Date: May 2018
Counter No: 12
Visa Interview Experience:
Visa officer was a woman in 30s. I reached the centre at 8 AM and was done with the VISA by 09:15 AM.
ME: Hello ma’am, Good Morning! How are you today?
VO: I’m great. Thank you, how are you?
ME: I’m great as well. Thanks for asking.
VO: So you want to go to the Stony Brook.
ME: Yes ma’am! I wish to pursue my masters in Computer Science from the university
VO: Very well! Why did you select the university?
ME: Gave her 2 3 reasons. Research focus. Detailed curriculum. And I also mentioned intentionally that the curriculum is more detailed than my other admits.
VO: How many universities did you apply to and which other admits do you have?
ME: I had applied to 6 universities from which I got accepted in 4 universities. Named them.
VO: What did you pursue in your Bachelors?
ME: I completed my Bachelors in computer Engineering from Thapar university in 2015.
VO: What have you been doing since then?
ME: I have been working with a startup which is an AI based loyalty management platform.
VO: What made you choose this specific course?
ME: Gave her 2 reasons- My final yr project and my current work ex were the deciding factors.
VO: Who is sponsoring your education and how is he sponsoring it.
ME: I have sanctioned an unsecured education loan of Rs. 40L and I have savings of about 6 Lakhs.
VO: How will you fund your second year?
ME: I have sanctioned loan for the complete 2 years MS.
VO: Can you please show me the documents.?
VO: What will you do after MS?
ME: I will return back to India after doing MS and continue to work in AI field.
VO: (Think for 10 seconds) Sorry I cannot approve your Visa this time.
ME: Can you please tell me the reason.
VO: (Handed over me a slip) Its written in he slip. You can still reapply.
ME: Thanks. Have a nice day.