Student VISA

Fall 2018- F1 Student Visa Experience: (Hyderabad Consulate | Texas A&M University | Industrial Engineering- Approved)

Sumeet Jain

Profile Details:

University: Texas A&M University
Course: MS in Industrial Engineering

Hyderabad Consulate
Date: May 2018
Status: Approved
Counter No: 12

Visa Interview Experience:

OFC appointment
The whole process is very smooth. There are people at every step to guide you. They take your biometrics and stick a bar code sticker on your passport.
Docs needed- Passport, DS-160, Appointment confirmation

Next Day- Visa interview
I went in at 10:00 am and was out by 11:30 am.
1 approval and 2 rejections in front of me. VO was in her late 20s. One official had already taken my I-20 and passport and submitted to her before my turn even came.

ME: Hi
VO: (busy typing on her PC) I cannot see your SEVIS receipt. Give me a second. (Murmuring stuff)

VO: So I see you are working at XYZ Ltd. What is your salary?
When I joined XYZ Ltd., my starting salary was ×××/annum. I got an increment last year. So now it is ××××/annum.

VO: When did you finish your graduation?

VO: What have you been doing since then?
I have been working at XYZ Ltd. as an Assistant Manager since then.

VO: So I see you are going to Texas A &M University? Which other colleges did you apply to?
OSU, NEU and NCSU (Told the full names)

VO: Why does Texas win?
My long term career goal is to design an industrial process which is completely autonomous and works without human intervention. And the course curriculum at TAMU perfectly aligns (VO interfered)

VO: How does that work?
It is basically an integration of traditional ways of manufacturing and, automation and digitisation.

VO: What's your GRE Score?

VO: Undergrad score?

VO: Did you top your class then?
No ma'am. We had different batches in our college. I topped my batch of Mechanical Engineering students. 9.8 was the highest CGPA in our college.

VO: Tell me about your savings.
I have personal savings of $8000 and family savings of $24k.

VO: Can you tell in lacs?
(I had remembered everything in dollars. I quickly multiplied by 60, took my time) Personal savings of around 5 lacs and family savings of 13 lacs approx.

VO: Have you taken any loan?
Yes ma'am. I have taken a loan of $33k, which is equivalent to my I-20 amount.

VO: Can I see your loan letter and bank transaction statements?
(Handed over the docs to her)

VO: Is this loan confirmed?
Yes ma'am.
(She went inside with the letter to confirm, I guess. She came back after 5 minutes or so)

VO: (puts on her microphones, taking her time) Congratulations! Your visa has been issued.

ME: Wow! Thank you ma'am.
VO: Study hard and please bring your I-20 at your port of entry. You will need it.

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