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Best F1 Student Visa Experience | Visa Interview Questions & Answers

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USA student visa interview questions vary from consulate to consulate but the way of tackling them is the same - confidence, patience, presence of mind and right body language.

Profile Details:

University: University of Houston
Course: MS in Computer Science

Hyderabad Consulate
Date: May 2018
Status: Approved
Counter No: 33

Visa Interview Experience:

My passport and i-20 were handed over to VO by a volunteer itself.

ME: Good Morning Sir.
VO: Good Morning, How are you?
ME:
I’m good. How are you?

VO: I’m good. So have you been to USA before? (Was expecting this question for sure.)
ME:
Yes sir, way back in 2012, to attend a family function (I was like shit, I mentioned the term ‘family’, luckily did not ask anything further), I went for a month.

VO: Did you go with your parents? Has the Visa expired? When did it expire, if yes?
ME:
Sir I went with my mother, and yeah my visa has expired really long time back so I don’t remember exactly when it expired. (I was shitting myself here, did not remember when it expired.)
(Types something for 20 seconds)

VO: So you will be pursuing Masters in US?
ME:
Yes sir.

VO: Okay, who are your sponsors? What do they do?
ME:
My parents are sponsors, and I have a 30L education loan sanctioned additionally, dad realtor and mother housewife.

VO: What is your dad’s income and how much are the savings?
ME:
My dad’s income 5L sir (was skeptical here, because of low income so added about mother too) mother has 5L income and hence a combined amount of 10L.

VO: Do you have any siblings?
ME:
Yes sir an elder brother, working in Hyderabad itself.

VO: When did you pass out?
ME:
I’ll finish my undergrad this year.

VO: Did you write your final exams then? How much are you expecting you Percentage?
ME:
Yes Sir I have, and recently received my results too, I’m expecting 72% sir.

VO: Have you written GRE or any other exam? If yes, what’s your score?
ME:
Yes sir I have, 303.

VO: Do you have your loan sanction letter, may I see it?
ME:
Yeah (passed the document.)

VO: Are you waiting for any other admits/decisions?
ME:
No sir, I applied to 6 and received admits from all the 6 universities.

VO: So Houston is your first preference right, what was your second preference?
ME:
RIT was my second preference sir.

VO: Wow RIT? That’s a good one, why not that?
ME:
RIT does have a better reputation, but I couldn’t receive any financial aid i.e. scholarship so had to look at all options and hence Houston was best fit.

VO: How much is RIT’s 1st year fee? (Was shocked that this was asked too.)
ME:
Sir it’s roughly around 48K dollars for the 1st year.
(Types something for 20 seconds)

VO: Visa Approved, good (yeah that’s what I heard, couldn’t hear what he said at all)
ME:
I’m sorry sir I couldn’t hear you.

VO: (Looks straight into my eyes) your visa is approved sir, good luck.
ME:
Thank you so much, have a good day sir.
(Handed me the I-20 and took the passport)

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