know what probability I will have to get it based on my case.
    Please, advice on my situation and what I should do now. Please do it asap.



  20. manohar on July 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    i’ve 1 query
    can i defer my admisiion to spring after visa approval?
    do i need to appear for vi again?
    igot reject on 11th june after 221g
    now i’ve vi on 27th.
    but i’d lik to attend for spring
    pls help



  21. geet on July 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    hello frndz,

    please let me know after issuing F1 visa,by how much time, I can go to USA. Actually I have applied for Phd in winter and got admitted, but i received my visa late, so i missed my admission date. After that i request to the university to send my admission for the fall. Now i got that,should i need to apply for visa again. Is it already 6 months of issuing my early Visa. please let me know, so that i can plan accordingly. I have a very less time to report. 🙁



    • life is good on July 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM

      i was a student in U.S two years ago i graduated with B.S, now i applied for my master and got accepted, how easy do you think i will get a visa or they will reject me, My GPA is good and i was full time student the whole 5 years..



  22. trix on July 10, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    Hi, I have got an admit from Univeristy of Texas at Dallas. I have recently given a VISA interview and got rejected. To schedule a second VISA appointment, do I need to pay the SEVIS fees again. Kindly reply back. Thank you.



    • shamsher singh on July 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM

      hello
      i am studying in canada. i am plaaning to apply for f1 visa for USA from canada.
      Can you you tell me how easy it is to get USA F1 visa from canada embassy in vancouver.
      thanks



      • hemal on January 2, 2013 at 1:44 AM

        hello, dude, in which intake u got admission in canada? and u applied for F-1 visa ??



    • Parag on July 11, 2012 at 1:44 AM

      Can you please give the details of the visa interview and your profile too which can help me to attend the interview next month as I too have got admission in the same college.



  23. dhanniartist on July 4, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Please answer this urgently. I am on a h-4 visa , stayed in the US for a year and have got an admission in one of the universities there. I had to come to India on a family emergency, hence I need to stamp my f-1 visa here. In a case I get my f-1 stamping and I am not able to go back to the US due to the family issue, can I defer my admission after the visa has been stamped ? Will I be able to attend the same college next fall?



    • HSB on July 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      If you want to defer your admission, why not go for H4 stamping again? Because you get F1, then after deferring admission, you have to change your status back to H4. If you plan to stay in your country, then deferral process depends on your university.



      • Sree on December 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM

        Hi,im currently on H-4 visa(my dad works in US),but its due to expire next year(when i turn 21). Im studying here in india and want to pursue education in USA from fall 2014(hopefully) !!! Will the H-4 visa history be an asset or liability when i apply for F-1 ??



  24. Louis on June 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Hello HSB,
    I have my F1 visa interview in two weeks, I have been admitted to a US university for a major in pre med . I want advice on how to nail the interview and get the visa since the VO might not be convinced that I will come back home after completion of my course of study. I will definitely have to stay on and try and get into medical school and am afraid this might result in me not getting the visa. What can i possibly say to get the visa. (convince the VO that i will eventually come back after medical school)



  25. suman on June 28, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    hey by what time should i apply for F1 Visa for Fall semester? actually i am coming back from germany in july and if i get admission for Fall(i.e classes start from Septeember 1st) can i apply in july or august? does it give enough time for US visa office to process?



    • noynado on June 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      Nope, based on my experience. I’m currently a F-1 visa holder. I applied for a visa in the middle of April 2009. Got it approved and delivered to my residence around early May or June. Also fall classes in the US starts around third week of August,unless I’m mistaken. My university is somewhere in Alabama. 😀



      • suman on July 8, 2012 at 10:46 PM

        okay this must sound like a silly question. but can i apply for the Visa through US consulate in Germany?



  26. Pnaz on June 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    I have urgent query, please answer. I am applying for F1 but my parents are in US and they have filed thier green card petition recently. Now in the form we will surely mention that my parents are in US. But will this increase chance of rejection? I think yes, but what are the options or answers I can give to the consulate which will make them think that I really want to study abroad and not just go there because my parents are there. I also have a sister who is working in US, so whom should I show as my sponsor? shoudl I show as my sister? but in I20 I have shown it as my father. what do I do now? also the bank statements I have are from indian account. Sohuld I also show the bank statement from US as my father who is my sponsor is in US?please tell me answer to all these questions, I am really worried now.



    • Pnaz on June 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      Please reply to my query HSB and all other people who know about this ASAP please!!!!! its urgent



  27. supinder on June 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    hello frnds.. i have 5 years gap in my study……in these yaers i did nothing expect trying for bank exams,.. but now i want to study in USA,, before this i did masters in business economics from a recognised university in india,,, can anyone help me please..



  28. Onyenkachi on June 12, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    Hi All, I will be going for my Visa interview pretty soon. I want you all to wish me al the best

    My Profile:
    GRE 1350
    TOEFL: 104
    Undergrad: 4.6/5.0
    and I got full funding for PHD in Polymer Science ENgineering



  29. jatin sharma on June 9, 2012 at 7:06 AM

    In how many language a student can gave his visa interview in us embassey for f1 visa.



  30. Abhinav Balla on June 9, 2012 at 3:16 AM

    Hi guys,

    I was rejected visiting visa in Oct 2011 and student visa in Jun 2012 . When i’m trying to block a date. Should I put that I was rejected a visa twice in last 12 months in the initial page to block the slot or is it only regarding a particular visa (i.e., visiting visa 2 times or f1 visa rejected twice) . There are diff dates for yes and no to rejected twice in last 12 months.



  31. prudhvi on June 7, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    how many times should i go for a f1 visa in one year



  32. Luther on June 7, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    Hi HSB,

    I will be taking sabatical leave from my company for two years.
    In the visa interview , I am planning to produce this as an evidence that i’ll return to India after MS.
    Is this a good option?
    Frankly speaking I don’t intened to return immediately , I also have an option of working in US as our company has many branches there ( Provided they sponsor H1B).
    Please suggest!!!



  33. ALI on June 2, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    hello
    i got 267marks in gre and my query is can i get visa my seeing this marks .please help me



  34. mawuli on October 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Hello folks. i attended the student visa somewhere two weeks ago. i went with a bank draft as payment for the sevis fee. the consular officer asked me to come back with a receipt to show payment of the sevis fee. i have tried to get a friend in the states make the payment for me either online or through western union . he tried the payment online but the site said online payment is not accepted. we have tried western union too and that also doesnt seem to work out. can any one show me how to make the paym



  35. Padma Koppula on October 4, 2011 at 6:45 AM

    Sir

    I got F1 visa for one year for flight school. Now i wanted to go for MBA in USA. What is steps i need to follow? I have got I 20 for MBA college & flight school

    Do i need to admit flight school first and then change university? or

    Is there any possibility directly to join in MBA college? Is there any problems in the port of entry Please clarify ? Thank you



  36. Ankit Shah on October 4, 2011 at 4:35 AM

    I applied to 4 univeristies for fall 2011 admission for Pharmaceutics. I got admitted into 2 uni. However i dropped off my plan to go in fall and also wanted to change it to Pharmacy Administration a different subject though same field for spring 2012. They are Long Island UNi. and St Johns UNi both in new york.

    MY gre and toefl scores are 1190 and 105 respectively.

    My problem is will there be visa hassles since i am applying to only 2 uni and both of them in new york city?

    Also, i havent done much in the past few months, so what am i suppose to say if they ask about my work done throughout the year?

    Please help me out, it will really mean a lot to me.

    Regards,
    Ankit



  37. hema on October 3, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    hii friends can any one suggest me which universities has high visa acceptance i mean success rate
    ………………….
    i got 4admits
    1.california state university,fresno
    2.Texas A&M kingsville
    3. oklahoma city university
    4. Ferris state university, michigan
    can u suggest these 3universities has high visa acceptance



  38. hema on October 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    hii friends can any one suggest me which universities has high visa acceptance i mean success rate
    ………………….
    i got 3admits
    1.california state university,fresno
    2.Texas A&M kingsville
    3. oklahoma city university
    4. Ferris state university, michigan
    can u suggest these 3universities has high visa acceptance



  39. afolabi kayode on September 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    hello HSB,great blog you have here, more grease to your elbow.i have a question to ask .On my I 20 the duration listed for my course is 36months(3 years) but the duration on the website is 18months. The problem now is that i inputed 2 years on the us online application, i dont know if thats gonna pose a problem when i go for my interview at the embassy. thank you



    • HSB on September 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM

      No issues with 2 years in application.



  40. chris on September 30, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    i will be going for my f1 visa interview in October but i have a brother leaving in US as permeant resident but my Uncle who is not in US is sponsoring my education can that affect me because i have a brother there or what?



  41. shiva on September 30, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    hi hsb…….
    i got visa rejection twice and i wanna re apply for spring 2012.
    i heard that visa issuance for spring will b in first cum first serve basis.
    is it true?
    when the visa slots will b opened for spring2012 r goin 2 open?
    guys anyone plz help me out………



    • HSB on September 30, 2011 at 7:48 AM

      Where do you hear about such rumors? Did you read in consulate website?



  42. vamsi on September 28, 2011 at 6:48 AM

    Hello,
    Iam Vamsi Krishna, completed my graduation recently, I have applied for three universities in USA and I got admission in one of them for spring 2012 intake. I want to apply for visa but before that I have few questions.

    1) Can I take the complete bank loan for my tuition fees and show it to the VO in the interview? Will it affect my visa chances in any way?

    2) What are the problems that I may face when I get visa to one university and I go to another university which are in different states?



  43. mariem on September 26, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    hello,HBS
    i am gradeted from spean and i wanted one year of English Languge in the U.S.A and now i am getting my visa soon but i did not found A UNEVERSTY accepting me for been their and i want to found a selution for that i can work in my country be cause OF THE ENGLISH
    THANK YOU



    • tim....... on June 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM

      Firstly, You must pass the basic English Language.
      Grammar is not so much important,How ever spelling also may effect your chances, Have you any foreign English Teacher presently? If not, I would suggest finding one



  44. xyz on September 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    hello HSB,
    i applied for f1 visa in the month of july in mumbai and again in september in chennai but both the times i got rejected 1st was due to 214(b) and 2nd was due to ineligibility….can i apply for 3rd time and do they consider our application or just reject it without asking anything?? please help me



  45. Karanrathod087 on September 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    i have attended the f1 visa  last month  but i was rejected that because i got very high toefl score (108  which is very higher than my english skills ) the vo guessed its fake and convinced me to the truth that some body else written the toefl test for me finally i got rejected even though i got gud acadamics and 1000+ gre ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………is there any oossibility for me in future to get fi visa  ????????????????????



    • Abraham on September 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM

      Dude definitely there is chance for u to get a visa but before that improve ur communication skills then im sure u will get the visa 🙂



    • Rahul on September 20, 2011 at 11:57 AM

      same situation with me dude
      r u planning to apply for spring-2012 ?



      • Samagra on September 27, 2011 at 6:34 AM

        Do you guys know of any forum of Indians who have applied for Spring 2012??
        Rahul, Are you an applicant?



        • shiva on September 30, 2011 at 2:40 AM

          hi samagra.
          im aplyng again 4 visa



  46. Marcel on September 12, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    The information u provide on your blog is really very helpful. But, as a regular reader i would like to make a suggestion that u write a handy guide book on the entire procedure, from writing the gre, selecting universities, visa process and even the do and don’ts in the US( especially on drastic cultural change we are going to come across). i think having this book would really help a student in more than one ways. And thanks a lot i’m right now applying for spring 2011 and have been accepted at uni of Texas, Arlington on probation the admission letter states that i maintain a B in the first nine hours of my course kindly suggest me on whether i should proceed with it or know i have even been accepted for uni of Akron with full admission. The other thing which worries is that I’ve heard that UTA has a lot of Indian students so getting a part time job o Assistant-ship is going to be competitive and difficult please let me know on how i should go about here. 



    • Rahul on September 20, 2011 at 11:56 AM

      yess



  47. Marcel on September 12, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    The information u provide on your blog is really very helpful. But, as a regular reader i would like to make a suggestion that u write a handy guide book on the entire procedure, from writing the gre, selecting universities, visa process and even the do and don’ts in the US( especially on drastic cultural change we are going to come across). i think having this book would really help a student in more than one ways. And thanks a lot i’m right now applying for spring 2011 and have been accepted at uni of Texas, Arlington on probation the admission letter states that i maintain a B in the first nine hours of my course kindly suggest me on whether i should proceed with it or know i have even been accepted for uni of Akron with full admission. The other thing which worries is that I’ve heard that UTA has a lot of Indian students so getting a part time job o Assistant-ship is going to be competitive and difficult please let me know on how i should go about here. 



  48. Krrishna R on September 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    I got my visa on June 9th 2011 on Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, I went to USA on July 27th 2011 but due to some health conditions I returned to India on August 8th 2011 without enrolling in classes and now my I20 has terminated .Iam produced with a new I20 with Sevis Id  by Texas A&M University Corpus Christi .what is the procedure to update by visa  with out attending visa interview.please let me the required details .



    • Krrishna R on September 13, 2011 at 7:51 PM

      reply guys ..plz..



      • munna on September 16, 2011 at 10:13 PM

        best person to advice will be counsellor at international student office, corpus christi. I beleive your visa is cancelled and u will have to apply again for new visa.



        • Abraham on September 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM

          a very rare case??????



  49. Anonymous on September 12, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    hi hsb ……..
    plz giv me the information when the f1 visa slots will be opened for next semister



  50. Anonymous on September 7, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    i got visa rejection twice on july11th 2011 and aug 9th 2011.im goin 2 aply again for spring 2011.do i hav a chance 2 get my visa approved tis tim?



  51. Anonymous on September 7, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    i faced visa interview twice on 11th july and 9th augst. twice they rejected me. my toefl score is 99(backdoor)i got addmision from texas a&m commerce.can i aply 4 spring 2012 ?is my toefl score is goin to effect my visa?plz suggest me a betr way



    • Samagra on September 27, 2011 at 6:36 AM

      If you are an applicant for Texas A&M Spring 2012 Term. Please get in touch.



  52. joshua on September 7, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    i was rejected twice for the f1 visa, first time wen i went there i got an arrogant VO, (he didnt have the mannerism to wish me back a GOODMORNING), that time i went with  sponsored financial statements and when i went today after 2 months ie on 7th september, with adequate self financing documents including loan, withot even asking for those doc. he rejected me 4 not having funds.. wat an injustice../



  53. thomas on September 7, 2011 at 6:05 AM

    i applied twice and rejected,. without asking my financial documents, he gave me a paper stating u dont have adequate funds, how he is able to predict that  without seeing my financial statements, wen i went with a fund of rs 20 lacs in my account for a masters in  management program which actually needs a sum of rs 10 lacs for the first year. really disgusting….



  54. Anonymous on September 6, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    i got visa rejection twice on july11th 2011 and aug 9th 2011.
    im goin 2 aply again for spring 2011.
    do i hav a chance 2 get my visa approved tis tim?
     



  55. Anonymous on September 6, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    i faced visa interview twice on 11th july and 9th augst. twice they rejected me. my toefl score is 99(backdoor)
    i got addmision from texas a&m commerce.
    can i aply 4 spring 2012 ?
    is my toefl score is goin to effect my visa?
    plz suggest me a betr way



    • Viswa on August 22, 2012 at 4:57 AM

      could you please provide the information how can i write Toefl exam through backdoor….. i need 90 Marks…..



  56. Shruti1122 on September 6, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    i am a F1 student from New York. I have stayed in USA for 3 years. I lost my passport , so i came back to my country to re-apply for my visa. Now i tried 4 times to get visa, but i am rejected for 4 times. Again i am applying but the problem is from sep 7 i have college and still i am in my country. Can i apply with same sevis and same I-20? if i gets visa would there be any immigration problem?



    • munna on September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

      if you lost passport, indian embassy in usa would have got you new passport. and without passport you cannot even come to india. why did you come to india ????



      • Abraham on September 17, 2011 at 9:54 AM

        why the hell did u came back to india to apply for passport u can apply for fresh passport at the indian embassy …



        • shiva on September 30, 2011 at 3:34 AM

          u have to ask this question before coming bak 2 india……..
          not now……….



  57. kishor kumar on September 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    I got 2 rejection n d month of Jaan 20011 once n June 2011  again for mech. engg. at Gannon universty…can i aplly 1ce gain for hoping the bst or else shud i take l8 n start searching future at HYD…….



  58. vishnu on August 15, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    i joined my masters in computer sciences in jan 2011 and i am going to complete my masters by december 2011 when should i apply for OPT



  59. santhosh on August 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Hi HSB,
    Once we enter US in F1 Visa, Can i travel outside US and comeback again in the summers if necessary . Also after the completion of Study and in OPT is it possible to travel and enter US again.
    Thanks
    Santhosh



    • sq115 on August 19, 2011 at 9:55 AM

      Yes, as long as you have valid visa and student status.



  60. kamal on August 13, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    hello sir/madam
    actully i wish to take addmission in us universities next year till august, but i havent prepared for gre and tofel yet. My Btech score is :72%, 10th: 82% and 12th: 71%.
    I have completed my BTech in Information Technology and wish to carry on MS in Computer Aided Systems. So please guide me through the process. I would be preferring Carnegie Mellon university. but heard that they ask for experience. Do help me out. Thanking You in advance



  61. Rakhi on August 12, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Hi,

    I have rejected for F1 visa yesterday at hyd embassy.The reason is no GRE and No Toefl.I would like to know one thing that can i apply for spring 2012 with GRE and Toefl for another university?

    Please help on this.



    • kamal on August 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      yes you can try for spring 2012 with your valid gre nd tofrl score.



  62. Visenti on August 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    Hi,
    I have been to the embassy in Ghana twice and twice I was been denied the visa without any reason given, so some one should please help because I had all my documents intact



  63. olawale animashaun on August 10, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    guys how long does the SEVIS fee valid



    • Khan1imran on September 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      1 year



  64. jigar on August 8, 2011 at 5:23 AM

    what type of question will be asked for bachelor degree… that 2 if i will be doing els program…



  65. sridevi on August 5, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    hi ,
    I have visa interview on august 17th.i got admitted in siuc and nmhu only based on my toefl score.i did not write my gre.please help me how to handle the interview.



    • Ssr_chows on September 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM

      did u get visa



  66. dhanush canisius on August 5, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    hiiiii frenz
    my visa is approved on aug2nd..with the mistakes in appointment letter as visa renewal instead of regular and very happy 2 know that it doesnt matter in chennai consulate..



  67. anil on July 30, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    hi i got F-1 visa and after i got a mail from college saying that ur addmission has been canceled because of the ETS report on your score. i dont know what happend with my toefl score. can any one suggest me what to do.



    • sq115 on August 12, 2011 at 8:02 AM

      E-mail the university for details on what’s wrong?



    • ady on September 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM

      mail them that i ‘ll going to sue u…



  68. sujith on July 30, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    my F1 visa rejected for first time at hyderabad…..
    i have the next appointment at chennai consulate the coming friday….
    could ny one tell me what should i ans if the VO asks me why my visa rejected at hyd consulate?
    ny suggestions plzz



  69. riyad on July 26, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    will i be able to have the work permit after completing my post-graduation in USA?? and if i get so,for how many years will it last???



    • HSB on July 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM

      Yes, you can work under OPT.



  70. dhanush on July 26, 2011 at 5:27 AM

    hiii frenz, plz help me
    in my appointment letter…the case type is visa renewal instead of regular..will it cause any problems in chennai consulate ..plz tell me soon guys



    • HSB on July 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM

      You may have to reschedule a new appointment to regular. Check with VFS.



  71. jeet on July 26, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    HI FRIENDS,

    I HAD MY F1 VISA INTERVIEW ON 25TH JULY, 2011 AT KOLKATA. I WAS VERY MUCH TENSED BEFORE THE INTERVIEW AND THIS SITE HELPS ME A LOT TO GET MY VISA.

    IT WAS JUST THREE QUESTIONS:
    1. WHY THIS UNIVERSITY?
    2. HAVE YOU GT ANY SCHLRSHP?
    3. WHN DID U CMPLT UR UNDERGRAD?

    DATS IT….AND THE GOLDEN WORDS : ”CONGRATULATION…YOU VISA HAS BEEN APPROVED.”

    ITS VERY EASY FRND…JUST BE CNFDNT…IF ANY QUERIES REGARDING MY INTERVIEW U CAN ASK ME….BYE TKCR…



  72. deepali on July 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    hello guys ,
    My Toefl – 97 ( back door ) . Could you please suggest me if the VO asks me about my toefl center when i attend the visa interview..



    • HSB on July 27, 2011 at 4:31 PM

      Seriously, students who use back door way to write TOEFL should get visa denied. What job do you have in US if you can’t even take TOEFL?



      • soozi on July 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM

        coz of people like u genuine students are being suspected …..
        shame on u…. if u cant move ur ass to write toefl on ur own….how do u think that u can study hard in USA….u may get visa now…but for sure u will face the consequences for ur fraud in future



      • Vishal Nangla on October 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM

        absolutely!!! how hard is it to take a TOEFL exam? u can’t take a simple english language proficiency test and expect to go to US.



  73. saud m on July 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    I have I20 from university of arkansas and my visa is stamped now i wish to study at boston university and i got a new I 20 . Do i need to apply for a new visa ?
    please could you help me with your valuable suggestions!

    Thanks



    • sq115 on July 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM

      Have you been admitted to BU for the same session? Have they issued you an I-20? Then you just need to change the SEVIS record as far as I know. E-mail the DoS for more information on this.



    • Khan1imran on September 4, 2011 at 3:01 PM

      yeah offcource



  74. Akarsh on July 22, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    HI…..

    I had F1 visa interview. Visa officer asked me only 2 questions. About my percentage and about backlogs. I was rejected though i have good credentials. I don’t even have any backlogs Yet I don’t know the reason. I re-applied for visa .. Can u guys help me in suggesting important tips for facing the interview in the second attempt.



  75. amit on July 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    hey hi
    i am been following your site since 1 year
    i just had my f1 visa interview today
    i got a pending status
    what does that mean and how much time will it take??



  76. sanya on July 21, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Hey!!
    I have already got the visa for university of texas and i wish to apply for university of arizona now as that is a better one. i want to know if i am rejected the visa for arizona university, will the first issued visa be cancelled as well?



    • Rohit Sinha on July 21, 2011 at 6:38 PM

      Hi Sanya

      Its rather a risky proposition.

      If you have an admit from university of Arizona , ask them to deffer your admission to the next semester. Join the Texas University and after 1 semester take a transfer of credits ( 9Credits).

      I hope this helps

      – Rohit



  77. Anand on July 20, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    I got I-20 from Oklahoma city university for fall 2011. with scholarship of $6050. Is there anyone already appeared for Visa Interview for Oklahoma city University at chennai consulate. please help me out. I am appearing on very shortly.



    • Rohit Sinha on July 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM

      Let me know specific Visa questions which you may have and I could help you prepare answers for them.

      – Rohit



  78. rocky on July 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    hi ! i got a admit from findlay university for mba and i want to know the success rating of the university for visa interview, hyd hav to slots so can i go for mumbai consulate plzz help me with ur valuable suggestions



    • Rohit Sinha on July 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM

      A better bet is to go to Chennai

      – Rohit



    • kanna on July 28, 2011 at 1:03 AM

      Hai U got the Visa or Not ?



  79. Jakhongir on July 20, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Hello ! I have an Interview on 22 July ! I have a bank statement of 19 000 $ for d first year ! And my father is sponsoring me ! however my father’s annual income is about 6000$ ! Is that ok ??? Please reply !!



    • Rohit Sinha on July 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      Fathers Annual Income is not the only criteria seen to sponsor your US education.

      Apart from 6000 Dollars annually your dad also has investments , immovable properties , co-lateral bonds etc….VO analyze then wholistically!!

      Need not worry, just present your documents well

      Rohit



  80. dhanush canisius on July 20, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    hiii friends,,

    i have just completed my twelth and i applied for student visa
    (secondary language learning ie. english).my uncle is in u.s and he is gonna sponsor
    for me and i have gud bank balance in india and with in this circumstances
    can i get visa easily?



  81. Adi on July 19, 2011 at 6:50 AM

    I got rejected twice(5th july and 18th july). My profile is 1080/84/68.5% . He simply referred me as potential immigrant 214(b). Should i go for 3rd attempt? Any chances for me getting VISA in 3rd attempt? PLZ do reply, awaiting for reply……..



  82. gopi on July 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    i got approved visa for okc for mba recently on 14 th july



  83. Arjoyita on July 17, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    Dear HSB
    My sister has been rejected visa twice now for MS in US. She has a very good profile. But the VO’s grilled her suspecting her of toefl fraud. The center in Jaipur where she had taken the TOEFL exam has been closed down. We have no idea what to do now. Will there be any chances if she takes toefl again in another center and defer her admit to spring? Will they still suspect her of fraud? Or should she go for a 3rd VI? Please advise



    • K.Koushik on July 17, 2011 at 11:47 PM

      These cases are going on from many days.There may be a chance of these interviews affecting the future interviews.But I would suggest your sister to attempt for IELTS exam as early as possible and attend for VI for one more time.But she should be confident enough to explain to the VO that she had nothin to do with the toefl fraud and the previous VO could not believe her because of the reputation of the toefl centre where she wrote her exam.



      • Arjoyita on July 18, 2011 at 3:19 AM

        should not she give toefl again because the us universities normally accept toefl and not ielts?



        • K.Koushik on July 18, 2011 at 3:07 PM

          She can write IELTS also but the university may have problem because for getting an I-20 your sister submitted TOEFL but universities also accept IELTS so tell your sister to put a mail to the university through which she is attending the VI that she is writing IELTS to attend to the VI because there are visa’s getting rejected due to fraud in some toefl centres.And follow according to the univeresity instructions



  84. VIVEK on July 14, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Dear HSB,
    I got rejection for F-1 Visa twice (first un 28 june and second at 13july 2011)when i choose Wayne state university .I had 1200 gre and 91 in Toefl with 56% aggr.I also got admit from University of Nebraska Lincoln.My friend says that since i choose wayne over Nebraska, thats why or may be i had been refused visa.Shall i go for third time for visa choosing Nebraska? when should i apply? please help



    • Feroz on July 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

      which place was ur visa interview.??



  85. KS on July 13, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    I feel that they simply say that 1 is not eligible based on immigration. It is like if the person does not like u, they can always say that. I know they will argue that they have qualified people who would not do that. but once I got rejected for back logs n 2nd time I took all the documents with me to show why I had backlogs(Sports, extracurriculars etc) but I made a mistake there,n the 3rd time around when I went for the visa, the lady had no reason to reject it. Infact after all the questions I felt she was going to approve it, but then I got too relaxed right there and she just gave me the immigration reason. I really wish it was not a girl, cos they could take out their personal frustration also. Something has to be done to anyways relax the rules, as one is paying a lot already, so they should not have to prove that they will come back. As one could successfully lie here and then get through, and someone who is truthful and is not able to lie may not be able to which is not fair. Or if they are really serious then they should track the students after they have completed their studies and not allow any thing after that.



  86. Kashyap Bhatt on July 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    People, i went for my VI for the second time on 14th june at 11:00 in Mumbai. As per my previous experience, I was more confident and focused, but what followed was only 214(g).

    Me: Good Morning Sir,
    VO: Give me the pink slip,

    VO: what course are you going for?
    Me: I am going for my Master’s in Business Administration

    VO: Which university?
    Me: University of Findlay

    VO: Why have you selected this university
    Me: The prime reason is it gives me 4 major concentrations and 5 minor concentrations also it is among the old universities in US, established in 1882.

    VO: Which universities did you apply?
    Me: University of Findlay, Jhonson and Wales, Alfred University, Pace University, Saginaw valley state university, University of New Haven

    VO: Why didnt you go for Saginaw Valley State University?
    Me: Both the universities are equally good, but the course offered by UF is in line with my areas of interest.

    VO: Have you applied earlier?
    Me: Yes, I have appeared on 3rd june, infact I was shocked to hear my refusal…
    (VO repeating and typing…”infact you were shocked to hear your refusal”)

    VO: where does your father work?
    He is a central government employee, working with Indian Railways.

    VO: What is his annual income?
    Me: 6 lakhs per annum
    (looking into my eyes..repeating”6 lakhs pa”)

    VO: Sorry, sir as there is no any change in your application, you do not qualify for the Visa, ….2-3 lines of student and potential immigrant..

    Me: It’s Ok…

    The VO was a guy….have no clues….what went wrong the University or the Finances…I wish I could have elaborated on the finance….

    Feel free to share you suggestions…do I stand any chance after second refusal for F1 visa in third attempt? This time I plan to change my univ in DS160 as Saginaw V state Univ…what say ?
    I have my VI on 14th July…..need inputs quickly !



  87. DEVENDER REDDY NALLABOLU on July 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    ONE WHO HAS GOT VISA FOR FINDLAY UNIVERSITY …. PLS GIVE ME UA EMAIL ID AND UA CONTACTS TO GET IN TOUCH WITH U….



    • rocky on July 22, 2011 at 2:46 PM

      hi devender reddy i got addmit on findlay university for mba bt i dnt hav gmat bt i hav toefl score so plzz can u giv ur experience of ur interview becoz i have interview on 3 aug



    • kanna on July 28, 2011 at 1:05 AM

      Hai Devender,

      Did u attend the Visa Interview ?



  88. Apoorv on April 21, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    Hello HSB

    I have a visa query which obviously, can best be resolved by you.

    I have received I-20 and booked a visa appointment for my Fall session. I have sufficient funds comprising my personal funds + educational loan from a reputed bank.

    My query is- as a student to prove that I would be coming back after graduation (MS) (or in other words to defy the potential immigrant status during VI) do I have get an estimated evaluation of my sponsor's (parents in my case) immovable assets (house) + movable assets (gold) for my Visa Interview?

    We have a house with estimated value of Rs. 65-70 Lakhs (minimal personal estimation) which served as collateral for my educational loan + some gold.

    Look forward to hear more from you soon.

    Thanks and Best Regards

    Apoorv



    • HSB on April 21, 2011 at 6:42 AM

      Aproov – Very good question. I can answer the question inside the ebook, but not here.



    • K.Koushik on July 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

      The VO will not be satisfied that you are not a potential immigrant> It’s you that has has to satisfy the VO by a genuine reason in my case I am a single child to my parents so I may say that I have to take care of my parents as I am an only child so I will come back to India after my education and settle here.So you have to find out your own reason.



    • Rohit Sinha on July 12, 2011 at 7:46 PM

      Apoorv

      Immovable assets are generally a very good benchmark to determine your return from the United States. The more immovable property you have the more it convinces the Visa Officer that your connections to India ( your home country) is strong and so also is the chances of you returning back to India!!

      I hope this helps

      – Rohit



  89. Tani on April 20, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    Hi,

    I am a business graduate from India and this is regarding study in USA. After my MBA, and working for 2 years I got married to an H1Bvisa holder so now I am on H4. I have planned to study further now. I have no IT background , but want to get into IT field. After reviewing all the courses, I want to pursue Masters in Information Systems. I want to know what best can I get into. Want to know about converting from H4 to F1 status, eligibility , can i still prepare for Fall 2011 or have to prepare for Spring 2012. Kindly guide me into these issues and any other issues that might effect me.

    Thanking you

    Tania



    • Apoorv on April 21, 2011 at 6:28 AM

      @Tani

      Converting from H4 to F-1 Should not be a problem. You might have to check with admins if the potential immigrant status might be tagged to you during your VI. However, as far as fall 2011 admissions are concerned, I don't think it would be a good idea to go for. Mostly the deadlines for Fall 2011 for good universities are over so far, you might hit some rolling admission universities for the same provided you have already appeared for your GRE/GMAT in last 5 years. Being a prospective MSIS student myself this fall, I believe you should apply for Spring 2012 sessions.

      My apologies for being oblivious to Visa issues.



      • Tani on April 21, 2011 at 5:28 PM

        Hi Apoorv

        Thanks a lot for letting me know some of the details…I was actually skeptical regarding the admissions for Fall. Thank you for clearing it..can u let me know which universities are you applying to and the threshold for all the universities with GRE scores…



        • Apoorv on April 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

          Hi Tani

          Glad I was able to help.

          Universities are discrete about their selection criteria. However, if you score about 1200 in GRE (my score) with a above average profile which includes academic records, awards and honors, extra curricular activities, roles during school/college life, work experience in relative field (preferable); would land you in a decent good university/college. Though if you score 1400-1450, you can definitely land in pretty good university and ask for some financial aids. Please check individual university sites for TOEFL score (yes, it's important I was rejected in one university 'coz I missed their TOEFL bar by 4 marks). For detail information about selection criteria, fee structure, University Tier, rankings (filtering out by IS will give more sophisticated departmental rankings) you can check USnews with premium account.

          With score above mentioned I applied to following universities:

          1. Georgia State University (Admitted) (Rank 10 for MSIS) (final destination).

          2. Santa Clara University (Admitted)(regional rank 2 on West Coast, pretty reputed in silicon valley).

          3. New Jersey Institute of Technology (Admitted).

          4. Illinois Institute of Tech, Chicago (Admitted)(quite reputed for IS program).

          5. University of Illinois, Springfield. (Admitted)

          6. George Washington University (Rejected 'coz of Toefl).

          If you want some other information pertinent to MSIS, please leave a message on FB.

          Regards

          Apoorv



  90. balu on April 16, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Hi,

    Currently I'm working as Core HR with 4.5 years experience in IT industry and I have toefl score of 92 and want to pursue my MBA in US, can anyone please suggest some good universities who will give admission basedon my experience and toefl score….FYI i'm looking colleges in Eastern and Central zones.

    Thanks inadvance….



  91. balu on April 16, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    Hi,

    Currently I'm working as Core HR with 4.5 years experience in IT industry and I have toefl score of 92 and want to pursue my MBA in US, can anyone please suggest some good universities who will give admission basedon my experience and toefl score….FYI i'm looking colleges in Eastern and Central zones.

    Thanks inadvance….



  92. damien on April 14, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Congratulations on getting visa.Your journey has just began here in the USA.Trust me its not going to be easy i have been here 4, 3 months,just looking up the sky keeps me going.Try it wen you come here.



  93. Rachit on April 14, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Hi guys,

    I had my F1 visa appointment for the summer 2011 intake on 13th april at 9:45 am hyderabad consulate. By the time i went in and done with all the formalities and ready for my token to be called in, already a couple of hours passed away from my actual time of appointment. So this is what happened with the visa officer.

    Me: Hello sir. How u doing?

    VO: Good. How abt u?

    ME: Great

    VO: Had a glance at my I-20 and asked me so Biomedical engineering

    ME: yes sir

    VO: which university?

    ME: wayne state university

    VO: How many univ did u apply?

    ME: 4

    VO: when did u passed out?

    ME: 2010

    VO: What is ur percentage?

    ME: 58%

    VO: How many backlogs?

    ME:15

    VO: 15…. with so many backlogs the rules of the US immigration laws does not allow me to issue you the student visa and gave back my passport and other documents stapled to it and a letter 114(b) mentioning why my visa was denied.

    ME: thank you sir and walked away

    What should i do now. My classes begin on 9th of May. Is it advisable to go again in a weeks time or should i differ my I-20 for the fall 2011 intake and apply for the visa early at that time.

    But i want to go anyhow for this intake itself. Any suggestions would help me out for sure. Thanks all.



  94. nihari on April 12, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    hello all, is summer intake the visa chances decreases or remain same as all intake please answer me thanks and regards in advacnce….



  95. Jeetu on April 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    I am from Mumbai, India. I got to know from a friend that as on April 2011, the appointments for F1 visa interview are pending upto 4 months- so that one could only get an appointment after 4 months- which is a very long time and could result it losing the Fall 2011 admission; I am still awaiting my Admission Confirmation Letter;

    could you please confirm if the 4 month pending status is true?



  96. Jesse on April 10, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    I applied for an F1 visa twice in 2008 and was refused because of a pending dv lottery application. It's almost 3 years now, I didnt win. I attended an American University in China for 2 years and now I want to transfer to the main campus in the US. I intend on applying for the F1 visa next month, what are my chances and what would you advice me?



  97. Roopa Mucharla on April 6, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Hello
    Iam F-1 student currently persuing my masters in US.Iam about to graduate in may.I have my visa only until May 2011.Can you suggest anything so that I can extend my Visa.Currently am working as an intern and probably they might offer me an H-1B.Is it not possible to visit my Home country until I get H-1B?What if an emergency situation arises?
    Please help me in this regard

    Thankyou



    • Rohit Sinha on April 9, 2011 at 7:08 AM

      Well,

      you can apply for an OPT which would commence soon after your graduation. Once you are on an OPT you can simply get an employer letter of good standing and go back to india and come back easily…..

      – Rohit



  98. amaan khan on April 3, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    hi sir

    my self amaan khan.frm india hyderabad.

    i hav completed my MBA frm OU

    nw i want 2 apply for dabble MBA frm any university of US

    i hav an quieten wether i hav 2 show my MBA r els i hav 2 hide in US Consulate

    please help me out i am in a big dylama Consulate.

    p;ease reply me as soon as possable

    thank you



  99. vinod on April 2, 2011 at 6:34 AM

    how does this admit push me to get VISA…?

    Dear ————,

    Congratulations! The Office of International Graduate Admissions is happy to inform you that you have been accepted into Lamar University in the Master of Science – Chemistry program for the Fall 2011 semester.

    In addition, the Department of Chemistry has granted you a $1,000.00 academic competitive scholarship that enables you to receive an out-of-state tuition waiver (a saving of $6,580.00 to you).

    Your acceptance letter and SEVIS I-20 will be mailed to the address you specified on your application by the close of the business day, Tuesday, March 01, 2011. The tracking number for your documentation through USPS is: 0US. You may visit the USPS website at http://www.usps.com to track the progression of your documentation.

    An electronic copy of the forms has been provided for your convenience and can be found in the attachment. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the International Admissions Office. We look forward to meeting you and thank you for choosing Lamar University.



  100. vinod on April 2, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    Is anybody there who got admit from Wayne State University…?

    Although So many of my friends having good GRE up to 1280, they were rejected by this university.



  101. vinod on April 2, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    what is the chance of getting VISA with the below admit.

    LAMAR UNIVERSITY

    MS in CHEMISTY

    10800$ is general fee.

    fee waiver which i got is 6800$ and 1000$ of funding.

    Academics : Bachelors 68% with 2 B.L

    GRE: 1080

    TOEFL : 99

    there is no problem with financial statements.

    everything is genunie and well enogh.

    please reply…. HSB



  102. Gorune on April 2, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Hi guys,

    I hope someone could help here. I am Armenian, and I came back roughly two months ago from UK. I have completed my BA in audio engineering with a first class honors. Now, I want to further my education and get a Master of Science in Entertainment business. I am enrolled at Full Sail university in Florida, I have applied for my F-1 visa last week and after 10 minutes of discussion with the consular officer I got refused. He simply said, “you are a very smart guy, and i enjoyed talking to you but I think you will not come back after your studies. 214(b)” I was fully prepared, I even had a job offer letter from a very famous producer and record label CEO in Armenia. I had more than enough funds for my education, thrice the amount. The cost of tuition and living expenses are $50000, you do the math. My academic background is great, Distinction! Moreover, I got UK work permit and residency, therefore, if i had intensions to immigrate, I could have stayed in London!

    What should I do now? Apply again? My classes start in May.

    If someone could suggest me with anything, I will highly appreciate it.

    Thank you, and best regards.

    Gorune



  103. Zakir Akram on March 31, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    I got full scholarship from USA for my PhD. So, I-20 is not bothering me. But, the problem is my wife is a green card holder of USA as a Permanent Resident. So, the VISA guys would consider me as a potential immigrant though I did not apply Spouse Visa ever (We got married 1 year before). Moreover, I never applied for DV too. Can you please give me some advice what should I do now? Should I divorce my wife? lol. How could I make them believe that I will be back after my Degree?

    Thanks in advance.

    Note: I am from Bangladesh



  104. spandana on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    hello every one, i have an i20 dated 29 may, so can i book f1 visa emergency slots now or should i wait for regular slots



  105. boman on March 30, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Hi Alisa,

    Firstly you have a very good course,secondly you will have to defend why you want to study computer science.Nigeria is a developing country especially in the IT sector,you intend to use the knowledge you will gain and contribute positively to the IT sector in Nigeria,you can talk about health care information systems as an example,computer systems in education,these are very few examples so be prepared.Thirdly,only apply for the number of years needed to complete your course,if it states 4years in your I-20,apply for four years visa "only",no addition,no subtraction.Tell the VO that after graduation,you intend to come back to your home country,get more experience by working with an IT company in Nigeria while practicing what you have learnt.Learn about your school,professors,their interest and also how your own interests fits the schools profile,have an idea of the courses you will take during your undergraduate,it wont be funny when VO ask you about your intended school curriculum and you are quiet.Lastly,be very confident.Good luck.



  106. viraj patel on March 30, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    can anybody tell me what is backlogs…..actually i dont klnow the meaning…….of backlogs…..



    • raj on April 2, 2011 at 6:30 AM

      number of failings in subjects



  107. Sweety on March 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Hello HSB,

    I had my interview yesterday. Initially they verified all the documents. They asked us ti get ready with the passport,I-20, DS-160 form,HDFC receipts and proof of SEVIS fee. Unfortunately, i dont have the SEVIS fee proof. When i turn came the lady at the counter she verified my documents asked my photograph and kept a stamp on the blue HDFC receipts near the Bank name..Stamped as 29th APR 2011 and then asked me to go to the next counter..They took the finger prints over there. They gave the token number when my turn came. I went there the VO started the interview by saying Good morning!!! asked me how many backlogs..

    said..

    VO: What was the reason?

    me: said

    VO: Why this Univeristy?

    me: said.

    VO: He was not satisfied with my answer and asked me again about the professors etc.,

    me: gva emy best to eplain..

    VO: he sd not are not qualified for the immgration. Thank You.( He took my blue HDFC receipt) and gave the remaining documents/

    me: Thank you and walked out.

    Now, Can i apply for my VISA for the second time immediately or do i need to wait till 29th Apr 2011. I didn't get the opportunity to clarify that. Kindly help me out HSB. I haven't receive any reply so far from you for my previous messages. I will be waiting for your reply.

    Thanking you.



    • Rohit Sinha on March 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM

      Incase if you feel you can nail the visa interview this time!! Go for it!! There is no rule of waiting in this case!!

      However, your best bet is to take a week or two to go over your mistakes in the previous interview, improvise on it and then go for the second attempt!!

      All the best

      – Rohit



  108. eppie carlos on March 28, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Hi HSB,

    would ike to study in US, Finished my course in Education 1990, got an experience of 16 years in regular school and 5 years in Special school in UAE. What should I do first? Evaluate the Diploma and my Transcript of Records before to take the TOEFL(Which category should I take Gradate or Undergraduate test? )Would like to specialize in Special Education.Got a school to apply where my friends near stay. Please help me.

    thanks and all the best!



    • Rohit Sinha on March 30, 2011 at 5:30 PM

      Yes, you are right!! Begin my evaluating the Diploma first!! Beware that Undergraduate Programs in the US are of 4 year duration. Hence evaluating your diploma will give you a clear picture of where you stand.

      Your experience is solid, hence consolidate that and present it in front of professors with whome you wish to work with. 70% chances that you will get Masters with a full assistantship at a top ranked school based on ur experience.

      Try to give the TOEFL first… score atleast above 100 in it!! Then comes the GRE, if that is a requirement then give that and score the highest possible score !!

      All the best

      – Rohit



  109. Vaibhav on March 28, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    Hello :

    I was on H4 and started studying.
    In 2009 I changed my status from H4->F1.
    I then got my post-completion OPT in December 2010.

    In February 2011, I went to India.
    I needed to get F1 visa stamp, but my visa got rejected at the US embassy.
    So I got H4 visa again and came back to US on H4 visa.

    Since I came back on H4 visa, my OPT is invalid now.
    My questions are
    1) Is there a way I can work on OPT?
    2) Can I go to Canada, apply for F1 visa again?
    If I get F1 visa in Canada, would that mean my OPT will get reinstated automatically?

    Please reply to my email.
    Thanks in advance



    • HSB on March 28, 2011 at 5:45 AM

      You have to talk to an immigration attorney.



  110. Shiv on March 27, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    My name is Shiv, and I am planning to do my Masters in U.S.A in this SUMMER 2011 intake. I have few doubts regarding VISA process, i.e,

    1. I heard many people saying that very less number of VISA's are issued for F1 students for SUMMER intake and scrutiny will be more for SUMMER intake, is that true?

    2. My own brother is working on site for a software company in U.S.A. So, can he solely sponsor me for my whole expenses. Is that acceptable? or can i show primary sponsor as my BROTHER and co-sponsor as my FATHER? and

    3. Finally there is a small error in my brother's surname who is sponsoring me, i.e., actually our family surname is "NAADEM" but in my brothers records, its "NADEEM"(even in passport). So, In this case, is that small error a big problem or is that acceptable??( if acceptable, do i need to carry any proof that he is my own brother?).

    Please consider my doubts with concern and reply me as soon as possible.

    Thanking You in advance!

    Regards,

    Naadem Shiv.



  111. alisa on March 24, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Hi Rohit

    I have got admission from one of the US universities for undergraduate program and my appointment for the interview is April 4, i wanna ask a question about length of stay in the US, that is i have read from this blog that if the vo asks a question about length of stay in the US (or what is your future plan after graduating in xyz)to answer the VO as "once after the completion of my study i will work in the us company for few years and after i have got experience i plan to come back to my country" but in my case the length of study is 4 years, so do i have to fill on the DS-160 form extra years beyond my study? or only i have to fill 4 years ? if i fill only 4 years what will i say about about my future plans (can this be my answer? "i will come back to India once after the completion of my studies and work with a well known organization")??



    • Rohit Sinha on March 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM

      Hi Alisa

      Well you can answer this:

      Sir, all the multi – national companies in my field are flocking to india. After completing my degree in the USA, I am well assured of a highly paid position of my choice in this country.I feel I have no reason to wait back in the US and find an employment, I rather get come back and get hired in India

      I hope this helps

      All the very best

      – Rohit



      • alisa on March 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM

        I'm accepted for Computer Science and i'm from Nigeria, can i say like this??

        Sir, i will try to work like for IBM, Computer companies, or any social networking company to experience E-marketing. And if i got the opportunity i want to peruse my masters.



        • Rohit Sinha on March 30, 2011 at 5:32 PM

          Sorry , I did not know you were Nigerian!!

          Do not say or clarify your intention of staying back and working under any cost!! Always potray that you dont have any intention to work or migrate to the US!!!

          – Rohit



  112. John Willi on March 24, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    I received my F1 Visa this week for the summer term…I will not be able to attend that school again because their financial aid office has decide on my application ..They let me know that they can gives me FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP..I am a Nigerian…I will like to know if i can transfer to COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHICH I CAN AFFORD..



    • boman on March 24, 2011 at 11:18 AM

      Hi John,

      I just want to get you very clear.Are you saying the school you applied to did not give a full scholarship that is why you want to transfer to a community college which is cheaper?Please let us know so we can answer your question properly.



  113. manu on March 20, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    i l b marrying and then going to do masters in usa.wil i b able to get F1 visa?clarify me..



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:02 AM

      Well that depends upon the Status of your husband!! if he is on an H1B, you might as well try to enter the country first as his depedent. Once you are here , you can always apply for the F1 Student Status and get it approved by the USCIS or perhaps seek professional advice from the International Student Services Section of your university!!

      – Rohit



  114. Apoorv on March 20, 2011 at 8:02 AM

    Hey HSB..

    I have a very important question to ask which can best be answered by experts like u..

    I graduated (B.Tech) in July 2010. Our convocation would be somewhere in May/June 2011. After Jul 2010 I gave GRE and TOEFL exams, was busy in Applications and thus I could not went for job. In a nutshell, I would have no work experience by the time I go for Masters in Fall 2011. Would it create a problem, if VO asks me about "what I have been doing lately"? and would not be working anywhere. Some people said this might be a negative impact on my chances being issued a Visa. Is it true? If yes, What can be done to overcome this?

    I am sure like me, many other Fall 2011 aspirants would not have a work experience. Please sort this out asap.

    Thanks and regards



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:07 AM

      Dude ,

      GRE + Toefl + Applications would take a maximum of 5- 6 months time! Are you saying you were busy with US Application process from July 2010 to this time???

      However, incase if the VO asks you , what have you been doing lately??

      Suggested Answer:

      " Sir , my B. Tech was a very hectic and a rough journey . I spent days and nights studying for it and never got a chance to take a good vacation!! I neither got a chance to spend quality time with my relatives and friends!! Since I graduated , I spend around 4-6 months in preparing for my GRE and TOEFL exams , I then spent time on the application process!! the remaining months, I used to catch up with my relatives and friends to spend some good quality time with them before I leave the country to start a new chapter of my life!!

      This is just a suggestion , build around it a little more to make it convincing!!



  115. vinod on March 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    hi,

    i have applied to US univ’s for fall 2011.

    i have completed B.pharm on 2009 sep, presntly i am doing project in xyz company, i have started this project just few weeks earlier. so, this covers 5months.

    i think definitely VO will ask me about time gap…..

    so, what should i do.????

    my GRE is 1080 and TOEFL is 99.

    please reply for me….please…..



  116. nihar on March 15, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    hi friends any one for twice rejected dates for f1,h1b,or all interview normal dates gre dates also call me 9700691717 ply feel free to contact me soonnnnnnnnn



  117. Raghavendra on March 7, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    hi,

    This is Raghavendra my 10th english marks 82% and intermidiate 72% my btech percentage 55.19%.i have more than 2 years experiance in bpo.i am planing for M.B.A especially with stream of H.R in abroad i have some doubts

    1.depend upon finacial wise which country is better for me U.S or U.K

    2.how to plan coahing, tests

    3.how to select secure university(i am afraid with trivally incident )

    4.scolarships details

    5.how to check my visa genuine or not

    finally i dont have much knowledge in abroad education can u people suggest me the correct path for me

    thanq,

    V.RAGHAVENDRA



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM

      1.depend upon finacial wise which country is better for me U.S or U.K

      1. That is your personal choice!! Do some research on what you would like to do after your MBA and what kind of industry would you like to work in!!

      2.how to plan coahing, tests

      Check the website of GMAT , IELTS , TOEFL etc

      3.how to select secure university(i am afraid with trivally incident )

      3. Always try to choose state recognized universities rather than private schools!! You are always secure that way

      4.scolarships details

      4. REfer to the Universities site and departments site for these details

      5.how to check my visa genuine or not

      5. If issued by the US or UK Embassy, it has to be genuine!!



      • RAGHAVENDRA on March 21, 2011 at 7:39 PM

        THANQ Rohit Sinha FOR U R VALUEABLE TIME



  118. vadivel Govindasamy on March 6, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    Hi any one help me ! i want to go for europian countries/uk for phd in chemistry with scholarships. what are the basic entry requirments for research phd in chemistry. currently i am preparing for IELTS. pLZ ANY ONE PUT YOUR SUGGESTIONS



  119. Neethu on March 6, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    I am a graduate( Indian Nationality with 01 year diploma holder in aviation/ hospitality & travel management having 03 years of experience in the hospitality industry . I would like to work & settle in USA in the hotel field.Which is the best way to get a hotel job there & which type of visa is suited for me



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:13 AM

      Your best bet is to join a Multi -national hotel chain in India!! and then move to the US through Inter Company Transfers!! This type of visa is called an L-1

      Find more info about it on the USCIS website!! http://www.uscis.gov



  120. Usha sri. on March 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Usha sri

    Hi,
    I have done my bachelor’s in pharmacy from india and doing certification in biotechnology and bioinformatics in USA and iam about to complete my certification program within a month and looking for internship.Can u pls share information regarding how to get internship and what kind of jobs do i get and h1b sponsorship.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM

      Welcome to the party!!!!

      Many students face the same kind of problem which you are in!!

      Start with the Career Development Center at your school.

      Contact professors in this field

      Go for a career day

      Get in touch with recruiting companies around your area

      Network !!!

      – Rohit



  121. Akhil on February 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Hello Guys,

    i have a question that may not be completely related to this blog, but im hoping someone can help me on the issue.

    One of my relatives has been studying a PharmD course in NYC since the past 6 years and is in his final year just 2 months away from his graduation.

    About 10 months back he got an offer to work for a famous pharmaceutical chain as a part time intern which he agreed to join. However he was holding a student visa during the time. Very recently when he tried approaching his college to apply for his OPT (Optical Practical Training) certificate, they told him that he has done something illegal by working when he was not allowed to, since he had not acquired a CPT. Now we are in a fix as to what can be done to avoid any stern measures including deporting. Please guide as to what can be the next step to sort this out. Every input will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks



    • HSB on February 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

      You need to get legal help for such situations.



  122. sameera on February 27, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Hi All,
    I have applied for only one university and got the admit without scholarship.The reasons for which I choose this university were few of my friends belong to the same place, low tution fee and friendly climate.Now, please suggest me what should I answer to the question "how many admits" from VO.If I say the above mentioned reasons for having single admit, will it lead to negative impression or do I need to answer it in some other way?? Please reply, your help is much appreciated.Thanks in advance!



    • Mandy on March 18, 2011 at 12:58 PM

      well sameera when u prepare to go to interview , they will definately gonna ask u this question that y u select this university or y u applied for only one university, so give ur answer in this way " i have attended the seminar of this university in my city or state whatever …, in that way i come to know about this university and the assosiates members of this university helped me out by telling the procedure to get admission in this university, in that way i selected this university.



      • sameera on March 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM

        Hi Mandy thanks for your suggestion,I have appeared for Visa interview on 16th of march and got the visa.I was asked why I have chosen this particular university and my reply (which is fact) was : sir I had a friend who is the alumni of this university through him I came to know about how affable the professors really were and I have also mentioned the research details and journals,volumes of books published by our university dean of computers field,following that I was taking the names of other professors but Visa officer interrupted me with another question.After a serious of questions related to my under graduation he then asked me how many universities do I have applied for?I took 3 university names to which I started applying but did not complete my application process by then.Thank God he never asked me if I have got admits from them.Anyways thank you Mandy once again.



  123. ravinder kumar on February 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    hi i have tourist visa(usa) which is valid till 1st may 2011. Me and my wife got our visa three years back .we both have travelled together to usa once in (2010 january) since we have got visa for three years. My question to you is that me and my wife really want to meet our sons, who are working in california on h1 ,after 10th may 2011. But as i said earliar our visa is valid till 1st of may 2011. Obiviously we need to take a visa date again but what other formalities we have to do besides submission of fees at hdfc. I have enough money in my bank. do i really need to fill ds 160 again this time while going for an interview? if yes then separately or together ( me and my wife). what question they can ask me. i have my business property and home in new delhi. let me know

    thanks



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM

      Seeking help from a local US Visa Agent in your area is your best bet at this time!!!

      – Rohit



  124. mahmood on February 23, 2011 at 5:30 AM

    sir,

    i have applied to the usa college through an agent i got the i 20 but in it my date of birth was wrongly written both date and year so i told the agent he got me another one with just correction in the year they didn't corrected my date instead of 21 its printed 27 so can i face the interview on that i 20 ? or will it effect .. the agent is telling me its a minor mistake u can tell the VO. plz help me what shall i do



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:21 AM

      No!! your passport DOB and i -20 DOB will be matched!! you need to inform your university about the correction and take all relavent documents pertaining to this correction along with you to the consulate!!

      Incase if the VO asks you about this error, tell him that you know about it and corrections are on its way!! max to max he may give you section 125b!! and withold your visa for a while and then issue it after the right docs have come!!

      – Rohit



  125. shravanti on February 23, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    hi,

    everyone

    my b.tech(cse) % is 52.00 ll it affect my aboard courier



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:23 AM

      No, percentage would not have anything to do with courier facilities!!!



  126. NARESH on February 23, 2011 at 4:07 AM

    hii,,

    this is naresh,i had completed pd diploma in business management in UK,i done my b.tech on biomedial engineering,,i would like to continue masters in biomedical engineering in USA,,can i get admissions for any universities in USA,if i can, do i must submit gre and toefel scores,,



    • Rohit Sinha on March 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM

      Its dicy dude!!!!

      Very well goes to show that you did your PD in Business Mgmt from UK , you looked out for a job , you dint find one and then you though mightaswell go to the US to get a Masters Degree in Biomed and find a job there and settle!!

      Classical Case to get rejected under 214b!! Potential Immigrant!!

      – Rohit



  127. alisa on February 22, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Hi Rohit

    I had my I20 last week, my aunt is in US has leaved 6 years there.And she is going to sponsor me but my father is instructor in college and my mother is teacher in highscool here in india. My question is if the visa officer asks me "why not your parents sponsor you?", can i say like this " When i was 16 my aunt promised me that she is going to afford my tuition for higher studies". and the other is i only applied to one state university and i got the admission with CGPA 3.16 will it have a problem on my interview cos i have applied to only one university??(it is my second time to appear on the interview(i have denied once) i didnt change my university and major)

    pls ur replay…



  128. ankitha on February 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    hii HSB actually TVU is completely shut down na… then how come visa’s are rejected because of this tvu. Now a days nobody cant apply for TVU.. right..!!!!! i have applied for Northwestern polytechnic university in california and i have visa is on 7th of march.. please say me.. some sujjestions how come i can rectify such type of rejections. compulsory i have to get visa.. just even i cant imagine my rejection. am getting so dippressed by seeing this type of rejections.



  129. sandya on February 19, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    Hieee.. I got admissions from virginia international university(V.I.U) and NPU.
    i hav written only toefl and my score was 102. My visa is on march 7 so plss frnds reply me how to prepare my interview and chances of my visa.



  130. Sush on February 16, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Hi,

    Wonder how many days will take to get the 17 month extension accepted after applying.



  131. Pratik Maheriya on February 16, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Hello Everyone ,

    I have 1060 in GRE , 95 TOEFL.

    BE Computer with 67.00% and Diploma in Computer with 69.79%.

    I got admitted at IIT , NYU POLY , CSU Fullerton for spring 2011. I appeared for the visa twice but unfortunately couldnt make it through.

    My first interview was good. An interviewer was a Young Guy around 30. Interview was going gr8 and i thought i have convinced him but after 6 questions i had to hear the bitter words. Second attempt was a worst experience. A young lady , around 30 , she was not even listening wht i was saying. I was quite sure from the begining tht i am not going to get the visa this time also. I was very confident and I gave all the answers properly.

    Well , i got I20 for Fall 2011 (IIT , NYU Poly) and applying to NEU. I might go for visa in july end.

    Please give some guidelines to crack it this time…

    I have seen many potential students getting rejections and many who just want to try their luck getting visa.



    • PRATIK SHAH on March 16, 2011 at 9:41 AM

      Hi Pratik, same issue with me, i appeared for visa 4 times for spring 2011 for NYU POLY,but not got visa, i dont know why they just asked me basic question in first attempt, and then in all the succesive attempts, all my answers where in vain, VO didn't paid any attention to my answers, every they replied that "as per my colleague i cant issue you Visa"

      I got I20 from NYU POLY,Wright State University, CSU Northridge.

      Planning to stand for visa for fall 11 for Wright State.

      Please connect me on my email so that we can discuss our issues.



  132. harpreet on February 15, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    my visa was refused on 14 feb 2011 under section 214[b].

    i had my interview on 9:15. The visa officer asked me only 3 questions and refused me



    • ankitha on February 17, 2011 at 7:52 AM

      hey am sorry 2 hear dis… my frnds visa also rejected in this feb monthin hyderabad . my interview is on march 7th. hey HSB please say me…"is all visa's are rejected in feb and march month" in especially hyderabad.



      • mohd aijaz rahman on February 17, 2011 at 10:21 AM

        hey ankitha

        i guess in hyderabad visas r getting rejected because many guys r frm hyderabad who was in tri valley soo prepared wel



        • ankitha on February 19, 2011 at 5:47 AM

          hii HSB actually TVU is completely shut down na… then how come visa's are rejected because of this tvu. Now a days nobody cant apply for TVU.. right..!!!!! i have applied for Northwestern polytechnic university in california and i have via is on 7th of march.. please say me.. some sujjestions how come i can rectify such type of rejections. compulsory i have to get visa.. just even i cant imagine my rejection. am getting so dippressed by seeing this type of rejections.



          • anusha on February 28, 2011 at 2:32 AM

            hiiiiii ankitha

            even i applied for NPU california, even i am worried about visa. I applied for visa in march after 20th. please be in touch and update the details..



          • Pratik on March 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM

            Hey buddies ,

            I have appeared for the Visa twice for Spring 2011 and Got rejections but i never lost my hope.

            What i would like to tell you is that Dont get worried hearing tht many ppl are getting rejections. Just be prepared well .. Be confident. Think tht u gonna get it ….

            Best of luck to all !!!!

            And Post the good news once you get the Visa !!!

            🙂



    • mohd aijaz rahman on February 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM

      what questions harpreet share with us whihc part of india r u frm



      • Amit on February 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM

        Hey frnds visa of myn and my frnd is also rejected on 7th feb and 4th feb in delhi embassy the VO asked us only 3 – 4 questions and our documents lyk financial statements are also not seen by VO even nt any questions are asked abt us on any financials jst handed us 214b letter..

        so frnds thnxxx fr updating mee also .. but this tym visas are rejected all over the country due to consequences of trivalley case…



  133. mohan paudel on February 12, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Hello,

    Am I qualified for instate tuition fee if my immediate relative is green card holder?

    He has good credit history and annual income too.

    Lastly, Does that depend upon state to state , university to university rules or not?



    • Rohit Sinha on February 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM

      You are charged an in-state tuition fees only if:

      1. You are a citizen of the USA

      2. You hold a Green Card of the USA

      3. You are on an immigrant Visa to the USA ( H1B , L1 ,etc)

      I dont know of any other way , wherein you can be allowed to an in-state tuition fees!!

      If any one knows more details, please feel free to correct me and post the details so we may all benefit!!

      – Rohit



  134. narayanan on February 12, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    hi Rohit,

    I have a question regarding financial documentation….

    My mom have a saving account in post office, can we use this (p.o) as a source for the financial documentation.

    Thank you



    • Rohit Sinha on February 12, 2011 at 9:50 AM

      Yes!!! you can !!! As long as you can get the passbook filled with its current balance , you will be good !!!!

      – Rohit



      • narayanan on February 12, 2011 at 11:50 AM

        Thanks for your reply,

        The account which my mom holds in the P.O is a Fixed deposit, will it cause a problem during my visa.



        • Rohit Sinha on February 12, 2011 at 11:56 AM

          You will need the Fixed Deposit Certificate from the POst Office…

          You should be fine

          – Rohit



  135. vinod on February 11, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    hi,

    i have applied to US univ’s for fall 2011.

    i have completed B.pharm on 2009 sep, presntly i am doing project in xyz company, i have started this project just few weeks earlier. so, this covers 5months.

    i think definitely VO will ask me about time gap…..

    so, what should i do.????

    my GRE is 1080 and TOEFL is 99.

    please reply for me….please…..



  136. kolattoor jagadeesh on February 11, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    Hi ,

    I got my F1 Visa for spring semester just one weak before after administrative processing under 221g. But, When I got my visa my university reporting time is over and university has differed my admission to next upcoming fall semester as there is no Summer intake in my university. Could you please advise me can I enter into the US for my Fall intake with the visa that I got now. I am willing to go to the same university for which Visa is issued.



    • vinod on February 11, 2011 at 6:07 PM

      if, your university guys are sending the same sevi's then there is no need to attend for visa. you can go with the present visa.



    • abdul on February 16, 2011 at 9:30 PM

      Hello jagadeesh

      even i faced the same problem …………but dont worry it happens in most of the 221g cases. i mailed my problem to the us counsulate i got this reply

      If a student visa is less than five months old, and the SEVIS number, program and university has not changed, the student visa applicant should be able to travel to the U.S. on the current visa. Remember, though, that as a student, one cannot enter the U.S. more than 30 days prior to the start date listed on his/her new I-20. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officer at the port of entry may ask the student visa holder as to why he/she did not travel on his/her student visa earlier. Having a U.S. visa allows you to travel to a port of entry, airport or land border crossing, and request permission of the DHS, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector to enter the U.S. While having a visa does not guarantee entry to the U.S, it does indicate a consular officer at a U.S Embassy or Consulate abroad has determined you are eligible to seek entry for that specific purpose. DHS/CBP inspectors, guardians of the nation’s borders, are responsible for admission of travelers to the U.S., for a specified status and period of time. If your visa was issued more than five months before your new start date (as listed on your new I-20), we recommend that you apply for a new visa. If the SEVIS number, program or university has changed, you must apply for a new visa.

      i hope this is useful to you



  137. AjaYrulez on February 10, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    @ Ankitha Retake GRE score well now dayz universities prefferng better GRE scores…



  138. Ankitha on February 9, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    please anybody answer to my question??? am waiting .. please hep me yaar..



  139. aly on February 8, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Hi Rohit

    I have wrote something and i'm waiting for your response. And i have another question, since my uncle is going to sponsor me what should be my response if the vo ask like " What do u do if your uncle is not going to pay the tuition for your education after you have arrived there?" and the other question is, in what words should i convince the VO if he/she argues me "your uncle chose this university to you"?(my uncle is in Virginia and my university is found in Wichita,ks).



    • Rohit Sinha on February 9, 2011 at 9:11 AM

      Well Aly ,

      Thats why the US universities ask for a Statement of Support or THE AFFIDEVIT OF SUPPORT on a Stamp Paper which is notarized. This is an official document which states that your uncle would support you for your education and if he backs out , this document can be used to incriminate him!! ( So much for the theory)

      Practically if this arguement comes up during ur interview , show the AFFIDEVIT OF SUPPORT DOCUMENT to the VO and things should be fine!!

      – Rohit



      • Rohit Sinha on February 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM

        Also if asked about your choice of university , tell the VO the number of admits you have and why did you choose the one in KS

        I hope this helps

        All the Best

        – Rohit



  140. Ankitha on February 8, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    hii.. i got very less in gre ie., 680 and my toefl is 97 and btech in cse is 67.72. (b/c i hv only one) and X 78.9 and 12th 84.5 and i got a i20 frm north western polytechnic universityand my frnds are saying dat for NPU visa rate is less.. and am applied only 1 university.. my visa date feb 28th.. is any problem occurs bacause of very less score in GRE??? or is any problem occurs because of applying for 1 university??? or because of NPU.. is my visa rejects.. pls pls help me.. how i have to prepare???



    • MITTU on February 28, 2011 at 4:05 AM

      WHAT ABOUT YOUR VISA????? HAVE YOU GOT IT??



  141. Ankitha on February 8, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    hiii….

    i got a i20 from North western polytechnic university california (NPU).. and my visa date is on feb 28th. and i have applied only 1 university ie., NPU. my frnds are saying dat for NPU visa rate is less.. is it correct?? if we applied for only 1 university is dere any problem occurs?? is we must apply for 4 universities. and my percentage in btech (CSE) is 67.72 and inter 84.5 and 10th 78.9 and toefl 97 and gre is 680. actually am applying thru toefl based. is problem occurs .. pls say me..



    • Rohit Sinha on February 9, 2011 at 9:07 AM

      Hi

      Visa Rejection in your case may not necessarily occour only coz of low GRE Score ….You have a very strong chance of being rejected since you have applied just to 1 university in the US ( 214b).

      Applying to atleast 5-7 universities spread out all over the United States puts you in a more secured position in the eyes of the VO….

      Your GRE indeed is very less that would add to the rejection factor ( if asked)…

      Here is what I feel you should do :

      1. Cancel the date for Feb end.

      2. Re appear for GRE and score atleast above a 1000

      3. Apply to atleast 6 universities ( preferably State Schools )

      Your Btech Acads seem to be OK, your 10th Grade and Inter doesnt matter much !!

      All the Best

      – Rohit



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  142. joel on February 8, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    good morning i have some problems and please i need help .my student visas was denied at 2 times.the second times was because i have happlied too early .and now i will attent my third interview and i will like to change my sponsor ;the reasons of change is because my bank statement will be passed for 5months by the date of my interview.The problems is that i don't know what could be happens if i change the first sponsor.



  143. kiran on February 8, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    hiii rohit..

    hello hw r u? dis is kiran. i have taken IELTS exam on feb 2010. so can u tell me how many years will IELTS score card is valid for…? plz kindly inform me.. plz plz

    thank u



    • Rohit Sinha on February 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM

      Check the IELTS Website!!!

      Rohit



  144. Amit on February 8, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Hey Rohit,

    Is there Now a days lots of rejections happens dere in F1 Visa I got rejected in the clause of 214 b and my frnd is also rejected in same case as well as our financial are not seen by VO as well any docs are not seen by VO both of us heading towards same university i.e Rochester Institute of Technology New York..

    Is something wrong with ths university, as both of us taken visa appointements on different dates i.e 4th of feb and 7th of feb both of us were scholarship holders from university .. i think is dys is due to the effect of TRI VALLEY case which happens in United States …..

    What to do now please solve my queries Rohit as im in dicey condition..plzz enlighten me and obliged mee…

    Regards

    Amit



    • Alok Nigam on February 8, 2011 at 3:46 AM

      If you speak as you write then I am NOT SURPRISED



      • Rohit Sinha on February 8, 2011 at 12:59 PM

        Hey how you doin Alok!! Long time mate!!!

        Hi Amit!

        I cant help you this way….please be very specific about the questions which the VO asked you and also your response……

        RIT is a well reputed university and is not like Tri -Valley so dont compare the two!!!

        Rohit



      • Amit on February 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM

        @ Alok : Give suggestions when ur asked to and don’t act lyk amateur



        • Alok Nigam on February 8, 2011 at 5:06 PM

          @Amit

          This is not a suggestion but a fact;how you take it is up to you. Very few people can take criticism positively and work to remove them.You seem to be falling in same category.In any case this is an open forum and suggestions/criticisms are part of forum.

          I agree to your observation that since your question was directed to Rohit I should have avoided commenting on it.But I could not resist because except your language every thing seems to OK with your case and for no rhyme or reason you seem to be bent upon spoiling your case.But if you persist with your line of thought it is up to you. Sorry about it but I hope I am able to jolt you to reality.

          @Rohit

          Thanks for asking. I am doing fine.Have been reading your posts regularly.You really got patience man!Sometimes I wonder how can you be so cool? i just cannot take it.Anyway keep it up and be in touch.It is nice to know a person like you.



          • Rohit Sinha on February 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM

            @ Alok : Well , I just try to help out pal!! I am sure we both know how much ppl put at stake when they decide to come to the US to pursue their education….However, thanks for reading my posts …and please fell absolutely free to fill in with your information and comments wherever you feel necessary…after all neither of us are Visa councillors, its just the experience and accquired knowledge which we share with others!!

            Take care

            Rohit



  145. aly on February 7, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Hi Rohit
    When i entered for my first interview i was asked why i scored low GPA in my previous semester.(i scored 2.4 in the previous and 4.00 at that semester wz cumulative of 3.13 out of four) and i respond like "the air condition was bad during that time" then the vo asked "how"? i respond "it was hot" (I have gone from highland area to my current university which is hot), then she goes to the next question. And i attended for 2 consecutive semesters and i scored 3.00 in the first semester after my rejection attending in my current university, i didn't receive this semester's GPA. if the vo ask to pass my latest GPA what should be my response?(b/c i hv only one). And if the vo ask me why u scored 3.00 while u have scored 4.00 in the past, what should i say? i didn't write all my conversation b/c i dont remember, i forgot it.



    • Rohit Sinha on February 9, 2011 at 9:16 AM

      Well aly , please try and ask me technical questions related to Visa Interview and Procedures…

      This question depends upon your thought process….I cannot put words in your mouth or perhaps give you a reason for your bad performance or a low GPA!!

      you need to think of a convincing answer to this question…

      All the best

      – Rohit



  146. chinna on February 7, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Hi rohit……

    I have applied for 4 Universities for MS in Electrical Engg-FALL 2011

    1. Texas A&M,College Station

    2. Texas Tech University, Lubbock

    3. University Of Missouri, Kansas City

    4. University of Kentucky, Lexington

    My acads are

    GRE-1350(V-610,Q-740)

    TOEFL-102

    B.E. (Electrical And Electronics Engineering)-71.77%

    I have passed out in 2010 and have no work experience

    I expect at least 1 I-20 from the above universities

    I have an elder bro doing his Ms in Syracuse Univ, NY(He never talks to me so I cant ask him for help)

    and a younger sis still studying her 11th standard here

    I would like to know in what way I should approach the VO.

    Like would it be better for me if I said:

    1. My parents have a good income here in India(NOT TRUE but can show records stating otherwise)

    2. I have a girlfriend whom I have to return to after my studies in INDIA(TRUE)

    3. I have to return to assist in my sis's marriage(TRUE)

    4. Do i tell him that I also got a GATE rank of 1270 but couldnt get any seat in any nit because of being a:1. GENERAL category candidate (TRUE)

    2.intense competition(mostly true)

    5. because I couldnt get a seat in M tech here I have applied for MS?

    Please clear my doubts rohit

    Thanking You in Advance

    Chinna Rao



    • Rohit Sinha on February 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM

      Dont lie to the Visa Offier.

      Always be truthful and frank. Be confident……

      Rohit



  147. DC on February 7, 2011 at 5:06 AM

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to know how to show proof of property, and how much rent I get from it, since it's an income. Do I have to create an affidavit stating the income and value of property, or do I need something else?

    Please help guys.



  148. rohit on February 5, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    hello rohit ,

    i was rejected visa once , when the VO asked how many universities have you applied i said 4 and one of them being sacred heart university ( a down trodden university ) and then she asked why this university i said because i liked professors and research etc, later she handed me a rejection form..now i am applying for the 2nd time what am i suppose to answer if they ask why have you applied to sacred heart???

    plzzzzzzzzzz helppppppp me plzzzzzz



    • Rohit Sinha on February 6, 2011 at 3:21 PM

      Did you give your GRE??
      Did you give your TOEFL??
      How much were your ACADS???

      What specific Visa questions were you asked?? Mention every little detail on this blog!!



  149. rohit on February 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    hii friends, i have recently applied for a visa on 4th feb and got rejected saying i could not convince the VO , so i am preparing well for the 2nd time well does the 1st time conversation have any impact on 2nd time ? or will the 2nd time will be a fresh one ?



  150. karan kumar on February 5, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    my interview experiance:

    me: good morning sir

    vo: very gently good morning

    vo: can i have the passport and other doc.

    me :yes sir

    vo :which university.

    me: goldengate.

    vo: how many admits.

    me: iam still waiting from two universities( cal state hayward and uc riverside) and got rejection from texas univ.

    vo:what did you choose golden gate over cal state (from which iam still waiting admits).

    me: beacause faculty members are actually vps and directors of big enterprises and the best curricullam which cater to logistices , which is my area of interest.and blaaaa laaa lblaaa.

    vo: did you went to usa previously.

    me: yes in 2009

    vo :what was the purpose

    me: tourism

    vo: any family member

    me:yes my brothers

    vo:what they do

    me: i said one is studying masters

    vo: in what feild.

    me:said

    vo:what other is doing

    me:opt about to come back.

    vo: sorry sir we cant give you visa. we will keep b1 b2 with you sorry.

    me: sir i have 10 years b1 b2 visa. i have no intentions to stay back.(he just need to convert 10 years visa to two years visa i dont know where i gone wrong.)



  151. karan kumar on February 5, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    hi rohit hope fine ! unfortunately i got refusal second time for f1 visa. i got 214(b) again although i had no intention to stay back. i have multiple tourist visa. I have my two brothers in california (san francisco)on non immigrant visa. I am planning to visit them for few days. what do you suggest when earliest can i plan my trip after f1 refusal for two time.i am really scared what they will ask me once i will reach sfo airport. again i have intention to meet them and wants to go see places. thanks for all our support.



    • Rohit Sinha on February 5, 2011 at 7:46 AM

      Well , sorry to hear about your rejection. I know that you dont have any intention to stay back here. But you need to convince the Visa Officer!!

      what questions did the VO ask you this time?? What were your answers???

      You can enter the US anytime on your multiple tourist visa.

      Also you can see states once you are in the country.

      Dont worry abt SFO Airport Immigration. You can say that you have come to visit your brothers !!!

      Do not attempt your third visa try so soon!! Try making a few visits to US and back!!

      But again , what you answer to the VO is cruicial!!!! so prepare your answers well for your next attempt

      All the best

      Rohit



      • Rohit Sinha on February 5, 2011 at 8:02 AM

        Hey just read your Visa Interview posted on another page of the blog!!

        You dug your own grave mate!! You never told me that u are awaiting a reply from 2 other universities and have a reject from the first one.

        You dint even mention that you are going to GGU in SFO where your brothers are staying!!

        You gave enuf chances to the VO to get your Visa rejected pal!!!

        Dont apply again !! you will 90% get rejected the third time too!!!

        All the best



  152. Amit on February 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Hii everyone

    I have applied for three universities Rochester instit of tech new york, (spring session) NYU poly and SJSU california for fal 2011 i got admit from Rochester with scholarship I have a visa interview nearby , I have sufficient funds to study in US the two awaited applications responses effects my interview can anyone clear my doubts ASAP,,,

    I have one more question If VO asks me Y Im going in spring not in fall what answer i will give can anyone plzz solve my query itss urgent….plzz help mee!!



  153. mohd aijaz rahman on February 4, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    hey rohit

    i need your help i want to write Ielts or Toefl for usa which you think is best for usa process



    • Rohit Sinha on February 4, 2011 at 6:23 AM

      TOEFL – IBT

      – Rohit



      • mohd aijaz rahman on February 4, 2011 at 9:56 AM

        hey rohit thanks for your comment mate,i was in uk for 2 years 2008 to 2010 july,i did advance diploma 2008 to 2009,than i took admission in new college for level 7 pg diploma in business mangement but my visa was denied after 15 months as my college was not thr in tier 4 and they ask me for appeal,so i did not appeal and i came back to india so do u think its a advantage for me or disadvantage to apply for f1 visa, thank a lot



        • Rohit Sinha on February 4, 2011 at 5:07 PM

          Its kind of dicy dude!!

          I have seen many cases where in ppl from UK , coming here for education , Have been rejected on basis of 214b – Potential Immigration

          So tell me :

          Did you work in India after your return from the UK???

          Are you coming to the US to do your undergrad education or graduate education???

          Can you prove the need for your degree in the United States??

          Why dint you do this degree in the UK?? why do you want it to do it in US??

          You need to perpare extremely well for all these questions

          Wish you all the best mate!!!

          Regards

          Rohit



          • mohd aijaz rahman on February 5, 2011 at 12:37 AM

            hey rohit

            thanks for your reply,

            1.i came back in july 2010 and iam not working as i first plan for january intake but i was late for admissions.

            2.i took admission in chicago state university i got i20 today itself,i took admission in mba.

            3.yes i can prove why i need degree frm usa,as usa is one of the best country in world for mangement field,and research is very well in my field in usa and pratical is best in class compare to other countries,and if i doo my masters from usa than i will get better job and better position in india and even get better salary in india,as now a days every international companies opening there branches in india,so if i do have masters from usa surely i can reach better postions in india.

            4.i want to do my masters from usa because i did my advance diploma and pg diploma from uk,but while i was studying my diplomas,i did not get any pratical knowledge in my field and even i always had a planned to do my masters from usa as my interest is more in practical compare more than theorytical part…

            rohit i make around 46 questions and one questions was ther..t why usa for masters why not uk i always have this question in my mind,n you too ask same question…i dont noo how good my asnwers are but if you have better answers please help me out thanks a lot



          • Rohit Sinha on February 5, 2011 at 7:51 AM

            Dude , let me tell you something….For an MBA you need some work experience…..

            You need to feel the need of getting your MBA and then take a decision.

            Incase if the VO asks you about your work experience. you will have no answer to give since you dont have any work experience at this time.

            Also you have just returned from the UK with your degree and now you are planning a trip to US….

            Any one might think that you studied in UK , did not find a job and now you want to go to the US and hence are a potential immigration threat ( 214b)

            Thus my advise would be to give it a try, but I am not too hopeful!!!!

            Chances of rejection is high!!!

            How can you improve your chances???

            1. Work in India atleast for the next 2 -3 years.

            2. Demonstrate growth in your field ( atleast one promotion)

            This way you can improve on your chances of a VISA by almost 75%

            because :

            1. You have been working and showing growth in your field

            2. Its now time you get your MBA to push your career in INDIA to the next level

            This convinces the VO that you wont settle in US and will come back to India to reap the benefits of your degree.

            I hope this helps

            Wish you all the best

            Rohit



          • mohd aijaz rahman on February 5, 2011 at 12:20 PM

            thanks a lot dude i like ur advices

            but still i want to try myself once on f1



          • mohd aijaz rahman on February 5, 2011 at 12:24 PM

            thanks a lot dude for your advices

            but still i want to try myself on f1 to take of my stress as iam working quite hard on interview questions lolz,and what do u think about chicago state university is it good or not,and by grace of god if i got visa party for you as u guys r really supportive see ya hve a great time bye



          • Rohit Sinha on February 5, 2011 at 4:21 PM

            Sure , wish you all the best dude!!!

            Do let us know of the Good News when u get your visa

            REgards

            Rohit



  154. kiran on February 3, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    hi rohit.. thanks for ur suggestion. thnks a lot.. so now i vl b in search of job now.. but my ultimate goal is to do my masters… if go for job with this low profile.. no one will gve me a job.. i jus want to do my masters with good record.. but kindly gve sum how the aswer for bcklogs… plz. so tat this is my last n final trail for usa. plz gve any answer.. i get a an answer for bcklogs i can get my visa.. and i never expected like this how my life will suffer..? and more over i didnt studied in my gradution. to b frank.. after passing out my gradution. i got know abt how life will b.? so plzz i hope u can gve any answer so tat i vl try to go for an interview.. MY AIM IS TO DO MASTERS IN USA. plzz plz ROHIT SIR. I REQUEST U GIVE ME SUM ANSWER FOR THIS.. PLZ



  155. Harjit Singh on February 2, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Hi Friends, I need your help a lot at this time.

    i applied to N.U /SAN DIEGO and got I-20 from N.U/SAN DIEGO.

    I WAS NOT GIVEN TOEFL OR GRE EXAMS I HAVE SCORED A 6.0 BANDS IN IELTS. MY INTERVIEW IS ON 9TH FEB AND I HAVE ONE FEAR.

    1. I HAVE APPLIED TO ONLY ONE UNI.

    AND GET I-20 FROM THAT UNI..

    IF VISA OFFICER ASKED ME ABOUT BOTH THE UNIVERSITIES THAT I HAVE APPLIED AND GET REJECTIONS WAT WILL BE MY ANSWER

    PLS RAKESH OR ANYBODY HELP ME .

    I CHOOSE B.BA PROGRAM THERE.

    RAKESH ITS A REQUEST TO YOU TO PLS GIVE ME AN IDEAL ANSWER.

    THANK YOU



    • Rohit Sinha on February 3, 2011 at 1:20 PM

      Dangerous!!!

      90% you will get rejected!!!

      Reasons:

      1. You dont have GRE

      2. You dont have TOEFL

      3. You have applied just to 1 university ( Classical case of rejection for ( 214)b)



  156. kiran on February 2, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    hi rohit sir. how ru? thnks for reply.

    1st question——> no, i DIDN’T participate in any extra curricular activities and any technical fairs.

    2nd question——>no, i DIDN’T have additional skills but i have learned sum courses like java ,c,c++ n i do have certificates. but those certificates r in the year of 2004. but my engg.. was on (2004-08) but i have passed out in 2010.

    3rd question——->i have applied only for one particular university. so i got I-20 from that particular university ITU(international technological univ.)

    4th question——–> i didnt write GRE n TOEFL. i have written only IELTS with a overall band of 5.5 i took IELTS exam on feb 2010.

    5th question———>masters in computer engineering.

    6th question———->i am an electrical engineer(eee). but i have scored highest marks in computer organization 65 out of 100. in 3rd year of my gradution.



    • Rohit Sinha on February 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

      Hi Kiran

      Thanks for your answers :

      Firstly you have 20 backlogs!! You have passed out your engineering 2 years late ( Double Drop) at the same time you dont possess any certifications or accoleads….

      Also you are coming to the United States to a MS Program without giving your GRE AND TOEFL……

      You have applied to just 1 UNIVERSITY which accepted you without your GRE AND TOEFL….

      This university has started in 2005 with just 15 students ….( Just 6 years old)

      THERE IS NO WAY YOU WILL GET YOUR VISA!!! PLEASE ACCEPT THE FACT AS FAST AS POSSIBLE….TRYING AT THIS STAGE IS WORTHLESS AND FUTILE

      I think you should differ the plan of coming to the United States for a couple of years or perhaps for good!!!

      I dont want to discourage you in any way but here is my suggesstions!!! Follow them only if you are convinced

      1. Start Working in the Computer's Field asap and work atleast for the next 2- 3 years

      2. Appear for your GRE and try to score atleast above a 1350

      3. Appear for your TOEFL and score atleast above 100

      4. During these 3 years make significant progress towards your job ( Show demonstrated growth and a promising potential)

      5. Apply to atleast 8 universities and try to get an admit for atleast 6 ( based on your Over all profile consisting of your GRE + TOEFL + JOB + ACADS)

      6. Make sure that you select your universities wisely!! Do not choose private schools like the ITU!!!! Choose State Funded Schools or Private Universities having a very high reputation !!!!! Remember after the tri-valley incident the US Visa Officers would have become more vigilant and will think twice before issuing you, or perhaps anyone , a visa……

      After all of the above , try to reappear for your Visa Interview….

      This will fetch u the following advantages:

      1. With significant progess at your job , you will be able to better demonstrate the need for a Masters

      2. Your 20 backlogs would get masked to quite an extent based on your work profile HIgh GRE SCore and High Toefl.

      3. You will have admits from legitimate universities ( atleast 6 out of 10) which would be either state funded or highly recognized private universities….

      This will make your overall profile look genuine and you will have a strong chance to secure your visa….

      At this stage , FORGET ABOUT YOUR BACKLOGS!! THE VERY FACT THAT YOU HAVE APPLIED TO JUST 1 UNIVERSITY WHICH IS A PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMITING STUDENTS WITHOUT GRE AND TOEFL is a classical case to be rejected under section (214)b ( Potential Immigrant )

      I hope this helps you

      All the best Kiran……

      Rohit



      • kiran on February 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM

        hi rohit.. thanks for ur suggestion. thnks a lot.. so now i vl b in search of job now.. but my ultimate goal is to do my masters… if go for job with this low profile.. no one will gve me a job.. i jus want to do my masters with good record.. but kindly gve sum how the aswer for bcklogs… plz. so tat this is my last n final trail for usa. plz gve any answer.. i get a an answer for bcklogs i can get my visa.. and i never expected like this how my life will suffer..? and more over i didnt studied in my gradution. to b frank.. after passing out my gradution. i got know abt how life will b.? so plzz i hope u can gve any answer so tat i vl try to go for an interview.. MY AIM IS TO DO MASTERS IN USA. plzz plzzz



  157. kiran on February 2, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    Hi Rohit. As u said me that, post your answer regarding 20 backlogs. so now i have prepared my answer as…i had backlogs in 1st and 2nd year. i worked hard in 3rd & 4th year. i never had backlogs in 3rd n 4th year. ( In 1st year & 2nd year v had a college far from our hometown about 60 kilometers. later i shifted to nearby college. thereby i extended my potential in catching with the course and able to do well without any backlogs in 3rd and 4th year, please consider the course in masters in computer engineering in international technological university. I understand that, refused my visa due to backlogs.



    • Rohit Sinha on February 2, 2011 at 7:21 AM

      TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR SELF??

      1. Did you every participate in any extra curricular activities?? Any technical fairs???

      2. Do u have any additional skill set or any additional certificates ???

      3. How many universities did you receive an admit from??????

      4. What is your GRE SCORE and TOEFL SCORE???

      5. What kind of specialization do you wish to you in the United States???

      6. How much did you score in your undergrad subject of specialization?? ( For example : I am a Control Systems Engineer ( MSEE – Control Systems) and scored 73 out of 100 in the COntrol Systems Course during my undergrad education)

      Please respond to the above 6 questions asap to help me formulate an answer for u !!

      Rohit



  158. Ahmed on February 1, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    my f1 visa refusal –

    Vo – i called ur name 4 times

    me – soory sir i didnt hear

    vo- whats ur name ?

    me- i said

    vo- why unva

    me – mba in pm is offered in few colleges in usa and i chose this one

    vo- why didnt u apply for eng.ring ?

    me- i am a business student that why applied for mba

    vo- what were u doing in this country ( i was born in another country as my father works abroad but i am citizen of india i cam back to india after 10 class)

    me – i was born there now i came to india after schooling

    vo- what does ur f ather do

    me- i said

    vo- where does he work

    me- i said

    vo- show me ur bcom passing certificate

    me- showed

    vo- wat did u do after bcom

    me – showed 1 year comp diploma

    v0- handed m e a 214b letter and my passport and sais its better u study in india

    me – can i reapply

    vo- well yes u can do that _ raising his eye brows)

    me- thank you sir



    • Rohit Sinha on February 2, 2011 at 5:14 AM

      Firstly, improve on your writing skills mate….You are wanting to pursue your MBA!!

      Secondly , you gave a very classical answer to get your visa rejected…. I am williing to bet on the fact that any visa officer at that time would have rejected you based on the answer you gave on : why unva???

      Thirdly, its kind of stupid on your part to ask the VO directly, if you can re apply…..its a kind of insult to that officer …..You are rechallanging his decession by asking him on his face!!! Yes, reapplication is possible but should be done discretely……..Imagine if you get the same visa officer during your second interview????? Then you are headed for a second outright rejection!!!

      Wish you all the best for your second attempt……Hope you get your visa this time



      • Ahmed on February 3, 2011 at 8:30 AM

        hello tahnks for the reply u said i gave a classic answer can u plz tell me what shud i have answered and give me some pointers i will b trying again in 2 weeks is it ok to do dat or wud they b angry why r u back so soon ? or do u feel our decision was wrong etc my college begins on april 2011



        • Rohit Sinha on February 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM

          Take the second date as soon as possible

          Your Answer

          " The University of ______ is known for its high quality education in the field of MBA in PM.

          It has some world recognized reserchers and professors in this field. The thesis of professor _______in the field of ______ is very well known in the field of PM.

          Also the industrial advisory board of this university has ppl like _____ and ______ and _______ who are proven achievers in their fields.

          I firmly believe that studying at such a school , under the able guidance of these faculty, I am sure to make my career by securing a highly paid and respectable job on my return to India"

          This is just a sample answer. Modify is according to your need but stick to the point that you will return to india and not settle in the US.

          I hope this helps

          Rohit



          • Ahmed on February 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM

            hi wont he get mad why did u applied so soon or did u trust our decision ? my college begins in april



          • Ahmed on February 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM

            (i meant) u didnt trust our decision ?



          • Rohit Sinha on February 5, 2011 at 7:57 AM

            No , nothing like that will happen!!

            You need to be well perpared from your side.



          • Ahmed on February 8, 2011 at 3:34 AM

            hi there once again i got a letter from my dads firm stating to VO that the company knows my dad since a long time and he has been working there for over 25 years and dads firm will hire me or give me a job once i completes my masters from us and my sole purpose is to study in us and return will this help me in any way ?

            Thank You



  159. rakesh on February 1, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    hi,

    i have applied to US univ’s for fall 2011. and i got few i 20′s too.

    i have completed B.pharm on 2009 sep, presntly i am doing project in xyz company, i have started this project just few weeks earlier. so, this covers 3months.

    i think definitely VO will ask me about time gap…..

    so, what should i do.????

    GRE 1080 (q-760 v-320)

    TOEFL 99

    i have full of hopes on this blog…

    please give me some fair & workout suggestions…..

    if i submit any experience certificate, he will asks about salaried account details.

    what should i do



  160. aly on January 31, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    Hi Rohit

    I didn't submit my TOEFL exam to the university ,and i didn't take the assessment, because the university doesn't require TOEFL as admission requirement. But the assessment will be given once i have arrived there. on the I20 it is specified that my English proficiency is low, the university sent a paper with the I20 that states the TOEFL assessment will be given there and if the student has failed English instructions will be given for one semester.



    • Rohit Sinha on January 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM

      In that case , you need to say that its the university's policy to guage your english proficiency upon arrival …

      if you have given the toefl exam , carry your toefl marksheet with you……if asked for , you can present it to the visa officer.

      I hope this helps

      Rohit Sinha



  161. karan kumar on January 30, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    Hello I have a second round of F1 visa interview on 4th feb2011 .iam going for mba, and the name of the university is golden gate university (california). My question is first time the officer asked me why this university? then my answer was because of best course structure and one of my friend told me good things about this university.second question was in how many university?I answered 3out of which i secured in one that s golden gate.i got rejection on the basis of 214(b). I am a master of my business, Iam involved in business for last 5 years and i have no intention to stay back in usa .I want to study and ride the next growth of success.Please help me what should i say when he ask the same questions such as , why this univ, why has changed this time. one more thing iam a very average student i have 430 in gmat and 80 in toefl, graduate percentage is 50%.i really wants to take international exposure.plz help me.



    • Rohit Sinha on January 31, 2011 at 6:31 AM

      Dude

      You express your self well!! But u gotta do it in front of the VISA OFFICER!!!

      Your answer ( Friend said great things about the university) is a classical " Dig your own grave Answer"

      Also you have applied to 3 and got an admit from 1 which is a 33.33% hit!!!

      Now here is what you must do before going to the next visa interview:

      1. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR UNIVERSITY – STICK TO THE GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY AT ANY COST

      2. WHEN ASKED ABOUT WHY YOU CHOSE THIS SCHOOL, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING :

      Sir / Madam , the golden gate university has time and again proven itself by providing excellent and quality education in the field of ___ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ .

      Its professors especially Dr. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is a world renowned name in the field of __ _ _ _ ___ with a proven research record. On its, industrial advisory board are some very distinguished people like _ _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _ whome I have admired for their work in the field of __ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

      It is my firm believe that , completing my MBA from Golden Gate University under the able guidance of these distinguished faculty, I would have an edge over my competitors when I come back to India and I am sure to get a very highly paid and well respectable job in the ever growing Indian Job Market.

      HOWEVER, THE ABOVE ANSWER IS MY SUGGESSTION. USE IT IF IT CONVINCES YOU.

      NEVER USE THE TERMS : FRIEND SAID GREAT THINGS , I HAVE RELATIVES THERE , MY SENIORS ADVISED ME TO COME ETC

      THEY ARE CLASSICAL WAYS TO GET YOUR VISA REJECTED.

      I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU

      ALL THE BEST

      – ROHIT



      • karan kumar on January 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM

        Hi rohit thank you so much for the answer. It is really convincing !I have one more question that is .what changed from the last time? ( my first interview was on 5th jan 2011 and now on 4rth feb2011)the answer i have decided is…. I have more supporting documents( property in millions and enough bank balance) to prove my utmost need to come back to india and i can convince you better and satisfy your queries.do you think it is the right answer. plz suggest me what should i say. 2) what if i say that instead of applying to 3 universities i can say i have applied to only one university and secured add. in the same university(golden gate). I am really thankful to you for the support and sending me very convincing answers.



        • Rohit Sinha on January 31, 2011 at 9:57 AM

          No!!!!! Do not dig your grave again !!! you have already been rejected on the basis of a potential immigration!!!

          Having more money , more statements , better bank balance can be also considered as desperation to secure a visa for the US.

          The question , what has changed since the last time? is always considered as a trick question.

          Remember, as you walk into the VO chamber , your entire history and geography is on the VO's monitor.!!!! Yet they shall ask u this question to guage if you have made some desperate changes in your profile to secure the US visa on your second attempt. If they catch u doing so , you shall have a second rejection.

          Here is the answer to your question:

          1. WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE

          1. THE LAST TIME WHEN I FAILED IN THE INTERVIEW , I WAS DEJECTED , WAS LOW…MY DREAMS OF GETTING AN AMERICAN EDUCATION AND REAPING ITS BENEFITS IN THIS EVER GROWING INDIAN ECONOMY CAME CRASHING DOWN……HOWEVER, IT IS MY FIRM BELIEF THAT FAILURE IS WHEN YOU STOP TRYING….MY LAST EXPERIENCE HAS MADE ME MORE STRONGER , MORE FOCUSED AND A LITTLE HUMBLE….

          APART FROM THAT , OVER THE PAST MONTH I HAVE NOTICED AN EXPONENTIAL INCREASE IN THE NEED OF PROFESSIONALS WITH MY KIND OF DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS….THIS HAS MADE ME MORE CONFIDENT THAT I SHALL HAVE A SECURED , HIGHLY PAID AND HIGHLY RESPECTABLE JOB ON MY RETURN , AFTER THE DEGREE COMPLETION!!

          NEVER LIE to the VISA OFFICER…NEVER EVER SAY THAT YOU HAVE APPLIED TO 1 UNIVERSITY AND GOT A SECURED ADMIT….THE VO VERY WELL KNOWS HOW MANY UNIV. YOU HAVE APPLIED TO AND HOW MANY WERE YOU REJECTED FROM!!!!

          SO NEVER LIE…….

          I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU

          ALL THE BEST

          – ROHIT



  162. isaac on January 27, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    HELLO, FOLKS….

    ANY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IN ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY?

    WANNA GET INTOUCH WITH YOU….

    THANKS…



  163. Dhinakaran on January 26, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    My profile

    10th n 12th 85%

    UG (Btech CSE ) – 60%

    GRE – 980

    TOEFL- 83

    Applied for

    Newyork institute of Technology

    California State Univ – Northridge

    Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.

    Kansas State Univ.

    Umass Boston

    Univ. of New Haven

    Wch Univs can i except admit ?

    Thanks..



  164. Sophia Ratnani on January 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    I am in real trouble HSB, Need help.

    My uncle who wanted to book Air Ticket from me is a bad person, He asked me the details about the flight requirements and my passport number and i generally gave it to him . Now when I told him that I don't want the ticket from him, He warned me that he would do something wrong with my visa, can anybody do that with my visa if they have my details ?



  165. aly on January 26, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Hi Rohit

    Its from aly, i wanted to get answer as usual, the university which i have been accepted didn't ask me to submit TOEFL score(it doesn't require toefle as a requirement for admission), it accepts students in their academic background. And it specify on the I20 that the the student's toefle score is low. And it give the toefl assessment after the student has arrived there. If the student doesn't score a good mark in toefl he/she goes to English school for one semester(English instructions given by the university) the university is public and hv a good rank, so if the VO ask me to show him the toefl score in what words can i convince the VO(If he ask like "why run away from toefl?"/ "why didn't u take toefl exam?"). Since i didn't apply to another university will this affect me on getting the visa?

    Ur response plz…



    • Rohit Sinha on January 26, 2011 at 10:12 AM

      Let me get a few facts right:

      1. Have you given the TOEFL IBT EXAM??

      2. Do you have an I-20 on which it specifies that your TOEFL Scores are LOW??

      Please answer to these questions to allow me to help you out

      – Rohit



      • shravanti on March 4, 2011 at 3:26 AM

        hi,

        rohit

        this is sharavanti here i had cmp my graduation in 2010 from jntu univ with 12 backlogs and ssc is 73 and my inter is 68 and my gre score is 900 and tofel is 88 and i applied for npu and northern virginia univ and oklahama city univ is this univ are good enough and plz plz reply



  166. ravi on January 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    hello HSB…..

    i want to do my ms in us..i cmplted my b-tech in eee with 61%(5 baclogs).. my toefl score is 93 but my gre score is very low 850..any one suggest me possibility of getting visa.. any pblm with that low gre score…. plz suggest me plz plz…..



    • Rohit Sinha on January 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM

      Well , Firstly , you need to see if any university gives you addmission with that profile of GRE + TOEFL + ACADS!! After you get the admit you need to wrry abt the Visa!!

      Also it would be nice to have a GRE Score of above 1000. Thus my best bet would be to appear again for GRE and try to score atleast above a 1000.

      I hope this helps

      Rohit



  167. kiran on January 21, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    hi dis is kiran.i completed my bachelors(2004-2010). i have
    applied for f1 visa for spring 2011. i have attended the interview
    twice at hyderabad only.but my visa got rejected both the
    times.first time visa on dec 21st 2010, and second time visa on jan
    18th 2011. i have too many backlogs(20). is it not possible to get
    visa due to backlogs.. ? so even i want to differ for next semester
    will that I20 is considered for next semester or not for same
    university. or else shud i get a new I20 from the university. and
    plz tel me a gud reason for backlogs. plz help me out in this.. plz
    give a reply….



    • Rohit Sinha on January 23, 2011 at 6:19 AM

      Well , since you have already been denied a visa on 2 occasions , the third try is pretty tough!!!

      Also you need to come up with a very strong answer to convince the VO that despite of the 20 backlogs you are fit and deserving to go to the US and get your Masters.

      I would advise you to stop thinking about your I-20 at this time and completely concentrate towards your VISA INTERVIEW!!

      My advise would be to seek professional help from a local US Visa councillor in your area ( if any).

      All the best

      – Rohit



      • kiran on January 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM

        ok fine thank u rohit.. cud u get any more suggestions to
        me.



        • Rohit Sinha on January 24, 2011 at 8:24 AM

          Well , yes!! My suggesstion would revolve around formulating a very strong answer to justify the 20 backlogs.

          The reason why I say this is that the US VISA Database contains a reason of your first rejection. Based on that may be you were rejected the second time.

          Now when you go the third time , the VO would already know that you were rejected twice earlier and rejected because of 20 backlogs. Thus your only option is to come up with such a confident answer that the VO is bound to think and reconsider his / her decission and give you the visa.

          So prepare well and post your answer on this blog, I would like to help you modify the same and help create an impact on the VO's mind.

          All the best

          – Rohit



          • kiran on January 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM

            ya ok rohit thanks a lot.. i vl do wrk on this



          • kiran on January 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM

            hi rohit..

            kiran here.. rohit plz plz u say the reason. for my backlogs …. plz plzz



          • kiran on February 1, 2011 at 7:58 AM

            Hi Rohit. As u said me that, post your answer regarding 20 backlogs. so now i have prepared my answer as…i had backlogs in 1st and 2nd year. i worked hard in 3rd & 4th year. i never had backlogs in 3rd n 4th year. ( In 1st year & 2nd year v had a college far from our hometown about 60 kilometers. later i shifted to nearby college. thereby i extended my potential in catching with the course and able to do well without any backlogs in 3rd and 4th year, please consider the course in masters in computer engineering in international technological university. I understand that, refused my visa due to backlogs.



          • Rohit Sinha on February 1, 2011 at 8:26 AM

            your answer sounds very genuine !!! it does need a little improvisation though!! right now I am on a conference and I am hard pressed for time!!!!

            I shall get in touch with you within the next couple of days 🙂

            All the best

            Rohit



  168. chinnu on January 21, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    thanks rohit..

    by the way on an average how much time does administrative processing take?



  169. kiran on January 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    hi

    dis is kiran.i completed my bachelors(2004-2010). i have applied for f1 visa for spring 2011. i have attended the interview twice at hyderabad only.but my visa got rejected both the times.first time visa on dec 21st 2010, and second time visa on jan 18th 2011. i have too many backlogs(20). is it not possible to get visa due to backlogs.. ? so even i want to differ for next semester will that I20 is considered for next semester or not for same university. or else shud i get a new I20 from the university. and plz tel me a gud reason for backlogs. plz help me out in this.. plz give a reply….



  170. naveen babu on January 21, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    page 2:………….so after an hour they took me to the interogtation room which is very closed only one member can fit in that room..and there was a window infront of me..so another consulate cam inside and wished me good mrng!!!

    vo:hello good mrng mr. naveen…thank u for waiting and having patience..

    ok tell me naveen y did u laminate ur documnts and y dere is stamp of pharmcy councill at back?are u a registered pharmacist?

    me:madam those were true documents and i ha registered as phamacist because being idle at home my dad told me to prepare for drug inspector exams so to be drug inspector i need to be a registed pharmacist..and if u still dont comply with me,,here are my transcripts and bonafide letters frm college and my seminars topics too.(luckily those were with me)..

    vo:but mr.naveen can u please explain us some points of ur subjects in ur field??

    me:ya off course madam(but i thought in my mind that oh my god i has almost been one year paased and i dont remeber them perfectely..but later god has made me to speak)

    later vo officer bought one more person inside i dont knw but she may be good at pharmacy subjects..anyways she asked

    vo:wat do u mean by pharmacology

    me:i all about drug distribution and drug absorption..

    vo:wat do u mean by pharmacognosy?

    me:study of herbals plants which can be used as pharmaceutical agents..

    vo:wat do u mean by chromology???

    me:wat????i never cam across that subject in my fieild!!!

    vo:ok ok can u classify diffrnt types of bacteria?

    me:(i thought wat the hell is wrong,,i dont remeber single classification that too it was in my first year.)i mentioned bacillus,strepti cocci..etc..and sudeenly cam in my mind gram postiv and gram negtaive..

    vo:ok well tell the difernce btwn them.!!

    me:(oh fish man)i mention abt thick walled,techoic acid,crystal voilet indicator,pink staining,red stainin etc..

    so finaally he is convinced and asked me y were u rejected at chennai?

    i thought y to expose my negtaive shade..so i replied even i dont hav any information regarding that..so she said it was due to my gre score…i was shocked and frnds remeber there will be full detailed info abt us..

    then vo asked:y did u choose this university..

    me:(this time i cam up with good answer)some fdu delegates visted to hyd and i had a conversation with them regarding on research goin on in the university and im impressed and i want to be a part of that reseascch..

    vo:so y ur gre is low..?

    me:madam can see my tenth standard certi!!! i got 98 marks in maths..im very bright student..but later wen i cam to science feild there no subjct related to quants.i put all my efort to regain back my standards..but it was hard luck on exam day..but madam my admission is based on my acedemics and english proficiency scores.and im very well good in thats..

    vo:so y did u convince the same with chennai consulate people?

    me:i did madam..but didnt hav much time to explain clearly..

    vo:ok mr.naveen please to to window 16



  171. naveen babu on January 21, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    continue frm page 1………..oh my god my mind was blurred for a min..many question cam to my mind..like i almost spent lot of money in this processing..and left the free seat which i got at manipal university..and i didnt made any of my secondary plans…but before that i was so confident in anwswering staring at eyes if vo…and i thought i would get easily..but i heard that pharmcy people should hav a luck to get visa at chennai consulte..later i return to my home town..

    dont knw wat to do..spent slepless nits thinking tht i lost everthing…y i was worried so much because there were no visa slots available before jan 2oth..i need to report colege by date of 19th..

    later after few days i came to know that i can send mail to us consulate for expedited(emergency ) appointment..so with small ray of hope i sent a mail to hyd consulate on 12th jan 2011..but i got a reply frm consulate tthat sorry v cant alot u any slot…and later i again i sent mail to them by doin some modifications in my mail..so exactly of 16th morng i got mail that they considered my request and arranged an emergency appointmnt on 18th mrng 9.30..

    i thought im the most luckiest person to get an emergency slot..but im worried that i need to report my colge by jan 20th..

    anyways on 18th mrng i reached to hyd consulate..this time all my family members came to support me…ok ok so i enterd inside consulte…oh oh wait wait tell me u people how i dressed up…my getting experince frm the first i realised that im not good looking in my formals..and more over im frustated and depressed..so im went in a feeling let happen in gods will..i wore nice jean pant and stunning white shirt..(same like enirique wore in addicted song)..folded till joints and woodland shoes..ok ok then i went inside..done all the security check ups..and moved on to window 16..were vo looks same like stone cold in wwf..but his physic is excellent..i wnt inside this time im not at all nervous..here my interview goes..im staring into his eyes..

    me:hello sir good moring,how are you?

    vo:oh very good morng,awe im doin great..,ok giv me ur documents..

    so wen did u complete ur graduation/

    me:i completed in aug 2009;

    vo:wat u did in the mean time?

    me:i… i… i…. done my internship in xxx industry…for a …..for a….period of 10 months sir..(frnds i dont knw suddenly i started repeating sentences and i becam a bit tensed late im ok)

    vo:ok can see that certificate?

    me:ya sure

    vo:can u explain abt ur intership work..

    me:i done as a chemist in the pham industry,once the drugs are formulated..they are sent into quality control dprtmnt and my work is to perform few official test to check out the errors in the formulation..

    vo:ok waat was ur percentage.

    me:sir i secured 70% with no back logs..

    vo:wat was ur fathers income?

    me:7 lakhs per annum

    vo:can i see ur college certificate?

    me:sure

    vo:y these are laminated?

    me:sir the edges of the certifacates were peeling off so!!

    vo:do u know the united sates of america does not allow any fake persons and once it is proves that person is fake..he is rejected for the life time visit…now tell me are the documents tru???

    me:no no……..aaaaaa yesssss sir..those are genuine documents…

    vo:u sure!!(im nodding my head)ok pls wait for a min..take seat overthere ..

    so i waited for 1 hour..in this mean time i can see man people rejections…many were crying and only few people i can see the real happiness in their eyes..



  172. naveen babu on January 21, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Hi frnds im from guntur..im a student of pharmcy applied to fairleigh dickinson university for m.s in pharmaceutical chemistry…im done with my f1 visa interview on 18th of jan 2011 ..they issued me 221g form..so let me share my experience with u all..this is the weird experience and my interview went for 1 and half hour…..before this i wanna tell that i had been rejected in chennai on jan 7th 2011..let me tell u my first experience at chennai consulate.

    u knw i was so nervous before i enter into the consulate i dressed up like a pure formal man with blue shirt and dark grey pant and well formal shoes..wen i entered i submitted my forms at first counter which i thought that was the main interview..anyways let me come to the main topic..here my interview goes

    me:hello sir good morning

    vo:hello goog morning sir..

    vo:why this university?

    me:sir fairleigh dickinson univ is well reputed and highl……………..then vo interuped in btwn and asked

    vo:how can u say its reputed?

    me:sir its been established in 1942 and…….again he interupted and asked

    vo:so wats up with the establishment?

    me:sir being such an old university…it is having highly skilled staff in training and reasearch deptmnt.

    vo:ok well when did u completed ur b.pharm..

    me:aug 2009 sir..

    vo:wat u hav done in the mean time.

    me:sir i hav been doin my intership in xxx industry for a period of 10 months.

    vo:ok please give me ur score cards.

    me:ya sure sir.

    vo:y ur gre score is low?

    me:(i got 850)sir basically im a science background student.

    vo:so??????

    me:sir i could not able to concentrate well,i put all my effort and done a hard work..but it was hard luck on my exam day..

    vo:can u give few reasons to give u a valid visa??

    me:basically i hav been performing my acedemics with a 70% agrregate without any backlogs and i hav got good compatible toefl score of 97 and very supportive parents and more over i hav got and education loan of 10 lakhs..

    vo:sory sir i cannot give u visa..im not convinced with ur gre answer…and later i didnt here his words and i started screaming slowly like..

    me:oh sir sir y dont u consider my academics and give me a visa im sure i can perform well..

    vo:im sory please…



  173. Boateng Oscar on January 21, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Please am Oscar from Ghana,i applied to a Dickinson State University in usa ,and i was granted an admission but had i 20 been late before the interview.I was suppose to go for the interview on Jan 10,2011 and the i 20 arrived on Jan 12,2011,which has now led to my inability of getting a chance to start my spring semester,i do not know what to do now.I will be much happy if you can show me the next door to help overcome this problem now.



    • ike on January 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

      hello Oscar…

      don't worry… u can try and book a new interview date; that is if ONLY your start date is not TOO late… OR, I suggest u call your school or perhaps send them an email explaining your situation . THEN request for a new I-20 for the next suitable semester( FALL SEMESTER)… But I think u would have to pay a new APPLICATION FEE and then try to make early preparations as soon as the I-20 arrives….. MAKE SURE U WAIT FOR THE I 20 TO ARRIVE BEFORE U BOOK AN INTERVIEW TO PREVENT DISAPPOINTMENTS…

      ALL DE BEST….

      ALSO FROM GHANA , TEMA…



  174. chinnu on January 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    hi i applied for a f2 visa and was rejected a visa in
    chennai.i attended a second interview in kolkata on 27dec2010,and
    was given a pink form citing administrative processing.my case
    status hasnot been updated in the website and im starting to get
    worried as it had been more than 3 weeks.i have not been requested
    for any more documents.my passport is also with the embassy.how
    many days will it take?and is there anything that i can
    do?



    • Rohit Sinha on January 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

      Nothing, just sit tight!! It will come !!!

      All the best



      • Rohit Sinha on January 22, 2011 at 7:12 AM

        Hey Mate!! Time to complete the administrative process
        varies on a per application basis. The timeline that they give you
        at the embassy is the minimum timeline possible. It can take 2 -3
        weeks above that time frame. This is normal. So dont worry!!! All
        the best – Rohit



  175. naveen babu on January 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    hi frnds im from guntur..im a student of pharmcy applied to fairleigh dickinson university for m.s in pharmaceutical chemistry…im done with my f1 visa interview on 18th of jan 2011 ..they issued me 221g form..so let me share my experience with u all..this is the weird experience and my interview went for 1 and half hour…..before this i wanna tell that i had been rejected in chennai on jan 7th 2011..let me tell u my first experience at chennai consulate.

    u knw i was so nervous before i enter into the consulate i dressed up like a pure formal man with blue shirt and dark grey pant and well formal shoes..wen i entered i submitted my forms at first counter which i thought that was the main interview..anyways let me come to the main topic..here my interview goes

    me:hello sir good morning

    vo:hello goog morning sir..

    vo:why this university?

    me:sir fairleigh dickinson univ is well reputed and highl……………..then vo interuped in btwn and asked

    vo:how can u say its reputed?

    me:sir its been established in 1942 and…….again he interupted and asked

    vo:so wats up with the establishment?

    me:sir being such an old university…it is having highly skilled staff in training and reasearch deptmnt.

    vo:ok well when did u completed ur b.pharm..

    me:aug 2009 sir..

    vo:wat u hav done in the mean time.

    me:sir i hav been doin my intership in xxx industry for a period of 10 months.

    vo:ok please give me ur score cards.

    me:ya sure sir.

    vo:y ur gre score is low?

    me:(i got 850)sir basically im a science background student.

    vo:so??????

    me:sir i could not able to concentrate well,i put all my effort and done a hard work..but it was hard luck on my exam day..

    vo:can u give few reasons to give u a valid visa??

    me:basically i hav been performing my acedemics with a 70% agrregate without any backlogs and i hav got good compatible toefl score of 97 and very supportive parents and more over i hav got and education loan of 10 lakhs..

    vo:sory sir i cannot give u visa..im not convinced with ur gre answer…and later i didnt here his words and i started screaming slowly like..

    me:oh sir sir y dont u consider my academics and give me a visa im sure i can perform well..

    vo:im sory please…

    oh my god my mind was blurred for a min..many question cam to my mind..like i almost spent lot of money in this processing..and left the free seat which i got at manipal university..and i didnt made any of my secondary plans…but before that i was so confident in anwswering staring at eyes of vo…and i thought i would get easily..but i heard that pharmcy people should hav a luck to get visa at chennai consulte..later i return to my home town..

    dont knw wat to do..spent slepless nits thinking tht i lost everthing…y i was worried so much because there were no visa slots available before jan 2oth..i need to report colege by date of 19th..

    later after few days i came to know that i can send mail to us consulate for expedited(emergency ) appointment..so with small ray of hope i sent a mail to hyd consulate on 12th jan 2011..but i got a reply frm consulate tthat sorry v cant alot u any slot…and later i again i sent mail to them by doin some modifications in my mail..so exactly of 16th morng i got mail that they considered my request and arranged an emergency appointmnt on 18th mrng 9.30..

    i thought im the most luckiest person to get an emergency slot..but im worried that i need to report my colge by jan 20th..

    anyways on 18th mrng i reached to hyd consulate..this time all my family members came to support me…ok ok so i enterd inside consulte…oh oh wait wait tell me u people how i dressed up…my getting experince frm the first i realised that im not good looking in my formals..and more over im frustated and depressed..so im went in a feeling let happen in gods will..i wore nice jean pant and stunning white shirt..(same like enirique wore in addicted song)..folded till joints and woodland shoes..so i suggest u people its not a mandatory wearing formals…wear the dress which u look beautiful.im not considering in sense of decent right!!!remember i said only beautiful.ok ok then i went inside..done all the security check ups..and moved on to window 16..were vo looks same like stone cold in wwf..but his physic is excellent..i wnt inside this time im not at all nervous..here my interview goes..im staring into his eyes..

    me:hello sir good moring,how are you?

    vo:oh very good morng,awe im doin great..,ok giv me ur documents..

    so wen did u complete ur graduation/

    me:i completed in aug 2009;

    vo:wat u did in the mean time?

    me:i… i… i…. done my internship in xxx industry…for a …..for a….period of 10 months sir..(frnds i dont knw suddenly i started repeating sentences and i becam a bit tensed later

    im ok)

    vo:ok can see that certificate?

    me:ya sure

    vo:can u explain abt ur intership work..

    me:i done as a chemist in the pham industry,once the drugs are formulated..they are sent into quality control dprtmnt and my work is to perform few official test to check out the errors in the formulation..

    vo:ok waat was ur percentage.

    me:sir i secured 70% with no back logs..

    vo:wat was ur fathers income?

    me:7 lakhs per annum

    vo:can i see ur college certificate?

    me:sure

    vo:y these are laminated?

    me:sir the edges of the certifacates were peeling off so!!

    vo:do u know the united sates of america does not allow any fake persons and once it is proves that person is fake..he is rejected for the life time visit…now tell me are the documents tru???

    me:no no……..aaaaaa yesssss sir..those are genuine documents…

    vo:u sure!!(im nodding my head)ok pls wait for a min..take seat overthere ..

    so i waited for 1 hour..in this mean time i can see man people rejections…many were crying and only few people i can see the real happiness in their eyes..

    so after an hour they took me to the interogtation room which is very closed only one member can fit in that room..and there was a window infront of me..so another consulate cam inside and wished me good mrng!!!

    vo:hello good mrng mr. naveen…thank u for waiting and having patience..

    ok tell me naveen y did u laminate ur documnts and y dere is stamp of pharmcy councill at back?are u a registered pharmacist?

    me:madam those were true documents and i ha registered as phamacist because being idle at home my dad told me to prepare for drug inspector exams so to be drug inspector i need to be a registed pharmacist..and if u still dont comply with me,,here are my transcripts and bonafide letters frm college and my seminars topics too.(luckily those were with me)..

    vo:but mr.naveen can u please explain us some points of ur subjects in ur field??

    me:ya off course madam(but i thought in my mind that oh my god i has almost been one year paased and i dont remeber them perfectely..but later god has made me to speak)

    later vo officer bought one more person inside i dont knw but she may be good at pharmacy subjects..anyways she asked

    vo:wat do u mean by pharmacology

    me:i all about drug distribution and drug absorption..

    vo:wat do u mean by pharmacognosy?

    me:study of herbals plants which can be used as pharmaceutical agents..

    vo:wat do u mean by chromology???

    me:wat????i never cam across that subject in my fieild!!!

    vo:ok ok can u classify diffrnt types of bacteria?

    me:(i thought wat the hell is wrong,,i dont remeber single classification that too it was in my first year.)i mentioned bacillus,strepti cocci..etc..and sudeenly cam in my mind gram postiv and gram negtaive..

    vo:ok well tell the difernce btwn them.!!

    me:(oh fish man)i mention abt thick walled,techoic acid,crystal voilet indicator,pink staining,red stainin etc..

    so finaally he is convinced and asked me y were u rejected at chennai?

    i thought y to expose my negtaive shade..so i replied even i dont hav any information regarding that..so she said it was due to my gre score…i was shocked and frnds remeber there will be full detailed info abt us..

    then vo asked:y did u choose this university..

    me:(this time i cam up with good answer)some fdu delegates visted to hyd and i had a conversation with them regarding on research goin on in the university and im impressed and i want to be a part of that reseascch..

    vo:so y ur gre is low..?

    me:madam can see my tenth standard certi!!! i got 98 marks in maths..im very bright student..but later wen i cam to science feild there no subjct related to quants.i put all my efort to regain back my standards..but it was hard luck on exam day..but madam my admission is based on my acedemics and english proficiency scores.and im very well good in thats..

    vo:so y did u convince the same with chennai consulate people?

    me:i did madam..but didnt hav much time to explain clearly..

    vo:ok mr.naveen please to to window 16

    after goin there stone cold came….hi naveen sorry for making u to wait for long time..thank u for having patence…ok take this 221g(it was white slip) form sit overthere and finish off all the formalites..and attach a resume and give it to me…so ur reporting date is tomorow right?

    me:yes sir!!

    vo:ask for an extension letter.im sure this will provide..and u send that letter to consulate mail adress..

    me:ok sir..

    vo:ok naveen u will be getiing sttus of ur visa in 16 working days..

    thats it guys im sure that i will get visa…because who ever recieve white slip got thier stampings..

    remeber guys off course im not confident at my answers..but im my case vo considered my genuinity as a primary and confidence as secondary..so i proved to him tht im a genuine student..

    so i came out with happiness..tears were rolling in my eyes..at last im done..i thank so much to this blog and im happy..i can give suggestions still if u want..pls contact to my mail..its naveenbabu.t4u at gmail.com..!!!! isn"t this a weird and differnt experience my frnd??????????????once i thank so much for this blog…



  176. Yoga on January 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Hello HSB,i wana do my MS in US,i've got 70% in my B.tech and 950 in GRE but got only 70 TOEFL,could anyone suggest me abt possibilities of getting US F1 VISA? i cant write TOEFL one more becaz its my 3rd attempt

    plz someone gimme a reply



    • Rohit Sinha on January 20, 2011 at 2:08 PM

      Remember , US Visa Officers judge your application wholistically and not on just one factor …..But please try to understand at this time you just have 1 part to be proud off and that is your acads!!

      70 % is excellent on the academic side but your GRE is very low and so is your TOEFL.

      However I am not too much worried about your TOEFL, 70 is kinda scrap through …..but you need to cross a 1000 on your GRE somehow.

      Try to take the GRE again and aim for a score as high as possible. Then with a 70% Acads and a GRE of above a 1200 ( preferably) ….your TOEFL will easily be masked and you will get your US VISA for your MS education.

      I hope this helps

      All the best

      – Rohit



      • yoga on January 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM

        Thanx alot Rohit……………….



  177. kiran on January 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    hi
    dis is kiran.i completed my bachelors(2004-2010). i have applied for f1 visa for spring 2011. i have attended the interview twice at hyderabad only.but my visa got rejected both the times.first time visa on dec 21st 2010, and second time visa on jan 18th 2011. i have too many backlogs(20). is it not possible to get visa due to backlogs.. ? so even i want to differ for next semester will that I20 is considered for next semester or not for same university. or else shud i get a new I20 from the university. and plz tel me a gud reason for backlogs. plz help me out in this..



  178. aly on January 19, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Thank you so much for your sweet answers Rohit!! Can i say "…for 10 to 12 months…" since its almost one year?



    • Rohit Sinha on January 19, 2011 at 11:39 AM

      Yes , you could say that !!!

      Good luck buddy!!! Let me know when you clear your Visa Interview

      All the best

      Regards

      Rohit



  179. aly on January 19, 2011 at 6:47 AM

    Hi Rohit,

    I tried to make my studying clear; i'm waiting your response for the question "why didn’t you reapply for the next session from your first student visa rejection?”



    • Rohit Sinha on January 19, 2011 at 2:03 PM

      Well , you can say that ” I was a little dejected on getting my first rejection!! I had prepared very hard for it. I wanted to get over it first , reconcile and come back freash with a new sense of energy , motivation and focus. Thus I decided to defer my next interview for _ to _ Months and went on studying at my current university…..

      I feel now was a good time for me to reaply for the interview and hence here I am right before you”

      I think this answer would convince them enuf to stop further cross questioning and grant you your visa.

      I hope this helps

      All the best

      Rohit



  180. aly on January 17, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    To make my studying clear, i applied for the f1 visa first time while i'm on my undergraduate study in Information Technology and I have got admission for summer 2010 undergraduate study in the US with Computer Science and i refused for the visa, then i continue studying in my former university in Information Technology since i got refused for the visa, now i got I20 for summer 2011 with major Computer Science from the same university i applied before.(still i'm on my undergraduate study (the university i have got admission transfers courses )



  181. laksh on January 17, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    hii guyz i'm laksh and i have a doubt please clarify me in this i completed ma graduation in 2010 !! and planning to go to us in FALL 2011 and i am worried whether ma visa will be issued or not as i graduated in 2010 what am i supposed to answer if vo asks me why this gap? and i have done few soft ware related coursed for two months but didnt take any certificate ..! so please kindly help me in this case



    • boman on January 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM

      Hello Laksh, Let me share my visa interview experience with
      you,when vo asked when I finished school, I replied 2006,he further
      asked me what I have been doing since 2006,I replied I have been
      working with xxxx bank since then.Now I had my experience
      certificate as well as office letter but they were not checked.I n
      your own case fall 2010 to fall 2011 is a years gap,we don't want
      to assume but most vo should expect that you will enroll the
      previous year after you graduate which is still ok in your own case
      considering the fact that you have to prepare for standardized test
      and wait for your schools response.My point is that tell them what
      you have been doing since then,if you can get the certificate fine
      take it along just to be covered if not just be very confident
      about it,one year gap is not that after graduation.Good
      luck.



      • laksh on January 19, 2011 at 6:56 PM

        Hii boman thankz for ur reply!! actually i have just learned few courses but dont have certificate with me and more ever i have been trying for other exams in india itself but unfortunately got less score than required score so ma only option is US now so what should i answer vo when he/she asks me the question and my friends say that itz difficult to get visa after graduating in 2010 and going to us in 2011 without work experience . so i am worried now as us is only ma option right now



  182. aly on January 17, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    Thank you Rohit for the response you wrote me, i have been studying Information Technology since my first refusal and now i got I20 with major Computer Science, so what should be my answer for the first question. And incase if i'm asked such a question "What is changed from your first application?" shall i say i'm with a better bank statement (i think it will not be the proper answer). i asked you this becuase i know a friend who is asked question like this.



    • Rohit Sinha on January 17, 2011 at 8:27 AM

      I am still unclear about your studying??

      Which semester are you in right now??? Did you apply for a Visa Interview before you finished your undergraduate education??? Are you moving to US for your Masters or as an Exchange Student ( 2 years in INdia and 2 years in US)???

      Please clarify this point to help me better understand your situation.

      Regarding your second question:

      You need to be very frank and say:

      Well nothing major has changed since my first application. Offcourse , this time I am replete with better and more formidable financial documentation. Apart from this , my university , my motivation and my focus to successfully complete the Masters Program in the United States and come back to India still remains the same.

      In short , you need to convey your message that you have not done foolish things like changing your university or your major or perhaps done anything stupid which can lead to a rejection.

      At the end always try to convey a message to them that you will come back to india and not settle in the US!!!!

      I hope this helps

      all the best



  183. aly on January 16, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    This site helps a lot, i would like to ask u some questions that are in my mind, i have refused my f1 visa march 31st 2010 for entry to the US which i have been admitted for summer session 2010 in one of US universities. the interview was good until i have showed my sponsor's bank statement. the vo told me that, i am disqualified for the student visa; i asked the reason and the vo told me that my financial support was not enough (i was there with $ 21,000, but the tuition was $22,444 for my education. the vo was right!), i have got admission from the same university for the summer session 2011 undergraduate with the same major. so i would like to call for ur help for the following questions:(i write words in parenthesis to make things clear)

    1.What should i say if the vo asks me "why didn't you reapply for the next session from your first student visa rejection?" (i have been studying in my former university since i have refused for the visa.)

    2. What is changed now from your first application? (nothing has changed from the previous application except i am goin to improve the bank statement)

    3. How much money should i have to show for the vo?

    4. I didn't apply to any other university, so what should i say if the vo ask me "why didn't u apply to another university?"

    5. My uncle was the sponsor , what will be the problem if he sponsor me for the second time?



    • Rohit Sinha on January 17, 2011 at 5:08 AM

      1.What should i say if the vo asks me “why didn’t you reapply for the next session from your first student visa rejection?” (i have been studying in my former university since i have refused for the visa.)

      1. Well this question can be answered only after knowing what are you studying right now and what do you wish to study in the United States.

      2. What is changed now from your first application? (nothing has changed from the previous application except i am goin to improve the bank statement)

      2. 90% of the cases , they would not ask u such a question. All your past history and geography is on their display screen as you enter the Visa Officers Cubical. Thus dont worry about this question

      3. How much money should i have to show for the vo?

      3. Atleast 2 Times the cost mentioned in your I – 20 per year. This means , if your I – 20 has 30,000 USD as total fees per year or 60,000 for 2 years , you need to show twice the amount.

      Now twice is a modest number. Incase if you can show more its much better. I have seen many ppl showing just 5 – 10,000 dollars above the I -20 amount. This sends wrong signals to the VO. Obviously , after having shown a total net asset + liquid worth of 40,000 USD , if you are spending 30,000 on your fees , you cant survive with just 10,000 USD !! That is absurd. So higher the amount , the better it is.

      4. I didn’t apply to any other university, so what should i say if the vo ask me “why didn’t u apply to another university?”

      4. Give him the same reason what you prepared for the question : " Why did you choose XYZ University"

      5. My uncle was the sponsor , what will be the problem if he sponsor me for the second time?

      5. Well they prefer someone from your immediate family to sponsor. If your uncle is closely related to you ( your mothers brother or fathers brother) its ok. If he is a distant uncle, try and abstain from it.



  184. vaibhavi on January 13, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    I will be applying for F1 visa stamping when I return to India (currently in USA). Below are the a few details which I would like to bring to your notice before I ask my question –

    1.Came to USA in 2006 (Sep) on F1 visa ( Mumbai consulate) Issue date: 21,july,2006 Expiry date: 19th, july , 2011

    2.Completed MS in Oct 2008

    3.Was on OPT from NOV 30, 2008 to NOV 29,2009

    4.Worked on H1B visa (work permit) from Oct 2009 to Nov 12th 2010, but was not stamped in India since did not go to india

    5.Applied for COS on Nov 9th , 2010 and was approved F1 visa by the USCIS on Dec 28th 2010

    I will be visiting India & so I am expected to go for my F1 stamping.

    MY QUERY –

    When I am taking a date, there is question – 'Are you applying for the same class of visa which is currently valid OR has expired within the past 12 months?'

    Since my F1 visa expires JULY 2011, (& my H1 was not stamped on my passport), what must I select as an answer for the above question – Yes or No??

    Is my application for F1 visa considered as a 'Renewal' OR 'Fresh' applicant??



    • Rohit Sinha on January 13, 2011 at 8:46 PM

      Dear Vaibhavi

      Please be clear about the following 2 terms

      1. VISA

      2. STATUS

      Visa is nothing but a legal document granting you permission to enter any country

      Status is your immigration classification. For ex. Permanent Resident , Foreign Worker or perhaps Citizen.

      When you finished your education and started working on an H1B Status , your Student Status and STUDENT VISA EXPIRED!!!!!

      Your SEVIS was deactivated through your University.

      Now , even if H1B Visa is not stamped on your passport , you are granted the H1B STATUS!!!!

      Thus the claim that your F-1 Visa is valid until 2011 is NOT TRUE!!! THE MOMENT YOU WERE GRANTED AN H1B STATUS , YOUR F-1 VISA EXPIRED!!!!!

      Thus , now since USCIS has approved your F-1 Status ( I AM SAYING STATUS AND NOT USING THE TERM VISA , SINCE YOU HAVE NOT LEFT THE COUNTRY YET!! AND HENCE YOU STILL DONT HAVE THE VISA) your application will be considered as a FRESH APPLICATION. Once USCIS granted you the Student Status , your H1B Status has come to an end.

      Thus the Answer to your question is :

      YES , YOU ARE CURRENTLY APPLYING FOR AN F-1 VISA. THE CURRENT VISA ON YOUR PASSPORT HAS EXPIRED BECAUSE OF A CHANGE IN YOUR STATUS.

      AND YOUR F-1 VISA APPLICATION IS NOT RENEWAL BUT IT IS FRESH APPLICATION!!

      I hope I have tried to answer your question to the best of my ability.

      All the best

      Rohit



      • Alok Nigam on January 17, 2011 at 7:46 AM

        Hi Rohit,

        Your analogy is absolutely right.

        However Visa does not become invalid automatically because of COS.It can be used to enter unless it is cancelled.Sometimes the VO at Consulate does it and sometimes not.At times it can also be done at POE to avoid any misuse.Too much discretions with VO.This happened with B1/B2 Visa and H1B Visa for one of my friend's and he used it interchangeably in times of downturn.

        Your input will be much appreciated.

        Thanks

        alok



        • Rohit Sinha on January 17, 2011 at 10:05 AM

          Hi Alok

          Thanks for your comment.

          However, as per the law , you cannot hold 2 status in the United States.

          Ideally, your friends B1/B2 VISA should have been cancelled immediately after he got approved of his H1B VISA and got it stamped on his passport.

          Generally when you are changing from an F-1 VISA to an H1B and if it is granted or your petition is approved by the USCIS , you cannot enter the US with your former Visa Status…..

          Same happens with a lot of H2B OR F-2 people who wish to study and are granted the F-1 Status, after leaving the country , they need to apply for an F1 VISA to re enter the United States.

          They cannot have both F -2 AND F-1 VISA Stamped on their passport and both being in Valid Status…

          I hope I have been able to make myself clear. Incase if you have any other questions or doubts, please feel absolutely free to write to me.

          All the best

          Rohit

          PS: May be the B1/ B2 Visa would have some different rules associated with it, which I may not be aware off!!! However i shall try to find out more information and post it on this blog!



          • Alok Nigam on January 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM

            Hi Rohit,

            You are right about not being able to hold 2 status in USA.Status is always one depending on what you apply for at POE or as per COS done while in USA.Also the day COS is done your previous status becomes invalid.But your stamped Visa is not revoked as USCIS never calls for the Passport.

            Now if for some reason you are denied Visa for the revised Status and your previous Visa is not cancelled by Consulate then it can be used to enter USA.Again VO at POE has the right to deny entry if not convinced of your intention.This can happen with H4 to F1 case or even F2 to F1 case.Although you can go back on H4(if not cancelled) and continue to study on H4 but will not be allowed Assistantship,CPT or OPT on H4.If already on any of these you will have to forgo them as your status does permit it. Similarly you can go back on F2(if not cancelled) but not enroll for study even if you can afford to pay fees as Study is not allowed on F2 but allowed on H4.

            Please correct me if my understanding is wrong.

            Thanks

            alok



          • Rohit Sinha on January 18, 2011 at 2:32 PM

            No , your understanding is absolutely right!!

            Infact I was mis- informed about the visa being automatically cancelled or revoked !! I did some study on it after you raised this issue.

            Thanks for clarifying my misunderstanding about this

            Regards

            Rohit



    • Vaibhavi on March 16, 2011 at 5:34 AM

      This is in reply to post – "vaibhavi January 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM"

      I got the visa. My question was "Is my application for F1 visa considered as a ‘Renewal’ OR ‘Fresh’ applicant??" In my case & only at the Mumbai Consulate -my application was a renewal- this is the reply in quotes from Mumbai consulate "Please note Visa refers to the Visa stamp affixed on the passport. If an applicant is applying for the visa class which is the same as the previous one and is still valid or has expired less than 12 months from the scheduled date of interview, then he / she can schedule the appointment under visa renewal category by selecting “Yes” to the question ‘Are you applying for the same class of visa which is currently valid or has expired within the past 12 months?’

      But please mind it this was only true, since my H1 visa was not stamped in India, and the previous F1 was still not expired. Moreover this was the reply from Mumbai consulate from where I had received the first F1 visa, Kolkota and Chennai had different replies.

      Thanks



  185. Nandini on January 13, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    can someone please help me. is it possible for attending f1 visa interview after completion of my reporting time in university. my reporting time is jan11th and my visa interview date is jan21st. is it posible to get visa for US.



    • Rohit Sinha on January 17, 2011 at 5:10 AM

      No , its not possible.

      Defer your admission to the next semester!!!

      All the best



  186. MD IFTEKHAR ENAM on January 11, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    GRE – 1000 , TOEFL – 82 , UG – 3,23 , FRESHER

    VISA INTERVIEW – 11-01-2011

    ME : GOOD MORNING SIR

    VO – GOOD MORNING TO YOU TOO

    ME : HOW DO U DO?

    VO : EXCELLENT

    VO :WHY CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY – LONG BEACH ?

    ME : The profile of the professors and their field of Research in this University is

    is something that i am exclusively interested in Mr XXXX has more than 30

    US patents in XXXXXXXXX and Mr, XXXXX has more than 9 US patents in the similar field of development and research and is also enlisted in WHO IS WHO of the world .Getting an opportunity to study under such eminent professors is a life time opportunity

    VO : What does your father do ?

    ME : My father is a buisnessman running a XXXXXXXXXXX in the heart of the city .

    VO : how old is the business ?

    ME : XX years (started by my grand fathe)

    VO :Who is going to sponsor you ?

    ME : My father is primary sponsoring me , loan amount of XX lacs is just to pitch in , so that if anything goes wrong midway – my studies shouldnt get hampered.

    VO : What are you going to do with your MS- Electrical Engineering degree

    ME : I plan to set up my own manufacturing unit of XXX XXXX in my hometown, My MS degree is going to be very helpful in that ( Its true…)

    VO : OK

    My case has been forwarded for ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING under Section 221 g

    I dont understand what went wrong or where did i go wrong……..



  187. prasanna on January 8, 2011 at 4:40 AM

    Can someone help me please. I attended the F-1 visa interview on dec 1st 2010, given 221g form and a case number. From then there was no update by the consulate. Some of my friends who attended the interview on dec 2nd, 5th, 6th and who were given the 221g form got their visa recently. I dont understand this. Is the case processing is not according to the date of interview? I am worried as i am asked to attend the orientation classes on jan 18th in the university and so i booked my flight ticket on 16th jan. So pls let me know wat do i do.



  188. Sujith on January 7, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Hi everyone, My name is Sujith I want to do M.S. in U.S. I
    have 15 backlogs I have already applied for some low profile
    universities I wanted to apply for san jose state university I went
    to a consultancy but that person told that according to my profile
    I cannot get an I-20 in that university can any tell if I take risk
    and apply for it is there any chance I ca get I-20 for SJSU my
    academic details are GRE-950 TOEFL-86 Aggregate 57% and 15 backlogs
    out of which 13 are cleared and 2 are active. And also i have
    doubts about visa.Can anyone suggest a nice reason to tell VO why I
    have many backlogs so that I can get visa, the real reason is I
    didnt study well but i cant tell that.Please help me out.



    • Rohit Sinha on January 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM

      Dude ,

      Remember one thing, Visa officers will always judge your profile wholistically!!!

      There are the 3 basic aspects on which the VO can judge what kind of a student you are OR are you fit to study and complete your course in the US.

      1. YOUR ACADEMICS

      2. YOUR GRE SCORE

      3. YOUR TOEFL SCORE

      Unfortunately you have floped in all of it !!!! Now lets work on a solution!!

      Academics is something you cant do much about. Its OK to have 13 KTs but clearing them is essential. So step 1 : Clear all the backlogs

      Secondly you need a high GRE Score to cover up for your 13 KTs so give your GRE again and aim for atleast 1530 so you can land up in the 1300 or 1350.

      Your TOEFL Score needs to be above 100 on the iBT.

      If you manage to do this then your rejection chances come down atleast by 65 – 70%

      You will not need to give any false reason to the VO and can appear confidently for the Interview.

      I hope this helps

      Wish you all the best buddy !!

      – Rohit



      • Sujith on January 11, 2011 at 8:03 AM

        Hi rohit,

        thanks for the advice I am sorry I didnt mention fully about my backlogs I have cleared all of them but my problem is I have cleared all 13 backlogs but they are considered as backlogs only, by th VO so would it be any problem with the backlogs record although I have cleared them.

        As you suggested I will try to score 100 in toefl but I cant write GRE I dont have much hopes of increasibg GRE score.Please suggest me about the above problem.



      • shamsher singh on January 11, 2011 at 11:36 PM

        hello rohit

        i am sher singh

        i was rejected for f1 visa on 3rd jan 2011.my classes are on 18th

        so now i can only apply for fall2011

        sir please tell me how to clear interview coz i dont want to miss second chance.

        details

        vo-what is ur purpose of travell?

        me–sir study

        vo–which all universities u applied

        me –told

        vo–why not nyit?

        me–it was my third choice,and wku provide better programme.

        vo–what attract you to mha programme

        me–sir i want to work at administration level and i am more intersted in this.

        vo–sory you are not granted a visa?

        pls help me i am very dipressed



        • Rohit Sinha on January 13, 2011 at 9:48 PM

          Dear Sher Singh Please dont get depressed. Visa being
          denied is not the end of the world. However, I must confess that
          your answers were very unconvincing in nature. You need to prepare
          wholesome and well convincing answers. Now here is what I would
          suggest you to do!! 1. Read this blog and pick up points and tips
          on how to successfully answer typical visa questions. 2. Once you
          have made your answers, post them on this blog. 3. Once you have
          posted them on this blog , I shall help you correct , modify your
          answers so you may have a very successful second Visa Attempt!!!! I
          hope this little assignment would help you and you would benefit
          alot by reading the HSB which is replete with tons of important
          information and answers to visa questions which are very typical in
          nature. All the best Rohit



          • shamsher singh on January 14, 2011 at 2:32 AM

            thanxxxxx rohit i will surely do it.



  189. kwabena on January 7, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    I AM AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AND BEEN ISSUED AN F 1 VISA . I APPLIED FOR AN I-20 FOR SUMMER SEMESTER PROGRAM BUT MY PROBLEM IS , I DONT WANT TO START MY COURSE IN THE SUMMER SINCE IT IS NOT A SUITABLE SEMESTER TO STUDY OR TO BEGIN AN ACADEMIC YEAR. I REALLY WANT TO STUDY IN FALL 2011.

    NOW, FRIENDS… MY QUESTION IS ,

    " CAN I ENTER THE UNITED STATES WITH THE SUMMER I-20 AND WHILST I AM IN THE U.S.A , THEN DEFER TO THE NEXT SEMESTER (FALL) FOR A DIFFERENT I-20 TO START MY STUDIES??? CAN DAT WORK???

    FOLKS, I REALLY DONT WANT TO STUDY IN THE SUMMER TIME BUT "MUST" GET TO THE U.S.A BY SUMMER TIME FOR SOME IMPORTANT REASONS…. PLZ, HELP ME OUT…. THXXX



    • Rohit Sinha on January 10, 2011 at 5:56 PM

      No that would not be possible !!!

      Once in the country on an F1 Visa you need to be registered as a full time student at your university.

      you will be allowed to enter the country just 30 – 45 days before the commencement of your course.

      So think about another possibility !!!



      • kwabena on January 11, 2011 at 7:19 AM

        THANX ALOT , ROHIT.. I AM GOING TO WORK ON THAT…



  190. satish on January 6, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    can u please tell me how i can chnge my sevis to stevens if im goin to interview again?i paid sevis on my njit i20 but ill be goin for an appointment on 19 jan which is aftr njits orientation day..is thr any possiblity to chnge the sevis num on the sevis paid??i want the sevis to be trasnsfrd on stevens before goin to interview..possible??



  191. Jasmine Punihani on January 6, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Dear HSB Friends,

    I am faced with a gigantic problem by all standards. I was a student of the University of British Columbia at Vancouver (B.S. in Biochemistry). Owing to the fact that the class sizes are huge and the students more anonymous than anyone roaming about on the streets of any populated city in India, I decided to transfer out to a liberal arts college in the United States. I got accepted by Denison University and therefore, paid my enrollment deposit and also appeared for the visa interview at the consulate in Vancouver. I am the possessor of an F-1 visa now.

    After getting my F-1 visa, I submitted my final transcript to Denison. The transcript contains two Fs as two of the courses which I took at the University of British Columbia were courses that seemed to produce no hint of an interest in me towards them. I never studied for them and I failed those courses. Seeing this, Denison University decided to withdraw their offer of admission and reached a consensus on the fact that they would only reconsider me if I improved my current academic standing.

    I want to study at a different university in the US (the Ohio State University at Newark) and make up for the grades this coming semester (Spring 2011)and then transfer to Denison University. However, the visa that I have now is for Denison University.

    How do I change the visa to that of Ohio State University at Newark?



  192. IKE on January 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    /THANX ALOT BUDDIES… ( BRAVETO $ UMAIR ) AND ALSO TO U ALL….. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT AND AM VERY VERY RELIEVED… I’M GONNA WORK ON DAT AND WILL GET BACK TO U SOOOOON….



  193. ravi kiran on January 6, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    Hey is there any chance of getting visa in summer for 2011. if yes when shall i book my slot. my starting date is on may 2nd 2011.



    • Jose Nallapu on January 6, 2011 at 7:35 AM

      Take 2 weeks for the visa processing by the counsulate and also for your ticket booking.



      • shamsher singh on January 11, 2011 at 11:35 PM

        hello sir

        i am sher singh

        i was rejected for f1 visa on 3rd jan 2011.my classes are on 18th

        so now i can only apply for fall2011

        sir please tell me how to clear interview coz i dont want to miss second chance.

        details

        vo-what is ur purpose of travell?

        me–sir study

        vo–which all universities u applied

        me –told

        vo–why not nyit?

        me–it was my third choice,and wku provide better programme.

        vo–what attract you to mha programme

        me–sir i want to work at administration level and i am more intersted in this.

        vo–sory you are not granted a visa?

        pls help me i am very dipressed.

        Reply



    • braveto on January 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM

      hay dnt waste ur time visa is luck and preparation the is no specific time for issurance of visa.all u do is to be confident an prepare for ur interview



  194. shamsher singh on January 6, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    i have been rejected for f1 visa on 3rd january
    details
    vo-what is ur purpose of travell?
    me–sir study
    vo–which all universities u applied
    me –told
    vo–why not nyit?
    me–it was my third choice,and wku provide better programme.
    vo–what attract you to mha programme
    me–sir i want to work at administration level and i am more intersted in this.
    vo–sory you are not granted a visa?

    pls help me i am very dipressed.



    • Jose Nallapu on January 6, 2011 at 7:40 AM

      Dear Singh,

      Is this the real way you dealt with the VO? I mean vo-what is ur purpose of travell?

      me–sir study

      is that way or were you bit polite? Let me know so that i may help you.



      • shamsher singh on January 7, 2011 at 4:07 AM

        sir
        i replied in normal manner and in the same way.



  195. viraj patel on January 5, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Dear sir,
    I wante to go for my master program in US. but my sister had already file my pition on behalf me. so i just want to know that any chances for rejection of my student visa.



    • Jose Nallapu on January 6, 2011 at 7:37 AM

      Nothing like that. Visa approvals or rejections entirely depends on the way how best you put yourself before them.



      • viraj patel on January 7, 2011 at 7:29 PM

        Thank you, for providing the information….



  196. Jose Nallapu on January 5, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Dear Koushik,

    There are chances that if a student has more than 5 backlogs in his graduation the visa may be denied. But not sure, there are my friends who got visa with 13 backlogs also. I think its better for you to get a consilidated certificate from your university and tell the VO that you had only 3-4 backlogs.



    • K.Koushik on January 6, 2011 at 6:28 AM

      Hi jose,

      Thanks for replying.If i tell to VO I have only 3-4 backlogs isnt there any chance of that VO can know that I have more backlogs.



      • Jose Nallapu on January 6, 2011 at 7:38 AM

        The VO will not know unless its been specified in your consolidated mark sheet.



        • K.Koushik on January 7, 2011 at 9:57 PM

          k thanks jose



  197. IKE on January 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    HELLO, EVERYONE… I HAVE FOUND THIS PAGE HELPFUL BUT THERE IS THIS THING BOTHERING MY MIND AND WANNA SHARE WITH U SO U HELP ME OUT…

    I WENT FOR MY INTERVIEW ON THE 8TH OF DEC , 2010 AND AFTER MY INTERVIEW WAS GIVEN A WHITE FORM INDICATING MY APPLICATION IS GOING TO BE IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS… THAT MEANS MY VISA IS GONNA DELAY FOR SOMETIME BUT THEY ARE GONNA GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE… BUT SINCE THAT TIME UP TO TODAY 5TH JANUARY , 2011, I HVE NOT HEARD FROM THEM AND MY START DATE IS 10TH OF JAN, DIS SPRING…

    I AM AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AND MY MAJOR IS BIOLOGY… I AM JUST CONFUSED AND DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO … I WAS ADVISE TO DEFER TO SUMMER SEMESTER IF MY START DATE PASS BY WITHOUT ANY FEED BACK FROM THE EMBASSY. I WANT TO ASK IF IT IS POSSIBLE AND ADVISABLE TO DEFER TO SUMMER AND WHETHER IS GONNA AFFECT ME IF MY VISA IS ISSUED… AM CONFUSED, PLEASEEE HELP ME OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. THANX FROM GHANA



    • braveto on January 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM

      hi,call the embassy and ask them the weda about of ur application.my visa was issued on the 20 december and an i arrived in usa on 25th december.plz dont ask any deferance,after ur visa been issued to u can ask the school for extention letter which will save as entery clearance at the point of eneterance to the united state.the same applied to one boy i arrive with from my country the gambia.

      called the embassy and aske about application and dont tell them about any defferancy.u can do that open receiving ur visa.

      thank u.



    • UMAIR on January 5, 2011 at 3:07 PM

      no worry buddy,i had the same situation i was approved visa and i received my passport late wid visa and could not attend the semster,i defered my admission into next semester and now i m in usa ,my classes are starting from 13 jan,so dont worry if u dont get ur passport soon,then defer ur admission,it will not affect ur visa,just chill budy,u gonna come land of opportunity soon

      regards

      umair



  198. K.Koushik on January 5, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Hi my name is koushik I also have same circumstances as shlesh i have GRE-950 and TOEFL-86 but I have 15 backlogs of which 2 are active backlogs the other 13 are cleared now I am in B.Tech 4-1 and i want to do M.S. in Computer Sciences, do you think i can get visa or will there be any problem.I can an I-20 but I have no idea about visa please suggest something.



  199. ashok on January 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    hi,

    i have applied to US univ’s for fall 2011. and i got few i 20's too.

    i have completed B.pharm on 2009 sep, presntly i am doing project in xyz company, i have started this project just few weeks earlier. so, this covers 5months.

    i think definitely VO will ask me about time gap…..

    so, what should i do.????

    GRE 1080 (q-760 v-320)

    TOEFL 99

    i have full of hopes on this blog…

    please give me some fair & workout suggestions…..



    • Jose Nallapu on January 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM

      Dear Ashok,

      Just tell the VO that you have been working in XYZ company the very next moment you finished your bachelors. Just tell me Sir, on the merit i got in my graduation in India, I was given an oppurtunity to work in a company that is highly recognised.

      VO: So why are you quitting such a good job?

      YOU: Sir, though i got my bachelors in india, after seeing this competitve world i feel it is better to have my masters in the world that is a leader in education and also that provides cutting edge programs.



      • ashok on January 7, 2011 at 6:54 AM

        dear joseph,

        although i am providing experience certificate but if he ask about salary details.

        then, what should i do.



  200. sevda on January 3, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Hi,

    I applied for f1 visa and got rejected on dec30th, and made a new appointment by jan5th. I had been admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology in chicago. I think why vo rejected my visa is I went first time in chicago sep28 2007 with no English knowledge, and ? had f1 visa exp date was 2012. I took English classes for a year and half then I was given a chance to work at in a charter school as a teacher so and they offered me h1b visa and ? worked there a year until june24th. I quite my job bc ? really want to get my master in chemical engineering, my bs was chemistry.

    vo's 1st question was why ?m going to usa? and the 2nd who is gonna pay for it. I said for my master degree and my father is gonna pay for it. However she even didnt want to see any of the financial proof and ? didnt show to her. Also

    she asked me some weird questions such as "how much ? paid for the school in order to get h1b visa?" I said, ? didn't pay them anything they hired me and of course they made all the payment for the h visa.

    well, ? dont know if ? was clear,

    I don't know what to say next time to the vo!

    I dont know where ? did go wrong..

    thank you for your help..



    • Rohit Sinha on January 4, 2011 at 6:51 AM

      Well you did not go wrong anywhere!! Just that your circumstances were wrong!!

      1. You have already been in the US once.

      2. You have been working at a School as a teacher and apprently they have sponsored your H1B Visa

      3. You have a BS in Chemistry and you want a MS in Chemical Engineering??

      The above 3 circumstances are more than enuf for the VO to asset that you are a potential immigrant to the US.

      Here is what you should do :

      1. Firstly Change from Chemical Engineering back to a MS in Chemistry. ( Once you are in the US, you can change your major to Chemical Engineering again)

      2. Try to write to professors in the United States and ask them if they can provide you with Research Assistantships??? Try to get an RA on your I-2o. This will help you show to the VO that even though your father is capable of bearing all of your expenses , you are on a 100% tuition fee waiver.

      3. Contact your school where you worked and ask them to send you all of the documents stating :

      a. The reason of your hire

      b. Your conduct and your significant job responsibilities

      c. Any document which the school might have ( legal) which could prove that they paid for your H1B Visa.

      I think these are the best tools you can equip your self with. Give it another try!!!!

      All the very best



      • sevda on January 7, 2011 at 1:10 AM

        thank you so much! I really appreciate it!.

        I read the comment right before I left to the interview, it helped a lot;)

        well, vo did't deny my visa that time however its pending now..he said whenever ? see my number on their website ? should send my passport and the I-20 then they will issue my visa right away..the point is my school won't let me join the program after january 17th , so ? am just hoping to see my number very soon, but ? know it is so small probability..

        but anyways, thank you so much for your time that you spend!

        Peace!

        Sevda



  201. abdul on January 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    HI friends i got my F1 visa on 29 dec and my college is starting on 5th jan 2011 and the college people are not providing an extension. in that case can i deffer myb I-20 to summer intake ?? will there be any problem for me as the visa is issued for spring intake ??



    • Jose Nallapu on January 2, 2011 at 8:46 PM

      Dear Abdul,

      As far as i know, you will not require another visa for entering the country. You would have to acquire a new I20 form. Please send this same query to Non-Immigrant Visas: [email protected]

      All the best Friend!!



  202. shlesh kadakia on January 2, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    hey hi

    i secured 940 in gre & 86 in toefl

    wht are my chances to get into us university(most preferrable is east coast)

    please do reply



    • Jose Nallapu on January 2, 2011 at 8:45 AM

      Dear Shlesh,

      The TOEFL score is good and GRE is fair. What are your plans exactly in the studies in US. Let me know please..



      • K.Koushik on January 5, 2011 at 1:53 AM

        Hi my name is koushik I also have same circumstances as shlesh i have GRE-950 and TOEFL-86 but I have 15 backlogs of which 2 are active backlogs the other 13 are cleared now I am in B.Tech 4-1 and i want to do M.S. in Computer Sciences, do you think i can get visa or will there be any problem.I can an I-20 but I have no idea about visa please suggest something.



  203. Yomih on December 31, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Hello i just express my gratitude to God nd to HSB for boosting my confidence during my visa interview dat was approved on the 30th of Dec.Although im from Nigeria bt i do follow d blog and it really helped me during my interview.



  204. Anusha on December 30, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    hey plzz help me out…my interview is on jan 10th 2011,and my joining date as per i-20 is jan 6th.i contacted to university people they gave me 1 week permission this would be any problem for my visa and how could i convince vo plzz help mee…



    • Jose Nallapu on January 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM

      Dear Anusha,
      As far as i know you may not get the visa. You need to know that any country in the world will have two things to be considered. Firstly, you need a visa to enter a foreign country. Secondly after entering the country you will be given status that is the Immigration Dept will allow you to stay legally for some time in that country. For example, you got a multiple visa for 10 yrs, that means you are allowed to enter with in that 10 yrs as many times as possible. But after entering the Immigration Dept will stamp your passport for some time say 6 months after the date of entry. That means though you have 10 yrs of visa, but still you need to leave the country before 6 months you entered the country.
      In your case, the status to enter the country on the I20 is 6th, that means at any cost you need to enter the country on or before that date. So for the visa processing time you require 2 weeks prior to the date of entry. You may go ahead and ask the University to send another I20 with the date like end of Jan or Feb some thing like that.

      All the best Friend!!



    • mittu on January 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM

      DID YOU GET VISA ME HAVING THE SAME . I DIFFERED TO NEXT SEM



  205. manreet on December 29, 2010 at 8:21 AM

    hey all
    is there a way to get an emergency visa date, my classes start on 11th jan and my f1 visa got rejected on 20th dec. suggest me something peple
    please give me a reply asap.



  206. mittu on December 29, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    so now my gre and toefl scores are improved what is the chance of getting the visa

    please answer me soon

    i have another problem I DO NOT FIND VISA SLOTS FOR F1 INTERVIEW MY UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION DATE IS JAN 13 SO WHAT TO DO NOW IF I GOT A DATE JAN 7,10,11 IS IT OK TO APPEAR TO INTERVIEW PLEASE REPLY FOR THIS HELP ME soooooonnnn thanks and regards

    REPLY



    • Jose Nallapu on December 29, 2010 at 7:39 PM

      Dear Mittu,
      As far as i know that there are 99.9% of chances you not getting the visa. As the counsulate will require 7 business days to send your ppt with visa to your home address. And if on the I20 its written the date you are supposed to enter the country, thats the final date to enter. If you are delayed to enter with in the date that is mentioned on the I20, though you have Visa the Immigration department in the US have the 100% right to send you back to your home country.
      If i were you i would contact the University and request them to send another I20 for the next sem.
      Good Luck friend!!



      • mittu on January 2, 2011 at 8:16 PM

        I MEAN IF I GOT EXTESION FROM UNIVERSITY IS IT NOT POSSIBLE



        • Jose Nallapu on January 5, 2011 at 5:52 PM

          You need to get a fresh I20 with another date to enter the country.



  207. NEEHAR on December 29, 2010 at 3:03 AM

    hi any one searching for visa dates rejected twice in f1 student visa category contact me 9700691717



  208. vinod on December 28, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    should i submit fake certificates for work experience???/



    • Jose Nallapu on December 29, 2010 at 7:40 PM

      Be Honest,

      Honesty is the Best Policy. Be careful and confident.



  209. yasho on December 28, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    hi,

    i have applied to US univ’s for fall 2011.

    i have completed B.pharm on 2009 sep, presntly i am doing project in xyz company, i have started this project just few weeks earlier. so, this covers 5months.

    i think definitely VO will ask me about time gap…..

    so, what should i do.????

    please give me some fair & workout suggestions…..:)



  210. manreet on December 27, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    this is manreet . i had my visa interview on 20th dec. wen my interview started my interviewer didnot ask me anything except y i ws going to the uni i selected and i gave the best possible answer. he did not ask me anything else nether did he see any of my papers, he simply refused . the whole thing took just 20 sec and it all ended for me. anybody gotta say anything????



  211. mittu on December 27, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    I DO NOT FIND VISA SLOTS FOR F1 INTERVIEW MY UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION DATE IS JAN 13 SO WHAT TO DO NOW IF I GOT A DATE JAN 7,10,11 IS IT OK TO APPEAR TO INTERVIEW PLEASE REPLY FOR THIS HELP ME



    • bharat on December 27, 2010 at 11:06 AM

      hey mittu.. same is my case, if u have a genuine reason go for emergency appointment.. and be ready to answer why emergency appointment ques.. all d best.



      • mittu on December 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM

        IN RULES OF NON IMMIGRATION SAYS THAT YOU CANNOT BOOK EMERGENCY SLOT IF YOU GOT REJECTED TWICE IN LAST 12 MONTHS



        • bharat on December 29, 2010 at 7:01 AM

          didnt knew you got rejected twice in last 12 months… sorry no alternate. Book the earliest date available at any consulate. All D BEST.



          • mittu on December 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM

            HEY BARATH I GOT REJECTED ONCE IN DEC 30 2009 AND OTHER ON JAN 8 2010 IF I BOOK VISA SLOT AFTER DEC 30 2010 SHOULD I TICK YES I GOT REJECTED OR NO …PLEASE INFORM ME SOOON
            .,



          • Ahmed on February 1, 2011 at 11:27 PM

            did u show the vo what course or wht did u do after u were first rejected



  212. sandy on December 27, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    Hi All,

    My brother attended for F1 VISA interview on 1 Dec 2010 and his visa was kept in pending status. He got admission into UTA for spring 2011 and the last date for international students to join is 18 Jan 2011 . Need advice on what if he does not get response from VFS until 18th Jan , what would be his options. Can we ask the Univ to give an extension by a week or so if his visa gets approved a little late ?



    • HSB on December 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM

      If you don't hear by then then you may have to defer the admission to next semester.



      • sandy on December 27, 2010 at 9:24 AM

        Can we defer with the Univ to report 1/2 weeks late if the visa gets approved then..



        • HSB on December 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM

          Check with the school. If student cannot attend orientation, then they will ask you to defer admission.



        • Sindhu on December 27, 2010 at 10:48 PM

          Yes, You can defer it. Schools are aware of such delays and work in favour of the students. Do not worry ..But please contact ur University and let them know whats happening.



    • Jose Nallapu on December 27, 2010 at 9:15 AM

      go on to the website and check your passport status on http://www.vfs-usa.co.in
      click the track your passport number and find out. Check the I20 the dead line given to be reported to the University on or before – – – – – – . Send an email to the admin dept in the University asking them their advice like postponement or issuing another I20 form.



  213. Girish on December 27, 2010 at 2:02 AM

    Hi All,

    I completed my masters in the US and came back to India earlier this year. I had a US F-1 visa valid for 5 years (from 2007 to 2012) for the same. Now I have received a PhD admit from the same university for Spring 2011 semester with a "new I-20 and SEVIS number". I have taken a visa interview date on 5th January 2011 for this. However while taking visa dates I checked "yes" for the following question "Are you applying the same class of visa which is currently valid or has expired within the past 12 months?". Due to this I believe my interview letter states "case type: Visa Renewal". I am not sure if this is right (non immigrant visa cannot be renewed according to the VFS website). Can anyone tell me if this is correct/ wrong and how to proceed further. Please help.



    • vinny on January 4, 2011 at 12:32 AM

      I did the same thing as you. I got a masters from an American Univ and then after a few years, i got admitted to a phd program this spring. I applied on 14th dec, 2010 and my visa was granted but kept for administartive processing. Admin processing takes 1 to 2 months and i have not yet received visa. My school has deferred my admission to summer.

      So be careful about admin processing. It is done for evryone who has a masters degree and research experience.



  214. sandeep reddy on December 26, 2010 at 3:00 AM

    hi friends i hav a ques fr u

    i finished my studies with master in science (UK) and working. i m on PSW- post study work visa which is given after masters for 2 yrs.

    i hav planng for phd or masters in us.

    as im indian citizen can i face us consulate in uk ….for interview.



    • Alok Nigam on December 26, 2010 at 7:53 AM

      yes you can



  215. vinod on December 23, 2010 at 2:05 AM

    hi,
    i have applied to US univ's for fall 2011.
    i have completed B.pharm on 2009 sep, presntly i am doing project in xyz company, i have started this project just few weeks earlier. so, this covers 5months.
    i think definitely VO will ask me about time gap…..
    so, what should i do.????
    please give me some fair & workout suggestions…..:)



    • Jose Nallapu on December 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM

      The VO will definitely ask for your experience and more over why this gap?

      Tell him that "Sir after i did my grauduation based on my merit i was given a chance to work ******** After these years of experience now i feel its better to have my masters degree in a world class education and also in cutting edge programs that are offered only in the USA.



  216. Praveen on December 22, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    I got my visa rejected on 15dec when is the next time I can apply for F1 visa..I found that I was not confident about and was very nervous for the first time..hardly words came out from my mouth…I hope I would get it right the 2nd time….



    • Rohit Sinha on December 22, 2010 at 8:06 AM

      Take the second date as soon as possible!!!



      • Praveen on December 22, 2010 at 8:44 PM

        I am just asking if there is any rule that one must apply for the 2nd time after certain period of time or can apply right away??



        • Rohit Sinha on December 22, 2010 at 9:53 PM

          There is no such rule dude!!

          Make sure you apply right away for the next available date. The earlier the better!!!



  217. Kavitha on December 21, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Yesterday my f1 visa got rejected. VO just asked me two question 1. Why do you want to go US? 2. What are you doing now? I answered well for these questions but VO rejected me under 214(b) section. Can I apply for the second time?



    • Rohit Sinha on December 21, 2010 at 7:58 PM

      How can you say that you have answered well??

      Please post your answers so may know why you got rejected!! 🙂



  218. Harsha on December 19, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    I wanted to know that can I apply to Canada & USA simultaneously for Student Visa for Fall 2011 to save my precious time? Because I have completed B.E. in Computer Engineering in 2010. Please help me out as soon as possible



    • Harsha on December 21, 2010 at 10:03 PM

      Please give me some advice as soon as possible. I really need help on this issue.



      • Jose Nallapu on December 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM

        Yes you could do as so. But never tell the VO that you applied for Canada also if he asks. Just tell him that you applied to other Uni's in the US and their I20's are in progress.



        • Harsha on January 3, 2011 at 11:41 PM

          Thank u so much for your reply.



  219. divya on December 18, 2010 at 5:47 AM

    anybody flying to wright state university on 23rd dec..



  220. Neha on December 17, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    I had Visa interview on 16th December 2010 at Mumbai Consulate & I got rejected. Can anyone please explain me the reason for my rejection? My interview went as follows:

    Me: Good morning Ma’am (with confidence, smile & looking into her eyes)

    VO: Good Morning dear.

    VO: So, tell me that where are you planing to go?

    Me: To Florida Institute of Technology, for M.S. in Computer Science where my focus is on Networks.

    VO: ok, So, which other Schools had you applied to?

    Me: XXX, XYZ etc. where I had 2 acceptions, 2 rejections & 1 pending.

    VO: So, how did you search about these Universities?

    Me: I had been searching about the various schools since my last year in Bachelors & have also got information from websties like webometrics.info, usanews. com etc.

    VO: Sorry, you are rejected.

    Me: what is the reason for rejection Ma’am?

    VO: You are not as compatible as compared to today’s applicants.

    So, where did I go wrong????? I have received 1130 in GRE, 92 in TOEFL, have cleared my B.E. with Distinction in July 2010 & my GPA is 3.89. PLease reply me as soon as possible.



    • Rohit Sinha on December 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM

      Dear Neha

      Firstly , please do not feel low or sad about your rejection. No Big DeaL!! There is always a second try!!!!

      No here is the mistake you made!!!

      VO: So, how did you search about these Universities?

      Me: I had been searching about the various schools since my last year in Bachelors & have also got information from websties like webometrics.info, usanews. com etc.

      This answer is a classical answer to dig your own grave and get your visa rejected.

      What a superficial answer this is !!!!! You are not going to watch movie for you to read and get information about them from a website!! ( Sorry for being blunt)

      You are going to the US for your Masters Degree. The reasons and logic on how you choose a university has to be very well thought off !!!!!!

      Here is a classical answer that has worked each and everytime!!

      " Madam , I was very focused and clear about the field in which I wanted to do my specialization. I began my search by reading various technical articles and publications published in prestigious journals like IEEE , IEEE Comp Soc. etc etc.

      I found a variety of articles which were very close to my field of interest and they were published by faculty which belonged to these schools.

      I firmly believe that working with these kind of professors would help me gain a lot of insight into this field which would in turn help me to fetch a very highly paying job and a high designation on my return to India "

      This answer conveys 2 ideas to the VO

      1. You have done LOGICAL , WELL THOUGHT OFF research about your Universities

      2. You do not wish to settle there and rather come back to India and work !!

      You can also add a little Masala at the end by saying that India is a growing Super Power for Computers and IT and you wish to contribute or be a part of this every growing and successful industry..

      I hope this helps you!!!

      Take another date as soon as possible and please dont do stupid things like

      1. changing your university

      2. giving false information to the VO

      That would again result in a second rejection!!

      All the best!



      • Neha on December 17, 2010 at 7:54 PM

        Thanks a lot for your very very excellent advice & information. I am really confused that I should take another date as soon as possible or should I take date for Fall 2011. Please reply me as soon as possible. Please, I really need your help & advice.



        • Neha on December 18, 2010 at 1:11 AM

          Please please reply me soon, because I am very confused between 2 things. On one side I think to take date as soon as possible. On the other side, I feel that I should now apply for fall 2011. So, please guide me that what to do now.



          • Rohit Sinha on December 19, 2010 at 6:46 PM

            Hi Neha

            Sorry was replying late. I was out of town!!

            Well from your dates , I can comtemplate that you were looking for the Spring 2011 intake.

            However, as per me you have to take the Visa Date as soon as possible and stick to the Spring 2011 intake . Incase if that is not possible and you cannot get through then you push for Fall 2011.

            The reason why I say this is coz you may get a question from the Visa Officer asking you:

            " What did you do since December of 2010 until this time??? "

            So make sure you are prepared for an answer !!

            I hope this helps!! WIsh you all the best and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂

            Rohit



          • Neha on December 19, 2010 at 9:07 PM

            Thank you very much for your wonderful guidance. It was really very helpful for my further decisions.



    • hemal on December 21, 2010 at 4:52 AM

      hello Neha, I appeared for VISA and got approved on 20th for Stevens Tech. According to me you should have told like mam I have got 2 acception and 3 awaiting. I know you have the rejection letter. But, It seriously work. I had applied to 10 and got 8 admits but still I told VO that I had applied to 4 uni and 3 admits and 1 pending. Searching universities through web is just one step, you should have told that " my seniors, friends, and UG faculties helped me and also I did a bit of research" NO give out such names. My friend got rejected for the same. I consider luck only 10% remaining is the confidence. Remember keep your answer such that no new question (trap) is generated from that answer. All the best for the second try. Might be it was not your day.



      • Neha on December 21, 2010 at 10:08 PM

        Thank you Hemal for your advice & suggestions. I will surely keep it mind when I try my second attempt.



        • hemal on December 22, 2010 at 9:54 AM

          @neha okey. I had loads and loads of questions which I used to ask to people over HSB and other blogs. I was prepared for the worst. also questions like " u r patel I can't issue u visa?" prepare for the worse. Stay calm. Express your words in a convincing sound with expressions



          • Neha on December 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

            Is it true that if we get rejected for 3 times, then we can apply for the 4th time only after 2 years?



    • Jose Nallapu on December 27, 2010 at 9:31 AM

      Dear Neha,

      VO: So, how did you search about these Universities?

      Me: I had been searching about the various schools since my last year in Bachelors & have also got information from websties like webometrics.info, usanews. com etc.

      This sounds real weird to me and i feel that the VO wasnt happy also.

      Remember one thing, "Answer to the point, no more no less." You could have said that i checked on the net and found out that Florida Institute of Technology is one of the prestigious Uni in the US which has a variety of programs and courses that are offered esp in my field of interest at an economical structure.

      Remember that the second time when you go, the VO may twist this question into another, be careful and answer to the point.

      Never ever question back the VO, after you leave they will add points about your behaviour as your feed back for the second time, you should say "Thank you Mam, I really appreciate that. have a good day and leave the counter with a smile.



      • Neha on January 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM

        Thank you so much for your valuable advice.



  221. Skaur on December 17, 2010 at 5:29 AM

    Sir,

    i and my father are avid readers of your blog. Thank you for all the stuff.

    I myself have peculiar problem .Maybe u can guide me. MY parents and siblings are all green card holders except me . When they were issued visa i was above age (above 21) so haven't got visa. My gre score is 1220 , B.E with 60% and in the process of applying to univ.Many have told me that u have rare chance to get through coz i am like potential immigrant as u will join your family there. My dad is working in Air India and staying here in INdia for me. He will sponsor me (property and funds).Do you think i am wasting my time and money applying to Usa.

    Waiting for ur reply……………



    • Jose Nallapu on December 29, 2010 at 7:47 PM

      Dear Skaur,
      I feel that there are 50 – 50 chances.
      Be honest in your case and if the VO asks you about your family tell the VO truth. More over tell the VO that after my masters i would work there for an year gain some experience and then return to my home land with that experience. It sounds wierd but thats the truth and more over the VO also know that you cant be a potential immigrant.



  222. k.s. on December 17, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    vo good morning.

    me good morning.

    vo when did u finish u r engineering.

    me may 2008.

    vo what were u doing.

    me i went to australia for studing.

    vo which university.

    me homesglen,

    vo which university.

    i said .homesglean i had shown my australian conformation of enrolement.

    vo said u did computer science in india and went to hospitalty management. foaustraliar

    vo what was u r course duration

    me 2 years.

    vo what is u r father annual income.

    me said 5 lakhs per annum.

    vo i could not able to process u r visa application.and he had given a form 214b.

    give me a sujestion i am yet book the slot

    Reply



  223. neelam on December 16, 2010 at 7:58 AM

    i m rejected twice for my USA visa. I m bachlor student but this time VO asked do u have work experience which was shocked and she did debate with me on tat Q only dan rejected me now what do i do can u plz help me????????



    • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 3:04 PM

      Please elaborate more about the specific questions you faced by the VISA Officer during your second attempt or even perhaps your first attempt if you remember any!



  224. sunil on December 16, 2010 at 6:20 AM

    vo good morning.
    me good morning.
    vo when did u finish u r graduate.
    me may 2008.
    vo what were u doing.
    me i went to australia for studing.
    vo which university.
    me homesglen,
    vo which university.
    i said .homesglean i had shown my australian conformation of enrolement.
    vo said computer science and hospitalty management.
    vo what was u r course duration
    me 2 years.
    vo what is u r father annual income.
    me said 5 lakhs per annum.
    vo i could not able to process u r visa application.and he had given a form 214b.
    give me a sujestion i am yet book the slot



    • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 11:12 AM

      Dude there are 2 classical reasons why I think you visa was rejected.

      You graduated in 2008 and then you went to Australia to persue your Masters in Computers and Hospitality Management.

      You have now come back and planning to go to the US for your further education ???

      WHERE IS THE WORK EXPERIENCE

      Anyone who needs to study further should be or is expected to be in a position to justify his / her decision!! You finished your Bachelors!! you felt the need for higher education so you got your Masterss!! Now what makes you go to the US ??? Could it be to seek a job under the umbrella of a higher education degree???? or could it be some other reason????

      Your fathers income is 5 lacs INR per anum which is around about 10,000 USD per year. He has already invested money on your Australian education and now you want to go to the US again for education ( paying fees and expense) ?????

      All these reasons make you a classical potential immigrant!!!! and hence your 214b!!

      I hope this helps, incase if you want more guidance feel free to write to me

      Good Luck!!



  225. kiran on December 13, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    hi HSB,
    my visa appointment is on dec 21st.. i need ur help. im 2004-2008 btec batch but i passed out in 2010 may. due to backlogs. i hav 20 backlogs so cud u give any reason for this if a VO asks hw many backlogs n y? so plz.. gve me the reason wat shud i say to vo.. and in my provisional crtifcte i got has may 2010 passed out. so whch one shud i say if vo asks whch year u hav passed out… plz gve me reply as soon as possible. plz plz..



    • Dickson on December 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM

      Hey kiran you need to tell the VO the truth…and i will not hide it from you that taking more than four years for B.tech will not cause any problems for you…The only solution to your problem is be confident and prepare a good answer that is acceptable for your backlogs…



    • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 11:23 AM

      Visa Officers are very well trained professionals. They can very easily detect when you lie based on your anxiety and nervousness and a host of other factors. Hence DONT LIE!!!!!

      you have 20 backlogs!! That is sad. The Visa officer would like to see you as a credible student being able to successfully finish your Masters Program in the US.

      Incase if the officer asks you " Why do you have 20 backlogs" or " You have 20 backlogs , do you consider yourself fit to go to the US for Masters" or any other question similar to this one , here is what you should reply:

      " SIR , under no circumstances does 20 backlogs undermine my potential and capability to successfully finish my Masters Program in the US. My field of specialization is _________ I have scored exceptionally well in those courses in my undergrad degree program. Moreover , I was successful in finishing my final year project at ________ in the field of ________. I have participated in various technical festivals ( talk about your activities in engineering school ( if any)) . I have scored _____ on the GRE and ____ on TOEFL. The university , which has granted me admission believes that I am capable in completing this program successfuly and more than them I am CONFIDENT of doing it and doing it with a very high GPA."

      After hearing this answer or an answer on similar lines , he may either grant or reject your visa based on your confidence and eye to eye contact with the VISA OFFICER when your are answering.

      Atleast it will give you a 50 – 50 chance of aVISA.

      It is my strong advise to be calm , componsed and confident. Look into the eyes of the Visa OFficer when you answer!!

      Good Luck



  226. Kavitha on December 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Hi HSB,

    My visa appointment is on dec 21st.. Once my father given money upto 20 lakhs to some of their needy friends.. Just now we have taken our money from them for my studies and my parents opened a new account for my educational purposes.. There will be no transaction in this new acc. will it create any problem during my visa interview? What if VO asks me how you got dis much money in bank at last minute? Or can I get a letter from my parent's friends as a proof to show VO? Help me plz..



    • Dickson on December 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM

      Hey Kavitha in your case you need to show some transactions, so if you can just put some money into your account everyday so there will be enough transactions before you go for visa interview…and if luck plays on your side the VO wont even ask you a single finance related question…Remember just be confident…



      • Kavitha on December 15, 2010 at 7:02 PM

        Thank you Dickson..



    • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 11:28 AM

      It would be my best adivse to not just show these 20 lacs as your finance support documents. These 20 lacs can be a part of your finances which you need for your US education. Try to show

      1. Your fathers PPF or Mothers PPF or personal provident fund

      2. Any Certificate of Fixed Deposits

      3. Investments in Immovable properties like house or land anywhere in India

      4. Yours fathers IT returns showing his annual income.

      You should evaluate all the above finances and show the VISA Officer specific documents if asked upon.

      Many a times they wouldnt event ask for your Financial documents. But you be prepared. ( Just in Case)

      Good Luck!!



      • Kavitha on December 16, 2010 at 11:28 PM

        I have an engineer evaluation report, chartered accountant statement, my parents IT returns for 3yrs, and bank statement. Are these enough for my VISA interview?



        • Rohit Sinha on December 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM

          More than the Chartered Accountant Statement , the Passbooks for Savings and PPF accounts and IT returns of the past 5 years are more authentic and are better accepted!!!

          Try not to keep a CA Statement as they do not accept it so easily!!



          • Kavitha on December 17, 2010 at 8:13 PM

            Thanks a lot for ur help Rohit..



          • Rohit Sinha on December 19, 2010 at 10:48 PM

            Your Most Welcome 🙂

            All the best!!



  227. harsha on December 11, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    hi,

    I shall shortly be taking an appointment for F1 visa at Mumbai for program commencing in Jan 2011.

    My passport expires on 18th June 2011.

    Should I even take an appointment and if I get a visa then go in for renewing my passport or will not having a passport validity of 6 months after 18th dec be reason enough to reject the visa?!

    Kindly advice at the earliest.

    thanks.

    h



    • HSB on December 11, 2010 at 5:24 AM

      your passport should have atleast 6 months validity. Try to renew the passport and then apply.



  228. peyush on December 11, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    i hav applied for visa twice and has rejectd first time vo didnt askd me nethin n rejectd second time vo had prob wid my university selection he askd me y i applied to UNH i said coz i surfd net n found dis matchin my profile along wid othr universities. He askd it still doesnt clarify me applyin 2 dis uni. I said sir i found dis uni gud 4 mah future and m nt even goin 2 dis m goin 2 nyu n he rejectd my visa cn u hlp me wi wat shud i do



    • Alok Nigam on December 11, 2010 at 7:28 AM

      improve your writing skills is the first advice i will give you if you are looking for advice



      • Dickson on December 15, 2010 at 8:59 AM

        apply again and improve your verbal skills before you go for it…and your answers for the first time were horrible…think logically before answering anything…the VO are smart people you cannot go and bluff in front of them



  229. hemal on December 9, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Hello guys, I have booked a visa slot for 20th december. I have a question for you I had applied to 10 universities and have got i20s from 8. So, I am facing difficulties in framing an answer for the question
    WHY DID YOU APPLY TO SO MANY UNIVERSITIES?
    Ans. To keep all my options open.
    Is that ok, if anyone has got a strong answer please reply me ASAP



    • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM

      To keep all your options open is a very generic answer.

      Moreover applying to 10 schools is not toooooo much as per me. You should use this information to your benefit by saying that you are indeed clever and bright student to get 80% admits.

      You should be afraid of just one question ( or rather prepare very well for just one question) !! " Out of the 8 admits which school are you going to and why"?

      Visa officer would be more keen on knowing about your thought process in zeroing in on 1 school out of 8!!

      Incase if he asks you why did you apply to soo many schools ( Very low probability) you can respond as:

      Sir , all these schools were offering the program which I was most intersted in! Moreover they were all within my reach in terms of my GRE and TOEFL Score , my Academic Scores and Fees. Also I felt that out of over 1000 universities in the United States , applying to 1 % of them would not be a bad idea!!!

      Note: Never answer this question based on geography or your relatives live close by or your friends advised you to !! They are all classical answers to get your visa rejected.!!

      I hope this helps

      Good Luck!!!



  230. Komalam on December 8, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    I am an indian citizen. At present working in Uruguay with the Uruguay business visa. This visa is valid for 6 months. It is going to expire by this Jan,2011. My company is ready to go for Permanent residenship rather than applying Visa renewal. I have my future plan of going for business studies in either US or UK. So I have a confusion here will this process impact my future studies by any chance ? Your suggesstion is higly appreciated.

    Thanks for your time.



    • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 11:49 AM

      Having a permanent residency will not affect your chances in any way….. Seek permanent residency of Uruguay , come back to India and appear for your Visa Interview.

      Incase if the VO asks you what you did all this while or are you working? or where were you working? etc

      You can say that you joined a Uruguay Company to seek some international work experience. Also it has been this work experience which is aroused the need to do an MBA in you. After successfully doing an MBA from the US and international business exposure at Uruguay you will be a highly potential candidate in india to work on a high salary and a very high designation…

      BOTTOM LINE : CONVINCE THE VISA OFFICER THAT YOU WILL NOT SETTLE IN USA BUT RATHER COME BACK TO INDIA.

      I hope this helps

      Good Luck!!



      • Komalam on December 17, 2010 at 6:25 AM

        Hi Rohit,

        Thanks for your insight on this. My dillema got disbursed.

        I understood the kep poinst you ahve mentioned which I need to think and asnwer while appearing for the interview.

        Thank you so much for all the way helping me.

        Thanks,

        Komalam



        • Rohit Sinha on December 17, 2010 at 7:37 AM

          Most Welcome buddy 🙂



  231. karthik on December 5, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    hi guys ,
    how r u all . i have a problem in the admitt letter with the different name . and i attended for F1 VISA interview and they gave me a white slip which includes some case number . is there any trouble with the admitt letter.and am tensed about my VISA . if u know any information regarding this please help me

    thanking you



    • baveto on December 6, 2010 at 7:20 AM

      hi they dont look at ur admit letter,the will look at ur 120 form and ur school leaving certificates,most importantly ur transcript and ur result.and other supporting document prepared by u or u sponsor.

      regards.

      broveto



  232. karthik on December 4, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    hi guys,
    i have one doubt i hope that you clarified. i attended for F1 VISA on 3rd of december
    actually i got the white slip which includes some case number id and i wanna know what does it mean and will u tel when my passport will reach me . how many years of visa will approve or me .
    thank you .



  233. aniket on December 2, 2010 at 6:37 AM

    my university doen't require gre or toffel what shoud i answer am i right



    • HSB on December 2, 2010 at 6:51 AM

      I have posted your experience here – http://www.happyschoolsblog.com/f1-visa-appointme



      • Mamun bhai on December 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM

        Hi HSB,

        I am an avid follower of your site. I am a Bangladeshi. I recently got an admit for a renowned university in USA for MS. Academiclly, my aim is to do MS, then PhD in the same university, then come back to bangladesh to be an assistant Professor in one of the universities here in bangladesh. So, since i got admitted for MS (not Phd yet), will mentioning this reduce my chances of gettting the visa? Should I rather say I want to come back to BD after MS and be a lecturer here in Bangladesh. That would contradict my Statement of purpose though, where I showed intent to do PhD. Any advice?
        Another thing is that I did an bachelor in electrical engineering, and a also targetting MS in the same field. But i went to USA before during my undergrad in the summer on a summer educatinal activity as a game programmer. So does this send any red signal to the VO? please advice. My interested field is computer architecture.



        • Jaspreet on December 28, 2010 at 1:06 AM

          Hello HSB,

          I have my 2nd F1 visa interview in one week.

          I am already studying in an American University…the university have a tie up with Business school and I am taking a campus transfer to USA.

          In the 1st Visa Interview..Vo asked me that how many Universities I Have applied.

          I said only one…XYZ University as I am already studying at this university and just taking the campus transfer…and VO rejected my Visa.

          I was honest during the interview.

          What if VO will ask again the same question?

          Please advice!



    • Ahmed on February 1, 2011 at 11:25 PM

      even my colleges does require gmat about toefl my college says if u passed my eng lish medium college we do not require toefl i got a toefl and gmat wavier letter from my uni. u can request ur college to give u one.

      All d best



  234. niteesh on November 18, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Hello guys, I'm niteesh and I was refused a visa this fall semester and I've applied to the same university as precious one for spring too. My question is that How much is the possibility to change the university after getting the visa. And what is the process for that.



    • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM

      Well changing university after VISA is not an impossibility. It is very easy. BUT you need to do that from the United States!!!!! 3 years ago I was in a Similar Situation. I had an admit from FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY and I successfully secured my VISA for the same. The same evening I got an Admit from NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY from Boston!! I was so mad coz I always wanted to go to Northeastern……

      However, here is the procedure!!!

      1 . Join the university for which you got your admit and your VISA

      2. Come to the US and apply to another university of your choice.

      3. Incase if you get accepted, your present university will TRANSFER YOUR SEVIS to the new university.

      4. If you have taken any credits , they too can be transfered to your new school ( max 9 credits for masters) however rules may vary.

      5. Change and join your new school and live happily ever after!! 🙂

      I hope this helps!!



  235. Ranjan on November 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    I was rejected twice for f1 student visa during fall session. I had applied to SUNY. Both time I was rejected stating that its too expensive. Actually the total expenses of 9 months was $21,100 including scholarships too. For second time VO told me to bring I-20 of another university that offers me more scholarship and have less expenses. And now I have applied to another university having less expenses around $16000. So plz tell me how much is the possibility of mine for this time. Changing university would create problem? Or not. I am really confused whether I should apply of not? Plz suggest me.



  236. Maggi on November 2, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Hi Everybody,

    I am staying in US on H4.I wanted to pursue MS on F1 visa status.I wanted to know that will my visa change from H4 to F1 will be rejected since my husband has filed for the green card?Is there anybody who have faced the same problem?Also I wanted to know that,If my F1 visa got rejected my H4 will also be rejected?



    • maggi on December 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

      Please guys help me….



      • Rohit Sinha on December 16, 2010 at 11:56 AM

        I wish I could help you with this.

        But incase if your husband has filed for a green card for you and him, the best person to ask is the immigration lawyer through which your husband has done the GREEN CARD Process!!!

        Good Luck!!



  237. slyman on October 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Hi everyone.
    I was interviewed on the 27 sept for M1 visa,at the US embassy in New delhi. After the interview i was handed a pink paper and was told my visa would have to go through what they called "Administrative processing" its now 32 days and still no word from them…….please anyone in the house with the same or has gone through this situation before?.

    I want to know how much longer i would have to wait for visa because i feel like withdrawing my application,because i am tired of waiting.



  238. Rahul on October 28, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Helo my name is Rahul, i was rejected once for fall. For spring i am going for visa(Nov 17) on another university. My question is that will the VO have my previous university details???
    If yes, then wat should i answer for the following question.
    Why did you change your university?



  239. samuel on October 27, 2010 at 7:12 AM

    hi, my name is samuel, i am absolutely confused about my situation.

    i was on f1 doing mba…. due to health reasons i had to come to india in oct 2009 and am still staying in india as i still recovering. its more than a year now that im staying in india. i have my visa until 2012. i am planning to go back to US by this year end. the question is, is my status still valid? if not, what should i b doing in order to get back to US?

    please advise….



  240. raj on October 25, 2010 at 1:56 AM

    what is the differencce between emergency and genera ldates for visa.

    Can we apply for emergency dates for issuance of visa ?>?



    • bizzle on October 25, 2010 at 12:05 PM

      if you cannot secure a regular visa appointment date before your resumption date as stated on your i20,you are allowed to apply for an emergency appointment date,but you must give them concrete reasons why you should be given a date and also show proofs with documents like your i20 letter.



  241. sule samsindeen on October 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    am interested,only if i can find someone to help in financial aspect of it.



  242. Abdus Sabur on October 20, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Deer i need a demo of PhD project proposal. My interesting area is disaster Management. Mainly Earthquake…



  243. Mouctar on October 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Dear Friends, I came across these posts and I would really need your help. I went for my F1 visa enterview today october 20. This is my 3rd denial now and I am very confused. The first one was based on my english proficiency.Therefore I contacted the school so that I can start in the english program first. I got a new I20 and applied the second time, the visa officer said my 2nd I20 is hiding my english proficiency and denied the visa. today the 3rd time officer did not look at my documents and said there is no jobs related to Business administration in my home country in Guinea. I told vo that i could be a Human ressources manager. he told me that Business studies are good only for the U.S . Also he asked how I selected the School, I told him through the Internet. He said that my uncle chose it for me I responded no, But he said he could not give me a visa.

    Now I am thinking of re applying in the coming weeks again. But I am affraid that I get denied again. PLEASE HELP!!



    • bizzle on October 25, 2010 at 12:08 PM

      hello mouctar,as long as you dont give them a reason to deny you believe me you wont be denied,be prepared at least you now know all what you need to know.apply and give it a shot.best of luck.



      • Mouctar on October 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM

        Thank you very much for responding to my post. I think that based on the officer's response to my denial that there is no job related to my Major in my country , it seems like my denial was based on the presumption that I am potential immigrant. But how to bypass that presumption after 3 denials. my current employer gave me a letter to be re employed last interview but it did not make any difference. How could I convince them on that after 3 denials? what to say if they asked me wghat changed in my situation before I reapply
        Please help



    • yelly on November 3, 2010 at 5:05 AM

      hey never give up that is wat most of the vo's will say.that is ur uncle choose for u.i was also denied on 27 october.

      to answer ur qst,when the vo ask who recommeded this school to u,just sir,i have search several schools in usa but this school matchs my character as i will be stay very closs to the school,beside that they offer free counceling services to intertional students.by sayn this u most hav an email from one the business advisors from school u re apply for,open saying this u can just saw him the email at prompt.

      dont mine how many times u re rejected,some re rejected more than 8 times and the still end of having it.re member ur previous qstions an no how to plush the answers.

      i think this will help u.regards yelly.



  244. yelly gambia on October 20, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    hi my name is yelly from the gambia.i have an i20 froo xxx college usa.i hav been working for two an half yrs at forex money transfer,my uncle is the one sponsoring me.i have my leave letter which state that my company will give me $3,000 subjected to the company employee study program.an my first yrs tuition fee is $15,902 while my uncle's bank statement is $30,000.

    as my interview is at hand,wat is the likely questions that VO is will be asking.

    plz i need ur reply.



  245. umair on October 15, 2010 at 5:57 AM

    hi
    friends i have a question.i was approved student was on 20july 2010 and my passport retained for aditional administrative process and clearance.my clearence received on 27th august and visa pasted on 30th august and i collected passport on 3rd september.accoring to I-20 i had to report univ no later than 25th august 2010.but i could not attend fall 2010 semester becuz i was issued visa late and classes had already been started.i wanted to defer my admission to next semester which is spring semester and starting from 13th january 2011 but univ is not defering my admission.plz help me if u have any sloution.reply will be appreciated.plz HSB help me in this matter.
    Regards
    umair



  246. naveen kumar on October 14, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    hi friends
    i am goin for interview on 22nd 0ct 2010 ..please pray for me
    my wife will be on f1 and me and me and my 1 year baby will be her dependents.
    goin to concordia wisconsin.from our side we are well ready ‘n’ with full of confidence.M sure all will be right
    [id removed] for suggetions and queries



    • babu on October 16, 2010 at 12:11 AM

      Best of Luck. Make sure you have sufficient funds for your family n yrself being on f1. You also need insurance for baby n wife. Make your mind about expenses if you really want to come with family on F1.



  247. Amandeep Gupta on October 11, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    Can I use Bank loan statement to apply for I-20?



  248. manish on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 AM

    hey

    m in fix. i hav rejectd 1st tym may b bcoz of my university selctn.I have apllied for MPH

    i selected Pace university, NY

    2-La Verne university , California ( which she was not aware of )

    3- Univesity of Denver ( she was like oh good)

    but in end rejetd on the question Y NEWYORK ONLY..

    m trying for 2nd tym n i dnt now whther to change the university or shud i stic to same pace university.

    and can u answer y shud i say y NY?

    ok I answered that it is most friendly state and main hub of techonlogy and 1 -2 things mor dont remembr dat now.

    plzz help me i dnt wanna get rjectd 2nd tym..



    • bizzle on October 10, 2010 at 1:19 PM

      hello manish, questions regarding y a state or university can only be best answered by you.my advice is that u shud stick with the school u applied for the first time,believe me changing another university might send a wrong signal to the vo.get more points on why new york,its not cheap so u shudnt mention that,hub or center of technology is good,companies u can work with is another point,a state that has a projected positive growth is another.stick with the old gist but with stronger points,remember if u are changing a school or state from the previous one be ready to answer the question"why not new york".good luck pal.



    • bizzle on October 10, 2010 at 1:26 PM

      hello manish

      my advice is that u shud stick with your former school in ny,find more points that will convince the vo about ur choice state,if u make research u shud be able to come up with them.remember if u r changing ur choice of state,remember to have answers for a question like"why not new york again".good luck pal.



      • manish on October 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

        thanx bizzle

        ill stick to the same school

        ok tell me shud i change other universitie from where I got I20 too? for eg. instead of Laverne should I replace it with some ither university?

        because when vo heard this name she was like she never heard this university name, so I am just lil apprehensive in using this universitie's name again.

        and should I add more universities in my documents?



  249. SMQ on October 5, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Hey guys, what's the minimum HS GPA needed to get Undergraduate Admission in a US Uni, and if I did get admission, would my GPA matter during the Visa interview?

    Please let me know 🙂



    • bizzle on October 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM

      hello smq,

      u can check with the schools site for specific gpa requirement.most schools require from 2.5,however admission teams looks at alot of other application materials and not just ur gpa.for the visa interview,the vo shud be able to see an upward trend in ur academics,if u have a low gpa,then ur standardized test shud be better,that shows u r improving and will do better in college.good luck



  250. KALYAN on October 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    My name is kalyan krishna kumar. Am in USA wright now. In january 2010 i got my F1 visa. Actually in my Passport my name was printed as

    KALYANKRISHNAKUMAR JOGIRALA and in my 10th class, inter and in B.tech

    my name was printed as KALYAN KRISHNA KUMAR JOGIRALA. There was no spelling mistake in my passport and in my certificates. The only problem is missing "SPACES" in my name. Now am here under F1 status. All my friends and others are saying that if you do not change your name now, it will be a problem when applying for "H1". So can any one suggest me what to do in order to change my name in the passport. And, the most important thing is in my VISA also the name looks like in the passport. ie; KALYANKRISHNAKUMAR JOGIRALA.

    I went to the INDIAN EMBASSY in WASHINGTON DC. The people are not reponding well. Can any one please suggest me a solution as to how to change my name in the PASSPORT and in the VISA also.



    • manish on October 6, 2010 at 5:21 AM

      hi
      as far as i thnk u wont get any prblm as u can tell them dat while gettin F1 der was "space" mistake.
      Or you can contact Embassy in other states.Might they can help you.



    • Dnero! on December 3, 2010 at 2:09 AM

      Hey!..guy relax is not gonna do u any harm. Is very simple. first thing first, go to any supreme court or a high court to swore an affidavit of correction of name on ur xyz document and that is all so when ever the question would arise "Why is there a space here and there is no space here"? you would have to tell them it was a typographic error and that you have an affidavit for that. Thats all u have to say…and enjoy…

      Dnero!



  251. Ronik_enrique06 on October 3, 2010 at 8:06 AM

    hi, can anyone tell me that will participation in dv lottery affects to f1 visa?



  252. Conception4you on October 2, 2010 at 2:28 AM

    Hi my name is Kumar… I’m desperately planning to do my masters in USA. Very unfortunately my educational scores/percentages are creating a big question mark I me, whether i am eligible or worth of applying for my higher studies or am I not worth of applying so?Please someone help me out with an idea or a suggestion by looking into my profile below…My Education Background:Degree: Bachelors Degree (B.Sc Statistics) with an aggregate of 48.4% (could not able complete in time, did that four and half years, in spite of completing it in three years.B.I.E (12th): MPC 57.4%S.S.C (10th): 68.5%English proficiency exam:IELTS: 5.5TOFEL: NOGRE: NOWork experience: yes, 4.5 years into US staffing & Recruiting (Sales Manager)Financial Background: absolutely fine to cover all expansesLooking forward to hearing from someone…



  253. anudeep on October 1, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Hi

    I'm Anudeep, If somebody wants to learn the last 2 years of their Bachelors degree in USA and if they don't get a visa, then is there any college/university in India that offers the student to take online courses in USA and transfer the credits(from India univ) to the US univ?



  254. james on September 28, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    i want to meet a Nigerian or anyone who is already in usa or missouri to help me as i apply for interview. I'm waiting for someone.



    • bizzle on October 10, 2010 at 1:08 PM

      james whats up dude?what seems to be the problem?



      • james on October 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM

        thanks bizzle, i want u to answer these questions for me. 1) why do u want to study nursing. 2) why do u choose columbia college. 3) why do u want to study in u.s, but here in nigeria, my univ. have been on strike for 3 months, is it enough reason? Help me anyone



        • bizzle on October 25, 2010 at 11:54 AM

          hi james,i hope its not too late,question one,why nursing?its very difficult for someone to answer that for you cos its personal,something must have motivated you,my mum for example is a nurse and she always tells me nursing is caring and thats what she wants to do all her life,so that question should be peculier to you.secondly why columbia?a million reasons you can give them,facilities,faculty members,tuition,extra-curricular activities but try not to give general answers,you have to be very different.thirdly why u.s not nigeria?hey we all know that a u.s degree is highly sought after and also education system is better with quality academic programs,better than the ones we in nigeria.



  255. p.saibabareddy on September 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    hey hi to all its been since long time that i have been visited this site. i have an query can any one of you guys sort my problem please
    i got an admission in san deigo and i do have an relative who would pay my whole fee for my education so my doubt is that .what are the documents should i need for my visa .please do help me out .please do mail me …….



    • bizzle on October 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM

      hello,

      go with ur affidavit of support from ur uncle,very important,passport,birth cert,visa form ds-160,standardized test results,transcripts or marksheets,i-20,sevis receipt,letter of acceptance,financial statement,proof of ties,letter from work place if applicable.



  256. Mark on September 23, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    @HSB

    My company is sponsoring me for an L1 visa this year.

    I am also planning to go for MS in the fall. If the L1 visa is granted how will this impact my chance of getting a visa for my studies?

    Should I ask them to proceed with the same or to stop the process?



    • HSB on September 24, 2010 at 3:26 AM

      If its for Fall 2011, then you can apply for L1.



      • Mark on September 25, 2010 at 6:22 AM

        But what will the impact be? I mean are there any factors that I should consider before asking them to proceed.



  257. inesa on September 22, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Hello

    I applied for F1 visa because I was accepted for attending a master in Suffolk university and I also received a scholarship because I had finished my university with gold medal. I was shocked that the U.S Embassy here in Albania refused me U.S visa two times. According to them the financial doc were not correct while they were with the stamp and signature of the bank. May the presence of family members in U.S denial you for getting a visa? How chance I have if I will apply again? How about applying from another country? Please I will really appreciate an advice from you because i really desire doing this master in U.S.



    • vic on December 9, 2010 at 10:13 AM

      Presence of family members in U.S is not a problem for visa denial. Just show them you have more than enough money for all your tution and living expenses….It will do for getting your visa..



  258. lara on September 21, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Hi, I'm applying for MBA and i need to know if F1-visa allows me to work for a limited hours or not.

    Appreciate your help

    Thanks



    • bizzle on October 25, 2010 at 11:56 AM

      hi lara,

      depending on your school and program,an f1 student is allowed to work a minimum of twenty hours per week.



  259. James on September 16, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    Thanks Ron, i now want to tell VO that after graduation from secondary school, i worked from 2005 to 2008. Then from 2009 to 2010 i started attending classes for the SAT. How do you see that. Advice me



  260. sq on September 16, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Is it possible to get into a college in USA with 3.0-3.1 GPA?



    • bizzle on October 25, 2010 at 11:59 AM

      hello sq,

      different schools have minimum requirements for admission,remember your gpa is not the only thing admission officers look at,so check with the school and find out thier minimum gpa requirement,I have a friend that got in with 2.5.best of luck.



    • Ahmed on February 12, 2011 at 8:57 AM

      bro 3.0 Gpa is tooooooooooooooooooooooo gudddddddddddddddddddd ull get in dont woory bindass apply to any college in us u like all d best



  261. JAEYSH on September 16, 2010 at 6:03 AM

    I have deferred my admission to spring because I have rejected twice on4th of Aug And 11th of of Aug. So Shall I apply in the October



    • mitul jasani on October 18, 2010 at 5:57 AM

      yu cannot apply before 90 days of your course start in spring term. so yu can now check your i-20 for when will your college will be continue.

      Having a good luck for interview



  262. jane on September 13, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    Hello,

    My name is Jane and I'm expecting to go USA December this year for MBA. It is my first time to go USA. My dear can you please help me with question and answers of F1 visa interview? Please help me.



    • ani on September 24, 2010 at 6:47 AM

      Hi friend before going to visa interview check ur documents and be confident before VO in many cases they will ask why u choosen this university only and financial sources any way all the best if u have luck u will get definately bye



  263. Moni on September 10, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    Hi,

    If anybody could give me advice, please. So, I went to US in 2003 on J-1 visa then I extened visa for student status and I was studying since then I got an associate degree in massage therapy. Now I would like to major in bussines administration. However, I came to Poland to visit my family and I was denied a student visa on August 13 2010. I did not prove strong ties to my country. Now I have a letter from a company that after I complete the program the job is waiting for me. What else can I show or say to prove my come back to Poland?

    thank you



  264. Preetham on September 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Hello All

    Been a while since i visited the site…

    I'm in a fix and need some clarification…

    I'm a student on F1 status. I came to the US for a master's degree in mgnt. in 2006. Graduated in December 07' and was working on OPT till December 2008, got my OPT extended and worked from January 2009 till May 2010. Due to financial situations, the 2 companies i worked for on my OPT weren't able to sponsor H1 work visa. After completion of OPT i enrolled into another school for a MBA program.

    Now, here's the situation;

    While checking my visa status, the expiry date is December 2010 on the passport. Do i need to do something from my end to extend this or can I still be in the US after expiration date.

    I have been reading forums and came to know that the validity is only for entry but if I'm in the US legally, I do not need to extend visa.

    I have already updated my status in SEVIS and I'm a full time student again.

    Can some one confirm if I'm correct here?

    Thanks



    • HSB on September 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM

      If your I-20 is valid, then you don't need to worry about expired visa.



      • James on September 16, 2010 at 1:09 AM

        HSB, PLS I NEED ADVICE. I graduated from high school in 2005. I was admitted to study in my home country to study, i've studied for 3years, but the school has been experiencing till now. I want to leave the school to study in USA. Whats the best reason i would give VO for the five year gap till 2010. I plan to attend interview first week of november. I have some documents like

        1. My late fathers landed property document.

        2. Letter of employment.

        3. I-20 form

        4. Letter of future employment from a hospital(my intended course of study is B.Sc nursing)

        5. My certificates of graduation from primary school and secondary school.

        6. Letter of admission from the USA college.

        7. A bank statement showing liquid cash of above $25000 from my uncle who is my sponsor.

        What other documents do i need, and what advice do u have for me regarding the interview.

        Contact me using [email protected], i want to succeed for the f-1 visa.



        • Ron on September 16, 2010 at 4:34 PM

          James,
          If your funds match the amount in I 20 you should be fine money wise. But you need to come up to a story to convince that you would be legitimate student. Don't let them anticipate that you want to move to the US. Justify the 5 yr gap the best you can. Even American people take gaps from school . Tell them you were working for a while and now you are returning to the school. You should be fine in the interview. Use correct English and right tone of your voice (not too needy or too careless and not overconfident)

          Thanks and good luck,

          Ron



  265. notes_from_a_friend on September 8, 2010 at 6:18 AM

    Hi,

    I have secured admission and I20 in MA in Management program at from a US uni. I also have qualified for Permanent Residentship in Canada and I will have to send my passport to the Canadian consulate by this month to have my Canadian Immigration Visa stamped on it. Now I have following options regarding facing F1 interview:

    1. Should I face F1 interview first at US consulate with my present passport with no Canadian Immigration Visa stamped on it?

    2. Or should I get my Canadian Immigration Visa first and then face US consulate for F1 with my Immigration Visa Stamped on my passport?

    I worry that, if I face F1 interview with my Immigration Visa Stamped on my passport then the VO may reject me on the grounds of "Potential Immigrant" .

    As I have both the options available I would highly appreciate your frank commen on my predicament.

    Thanks in advance.



  266. Invictus on September 3, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Hi,

    I have an MBA from UK and have been teaching Economics for almost 5 years at a University. My Toelf iBT score is 105. I have secured admission and I20 in MA in Management program at New Mexico State Uni. The program didn't require GRE and I haven't appeared at GRE/GMAT. Now, can you please help me answering following very obvious questions for my F1 interview?

    1. Why did you choose USA instead of UK, whereas you are already familiar with UK education system and culture?

    2. Did you choose the university because it didn't require GRE for admissions?

    I would highly appreciate your frank comment.

    Thanks in advance.



    • Ron on September 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM

      Dear Invictus,

      Try to get admit for a PhD program in economics instead of another masters degree. If try to appear for the interview with a mediocre university with bypassing the GRE requirement, you will hamper your chances of getting a visa.They will suspect that you are leaving your stable job and going for another masters in order to settle in the US. But if you stil want to appear the interview make a solid connection between your British degree, your job and how everything fits with your American university admit.



  267. ashwinboinala on September 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    I got visa on 24th aug

    And i am very much thank full to this site , which helped me a lot.

    I have less aggrigate even though i learned how to manage the VO through this web site so every body follow this site to achieve.



  268. Zareem on September 2, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    Dear Sir/Ma'am

    I have been admitted in a University in Illinois. They issued me an I-20 and a SEVIS number. I got the student Visa late and my I-20 has expired. I have also applied to another university in California. Now if I get an admission offer from the California State University, I would definitely accept it. My question is:

    If I enter the US on the I-20 from the Illinois University and then after entering the US, after a couple of weeks, can I register in the California State University???

    I know that in this case I have to change my SEVIS and Annotation on my F1 visa to CSU.

    As u know that it may take more than three months to get a visa. If I apply for the visa all the way from the start with the new SEVIS and I-20, I may not be able to reach the university in time for the classes.

    So, what should I do? Should I apply for the new visa or should I go to the US and change my annotation from there???? Please Advise me.



  269. Chin2shah on September 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    please give me top institutes in usa for phd programme in condensed matter physics.



  270. Ganesh on September 1, 2010 at 3:27 AM

    hai all iam ganesh i hav applied 4 3 universities 2 do my masters in MS in CS i b.tech aggregate is 64% toefl is 108 n gre not yet take…..the thing is iam not wellprepared with gre unfortunately if i get low score do i hav a chance of getting my visa as i hav good toefl score if the officer pointouts n compars rer n toefl…..most probably ill b gng 4 visa interview in after mid october….



  271. vikul on August 31, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    i applied for f1 visa twice and was rejected both time … I applied for B.S.B.A ……..the VO just stuck to why do u choose wright state university ,ohio as ur first preference and not california state university -stanislaus …… i said wright state university is a well known state university its business program is accredited by AACSB(the assosiation to advance collegiate school of businsess)….. i dont know what was the reason i was refused … and in the first attempt he asked why not long island university … plss help me



    • Ron on August 31, 2010 at 12:25 PM

      Sorry that your visa was denied twice. I think they felt that you are not the genuine student cause you changed the university. You should convince the VO about selection of university such a way that they whould feel that you are passionatre about your research interest and the university program fits into your backround and interest. They very well know about the university. You shouldn't take their questions literally. They want to know if the program you want to study would fit into your personality. So next time talk about youreself more and less about your university. Good luck. This is Ron from the University of Wisconsin.



  272. antony on August 24, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Hi,

    With my TOEFL mark I got admitted for master's in univ of michigan-dearborn.Is it mandatory to submit my GRE mark in VISA interview??



  273. SHARAN on August 24, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Hello sir , My name is Sharan completed my engineering in computer science with aggregate of 65 % from VTU,I am a 2009 passed out. I have no Back logs , but wasted 2 years as i didnt got right job , Now I am planning for fall 2011. I am going to write gre on NOV 2010 and toefl on NOV last week, if the question like "Wat did you do these 2 years "

    is asked in Visa interview ,wat should i need to answer ?? any answers will be welcomed 🙂



    • Ron on August 31, 2010 at 12:28 PM

      Do not tell VO that you wasted two years in job search. They will assume that you have nothing to do in India and thats the reason you want to go to the US. Two year break is ok. We all take breaks from studies. Just tell them you were engaged in your hobby plus did volunteer work etc. Justify your gap positively. I think you shouldn't have any problem.



  274. HSB HELP on August 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Hello,

    I have applied for f1 visa in 2008, and i got rejected. Now again i’m applying for MBA jan 2011.

    My query is i passed my 12th in 2005, and i passed my Diploma in Business Administration in Aug 2008. But i have applied for undergradutation program i.e, bcom in 2008 as my result were not out. So to fill this three years gap i showed a work experience, but the problem is now i have lost the exp letter and ds-160 xerox form, so i dnt know what dates i showed them as my work experience ? This time i applying for mba, After 2008 to till date i’m doing MCSE, RHCE, CCNP and i have the id card of the institute so not an issue from 2008. But my actual question is am i gonna be in trouble that why did u apply for bcom in 2008 when u were doing bba. And why u didnt mention in ds-160. Well i was doing distance learning course. Will i be blacklisted..?

    Thanks.



  275. Bharath Reddy on August 20, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Hi friends actually i should be 2009 passed out but due to some health problem i have been detained during my 2-1 due to lack of attendance and now it's 2010

    with an aggregate of 63.54% and 5 back logs how should i face the visa please give me some guidelines and are there any chances for me to get the visa………

    GRE-920 TOEFL-93



  276. samithkumarreddy on August 19, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    Hi sir,

    What is your name?

    Devi reddy samithkumar Reddy

    Name of the university?

    Northwestern polytechnic university

    Why are you going to US?

    Study MS in CSE.

    What is your percentage?

    65%

    How many back locks?

    25

    What are you doing from last 1year?

    In order to support my studies i did Diploma in Hardware and networking for a period of 6months then i did job as a trainee in network engineering for 6 months.

    I got rejection at Hyderabad on 16th aug 2010



    • pinku on August 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM

      Hi Samith i also got for Northwestern polytechnic university.. and my visa interview is more are less same.He asked if i would return after studies and i told yes.but i also got rejected.



    • sit_12 on September 5, 2010 at 6:42 AM

      Do not tell lies..this is not the place..pls be truthful to yourself first ..and then be truthful to VO.



  277. pinku on August 19, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    hi.i am 2009 passout and had 18 backlogs which i cleared all in 3rd year.i attended for US F1 visa(Hyderabad Consulate) two times and got rejected due to backlogs.what should i do now?should i apply for some other country?my frnds told australia and uk visas are easy with those many backlogs.Is there no hope for me for US?



  278. sachin lall on August 18, 2010 at 1:32 AM

    is my wife will travel with me on f1 visa because she is my dependent.



    • HSB on August 18, 2010 at 2:52 AM

      She would need F2 visa stamping.



  279. Harshil on August 10, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Taking loan from Indian bank or banks of USA makes any difference in monetary terms?



  280. umair on August 8, 2010 at 4:02 AM

    hello every1

    i have visited this site and found this 1 much informative.i have a question and your response will be much appreciated.i have been approved US student visa on 20th july but my case is in additional administrative process.i can attend university no later than 25th august 2010.my question is if i dont get my visa before 25th.then will i have to appear in interview again or they will issue me visa and i will have to take admission in spring session.plz reply its 2 urgent.

    regards

    umair



    • anonymous on December 2, 2010 at 4:47 AM

      I'm in the exact same situation. Give me a mail id we can discuss further



      • sandy on December 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM

        My Brother also is facing with similar issue , could you pls let me know what would be the options , is it possible to get an extension from the Univ to report late by 1 / 2 weeks ? Your response is greatly appreciated



  281. abhijeet on August 6, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    hello,

    I just went for an F1 visa interview on 2nd august in new delhi consulate. even though they kept my passport and visa they asked me to answer/send some information through email. how long will it take them to give my passport back? I have full aid from an university and had previously an F1 with me.

    Thanks



  282. Dr. S on August 2, 2010 at 3:46 AM

    Hey Guys,

    It was my second attempt today and i finally heards those Golden words



  283. ADEDAPO ABIODUN on August 1, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Hello, i went for my visa intv on the 19th july and i am rejected i dont know where i went wrong but the VO told me i dont have STRONG TIE to my country,can anyone explain this and is there a chance that i got a visa in my next interview,pls advice



  284. sudheer on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    will the VO takes all the documents like mark sheets gre score card etc., for further clarification



  285. Sunil on July 27, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    Hi Friends,

    My name is Sunil Kumar and I have been selected for MS in Computer Science at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfiled, IOWA, USA. My visa interview date is August 13, 2010. I need some advice for the interview. First of all, I have been working as a programmer at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla for past 6 years on contractual basis. I had done Master of Computer Applications from the same University, I am working with in 2001. Thereafter, I was there in the university taking teaching classes and finally got contract on June 10, 2005. I had been refused F1-Visa once last year in Oct. The reason being 214(b). Please tell me how can I get through the visa interview this time.



  286. dhanumjay on July 22, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    hai everyone is there anyone going for university of missouri st louis.. for fall 2010 … i am foing for fall 2010….



  287. manish on July 21, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    which univ u hav applied?

    n was dat a old lady who was takin ur interview?

    she has lil curly hairs???



    • Dr. S on July 22, 2010 at 1:10 AM

      Yes,
      She was a middle aged lady and my university is ‘Marywood University’
      I know i screwed up the interview but i am really worried for my chances in second attempt



  288. coder4ever on July 20, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Hello guys how are you doing? I have been rejected by one of the VOs 2 weeks before. Since I have spent a lot of time processing finding schools. It was very awkward for me, and I was angry at him. I don’t recommend you guys to be angry on the VO because it will create nothing.

    It takes me more than an hour to write you this experience. Because this and many sites helped me and I should have to return back what I got from others. So please read it carefully.

    Yesterday I tried my second chance to get a visa, and GOD gave me the luck and I got my Visa to the USA, Very exciting, isn’t it? Here I will try to tell my experience on the second interview, my English may be poor, because I am so in a hurry right now. Just follow me.

    Before I tell about my experience let me tell u things that will matter on getting Visa.
    Getting Visa is:
    -not for everybody
    -needs patience
    -needs luck, but it is ur job to maximize ur luck by preparing, the more you prepared the more luckier u will be.
    -it depends on the mood of the VO at the time of ur interview.(If he gets angry may be by personal problems he might not give u or he may give u with easy questions)
    -Clothes doesn’t matter. Just be yourself but neat and clean, and smell nice.
    -PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ … COME UP ONLY WITH HONESTY AND THE RIGHT DOCUMENTS …. This will give u a confidence … because u come up with what u have.

    Warning: Please, don’t change data on the DS-160 form when u re-apply, unless u made a mistake. Because they already have everything recorded on their system. They might suspect u r lying and u r an immigrant. If u made a mistake and correct it, try to persuade the VO u made it by mistake if he/she asked u. since all of my data on both the previous DS-160 and the new one were correct, I wasn’t asked and I was confident about that.
    -it is better to reapply with the same school’s I-20. Becaue they will think that u love the school not the USA. Try to apply for visa at least 2 or 3 months before and reapply with no more than 2 weeks gap if u got denied
    -come up with the necessary documents only. (come up with two cases, one with the mandatory documents and the other supplementary documents … coz it may take u time while searching the paper u will b asked by the VO,.,,.. and the VO may suspect u r paniking).
    Now let me go to my real experience. Mine may be exceptional. It took about 10 min. I have no idea it already to that much time. Because the VO (a nice looking around 40 yrs old madam) was nice and she was checking every of my documents and asking me questions, some of my answers created another questions. But since every of my answers were true, I didn’t panicked /… because all of my answers were true.
    While I was waiting for my name to be called, I just saw that this VO was granting Visa for most of them except one lady, who was behind me (I saw her that she was silent and panicked … u can c her face)… there was another VO and she was denying visa except for 1 student and one Visitor. So I was praying if GOD sent me to the nice VO, one girl was called (the above lady) … and she stayed with the not more than 4 min and she was rejected (the first rejection by this VO)… and then my name was called. I go to her by smiling, which is true smile not exaggerated ….. Here is the talking … I may forgot some talkings because it was around 10 min ,,
    VO: Good moring
    Me: Good morning.
    VO:Why you choose X university?
    Me: Because they concentrate on MBA program rather than others. The students body is 90% international students. And the students size is 15-20 in a class. These are the main reasons.
    VO: Where other schools u applied?
    Me:X, Y, and Z universities.
    VO: Since I live in that are, I don’t know any of the schools. Why didn’t u choose school that are popular?
    Me: my main concern is not popularity. My main concern is the schools MBA program. I don’t care whether the school is known or not. But if it has a good MBA , that is my main concern. Other schools might exist but their tuition fee is so high. So I considered price also.
    VO: What did u get from this school which you didn’t get from others?
    Me: Because the school is cheap compared to others, its students body is around 90% international students. The teachers are experienced. Can I add another?
    VO: Sure u can.
    Me: For example one of the instructors, named X works in the white house in the bush administration for the Vice president.
    VO: That is not a big deal. every body works in the white house.
    Me: sorry madam, I didn’t know that.
    VO:How many schools accepted u.
    Me: Only X accepted me. The other 2 schools need my final degree (because I am already an undergraduate student and I will finish after a month) they told me to proceed to Spring term.
    VO: What courses are offered by this school? Do you have the courses
    Me: Sorry madam, I only have the pre-MBA courses which the school told me to take before I start my MBA program.(for one year). Can I show u that?
    VO: Sure.
    VO: Ok, that is nice. For how many years u wanted to stay in the USA?
    ME: For 3 years.
    VO: Is that not a long time to do ur Masters.
    Me: Yes. But, since I am not a business student in my undergraduate program, they need me to take one year pre MBA courses. That is why.
    VO:Ok. That is good. Emmm … What kind of other documents u wanted to show me, which u think are valuable.
    Me: emm … can I show u my transcript?
    VO:No, I already saw u have 3.5 and u r a good student (this data was taken by the previous VO who rejected my visa). But ok, let me see it.
    VO: (After checking my transcript, she just saw that it says Winter 2010,) where is this term? And why u only took 2 courses?
    Me: it is the last term, and by the way I took 3 courses, one of the grade wasn’t available. That is why I come up with only the 2 courses. And our school also allow us to take as many courses as we need. If u want a letter I can show u that.
    VO:No problem. Who is going to pay u?
    ME:My father.
    VO:Can u show me some of his documents?
    ME:Sure (I gave her his salary, and bank account … since he works in the UN and get a lot … I was confident with that)
    VO: OK. He works in UN , that is nice. I heard that UN covers tuition for employee’s children.
    ME:Yes. They already paid my full undergrad tuition and they also pay some percent if get a visa to the USA.
    VO: Ok. Now I am going to issue u a Visa.
    ME:Thank you.
    VO: But once u go there, please find other schools which are popular, because wasting ur money in schools which are not helpful is not smart. So try to transfer to some popular schools. Ok?
    ME:OK. Thank you. Good bye.
    VO: have a good day.

    You see, guys … she was nice .. she saw everything I had …. I was confident … and it creates me luck ….



  289. Dr. S on July 19, 2010 at 6:26 AM

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    I had my interview at 9:30 today…

    VO- When did you pass out

    ME- i completed in 2009, dollowing which i did 1 year rotatory internship

    VO- what in bachelors

    ME- Bachelors of Homeopathic Medicine and surgery

    VO- Why Psychology

    ME- It was one of my subjects during bachelor's and since then i found that it is very related to my stream and we utilize the concepts of psychology knowingly and unknowingly

    VO- How

    ME- We lay alot of stress on mental symptoms and use psychotherapies like free association type &c

    VO- But i feel psychology is more related to Diagnostics rather than counselling

    ME- Yeah, but there is a seperate stream of clinical psychology, which i will be opting in my electives in second year, so that i can relate it to my stream

    VO- how many univs

    ME- 4

    VO- Why XXX as first preference

    ME- Actually my first preference was Suny Binghamton but since i didn't manage to get an admit from that, i have selceed this XXX

    VO- Why Binghamton as first preference

    ME- because of higher ranking and better infrastructure

    VO- did you get an admit from texas A&M

    ME- No

    VO- your parents sponsoring you

    ME- Yes, they have XXX in liquid assets and XX crore in immovables

    VO- What do they do

    ME- told

    VO- sorry, i can't give you a visa today, i am not convinced

    Please tell me where did i went wrong, what was the reason of 214(b). Can i stand any chance if i apply again. what shall i do, please guide me



    • Ron on August 15, 2010 at 10:07 PM

      Hello doctor,

      I am sorry for what happened with you. I know how exactly it feels as I had been in that situation about for years back. However, I don't think you performed well in your interview. There are many things which yo need to pay attention during your second attempt. You should clearly link the psychology research to our undergrad. I can't find any connection of Homeopathic medicine and psychology. Better take admission to other programs which fit well to your background such as public health health administration etc. But if you want to stick with psychology, relate its research well with medical science. Your intension should be to learn research methods in psychology and not the 'practice' of psychology. You did poor job in explaining your scholarly attitude by confessing your rejections. Mention about your other admits and your selection of the particular university, not only good infrastructure or other physical attractions but the research situation and faculties, your research interests etc should be covered in your answer cause those things will help the visa officer to conclude that you are deserving candidate to sent to the United States. The point is that you should always be positive and show your worth to visa officers. There is no place for looser in the United States. Show that you are a winner and you fight for yourself. Good luck for next time.

      Take care and think about what I told you.

      Ron, PhD(current student)-University of Wisconsin, MPH,BAMS,



      • azerty on November 25, 2010 at 3:12 PM

        hi, i went for my visa intv on the 22th november and i am rejected, the VO said that she is not convinced that my sponsor who is not close to me will pay for me plus he has 2 children,i show her my afidavit of suport but she wasn't convinced but he wants to pay my study, he owns a compagny and promise me when i get my master degree there, i'll get a work in his cmpagny, i wanted to apply again can anyone help what to provide again as documents or do i have to change my sponsor??