Date: May 2018
Counter No: 14
Visa Interview Experience:
Lady, probably in her mid 30's just arrived and opened the counter.
ME: Hi, Good Morning.
VO: Good Morning. Please pass me your passport and I20.
(She constantly kept typing something in her system)
VO: Which course are you going for?
ME: Master's in Management of Information Systems.
VO: What was your Bachelor's specialisation?
ME: Information Technology.
VO: How many universities did you apply?
ME: 6, Told the names.
VO: How many admits do you have?
ME: 3, Told the names.
(I had applied for visiting visa last year and it got rejected. So she checked something in her system and rolled over my passport pages to see if there is any visa stamp in the passport)
VO: Your parents already have the visa?
ME: Yes they have the visiting visa.
VO: Your brother also graduated from this university?
ME: No, he graduated from (Told the name)
VO: Who sponsored for your brother?
ME: My Father.
VO: Is the loan paid already?
ME: Yes, that is fully paid.
VO: What does your father do?
VO: What's your family income?
(Typed something in her system)
VO: What are your plans after graduation?
ME: Post my Masters, I see myself as a Data Scientist in few of the big Indian Healthcare Analytics Companies, since India has the potentially growing market in terms of Healthcare sector.
(Do appropriate research of companies of your future prospect)
VO: Like What companies?
ME: IBM, Cerner etc.
(Then the golden words)
VO: Congratulations! Your Visa is approved.
Advice: While you are there in the queue, in front of the counters, do not listen to other interviews as it may make you nervous, since there will a rejection going on somewhere or the other (Very Important). I diverted my mind by looking at the kids sitting on the other side of the queue. And also, be very concrete with your answers. Avoid vague answers and answer only what is being asked.