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F1 Visa Experiences – November 2021

Below are experiences from November 10th to November 11th, 2021 for F1 Visa Stamping.


Experience 1 : F1 at Hyderabad

Date: 9th November, 2021
Slot time: 9:00
In-Time: 8:15
Out-Time: 9:25
Counter: 15
VO: young guy in his late 20’s looked like young Marlon Brando
University: University Of Houston main campus
Course: Masters in Engineering Data Science
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : less than a min
Me: Good morning officer. How are you doing?

VO: Good morning.

VO: Let us take your fingerprints.
Me: sure.

VO: Can you please pass me your passport and I-20?
Me: Yeah sure.

VO: What’s your background in engineering?
Me: explained about my ug.

VO: Explain you ug project.
Me: Explained it

VO: Parents annual income and profession
Me: Told

VO: Any loan
Me:Told

VO: Congratulations! Your visa is approved.
Me: Thankyou!

VO: Have a great day!
Two people infront of me got rejected


Experience 2: F1 at Chennai

1st Attempt Rejected at Hyderabad
Attempt 2nd applied as Fresher as there are no slots for Reapply

Date :- 22 Oct 2021
Slot Time :-11:00
In Time :-10:30
OUT time :-12:00
Status :- Approved ✅✅✅
University:- University of Findlay
Course :- Health Informatics
VO:- 30 to 35
Afro-American Guy
A guy was rejected in front of me from same consultancy

VO:- Come Forward
Me:- Good Morning Officer
VO:- Good Morning, How are you doing
Me:- Great officer
VO:-pass me your i20, passport & Sevis
Me:- passed
Vo:- Which University you’re going for
VO:- University of Findlay for master of Science in Health Informatics
VO:- When did you completed your Bachelor’s and in which stream
Me:- Told ( iam from B Pharm )
VO:- How this course Is going to help in your Future?
Me:-Told
VO:- What are you doing after your Graduation
Me:- Told my work Experience
VO:- Is your company has any jobs related to your course.
VO:- Yes Officer. I’ll join as Sr Informatics Analyst after returning back to India
VO:- What kind of job role he has to do can you please elaborate
Me:- Told
He murmured something I didn’t understand & I said yes My Parents are my Sponsers
VO:- So you said you’re parents are sponsoring can you tell about them like their profession and Income
Me:- Told

He was typing for 1minute &
Took Green slip.

Finally Golden Words your visa is Approved😊
Me:- Thank you Officer Have a Nice Day

Moral:- Be confident ,Don’t panic Just be Confident what you are saying. I have seen lot of approvals at that time.
Best of luck 👍


Experience 3: F1 at Chennai

Status: Approved ✅
Course: MS in Computer Science
University: University of Texas, Dallas
Date 3th November 2021

Slot time: 12 pm
In time: 11:30 am
Out time: 12:30 pm

Counter:30
VO is American guy
Duration: 1-2 min.

Me: Good morning Sir !
VO: good morning,

VO: Pass me your passport
Me:I did
checking in system for few seconds
VO: pass me i20
Me:I did
VO: Which College
Me : University of Texas, Dallas
VO: Plans after masters
Me: Come back to India and join top mnc
VO: funding?
Me: My uncle is my primary sponsor
VO:Is he a US citizen
Me: Yes
VO: His job
Me: told
VO:his Annual income ?
Me: told
VO: please put your left hand on scanner
Me: Did

VO: congratulations your visa is approved, have a great journey , all the best .
Me: Thanks you very much, Have a nice day.


Experience 4: F1 at Hyderabad

Date – 09/11/2021
Slot – 10:00 Am
In time – 9:45 Am
Out time – 11:20 Am
Counter – 16 (last counter)
Visa Status: Approved (1st Attempt)
Vo was American women, mid aged around 35-40 yrs.
2 Students who stood in front of me got rejected and they took green slips.
Me: Good Morning mam,How are you?
VO: Good Morning, pass your passport for scanning
Me: sure mam… (dropped the passport in the tray)
VO: Which University
Me: Purdue University Northwest (PNW)
VO: which course
Me: I want to pursue my masters degree in Computer science from PNW
VO: Tell me about your under grad
Me: I didn’t heard what she said..So I have asked her to repeat again.
VO: Your Bachelor’s ( With Low tone again)
Me: I have completed my bachelor’s in 2017 in the stream of Electronics and Communication Engg.
VO: In which stream ??
Me : Electronics and Communication Engineering .
VO: okay … What were you doing since then ?
Me:After my bachelor’s.. I have worked as a Associate in xxx Company for 1.5 years and after that I have been working as a software engineer in xxx Company for the last 2.5yrs… (Interrupted)
VO: Show me your I20 throught this glass
Me: showed & she is constantly watching my i20
VO: who is your sponsor
Me: My father is sponsoring for my education and we have a savings of 25L.
VO: what does your father do?
Me: My father is a pharmacist has been running his own pharmacy store for the last 26years and his annual income is 10lakhs.
VO: So your father’s income is 10L
Me: Yes Mam
VO: Do you have a loan.
Me: I have a secured loan amount of 30L from BOB.
VO: why master’s
Me: My organisation has recently received projects that need the use of modern technologies such as data science and machine learning. I was a part of that project and faced a few challenges, so I have decided to upgrade my skill set with current trending technologies like DS, ML (She Stopped me here and said )
Me: I literally thought one more question will come up ..then suddenly
VO: Your Visa got approved … Place your left hand
VO: You can collect your passport after 3-4 working days.
Me: Placed my left hand and said
Thank you mam… Thanks a lot ( Smiling in Joy)

Be Confident & Make Sure you give Eye Contact .. Don’t get fumble by seeing others rejections.


Experience 5: F1 at New Delhi

Date:12th November
Tym:850 slot
In time : 810
Out tym:9
Vo: american lady (20’s)
Counter:21
University of idaho
Status: approved ✅✅
Vo: whats ur university
Me :told
Vo: oh bachelor’s??
Me: yes mam
Vo:wt ur going to study
Me : computer science mam
Vo: whats ur score ?
Me :83%
Vo: who’s funding you?
Me :my father he runs xxxx business
Vo: do u have sister or brother.?
Me : yes elder sister studying degree in india
Vo : ok done i am approving your visa
Me : with lots of happiness saying thank you and rushed

Alert: be confident everything wil be cool
Don’t panic language is so clear and neat dont be scary it is lyk getting a bus ticket😅


Experience 6: F1 at Chennai

Date; 12th November

Scheduled Time: 9:30
I reached :9:15
Out time:9.45
Counter -19
Actually, I changed my ds160 form after my biometrics. So, I went their and submitted my new ds160 form. They took photo again and then sent to consulate for interview.

I listen from my friends that indian guy is rejecting the visa, so, I told to Coordinator who standing their I don’t want to go with that indian guy.
Course: Ms in computer science
University: University of New haven
Counter :23
American lady in her 20-30
Vo: Good Morning,
Me: Very good morning ma’am
Vo: please place your fingers of both hands. With thumb
Me: Done
In between I just talked with her that maam, actually, I have some kind of fracture for finger, is it fine. I kept that hand in extension board whn I was in my 4.
V0: oo, no worries, it is fine.
Me: thank you ma’am
VO: tell me about your bachelor’s
Me: Btech in petroleum engineering with 3.79 /5 ( according to Wes)
Vo: cool, you are working when you are studying?
Me: Yes, actually I am lovely professional University we have a program “OJT” when I was in 3rd year I placed in data science industry then I started working their
V0: present destination?
Me: Data Scientist
Vo: which role you are looking after graduation?
Me: principle data scientist
Vo: are you going to stick for data science?
Me: Yes
Vo: are you going for computer science?
Me: Yes, in my i20 it is written as Ms in computer and information science, both have the same circulum.
Vo: which course you are more interested in?
Me: NLP: natural language processing, looking for enlargement in Bert, now how Google is working
Vo: any loan?
Me: Yes, with amount even , I have 50 % scholarship from new haven which I got based on my academic excellence.
Vo: congrats , you visa is approved.


Experience 7: F1 at Hyderabad

University of North Texas
Date – 12/11/2021
Slot – 8:00 Am
In time – 7:40 Am
Out time – 8:30 Am
Counter – 14
Visa Status: Approved (1st Attempt)
Vo was American women.
One dependent visa got rejected before me
Me: Good Morning mam,How are you?
VO: Good Morning, pass your passport for scanning and put right hand finger prints
Me: sure mam … Passed passport and gave fingerprints
VO: Which University
Me: University of North Texas
VO: which course
Me: Masters in Computer Science
VO: u have been working in xxx right?
Me: Yes mam
VO: How long have you been working?
Me: From past 7 months
VO: Show me your i20 through glass
Me: showed & she looked at my i20
VO: who is your sponsor
Me : my father is sponsoring my education
Me: What does he do?
Me: My father owns a rice industry .
VO: what is it exactly
Me: It is where paddy is processed…(she interrupted)
VO: Is it a rice mill
Me: Yes officer, a typical rice mill
VO:Annual Income
ME: XX LPA
VO: Do you have any loan?
Me: I have got approval of xx lakhs loan from HDFC credila
VO: why master’s now?
Me: I would get a good exposure in Machine learning and A.I and further when I get back to India, I would have good oportunities
VO: I am keeping your passport, your Visa got approved …
Thank you mam…

Be Confident & Make Sure you give Eye Contact .. Don’t get fumble by seeing others rejections.


Experience 8: F1 at Hyderabad (2nd Attempt)

Attempt: 2 (1st was rejected in Mumbai in September)
November 9th
Slot time: 9:45am
University : Lewis University
Course : Masters in Business Analytics
Status: Approved.✅
UG completion year: 2014
(VO was a Bald guy, i think he is in his 40’s)
Interview duration: 2 minutes
Vo : Good morning
Me : Good morning
Vo: Please pass your passport and i20
Vo : so to which University are you going for?
Me : Lewis University
Vo : which course ?
Me : Masters in Business Analytics
Vo : How did you know about this university?
Me: Actually my colleague referred me this university. He studied at the same and came back to India.
Vo: When did he came back to India?
Me: Last year.
Vo: Why this University?
Me: I got in contact with one of the professors named Ibrahim at the University and he explained me about the course.
Vo: What did he explain?
Me: He told me about the tools.
Vo: What are the tools?
Me: Python, QulikView (and without giving any gap i told him that there are subjects that they teach are really helpful in the real time scenario) and told him the subjects i know like Big data, Visualisation etc which are in the course curriculum.
Vo: What is the Rank of this University?
Me: 34
Vo: Regional or state?
Me: Regional
Vo: What is your current occupation in your Company?
Me: I am an IT analyst
Vo: What roles do you get after completing this course?
Me: I would get roles like Business Analyst, IT consultant, Business process Executive.
Vo : So your parents are sponsoring you?
Me: Yes, my father
Vo : what’s his occupation?
Me : He is a doctor, Surgeon.
Vo : His Annual income would be?
Me : It would be around 24LPA.
Vo: Private or Public
Me: I couldn’t hear the question properly so the Vo repeated the question again. I said private.
Vo : Okay place you right hand four fingers on the screen
Me: Placed my right hand 4 fingers on the screen and while taking them out he said I am approving your visa. Have a nice stay in US.
Me : Thanks a lot. You made my day.
Vo : Smiled and said something. I couldn’t hear in excitement.


Experience 9: F1 at Chennai

Status: Approved ✅
Course: MS in Computer Science
University: University of North Texas, Denton
Date 12th November 2021

Slot time: 10:30 AM
In time: 9:30 Am
Out time: 10:37 Am

Counter:26
VO is American guy
Duration: 1-2 min.

Before me the two persons got rejected

Me: Good morning Sir ! How is your day.
VO: No response for him

VO: Pass me your passport
Me:I did
checking in system for few seconds
VO: pass me i20
Me:I did
VO: What is the occupation of your parents
Me : He own XYZ with XYZ under him (Interrupted)
VO: Which business it is?
Me: I said it is XYZ
VO: What is your family income?
Me: Officer it’s 15 Lakhs per annum
VO: Currently you’re working right!
Me: Yes Officer, I have been working in Infosys for the last 5 months, I had recently completed my undergraduation in April 2021
VO: What is your role?
Me: Working as a System Engineer in Infosys
VO: Is it a software job?
Me: Yes officer it is
VO: please put your left hand on scanner
Me: Did

VO: congratulations your visa is approved, have a great journey , all the best .
Me: Thanks you very much, Have a nice day.

Be confident don’t get tense if you seen any rejections might be they haven’t answered correctly so be confident on yourself.

The one who’s visa got rejected is answering very slowly without any confidence and other guy who’s visa is rejected is not answered the questions properly though he had answered by taking some time but the VO is not satisfied.

Only tip from my end, Be confident and don’t get disappointed though you see any rejections but most of the visas in Chennai consulate is getting approved. Visa rate in my day : 7/10.

The one who got approved please show your green slip when you got so that the students who are waiting one side can build some confidence.


Experience 10: F1 at Kolkata

November 12
Slot : 9.00 am
In time : 8 am ( reached consulate by that time )
Out time : 9.10 am
Vo is an African american.. he’s very polite

He greeted me first
Vo: good morning
Me : gd mng sir.. how r u ?
Vo : I am good.. how r u ?
Me : I am fine sir
Vo : pass me passport, i20
Me : passed them
Vo : why are you going to usa
Me : to pursue master’s in computer science from Louisiana tech University
Vo : any specialization ?
Me : it’s a regular computer science course. But I am looking forward to choose machine learning and networks as my majors
Vo : why did you choose machine learning
Me : interested in ML and did my undergrad project
Vo : tell me about how the project works
Me : explained in a simple way ( very nervous )
Vo : how does this algorithm works
Me : explained
Vo : held the passport ( thought he’s gonna give me ) and asked about financials
Me : telling abt financials..
Vo : he put the passport in tray and told me ur visa is approved ( before completing the financial explanation )

What I observed is if you know about ur master’s .. visa is yours.. if you got African American
Only two counters are working
Chinese guy and African American

Chinese asking all required questions.. those who give justified answers got approved.. he’s screwing with follow up questions.

I saw most of the rejections that day.. prepare well.. know about ur course.. justify ur answers.. don’t try to answer routine..
All the best


Experience 11: F1 at Hyderabad

Date – 12/11/2021
Slot – 9:15 Am
In time – 8:45 Am
Out time – 11:20 Am
Counter – 14
Interview time: <30secs
Mech to Cs branch shift
Visa Status: Approved (1st Attempt)
Vo was women, mid aged around 35-40 yrs.
1 Student front of me got approved which raised my confidence a bit

VO: pass your passport for scanning
Me: Good morning officer, here it is
VO: Good morning, Which University?
Me: Texas A&M University- Commerce
VO: which course
Me: Masters in Computer science
VO: Show me your I20 throught this glass
Me: showed
VO: Your Bachelor’s ?
Me: I’ve done BTech in Mechanical engineering stream
VO: When did u complete ur bachelors?
Me: recently in the month of August 2021
VO: Who is funding you?
Me: My parents are sponsoring my education.
VO: any savings?
Me: Yes, My father has savings of 38 lakhs
VO: what does your parents do?
Me: My father is a mechanical engineer, he works for an automobile industry & my mother is a high school teacher
VO: Annual income?
Me: XX lakhs per annum
VO: Do you have a loan.
Me: Yess, I have secured a bank loan of 15lakhs
VO: why master’s
Me: I always had this passion to convert mechanical components to computerised automated products…(She Stopped me here and said )

VO: Your Visa is approved … Place your right hand
Me: Thankyou officer.

There is so much Waiting time in HYD my slot was at 9:15 but I went to the interview at 11:15.


Experience 12: F1 at Kolkata

Date: 08/11/2021
Slot time: 10:30 am
Out time: 11:05 am
Status: Approved
University: Cleveland State university
In Time: 10:50 am
Out Time: 11:05 am
Vo: Come here
Me: Good Morning Officer
Vo: Good Morning pass me your passport and i20 through the glass.

Vo: which course and university.?
Me: Masters in computer science and Cleveland state university

Vo : Any specialization
Me: yes officer ..! Data science specialization

Vo: Why data Science.?
Me: In india Data Science has high demand and we have more opportunities
…….. Intreputed…..

Vo: Even Cyber Security has high why you are taking this specialization particularly ?
Me: It’s my area of interest. I had done my undergraduation program on data science.

Vo: Tell me about your undergraduation project..?
Me: told

Vo: Your 1st semester Subject’s
Me: Advanced computer Architecture, Information Security, Data warehouse and Data management

Vo: Your Last semester subjects ?
Me: told

Vo: how you are going to sponsor your education..?
Me: My parents are sponsoring for my education with their savings of 30lakhs.
And I have a secure loan amount of 25 lakhs from Canada Bank. In addition to that I have immovable properties of worth 5.35 core’s.

Finally Golden words

Vo: place your left hand 4 fingers on the scanner.

Vo: Congrats your visa has been approved.
Me: Thank you Officer

Just stick to our answer and maintain loud voice it’s shows you are enough confident.


Experience 13: F1 at Mumbai

Date – 12/11/2021
Slot – 9:30 Am
In time – 8:15 Am
Out time – 11:20 Am

Visa Status: Approved (1st Attempt)
Vo was American women, mid aged around 35-40 yrs.
1 st student front of me got rejection
Me: Good Morning mam,How are you?
VO: Good Morning, pass your passport for scanning
Me: sure mam… (dropped the passport in the tray)
VO: Which University
Me: Sacred HeartUniversity
VO: which course
Me: I want to pursue my masters degree in Computer science from Shu
VO: why this university?
Me : As per my knowledge shu provide quality of education and research opportunities on top of that it’s really impress me in course curriculum it will be help to improve my knowledge and skills which I learn in my undergraduate.
VO: Tell me about your under grad
Me: I didn’t heard what she said..So I have asked her to repeat again.
VO: Your Bachelor’s ( With Low tone again)
Me: I recently completed my bachelor of science in information technology
VO: How many universities do you apply
Me : I told 4 Universities
VO : which four
ME: Rowan University, NJIT, Clark University
VO: who is your sponsor
Me: My father is sponsoring for my education and we have a savings of 45 L
VO: what does your father do?
Me: My father is a Farmer we are growing different types of crops such as tobaco and paddy his annual income is 16lakhs.
VO: So your father’s income is 16 L
Me: Yes Mam
VO: Do you have a loan.
Me: No mam
VO: Your Visa got approved … Place your left hand
VO: You can collect your passport after 3-4 working days.
Me: Placed my left hand and said
Thank you mam… Thanks a lot ( Smiling in Joy)

Be Confident & Make Sure you give Eye Contact .. Don’t get fumble by seeing others rejections.


Experience 14: F1 at Hyderabad

Date – 12/11/2021
Slot – 9:00 am
In time – 8 30 am
Out time – 10:30
Counter – 14 (only 3 counter were open 12,13,14)
Visa Status: Approved (1st Attempt)
Vo was American women, mid aged around 35-40 yrs.
1 Student who stood in front of me got rejected
Me: Good Morning mam,How are you?
VO: Good Morning, pass your passport and place your right hand four finger on scanner
Me: sure mam
VO: show me your i20 through glass
me: place on glass
VO: Which University
Me: Western Illinois University
VO: who is funding you?
Me: my parents are going to fund my masters
VO: what do they do?
Me: both work for state government of Telangana,my father is a HEO and mother is VRO
VO: what’s their combined annual income
Me: they earn xxxLPA
VO: do have any loan
Me: i secured an educational loan xxx from union bank of india
VO: when did you graduated
Me: nov 2020
VO: what are you doing since then
Me: i have done a certification course on dotnet and in the mean time i have prepared for gre and ielts
VO: what did you do in your bachelors
Me: i have done electronics and communication engineering form JNTUH university
VO: why masters
Me: officer i want to become a full stack developer
but with just a bachelors degree it will be hard for me to advance in my career, there is need for me to extend my knowledge and skills, So by doing masters (vo interrupted)
VO: iam keeping your passport, your visa is approved ✨

Be Confident & Make Sure you give Eye Contact .. Don’t get tensed by seeing others rejections. on that day there were less rejections


Experience 15: F1 at Hyderabad

Date: 12th November, 2021
Slot time: 8:00
In-Time: 7:50
Out-Time: 8:40
Counter: 12
VO: bald guy in his late 40’s looking young
University: University Of Florida
Course: Masters in Computer Science
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : 2 min
Me: Good morning officer. How are you doing?

VO: Good morning. I’m doing great

VO: Let us take your fingerprints.
Me: sure.

VO: Please pass me your passport and I-20?
Me: sure sir.

VO: Which University and course?
Me: Master’s in computer science at University of Florida

VO: Why UFL?
Me: course curriculum over there is according to my choice of… (Vo interrupted)

VO: Why is the course curriculum good?
Me: There are wide range of courses and electives to choose and… ( Again Vo interrupted in between )

VO: Why there are wide range courses
Me: Said about few courses and named a professor mentioning his research in Machine learning and my specialization (Vo interrupts)

VO: Why that specialization?
Me: told

VO: Oh ok.. how is it related to your Undergraduate project and also explain your project.
Me: Said and explained my project. (he was seriously listening 😂)

VO: What about funding and who’s your sponsor?
Me: I have a sanctioned loan of xx Lakhs and we have savings of xx Lakhs and immovable assets worth xx Cr.

VO: What does your father do?
Me: Said

VO: As i can see in your i20. what’s this achievement award..? did you achieve anything?
Me: it’s the scholarship provided by the university based on my UG academic profile.

VO: You can take your I20. (At this moment.. I got to know.. That means my visa is approved)
Me: Thankyou sir!!

Only 2 counters were open.. There were 10-15 people before me and I guess everyone got their Visa approved…. My suggestion is be confident while answering and if incase you fumble it’s okey.. do not start form the beginning. just continue right form there and convey your point exactly.


Experience 16: F1 at Chennai

Biometrics 3rd November
Visa appointment 12th November
In time 7.30
Slot 8.00
Out time 8.20
Vo: good morning pass me your passport( only passport no other documents)
Me: good morning mam
Vo: Clemson (couldn’t hear)
Me: Mam
Vo: Clemson University
Me: yes mam
Vo: for what masters you are going
Me: i am going for masters in industrial engineering
Vo: what is your undergrad in?
Me: Btech mechanical engineering
Vo: when did you passout
Me: 2021 mam
Vo: so you don’t have any experience?
Me: no mam
Vo: btech score
Me: 7.89 out of 10 points
Vo typing for 20-30 sec
Vo: Do you gave any education loan
Me: yes mam , I have a loan of 40 lakhs
Vo typing for again 20 -30 seconds ( kept my passport in the tray )
Vo: please place your left hand 4 fingers in the green area
(Placed)
Vo: I am approving your Visa
Me: thankyou mam you have made my day
Vo: have a happy stay in Clemson
Me: thankyou mam

Exited the hall

Ps there are two white slips and some people are asked to wait for decision out of 20 people that are inside


Experience 17: F1 at Chennai

Date: 8th November, 2021
Slot time: 10:30
In-Time: 9:50
Out-Time: 10:30
Counter: 30
VO: American middle-age guy
University: University Of Oklahoma
Course: Masters in Data science and analytics
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : less than a min

VO: Good morning. Can you please pass me your passport and I-20?
Me: Yeah sure.Good morning officer.

VO: Which university?
Me: University of Oklahoma

VO: What after masters..?
Me: I will come back to India and join as senior data analyst in top MNC like infosys, TCS….

VO: What about ur funding?
Me: My parents are funding with their saving of 15L and I have an approved education loan of 30L

VO: Explain ur work?
Me: Explained

VO: Place ur left hand 4 fingers on scanner.
Your visa is approved.
Me: Thankyou officer. U made my day.

Tips: Be confident and speak loud. Prepare well for all kind of questions. All the best for all who are going for interviews.

People who are going to chennai be aware of the climate and plan accordingly.


Experience 18: F1 at New Delhi

Nov 12th
Slot time- 8:50
Counter no.13 -american lady in her 35- 40 age
Me: good morning ma’am
Vo:good mrng pass me ur i20 nd passport
Me: gave
Vo: so you are pursuing your masters in mechanical engineering
Me : yes ma’am
Vo: which university
Me: UTA
Vo: tell me about your undergraduation
Me: told (my bachelors course was also same) and i completed my bachelor’s recently in 2021 july
Vo: after master’s?
Me: told
Vo: who is sponsoring you
Me: my parents are sponsoring me (and told about my fundings)
Vo: what does your parents do ?
Me: told
Vo: what’s their annual income
Me: told
Vo: ok your visa is approved 😊
Me: thankyou ma’am have a nice day 😄


Experience 19: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 12th November
In time: 8:50 ( I went in early)
Slot time: 9:50 am
Out time: 11:15 am
Status: Approved✔️
University: University of Central Missouri
American guy

Vo: Good Morning pass me your passport and I20 through the glass.
Me: Good morning Officer.

Vo: Why are you going to US?
Me: i intend to pursue Masters in Computer Science at University of Central Missouri.

Vo : Which course in Bachelors? And what is the score?
Me: Told in terms of percentage and gpa.

VO:Who is sponsoring you?
Me: Parents and also told about the funds. ( Did not take any loan)

Vo: What do they do?
Me: Told about their profession (just profession name- didn’t give any explanation)

* Finally Golden words *

Vo: place your left hand 4 fingers on the scanner.

Vo: Congrats your visa has been approved. Have a great day
Me: Thank you Officer.Have a great day.


Experience 20: F1 at New Delhi

Date:12th November
Tym:10 40 slot
In time : 9 40
Out tym: 11 15
Vo: american bald guy very samll hair in his 30s probably
Counter:17
University of Central Missouri
Status: Approved
After looking at me he asked for J1 Visa documents (I was dressed in proper formals”not suit”). I said no sir I am here for F1 Visa.
Vo: Oh you are for F1! pass me your Passport I20 and sevis receipt
Me :passed
Vo: Where are you going?
Me: University of Central Missouri
Vo: For MBA?
Me : yes sir, for MBA
Vo: What is your specialization in MBA?
Me : Sir, it’s finance and General business
Vo: What is…….?(I did not understand the question asked to repeat again, didn’t get that again but I heard him saying focus by showing my course on I 20 )
Me :Sir, I have been working as Financial Analyst in xxx company since 3yrs and my Bachelor was also in BBA with Finance. I want to choose same finace as specialition now bcoz I am looking for manager position in banking and financial firms when I am back to India.
Vo: How are you managing to pay the fees?
Me : My father is sponsoring my education wit savings of 24lacs and apart from that I have secured a education loan of 21lac50thousand fron SBI
Vo : Please place your left hand 4 fingera on scanner(after that I hace seen him placing my passport in the basket).
VO: Thank you! Your visa is approved, Welcome to US!
Me : Thank you so much Sir, with happy face and grabbing all the documents

Be confident and DO NOT get tensed. i have observed that people who are tensed have been asked more questions. be calm and answer to the point.


Experience 21: F1 at Hyderabad

Date – 09/12/2021
Slot – 9:45Am
In time – 11:45Am
Out time – 11:48Am
Counter – 10 ( Did not have a proper look)
Visa Status: Approved (1st Attempt)
Vo was American women, mid aged around 35-40 yrs.
Me: Good Morning mam,How are you Doing?
VO: Good Morning, i’m doing good, pass your passport
Me: sure mam… (dropped the passport in the tray)
VO: Which University
Me: Trine University
VO: which university
Me: I want to pursue my masters in Engg. Management from Trine
VO: Tell me about your under grad
Me: Told
VO: okay … What were you doing since then ?
Me: Soon after my Graduation i got recruited at xxxx and started working as xxx
VO: Show me your I20 throught this glass
Me: showed & she is constantly watching my i20
VO: who is your sponsor
Me: My father
VO: what does your father do?
Me: Told
VO: So your father’s income is 30-35 lacs
Me: Yes Mam
VO: Do you have a loan.
Me: Yes and elaborated my answer
VO: Tell me about your course
Me: Engg management is a certain program which gets you into Engg as well as management skills which would be taken only by an Engineering student,without having hands on experience in this field it is difficult for the company to grow easily
Place your left hand
VO: VO: Your Visa got approved …
Me:Didn’t hear properly and asked whether my visa is approved? As she kept the passport in the tray😍
Thank you mam… Thanks a lot You made my day😇😇😇( Smiling in Joy)

Be Confident & Make Sure you give Eye Contact .. Don’t get fumble by seeing others rejections.


Experience 22: F1 at Chennai

Status: Approved ✅
Course: MS in mathematics and computer science
University: University of Texas at Arlington .
Date 12th November 2021

Slot time: 10 am
In time: 9:30 am
Out time: 10:30 am

Counter:27
VO is American guy
Duration: less than a min.

Me: Good morning officer ! How you are doing today.
VO: good morning, what about you?
Me: I am great, thank you
VO: Pass me your passport and i20
Me:I did
checking in system for few seconds
VO: What does your parents do?
Me : My father is an agriculturist, cultivate the land and growing variety of crops.
VO: What is his income?
Me: 14 lakhs per annum
VO: Are you working professional?
Me: yes officer
VO:Company name?
Me: told
VO: designation?
Me: Associate software engineer
VO: how many years of experience?
Me: 2.5 years
VO: do you have Master’s already?
Me: No officer.

VO: congratulations your visa is approved, have a great journey , all the best .
Me: Thanks you very much, Have a nice day.


Experience 23: F1 at Mumbai

Visa Status : Approved✅
12th November, 2021
Appointment time : 9:50 am
In time : 8:20 am
Out time : 10:59 am
Pace University, New York
Note : I have visited many countries in the past including US

Visa Officer – Chinese Bald guy😇
I saw many rejections ahead of me but stayed confident.

VO: Good morning !
Me: Good morning officer!
VO: Please pass me your passport.
Me: (Done)
VO: And your I-20
Me: here you go.
VO: How was Harrisburg? (A question right from my previous travel history)
Me: It was a wonderful experience at Harrisburg when I took a summer class in Applied Artificial Intelligence. ✋🏻
VO: Interrupts me and starts laughing. Then tells me it’s a quite city and not like Mumbai😃
Me: I laughed too for a while.
VO: So Masters in Computer Science?
Me: Yes, Masters in Computer Science.
VO: What was your undergrad Major ?
Me: I completed my bachelor’s in computer engineering at St. Francis Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
VO: Stops me again and asks who is sponsoring you ?
Me: My mom is my primary sponsor and we have savings of **Crores and in addition to this Axis Bank has sanctioned an education loan of ₹24 lakhs and we also have multiple movable and immovable assets amounting to more than 1 crore. (Stopped again)
VO: Tell me about your mother’s profession.
Me: Told how she served for more than 25 years and is now into her own business.
VO: (Turning pages of my current and previous passports) So all these countries were a part of your school trips.
Me: No officer, they were family vacations. (He smiled and gave me a 2 seconds of stare)
VO: place your right hand four fingers on the scanner.
Me: Done .
VO : Keeps my current passport and returns my I-20 and passes a slip under the glass saying those words *Your visa has been approved, you may collect your passport after 1 day*
Me: ☺️Thank you so much officer, you made my day !
VO: The feeling is mutual😆
Me: Rushed towards the parking lot and gave my mom the good news and offcourse she was in tears of joy !

Advice: Everybody says confidence is the key and I didn’t believe it until I experienced myself. So just be confident and don’t get distracted by other applicants rejections. Stay quiet in the line. Speak loud enough.

Hope to see you all on the other side of the world some day ❗️ Good luck with your career !


Experience 24: F1 at New Delhi

Date:12th November
Tym:9:45 slot
In time : 8:15
Out tym:9:45
Vo: american lady (30-40’s)
Counter:16 I think so
University of Texas at Arlington
Course: Business Analytics
Status: approved 🥳🥳

Vo: why this university
Me : University of Texas at Arlington is a research based universe……
Vo: Stop, please listen my question carefully. Why do you choose this University?
Me: University of Texas at Arlington provides me the flexibility to choose the specification as per my area of interest and it conducts annual analytics symposium in the March which help the students to have face to face interaction with the business tycoons, so I would like to grad this opportunity to expand my knowledge with new tools and technology.
Vo: what is your bachelor’s?
Me: I have done my bachelors of commerce in 2018
Vo: ho! Your tuition fee is 40lakhs, how are going to fund your education.
Me : my father is going to fund my education. He is a large scale farmer who gets…
Vo: what!! he is a farmer?
Me :yes
Me: He has 16 acres of land from which he gets annual income of 12 lakhs
Vo :what crop he cultivates
Me : he cultivates commercial crops like chilli, cotton, and maize.
Vo: ok could you show me your Loan letter
Me: yeah sure
Vo : ok done i am approving your visa
Me : thank you mam( in shock)

Be confident because they are posing questions to check our emotions and answers.

Today I see lot of rejections in Delhi during my slot, especially h1b visas, in front of me 5 members got rejected at a time.


Experience 25: F1 at Hyderabad

Date – 12/11/2021
Slot – 9:30 Am
In time – 8:30 Am
Out time – 11:15 Am
Counter – 14
Interview time: 2 minutes
Branch Computer Science
Visa Status: Approved (1st Attempt)
Vo was women, mid aged around 35-40 yrs.
1 Student front of me got rejected. But i stayed calm and answered Confidently.

VO: pass your passport for scanning
Me: Good morning officer, here it is
VO: Good morning, Which University?
Me: Florida State University.
VO: which course
Me: Masters in Computer science
VO: Show me your I20 throught this glass
Me: showed
VO: Your Bachelor’s ?
Me: I’ve done BTech in CSE
VO: When did u complete ur bachelors?
Me: told
VO: Any work Experience?
Me: Yes and explained about My roles and responsibilities.
VO: Why Masters and Is your work experience useful for your Masters?
Me: Answered Confidently . She was maintaining Eye Contact while I was answering this.
VO: Who is funding you?
Me: My parents are sponsoring my education.
VO: any savings?
Me: told
VO: what does your parents do?
Me: Told
VO: Annual income?
Me: XX lakhs per annum
VO: Do you have a loan.
Me: Yes and told about The funding.
She was typing Continuously For few seconds and heard those words……
VO: Your Visa is approved … Place your right hand
Me: Thankyou officer.

There is so much Waiting time in HYD my slot was at 9:30 but I went to the interview at 11:10


   

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