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F1 Visa Experiences – November 2021

Below are experiences from November 4th, 2021 for F1 Visa Stamping.


Experience 1 : F1 at Hyderabad

Date 2 November
Slot time 10.15 am
In time : 11 am
Out time : 12.30 pm
Didn’t observe the counter number but it was the corner one
Interview duration 1 min
Status : Approved✅
VO was American guy between 25 to 30http://t.me/f1interviewreviews
Vo : Hello Good morning!
Me : Good morning officer
Vo : pass me your passport & i20
Me : Sure officer, Here it is.
VO: (checking my I20 and asked) So you going for Computer Science?
Me: Yes Officer
Vo: place your left hand four fingers.
Me: placed

VO was typing and seeing screen for 10 seconds.
Vo: Do you promise to say only truth?
Me: Yes officer, I promise.

Vo: What about your fundings?
Me: I have enough funding for one year in my savings account and also my sponsor is my father.
VO: What does he do?
Me: He distributes milk products in our locality.
VO was didn’t get the word MILK and he was repeating another word in low voice. Then I repeated MILK products for three times.
VO: oh! milk products. That’s cool.
Me: Yes officer
VO: Does he own any vehicles for transportation?
Me: Yes officer, he has two vans to transport them.
VO: how many workers under him?
Me: Three officer
VO: How much savings you have in savings account?
Me: I have savings of 40 lakhs.
VO: do you have properties here in india?
Me: Yes officer, we have immovable properties worth 2.5 cr.
VO: That’s cool
Me: Yes officer
VO: Did you take GRE?
Me: Yes officer, I did.
VO: What’s you score?
Me: 320

At this time he was saying something in a low voice but I didn’t get that but he passed my I20 back and kept my passport in tray.
I took my I20 and said Thank you officer.
He smiled at me.

In front me two were there and all got approved. One of them was having her spouse stays in US with H visa and also she is headings to the same state. My officer was very cool and also he maintained I contact for every question and answer with smile on his face.


Experience 2: F1 at Chennai

Date: 3rd November, 2021
1st Attempt
Slot time: 9:30
In-Time: 9:00 , Out-Time: 9:50
Counter: 23
VO: American lady mid 30s
University: North Carolina State University
Program: Computer Engineering
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : 1-2 minutes

Me: Good Morning Mam
Passed my Passport, I-20, SEVIS receipt
VO Scanned the bar code on my passport to retrieve DS160
VO: What is your specialization in undergrad?
Me: I have done my undergraduation in Electronics and Communication engineering from NIT Goa
VO: when did you finish your undergrad?
Me: 2019 mam
VO: Are you currently working??
Me: Yes mam I am currently working as a data analyst in Reliance Industries limited
Exclamation after hearing Reliance Industries. VO kept looking into my DS160. Please make sure that your answers align with what you mentioned in your DS160
VO: What are the roles you are looking for after Master’s?
Me: ASIC Verification or Design verification engineer Mam
VO: Do you have a loan?
Me: Yes Mam I have an education loan of 70000$ approved
VO: which bank?
Me: Prodigy finance mam
She kept my passport in the tray at this point
VO: Scan your left hand four fingers.
And then the golden words your Visa is approved have a great stay in US
Me: Thank you so much mam have a nice day.

The VO was pretty chill and looked at me only once or twice during the interview. She was mostly looking into the system. Her voice is clear and understandable. She approved 2 more visas while I was there. Chennai had good approval rate in general but today there were little more rejects than usual. 6-7/10 approvals


Experience 3: F1 at Chennai

Date: 3rd November
Slot time : 9:30
In-time : 8:45
Out-time : 10:00
Status : APPROVED ✅
University: University of new haven
Counter number : 28
VO is a America male aged between 30-35
VO: Good morning gentlemen!!
Me: Morning, officer!!

VO: Pass me your documents please
Me: Passed i20, Passport and Scholarship letter.

VO: So, new haven right?
Me: Yes sir!!

VO: So you’re working right now?
Me : Yes sir, I’m working in Wipro technologies as a web developer (exactly as mentioned in DS160)

VO: From how long you’ve been working?
Me: I’ve been working from an year sir.

VO: Who’s funding you?
Me: My parents have savings of 30 lakhs and I also have student loan of 25 lakhs from HDFC credila. In addition to that, I’ve a scholarship of 50 percent of my tution fee.

VO: Cool, so you’re from Sathyabama … what’s your bachelor’s score, CGPA or percentage whatever?
Me: It’s 88.8 percentage sir .

VO: Awesome, place your right hand four fingers on scanner please.
Your visa is approved , have a nice stay in USA.

Me: You made my day sir, thank you!!

VO: Good luck mate!!

Suggestions:
1) Do carry an umbrella those who are going to chennai.
2) Don’t panic or become nervous.
Getting a little tensed is obvious but do not let it reflect in your eyes.
3) Confidence is key. Even if you’re not aware of the answer..make up something which is related to your course or based on the question.
4) Be loud and clear. Do not get disturbed or influenced by by adjacent counters
5) Most important thing….you need to have something to boost your confidence in the queue. In my case I remembered my EX, so that was a driving force for me. Be desperate and fill yourself with lot of energy and confidence.

Thank you everyone and all the best for those who are going to attend!!


Experience 4: F1 at Chennai

03/11/2021
Spring intake
Approved ✅
Slot time 11:30am
Counter No :30
University : University of Central Missouri
Course : INDUSTRIAL Engineering
American young cool guy
Duration: 45 seconds
vo: What plans after Masters?
Me :Sir, I will Come Back to India and i’ll settle down here as Industrial engineer
Vo : Do you have any relatives in US ?
Me:No sir, I have a senior friend in the same university pursuing his masters now.
Vo: Where do you live after going to United States..?
Me: I live in Warrensburg near to My University nd I mentioned about my senior friend and accommodation Details
Vo: who is Funding ?
Me: My family is Funding with their savings of 20L
Vo: Do you have any loan
Me: Yes Sir, I have a loan of 15L
Vo : Congratulations am approving your visa – Gave me Greenslip nd i20 back
Me: Thank you soo much sir

THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR THIS GROUP
Helped me a lot


Experience 5: F1 at Chennai

1st attempt ✅ spring 22
Date: 3/nov/2021
slot Time: Consulate : 10:30
counter : 23
Vo was American lady age 28-30 with a beautiful face and brown hairs. After seeing her I feel too confident 😁
University: University of new haven
Course: ms in civil engineering
Me: good morning madam
Vo:good morning how are you?
Me: I’m fine
Vo: pass me your passport.
Me: sure madam.
Vo:give me your i20.
Me: I passed her ds 160 and appointment letter.
Vo: I said your i20 not this.😕
Me: sorry sorry Madam and then start searching in my file and finally gave i20.😐
Vo:okay
Me:sorry sorry for the delay madam.
Vo:it’s okay it’s okay😅
And then start typing for 1 min
Vo: what did you do in your undergraduation?
Me: civil engineering
Vo: when did you passed out?
Me: I have completed my graduation in sept 2022 sorry 2020😶
Vo: 2020!
Me: yes mam
Vo : don’t you get placement in your college..
I didn’t understand what she said.
Me:sorry mam could you please repeat again.
Vo: don’t you get placement in your college or you don’t want placement job or you want to do master’s?
Me: yes mam masters.
Vo: okay. Do you have loan?
Me. Yes
Vo. How much ?
Me. 30L
Vo. From which bank?
Me. Bank of India
Vo. Is this state bank of India.
Me. Yes mam. ( I don’t know yes or no but bank of india😂😂)
Vo. How did you get this loan.
Me. Collateral to my own house 😅 ( but my answer should be like this based on our property)🤦🏿‍♂️. Anyhow🤭
Vo. Okay put your left hand 4 fingers.
Kept my passport in the tray…
Vo. Okay congratulations I’m approving your visa.

Me.
😐😐😐like seriously
Me.thank you so much mam 2 to 3 time I said this😅😅😅😅

And finally 😭😭😭 khushi ke aansu hai paglee😂😂😂

Suggestions: don’t give extra answers. Just stick to the point. Be cool😚.
I see lots of approval in chennai..
Best of luck all of you guys….


Experience 6: F1 at Hyderabad

In time 8:45am
Out time 10am
University: university of Texas at Arlington
Course: civil engineering.
Status: Accepted❤️
Vo: good morning
Me:good morning sir
Vo:pass me your I 20 and passport
Me:passed
Vo:what is your university?
Me: University of Texas at Arlington
Vo: what other universities you applied?
Me: told
Vo: why this university?
Me: it offers excellent course and it’s a tier 1 university.
Vo:what after masters?
Me: I will come back to India and work as design engineer.
Vo:Gre score?
Me.told.
Vo:who is your sponsor?
Me: my parents are my sponsors with anuall income of 15 lakhs (vo cuts off)
Vo:any loan and savings.?
Me: told
Vo:what is your father?
Me :told
Vo: place your left hand ✋ four fingers your visa Is approved.
Me:thank you sir 🎁! You made my day.


Experience 7: F1 at Chennai

Chennai Consulate
Timings : 8:30AM out time: 8:45AM
Nov 3rd 2021
Counter no. 24
African guy in his 30’s
University :- UMKC
Me: Good morning officer
Vo : good morning, How’s ur day?
Me: going well sir.
Vo: pass me ur passport and I20
Me : passed the docs
Vo: so, which university?
Me: university of Missouri Kansas city
Vo: what are you going to do there?
Me: I’m going to pursue my master’s in computer science with data science as specialization.
Vo: Why data science?
Me: Due to less supply of specialized data scientists and rapid demand. Data science will definitely be a lucrative career in the future.
Typing something in the computer..
Vo: So, you mean Data is very important for every company?
Me: Yes, It predicts the market trends and help grow business.
Vo: who’s sponsoring you?
Me: My mother is funding for my education.
Vo: What does she do for a living?
Me: She is a business women, running an electronic store since 25years.
VO: Any certain brand?
Me: No, it’s a multi branded store sir.
Vo: I’m approving your visa, Take this slip (Gave a green slip)
Me: Thank You officer.

Very routine questions.. In Chennai consulate, there are 7 counters operating. I saw only two rejections overall.


Experience 8: F1 at Chennai

Date: 3rd November, 2021
Slot time: 11:00
In-Time: 10:00
Out-Time: 11:10
Counter: 21
VO: Male American 30-35 year old
University: Missouri university of science and technology
Couse : Mining and Mineral engineering
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : 30sec

Me:Good Morning Officer,how are you?
VO:I’m good how about you?
Me: I’m fine officer
VO:Pass me your Passport,I20
Me:Yeah Sure, Passed docs
VO:what are your future plans?
Me:I will come back to India because we have various job opportunities for mining engineering. So,I would like to settle in india with the designation of Mining CI or Senior Mine manager in a reputed company.
VO:What does your father do?
Me:He is Senior manager in XXXXX Company
VO:He’s Income?
Me:XxLpa
VO: what does your mother do ?
Me:She is a sales executive in Jewellery shop.
VO: Her annual income?
Me:XLpa and she also gets rental income of XXLpa
VO:Typing…. Congratulations Im approving your visa..🥳🥳🥳( And he gave my I20 back with Green slip)
Me:Thank you so much Officer🤩


Experience 9: F1 at Chennai

Date: 3rd November
Counter no – 24
Slot time 12 PM
In time 11:30 AM
Out time 12:00 PM
Interview time – 1-2 minute
Status: Approved ✅
Visa Type: F1
Attempt: 1st
VO was a american in 40 – 45s

Course : Computers & Information Sciences,semo

Vo: Good morning my boy, How are you?
Me: good morning officer. Doing good,how are you?
VO: I am good.
Vo: Pass me your Documents
Me: Sure officer, Here it is !
Vo: Which University ?
Me: Southeast Missouri State University
Vo: What course?
Me: Computer and Information sciences
Vo : passed out in which year?
me : Sept 2020 and My CGPA is 7.05 Out of Scale 10
Vo : are you working currently?
Me : No Officer, I Recently Completely my Bachelors So, Doing Online Course Which is helpful to my Master’s
Vo: How are you Funding ?
Me : My Father is my Sponcer, I have Secured Education loan of xx lakhs and I have xx Lakhs of Savings in my Account Officer
Vo: What is your Father ?
Me: my father is a Farmer and Agricultural Business Man
Vo: Income ?
Me: 18.5 LPA
Vo : Congrats man, I am approving your Visa
Stay safe,enjoy your journey.
Me: Thank you so much, You made my day.

Tips: Be confident and Loud, Make sure you prepare well


Experience 10: F1 at Chennai (4th Attempt)

Slot time 11 am
In time 10:30
Out time 11:20
Me: Good morning officer
Vo: Good morning
Vo:to which university
Me:The university of Texas at Arlington
Vo: which course
Me:computer and information science
Vo:what r the other admits do u have
Me: Previous I was rejected for fall intake.i am interested to join uta so I am not holding any other universities admits.
Vo:Did u pay your sevis.
Me:yes officer I have submitted document to you.
Vo:how r u funding.
Me:State Bank of India sanctioned me an educational loan of 32 lakhs and my father is sponsoring with his savings of 30 lakhs.
Vo:what r ur plans after masters.
Me:I would like to come back to india.and see my self as data scientist in top companies
Vo: what’s ur father occupation
Me:he is into hospitality industry from past 20 yrs.he do have annual income of 14.5 lakhs.
Vo:what type of hospitality industry.
Me:he owns restaurant in my home town.
Vo:Do u have any work experience.
Me:No officer I recently completed my bachelor’s in the month of May.Doing internship at A company.
Vo:what is your cgpa
Me:7.49 cgpa

Then golden words
Your visa is approved,💯👏🥳🎉


Experience 11: F1 at Chennai (2nd Attempt)

Attempt -1

Consulate: Chennai
Date: 26-OCT-2021
Status: Rejected ❌
University of North Texas
Time: 2mins

VO American male(Rejected few members)

Me: Good morning sir
VO: Give me 1 minute (… typing)
VO: Have you done any internship
Me: Yes sir
VO: Tell me about that
Me: I have done an internship in ** company located in HYD.
(I didn’t explained clearly about the internship)
VO: Tell me about UG
ME: Recently, I completed my UG in CSE from Vel Tech in July 2021.
VO: CGPA
ME: It’s 7.49
VO: On the scale of 10?
ME: Yes sir
VO: What are you doing since then
ME: Sir, I just finished my UG 3months back and after that I have done few courses in Data Analysis and DBMS.
VO: Ohh, you are still doing internship
ME: No sir, I have done online courses in coursera.
VO: Funds
Me: My parents are funding my Ed with their savings of 21L and I have an education loan of 31L
VO: what does your father do?
ME: He is a fertilizer seller, He sells fertilizers to farmers and retails shops in my village.
VO: What types of fertilizers he sell?
ME: He sell chemical fertilizers like Urea
VO: Urea??
ME: Yes sir, and some companies are UPL, Bayer..,
VO: ok
Then VO keep on typing for 30sec
(I know I will get rejected because I didn’t explained him clearly about the internship and types of fertilizers)
VO: Sorry, I can’t approve your visa this time
ME: Ok sir.

Attempt- 2

Date: 3-November-2021
Consulate: Chennai
Counter: 21
VO: Bald Guy(looks like Gunther from friends)..,(He is approving almost everyone)
University: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : 1-2mins

Me: Hi sir,Good Morning!
VO: Good morning, pass me your docs(i-20, Passport)
Passed Passport, I-20.
VO: Hi, what will you do after yours masters?
Me: I’ll come back to india and work as a Data Analyst in Top MNC like TCS, Accenture..,
VO: Undergrad Percentage
Me: It’s 7.49 on scale of 10.
VO: Tell me about your funding?
Me: My parents are funding my education with their savings of 21L and also I have an ed loan of 31L.
VO: is it collateral?
Me: No Sir, It’s Non Collateral given based on my academic profile and My fathers repayment capability.
VO: What do they do?
Me: My father is fertiliser seller, He sells fertilisers to farmers and retail shops in my village.
VO: Repeat again
Me: He is a fertilizer seller and my mother has a clothing store in which she sells all types of sarees and fancy dress for women and their annual income is 11LPA.
VO: Do you have any siblings?
Me: Yes sir, He is studying class 5 in Sri Chaitanya School located in AP.
VO:Tell me about your internship(He seen my previous rejection in the computer)
ME: Explained
VO: Tell me more about it
ME: Told about internship project( I have done a project in my Internship)
VO: Explain detail about project
ME: Told about the project and algorithms used on it.
VO: OK(kept the passport in the box)
I know I got it this tym
VO: Your VISA is approved, Have a nice stay in USA
Me: Thank you very much sir!!☺️

VO: Welcome.

Don’t loose hope😅🙂


Experience 12: F1 at Hyderabad

Date:3rd Nov 2021
Slot time:9:15
Interview duration:1min approx
University of Houston Clear Lake(masters in cs)
Status:Approved
Counter:14(American male in his 30s)
VO:Good morning
Me:Good morning officer
VO:Pass me your passport and place your i20 on glass
Me:Passed
VO:How is this course related to your background
Me:Told that i completed ug in ece from xxxx college in 2019 and started working in xxxx company as xxxxx from past two years
VO:How are you planning to fund your education
Me:I have a secured education loan of 39 lac 50 thousand from SBI and my parents are sponsoring me with the savings of 25 lacs and uni has offered me a merit based scholarship
VO:what your sponsors do
Me:My father is a retired central govt employee currently into agriculture
VO:where was he working previously
Me:South Central Railways (and added my mothers profession and mentioned combined annual income of both 15.5 LPA)
VO:Plans after masters
Me:I would return back to india and work in the role of data scientist for top mncs
VO:Please place your left hand four fingers on scanner ,your visa is issued
Me:Thank you officer

Note:VO approved 3 people in front of me in no time.In hyderabad i have seen very few rejections but most of them are getting approved.
This group has been really helpful for me.I wish everyone having their visa interview best of luck hope you get your visas.


Experience 13: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 3rd November 2021
In time: 9:40
Out time: 12:00
Slot time: 10 am
University: pace university
Vo was Indian American in mid 30s
Status: Approved ✅

Me; Good morning officer
Vo: pass me your i20 and passport
Vo: what is your intent to visit USA
Me; to pursue masters in information systems from pace university
Vo: why this university
Me: told
Vo: who is sponsoring your education?
Me: my father in law is sponsoring my education
Vo: what does he do?
Me: told
Vo: what is his income?
Me: around xx lakhs
Vo: place your right hand on the scanner

After a while- I am approving your visa, have a good stay.
Me: Thank you so much, have a great day

The famous Chinese American guy was next to my counter. He was practically rejecting all visas. There were 2 rejections in front of me, both were a reattempt for f1. Good luck guys!


Experience 14: F1 at New Delhi

University: SUNY POLYTECHNIC INSITUTE
Course: MS in Computer Science
Date: 3rd November, 2021
Slot time: 9:30
In time: 8:50
Out time: 9:40
Status: Approved✅
VO: The american officer with blad
Counter number: 17

In front of me three persons are rejected, he was rejecting if we fumbled with answers about university. I greeted him well and made him comfortable with me.

Me: Good Morning Officer! Hope you are having good day
VO: Good morning yeah smiles

Then he pointed to my passport so I gave him the passport along with my I-20 and sevis.

VO: What is your university
Me: State university of new york to pursue masters in computer and information sciences

VO: why this university? (For this answer, at this point i am making sure that he is listening and understanding each point)
Me: it’s a public and research university, their course structure and concentration are aligned to my area of interests. Moreover university offered an opportunity as graduate assistantship with that i can work closely with professors involving in their research and publications with this exposure i can get knowledge and concentrate on my projects throughout the course

VO : what about funding?
Me : my parents are sponsoring with their savings of 20 lpa and i sanctioned educational loan of amount 26lpa and this i have scholarship available.

VO : what’s your interest rate of loan?
Me : 12.5

VO : that’s a lot, you could get lower in us (with smiling)
Me : yeah(with smile)

VO: Place your left hand 4 fingers on the scanner
VO : congratulations your visa approved.

I tired make sure he does keep listening you that’s only key i can say. Don’t make him confuse with your answers.


Experience 15: F1 at Hyderabad

Program Level: Masters in Computers Science
University: Kent State University

Date : Nov 3 2021
Slot time: 10:00 am
In time: 9:00am
Out time: 11:15 am
Counter: 13

Status: Approved ✅

VO was an American Guy in his 30-35 maybe.

Experience:
VO: pass me your Passport and I-20
Me: Passed passport and here is my I-20

VO: So tell me about where and what course
Me: I’m going to pursue my Masters in the field of Computer Science at Kent State University

VO: Why CS
Me: Am passion about computers, my bachelors is under CSE and my professional carrer is also related to Software Industry with 4 yrs IT exp. So i choose CS to excel in it.

VO: What about CS electives?
Me: I was not prepared for this question but answered saying that about subjects like Java, Oops, DBMS etc

VO: who is sponsring you?
Me: My parents are sponsring me with their savings of 31L and secured an educational loan of 25L, apart from that we have immovable assests costs nearly 1.3 cr

VO: What is your fathers and mothers occupation annual salary
Me: My father owns a bussines earns xx per annum ( asked in detail about my fathers occupation like he exports or not) i said yes he will export and under him currently there are 5 workers and my mother also own a bussines with xx per annum besides that she gets rental income of xx per year.

VO : Congarts your visa is approved
Me: Thank you sir, have a good day
VO: with smile thank you and u too

Maintained eye contact and answered him full loud voice in order to be confident.
I gave all answers with confidence and smile


Experience 16: F1 at New Delhi

Date: 3rd November
Counter no – 13
Slot time 10 am
In time 9:20 am
Out time 10:15 am
Interview time – 40-45 secs
Status: Approved ✅
VO was an American guy in between 25-30
Course: Business Analytics
University: University of Texas at Dallas

Me: Good Morning sir, how are you?
VO: I’m fine, thank you.
VO: Pass me your passport and I-20
Me: (passed)
VO: Is this business Analytics course?
Me: yes sir, it is business analytics course.
VO: Do you have any prior experience in this field?
Me: I have done an internship in data analytics field and also had subjects like data science, business and management science in undergraduate where I got basic skills in these domains.
VO: Who are going to fund your education?
Me: My parents are sponsoring for my masters. They have savings of xx lakhs and I have a secured education loan of xx lakhs. Apart from these my parents own immovable assets of worth 2.9 crores (while I was answering this question he had put my passport aside)
VO: Place your right hand four fingers on the scanner
VO: done,thank you.
Me: Thank you so much sir!!

Tips: Answer with confidence and maintain eye contact.

All the best to everyone who are going to attend!!


Experience 17: F1 at New Delhi

University: University of Texas at Dallas
Course: Ms in Business Analytics
1nd Nov
Slot time:10.10 am
In time: 9.45am
Out time: 11:30am
Interview duration: 2 minutes
Counter No: 12
Vo was an American woman in her 30s
Status: Approved✅

Me: Good morning officer!
VO: Good Morning! Pass me ur passport,i20 and sevis receipt
Me: Passed

VO: Who is sponsoring you?
Me:My parents are sponsoring me

She then continously typed for a minute
While typing she gave me expression of surprise
I dont know what she saw on screen

I kept calm and I dint loose my eye contact from her

VO: Place your right hand four fingers on scanner.
Me: Placed.

VO: She kept my passport in a basket
And said you are good to go.

Me: Thank you so much mam!

Keep eye contact even if the VO is not even seeing you and nervousness is normal but do not show on your face
Keep calm even if you fumble a bit do not worry they are very generous people
My tip: Do not talk to anyone else in the embassy(friends or co applicant)
Also focus on yourself becoz at embassy you will see every sort of emotion with approval and denial of the applicants before you


Experience 18: F1 at Hyderabad

Date 2 November
Slot time 10.15 am
In time : 11 am
Out time : 12.30 pm
Didn’t observe the counter number but it was the corner one
Interview duration 1 min
Status : Approved✅
VO was American guy between 25 to 30
Vo : Hello Good morning!
Me : Good morning officer
Vo : pass me your passport & i20
Me : Sure officer, Here it is.
VO: (checking my I20 and asked) So you going for Computer Science?
Me: Yes Officer
Vo: place your left hand four fingers.
Me: placed

VO was typing and seeing screen for 10 seconds.
Vo: Do you promise to say only truth?
Me: Yes officer, I promise.

Vo: What about your fundings?
Me: I have enough funding for one year in my savings account and also my sponsor is my father.
VO: What does he do?
Me: He distributes milk products in our locality.
VO was didn’t get the word MILK and he was repeating another word in low voice. Then I repeated MILK products for three times.
VO: oh! milk products. That’s cool.
Me: Yes officer
VO: Does he own any vehicles for transportation?
Me: Yes officer, he has two vans to transport them.
VO: how many workers under him?
Me: Three officer
VO: How much savings you have in savings account?
Me: I have savings of 40 lakhs.
VO: do you have properties here in india?
Me: Yes officer, we have immovable properties worth 2.5 cr.
VO: That’s cool
Me: Yes officer
VO: Did you take GRE?
Me: Yes officer, I did.
VO: What’s you score?
Me: 320

At this time he was saying something in a low voice but I didn’t get that but he passed my I20 back and kept my passport in tray.
I took my I20 and said Thank you officer.
He smiled at me.

In front me two were there and all got approved. One of them was having her spouse stays in US with H visa and also she is headings to the same state. My officer was very cool and also he maintained I contact for every question and answer with smile on his face.


Experience 19: F1 at Chennai

Date: 3rd November, 2021
Slot time: 9:30
In-Time: 9:00 , Out-Time: 9:50
Counter: 23
VO: American lady mid 30s
University: North Carolina State University
Program: Computer Engineering
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : 1-2 minutes

Me: Good Morning Mam
Passed my Passport, I-20, SEVIS receipt
VO Scanned the bar code on my passport to retrieve DS160
VO: What is your specialization in undergrad?
Me: I have done my undergraduation in Electronics and Communication engineering from NIT Goa
VO: when did you finish your undergrad?
Me: 2019 mam
VO: Are you currently working??
Me: Yes mam I am currently working as a data analyst in Reliance Industries limited
Exclamation after hearing Reliance Industries. VO kept looking into my DS160. Please make sure that your answers align with what you mentioned in your DS160
VO: What are the roles you are looking for after Master’s?
Me: ASIC Verification or Design verification engineer Mam
VO: Do you have a loan?
Me: Yes Mam I have an education loan of 70000$ approved
VO: which bank?
Me: Prodigy finance mam
She kept my passport in the tray at this point
VO: Scan your left hand four fingers.
And then the golden words your Visa is approved have a great stay in US
Me: Thank you so much mam have a nice day.

The VO was pretty chill and looked at me only once or twice during the interview. She was mostly looking into the system. Her voice is clear and understandable. She approved 2 more visas while I was there. Chennai had good approval rate in general but today there were little more rejects than usual. 6-7/10 approvals


Experience 20: F1 + F2 (Child) at New Delhi

Tricky case: I applied for F1 along with F2 for my child.
Appointment: 9am
In: 8:45am
Out: 9:15am
Counter No: 19, Indian Male aged in late 30s or early 40s
University: Stevens Institute of Technology
Course: MS in Information Systems
Status: Approved✅

He was looking at the system. My DS160s took sometime to load. He said sorry for that with a smile😊

  1. Which University: Stevens Intitute of Technology
  1. Which Course: MS in Information Systems

3: Undergrad CGPA and if any backlogs: 7.79 with no backlogs

4: Why your spouse is not travelling with you? Sir, he is working with Citicorp services and hence he won’t accompany me.

5: How many kids you have? Sir, only 1.

6: Who is funding? My spouse and my father and i have an approved loan from Prodigy Finance(I didn’t mention any amount here)

Then he said, congrats, your visas are approved😃 Your passport will be delivered as per the address given.

Just be confident. You have done your part, now let your luck play the role. 😃
I have seen 3 F1s and 1 H1 getting rejected infront of me in the same queue. But still i maintained my calm.


Experience 21: F1 at Chennai

Date: 3rd November, 2021
1st Attempt
Slot time: 9:30
In-Time: 9:00 , Out-Time: 9:50
Counter: 23
VO: American lady mid 30s
University: North Carolina State University
Program: Computer Engineering
Status: APPROVED✅
Time : 1-2 minutes

Me: Good Morning Mam
Passed my Passport, I-20, SEVIS receipt
VO Scanned the bar code on my passport to retrieve DS160
VO: What is your specialization in undergrad?
Me: I have done my undergraduation in Electronics and Communication engineering from NIT Goa
VO: when did you finish your undergrad?
Me: 2019 mam
VO: Are you currently working??
Me: Yes mam I am currently working as a data analyst in Reliance Industries limited
Exclamation after hearing Reliance Industries. VO kept looking into my DS160. Please make sure that your answers align with what you mentioned in your DS160
VO: What are the roles you are looking for after Master’s?
Me: ASIC Verification or Design verification engineer Mam
VO: Do you have a loan?
Me: Yes Mam I have an education loan of 70000$ approved
VO: which bank?
Me: Prodigy finance mam
She kept my passport in the tray at this point
VO: Scan your left hand four fingers.
And then the golden words your Visa is approved have a great stay in US
Me: Thank you so much mam have a nice day.

The VO was pretty chill and looked at me only once or twice during the interview. She was mostly looking into the system. Her voice is clear and understandable. She approved 2 more visas while I was there. Chennai had good approval rate in general but today there were little more rejects than usual. 6-7/10 approvals


Experience 22: F1 at Chennai

Date: 3rd November
Slot time : 9:30
In-time : 8:45
Out-time : 10:00
Status : APPROVED ✅
University: University of new haven
Counter number : 28
VO is a America male aged between 30-35
VO: Good morning gentlemen!!
Me: Morning, officer!!

VO: Pass me your documents please
Me: Passed i20, Passport and Scholarship letter.

VO: So, new haven right?
Me: Yes sir!!

VO: So you’re working right now?
Me : Yes sir, I’m working in Wipro technologies as a web developer (exactly as mentioned in DS160)

VO: From how long you’ve been working?
Me: I’ve been working from an year sir.

VO: Who’s funding you?
Me: My parents have savings of 30 lakhs and I also have student loan of 25 lakhs from HDFC credila. In addition to that, I’ve a scholarship of 50 percent of my tution fee.

VO: Cool, so you’re from Sathyabama … what’s your bachelor’s score, CGPA or percentage whatever?
Me: It’s 88.8 percentage sir .

VO: Awesome, place your right hand four fingers on scanner please.
Your visa is approved , have a nice stay in USA.

Me: You made my day sir, thank you!!

VO: Good luck mate!!

Suggestions:
1) Do carry an umbrella those who are going to chennai.
2) Don’t panic or become nervous.
Getting a little tensed is obvious but do not let it reflect in your eyes.
3) Confidence is key. Even if you’re not aware of the answer..make up something which is related to your course or based on the question.
4) Be loud and clear. Do not get disturbed or influenced by by adjacent counters
5) Most important thing….you need to have something to boost your confidence in the queue. In my case I remembered my EX, so that was a driving force for me. Be desperate and fill yourself with lot of energy and confidence.

Thank you everyone and all the best for those who are going to attend!!


Experience 23: F1 at Chennai

03/11/2021
Spring intake
Approved ✅
Slot time 11:30am
Counter No :30
University : University of Central Missouri
Course : INDUSTRIAL Engineering
American young cool guy
Duration: 45 seconds
vo: What plans after Masters?
Me :Sir, I will Come Back to India and i’ll settle down here as Industrial engineer
Vo : Do you have any relatives in US ?
Me:No sir, I have a senior friend in the same university pursuing his masters now.
Vo: Where do you live after going to United States..?
Me: I live in Warrensburg near to My University nd I mentioned about my senior friend and accommodation Details
Vo: who is Funding ?
Me: My family is Funding with their savings of 20L
Vo: Do you have any loan
Me: Yes Sir, I have a loan of 15L
Vo : Congratulations am approving your visa – Gave me Greenslip nd i20 back
Me: Thank you soo much sir


Experience 24: F1 at Chennai

1st attempt ✅ spring 22
Date: 3/nov/2021
slot Time: Consulate : 10:30
counter : 23
Vo was American lady age 28-30 with a beautiful face and brown hairs. After seeing her I feel too confident 😁
University: University of new haven
Course: ms in civil engineering
Me: good morning madam
Vo:good morning how are you?
Me: I’m fine
Vo: pass me your passport.
Me: sure madam.
Vo:give me your i20.
Me: I passed her ds 160 and appointment letter.
Vo: I said your i20 not this.😕
Me: sorry sorry Madam and then start searching in my file and finally gave i20.😐
Vo:okay
Me:sorry sorry for the delay madam.
Vo:it’s okay it’s okay😅
And then start typing for 1 min
Vo: what did you do in your undergraduation?
Me: civil engineering
Vo: when did you passed out?
Me: I have completed my graduation in sept 2022 sorry 2020😶
Vo: 2020!
Me: yes mam
Vo : don’t you get placement in your college..
I didn’t understand what she said.
Me:sorry mam could you please repeat again.
Vo: don’t you get placement in your college or you don’t want placement job or you want to do master’s?
Me: yes mam masters.
Vo: okay. Do you have loan?
Me. Yes
Vo. How much ?
Me. 30L
Vo. From which bank?
Me. Bank of India
Vo. Is this state bank of India.
Me. Yes mam. ( I don’t know yes or no but bank of india😂😂)
Vo. How did you get this loan.
Me. Collateral to my own house 😅 ( but my answer should be like this based on our property)🤦🏿‍♂️. Anyhow🤭
Vo. Okay put your left hand 4 fingers.
Kept my passport in the tray…
Vo. Okay congratulations I’m approving your visa.

Me.
😐😐😐like seriously
Me.thank you so much mam 2 to 3 time I said this😅😅😅😅

And finally 😭😭😭 khushi ke aansu hai paglee😂😂😂

Suggestions: don’t give extra answers. Just stick to the point. Be cool😚.
I see lots of approval in chennai..
Best of luck all of you guys….


Experience 25: F1 at Hyderabad

In time 8:45am
Out time 10am
University: university of Texas at Arlington
Course: civil engineering.
Status: Accepted❤️
Vo: good morning
Me:good morning sir
Vo:pass me your I 20 and passport
Me:passed
Vo:what is your university?
Me: University of Texas at Arlington
Vo: what other universities you applied?
Me: told
Vo: why this university?
Me: it offers excellent course and it’s a tier 1 university.
Vo:what after masters?
Me: I will come back to India and work as design engineer.
Vo:Gre score?
Me.told.
Vo:who is your sponsor?
Me: my parents are my sponsors with anuall income of 15 lakhs (vo cuts off)
Vo:any loan and savings.?
Me: told
Vo:what is your father?
Me :told
Vo: place your left hand ✋ four fingers your visa Is approved.
Me:thank you sir 🎁! You made my day.


   

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