Visa Interview Experience:
VO: Pass me your passport, I20 and sevis
VO: Which University?
ME: State university of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)
VO: Which Major?
ME: Computer and Information Sciences
VO: When did you graduate?
VO: What was your score like?
ME: 8.23 on the scale of 10
VO: Why do you going to be go back to school?
ME: I have been working as systems engineer in TCS for the past 33 months, My role was into back end developing involving data optimization database management. Although the job was exiting the knowledge I have is going to become obsolete because of recent trend towards intelligent databases. Hence I want to move to next level and be future ready. This is why I want to pursue Masters to gain advanced knowledge
VO: How are you going to fund?
ME: I have availed an education loan of 25 L @ 10.75%
My parents have savings of xx lakhs, xx lakhs of movable assets, xx lakhs of immovable assets.
VO: What are your parents?
ME: My father has been working as xx for past 25 years and my Mother has been working as xx for the past 20 years
VO: What is their combined income?
ME: xx lpa
Vo typed for a long time and gave me back a blue slip with second box ticked. I asked her the reason and she said that I don’t meet certain requirements to be qualified for visa. I asked if I can apply again for which she said I can.
My perception: VO was in early 40's. Stern looking guy, hardly made any eye contact with me
VO: (No good morning)
ME: Passed my passport and I20
VO: Which university
ME: State University of New York at Buffalo (Suny buffalo)
VO: Why buffalo?
ME: As a matter of fact I have done a lot of research on the universities I have applied to and all of them have a good reputation and education. I got admit from ASU and buffalo but ASU is offering me Information technology whereas Buffalo is offering me computer science. I want to master is computer science specialization
VO: what are you planning to do after graduation?
ME: Sir, I have taken a sabbatical leave from my current company and I prefer to come back and work in a related field in the same company
VO: What was your undergraduate branch?
VO: How are you going to fund your studies?
ME: I have taken a loan of **L and bank savings of **L ( total is marginally above I20)
He looked at my I20 and I assume he wanted to check I20 amount and started typing vigorously. It was ominous that he was going to reject me. After typing he took a form 214B.
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