Updated on Apr 30, 2021
Date: May 2018
Visa Interview Experience:
The USA consulate at BKC is a busy place, there'll be people queing outside for the first check where the security guard will check you appointment time.
My appointment was at 8:45 am and I was allowed to enter the gate at 8:00am so start queing up well in advance, don't wait for the last 15 minutes.
VO: Good morning, how are you doing?
ME: Good morning sir, I'm doing well, how are you you?
VO: Good Good, please pass me your passport i20 and SEVIS receipt
ME: (passed it)
VO: So. Why do you wish to go to the USA, to the University of Maryland? Why do you wish to be a terp?
VO: Isn't it a very expensive university?
ME: It is sir, but *answered, mentioning about their industry and consumer centric teaching approaches etc* ended with "that's why it's worth all the money".
VO: Who'll be sponsoring your education?
ME: My father will be sponsoring me sir.
VO: How does he plan to finance it?
ME: He has savings of ₹XXX and his annual income is ₹XXX which will be sufficient to fund my education.
VO: Okay. Which subjects will you be taking in your first semester?
ME: I'll be signing up for the Elective xyz for sure, but other than this I'm not really sure because I haven't been assigned a program advisor yet.
VO: Okay. (Types something for about 10 seconds)
VO: Best of luck for your education I'm approving your visa
ME: Thank you sir, have a great day!
VO: You too!
The interview barely lasted for 45 seconds.
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