Date: May 2018
Counter No: 30
Visa Interview Experience:
Reached the VAC at 10:00 am and was let in. Following the security check at the first desk a lady asked me for the DS-160 and passport. After that at the second check the DS-160 is verified with the passport. At the third desk a sticker is put on the backside of the passport and you're asked to join the queue for biometrics and photograph along with the token. Wait for the token number to be displayed and proceed to the counter.
Visa interview experience:
Reached the consulate at 10 am and was allowed in at 10:50am. The queue went through a security check and sent into the main building. A guy asked for my passport and asked me to proceed into another building.
The first counter a lady asked for my passport and the University and told me to go to the next counter where they verified my fingerprints. Then, I was instructed to stand in the queue for the Visa interview. Took about 15-20 minutes for my turn.
The VO was a Caucasian man in his mid 30s
ME: Good afternoon sir
VO: Good afternoon. Pass me your passport and i20.
ME: Gave the passport and i20.
VO: So you are going to UTD?
VO: How many universities had you applied to?
VO: What is your highest degree?
ME: Bachelors Of Engineering
VO: What was your percentage?
ME: 7.81 CGPA
VO: When did you graduate?
VO: What where you doing since then?
ME: Interning at a company in Bangalore.
VO: What kind of company?
ME: A start up working on wireless electronic stethoscopes.
VO: How are you going to finance your studies?
ME: My parents will be sponsoring my education and apart from that I have taken an education loan.
VO: What are your parents?
ME: My Dad is xx in xx company and my mother is working as a xx.
VO: Why UTD?
ME: I wanted to do a specialisation in RF and UTD is known for that.
VO: Why do you want to do RF?
ME: I have previous done projects and research in audio Signal Processing and would like to enter the telecommunications industry.
VO: Where do you see yourself after your masters?
ME: I would like to return back to my home country and work in start ups researching on cognitive radios.
VO: What do you mean by cognitive radios?
ME: (I told him the definition that I read on Wikipedia)
VO: I am approving your visa. Have a nice day.
ME: You too Sir. Thank you.
Maintain a positive attitude, be concise and confident.