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F1 Visa Experiences – October 2021

Below are experiences from October 28th to October 29th, 2021 for F1 Visa Stamping.

Experience 1 : F1 at Mumbai


Course : MS in industrial engineering at University of Central Missouri

i20 amount : 25,016$

Date : 26th October 2021

Slot time : 9.10 am

In time : 8.00 am

Out time : 10.30 am

Counter : 28(only 2 counters were operating 28 & 30. Two Vo’s are chill
One is china guy of age 30 to 35 and American lady of her 60’s) no bald china guy today😂.

Duration : 2 minutes

China VO in his spectacles.

Me : Good Morning officer.

VO : Pass me your passport, sevis fees receipt and i20.
Me : passed.

VO : Why are you going to us?
Me : I intend to pursue my master’s in industrial engineering at University of Central Missouri.

VO : What is your ug course?
Me : Mechanical engineering

VO : What other universities did you apply to?
Me : University of Central Missouri, University of Dayton, University of New Haven (please don’t give short cuts)

VO : what is your ug percentage?
Me: 7.93 CGPA

VO : Is your ug course is same as masters?
Me : As I have done my bachelor’s in Mechanical engineering, I have come across subjects like operations research, industrial safety and maintenance engineering and manufacturing technology which made me interested to opt IE as my masters to enhance my knowledge which I have got in my bachelor’s for better career prospect.(At this moment I was bit nervous and thought he would reject my visa).

VO : What is your father?
Me : He works as an engineer in electricity department under state government.

VO : Do you have any loan?
Me : I have sanctioned education loan of 25 lakhs which is secured in union bank of india.

VO : Place your right hand four fingers on the scanner.

Me : placed.

Now, The Golden Words

VO : Congratulations, your VISA is APPROVED.

Me : Thank you Sir. Have a nice day. Gave a white slip. Just ran away to share this good news to my father who is waiting outside of consulate.

PS : Just Maintain eye contact (from starting to ending he is looking into my eyes, even I was looking his eyes from beginning to end 😀) I couldn’t hear what was going on in other counters as I was concentrating only on my VO’s counter.

All the best to everyone and hope you all get your VISAS APPROVED🥳

Experience 2: F1 at Hyderabad

25 oct 2021
University of New haven masters in Computer engineering(Ds specialization)
Appointment time 10:00 am
In time 9:15am Out time: 11:15am
Vo is in his middle age 30-40 and approved 1 person in front of me : Good morning
Vo: Good Morning.Please give your passport
Me: gave my passport to VO

Vo: Place your left hand four fingures on the scanner

Vo: what your mother do?
Me: she is into Abc business and earn XX lakhs per annum
Vo: what your father do?
Me: He works as Abc role in Xyz company
Vo: oh I know that company.who are sponsoring for your education

Me: My parents are sponsoring for my education
Vo: what’s their annual income
Me: My father earns x lakhs per annum and My mother earns x lakhs per anum.Apart from that we will get combined annual rental income of xx lakhs
Vo: Do you have any experience in this back ground
Me: Yes I have experience works as xx roles and reponsbilities
Vo: Do you have loan
Me: No sir.As we have sufficient funds for my education.I didn’t took any loan
Vo: Congrats your visa was approved
Me:thank you sir

Tips: Be confident with your answers. Maintain eye contact with VO

Experience 3: F1 at Chennai

Interview date:- 26 October;

University of North Texas, Denton.
Course:- Master’s in computer science.

Status:- Approved ✅
Slot time:- 10.00 am
In time:- 10.00 am
Out time:- 10.30 am
Interview time:- 1 min
Counter no:- 24

American lady in her 20’s

Vo:- come forward
Me:- good morning officer!
Vo :- Hi!….good morning…pass me documents!
Me:- passed.
Vo:- thank you!…….what have you done in your bachelor’s?
Me :- I did my bachelor’s in cse from xx university with cgpa of xx out of 10.0
Vo:- when did you graduate!?
Me :- I recently graduated in the month of May 2021.
Vo:- have you choosen any specialization yet!?
Me:- yes officer !…..AI is my specialization
Vo:- do you have any loan!?
Me :-..I have secured an education loan amount of xx lakhs from xx bank
Vo:- good!…place your Left hand 4 fingers on the scanner
Me :- placed.(by that time she placed her fingers on green slip)
Vo:-.. that’s it…. I’m approving your visa. Enjoy stay in USA.
Me: thank you officer!…..you made my day😍

I have seen only few rejections from Chennai consulate remaining all are getting green slips and smiley faces when they got out.

Just be confident and make an eye contact at the officer even though she is not looking at you.

Be loud and clear because you will have to wear your mask and speak.

All the best.

Experience 4: F1 at New Delhi

Date: 25th October
Slot time 11.00am
In time 10:30am
Out time 11: 30am
Interview time – 2 – 3 minutes
Status: Approved ✅

VO was a indian lady of middle age.

Course : Ms in computer science.
University :Texas tech university.

Me: Good morning and how are you doing?

VO: (NO reply she is very serious) please pass you passport and i20.
Me: passed them.

Vo: where are you going?
Me: Texas tech university.

VO: which course?
Me: Master’s in computer science.

Vo: why this course?
Me: After working for 20 months in my company as frontend mobile app developer I got to known that my skills are not up to mark so i want to enhance my skills by doing master in mainly backend development like advanced database management system. (i prepared for another answer but i changed answer completely)

VO: how many universities you applied for?
Me: I applied for 4 universities including TTU.

VO: how many admits?
Me: I got all 4 admits.

VO: Can you name them?
Me: texas tech university, wichita state university, Arkansas state university, university of dayton.

VO: Can you pass me your transcripts?
Me: I passed them. She checked all the semesters.

VO: (while checking she asked) did you attended Gre for this?
Me: yes mam, I scored 315.

Vo: can you pass you score card?
Me: (I am ready to take out them but asked next question.)

VO: what about you funding?
Me: I have prodigy loan of $66000 which will cover all expenses for 2 years moverover.. (she stoped me while i am telling about my savings).
Vo: give my score card of gre..
Me : i gave it..

Vo: what are the plans after masters?
Me: After completing of my masters i want to come to india and settle as senior full stack developer in any reputed company like Amazon or Microsoft.

Vo : please place to right hand for finger print..
Me: I am confused and placed left hand she saw me seriously and tell me to place right hand)

(At this point i am bit nervous and i though i visa is rejected but finally she told that last life changing words)

VO: okay..! Your visa is approved you can take you documents. (with a serious face.)
ME: Thank you mam..!

Key takeaways: Be well prepared for the interview. And tell the answers what you prepared.. If you forgot them you almost loss the visa…

It is not possible that not be nervous. But if you well prepared the answer will come out the mouth automatically.

All the best 🥳

Experience 5: F1 at Chennai

Counter no didn’t remember😅
Vo American male

Me : good morning officer, How are you.
Vo: good morning I am good pass your documents.
Vo: checked my i20 then what course you want to do in uta?
Me: masters in computer science and I want to specialise in data science
Vo:do u have any work experience?
Me: No officer, I am recently graduated student. I graduated in 2021
Vo:ok what’s your bachelor’s gpa.
Me: I secured 8.79cgpa on the scale of 10
Vo:what’s your undergrad major.
Me:it’s computer science
Vo: showing in i20 and ask about who will sponser this?
Me: my father is going to sponser my education he has savings of 23lakhs on the top of that I have secured education loan of 45,00,000 from canara bank.
Vo:what he will do for living?
Me: my father is a farmer and additionally he will get rental income too his annual income is 13lakhs
Vo: Ok I am approving your visa have a great stay.
Me thank you officer you made my day.
Vo:smiled and passed green slip and say congrats thank you officer

Don’t go to consulate too early my slot was 10:00 but I went there 8:00 so it’s hard to wait there and I saw so many approvals today in chennai only very few are getting rejected don’t panic if your previous person got rejected it doesn’t effect you (my previous person visa also got rejected don’t know the reason🤔) be confident and ans well All the best guys❤️

Experience 6: F1 at New Delhi

Date: 25th October
Counter No: 17
Slot Time: 9:30 am
In time: 8:30 am
Out time: 9:25 am
Interview Duration: 1-2 mins
Status: Approved
Univ: University of Oklahoma
VO was a American lady in her mid 35

Me: Good morning mam, How are you doing?
VO: Pass me your i20 and passport
Me: Passed

VO: Which University?
Me: University of Oklahoma

VO: When did you graduate?
Me: I graduated in 2017

VO: What are you doing since then?
Me: Am working as Senior Software Engineer at xx company, I develop web applications using latest technologies. Designed blockchain network using AWS ec2 instance, hyperledger fabric sdk for issuing coupons to customers.

VO: What admits do you have?
Me: Apart from OU, I got admissions from University of Central Missouri, University of North Carolina Charlotte and University of Massachusetts Boston

VO: Why this university?
Me: OU offers courses which are more inclined towards machine learning and advanced algorithms. Currently there is a research going in this field by Professor xx and am excited to be part of the research and learnings. OU is nationally recognised by US news with 111 ranking in computer science.
Typing for 30 seconds..

VO: Who is funding?
Me: My parents are funding me with family savings of xx lakhs and I have a secured education loan for xx lakhs from xx bank. Additionally, we have fixed depo… (interrupted)
VO: What does your father do?
Me: My father is a xx and proprietor of xx and xx. My mother manages xx. Their annual inco… (interrupted)

VO: Place your left four fingers on the scanner
Am keeping your passport. Your visa is approved. Have a safe stay.
Me: Thank you so much mam.
VO: Have a nice day
Me: Thank you Mam, Have a great day.

I gave all my answers very confidently and bit loud. This is the key to be followed. VO was chill and very polite. Not really tough, if you’ve clarity on all aspects.

All the best to all people who are going to attend.

Experience 7: F1 at Kolkata

Date: 25th October
Counter no – 6
Slot time 9:30
In time 9:14
Out time 9:45
First time – 15 seconds

Second in 10:15
Second out: 10:40
Second time – 15 seconds
Status: Approved ✅

First VO was an African American guy in 25-30 counter 5
Second VO was a american guy in 30-35 counter 6

Course : masters in Computer Science Data Science specialisation
University: UMKC
Me: good morning officer. how are you?
Vo: Good morning I am good, How are you? And pass me your passport and i20
Me: Yes officer,Passed
VO scanned
Vo: I think you need to get to counter no: 2 for verification

So actually my biometrics were done on 24th October the day before interview, so my photo was not updated.

Got my photos with white background and gave them in second counter they rescheduled to 10:30

This time counter 6

Vo : good morning come forward
me : good morning officer, how are you doing?
Vo : I am doing great, pass me your passport and i20
Me : passed
Vo: ohh Missouri Kansas City
Me : Yes officer
Vo : Data Science, Tell me why did you choose this course.
Me: I am currently working on in we started Data Science product while doing it I realised I need to upgrade my skills so, I am taking

VO : congrats 🥳 your visa is approved
Me: Thank you officer.

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

VISAs are getting approved only if you are answering correctly, and confidently. Some other people got rejected as they are not saying anything just blah blah blah. Just be confident and answer.

One punjabi guy came with only I20 DS160, Sevis confirmation and Passport. We said him he needs to bring all documents so that it would be helpful. He was bold and said he don’t need any ViSA officer will have access to all of them with him. Don’t be a dumb like him. VO doesn’t have access to any of our documents you need to present it to him.

Experience 8: F1 at Chennai

Biometrics date :25-10-2021
Visa date : 26-10-2021
Slot time 8 am
Univ : university of North texas
Course : masters in computer science
Duration : less than 1 min
By the way I visited chilukuru Balaji temple aka visa gudi in Hyderabad 😁(and suggesting to visit if possible)
Only 2 counters were open
My counter no : 24
VO American lady
Vo: pls come forward and greeted welcome
Me :Good Morning mam how r u
Vo: smiled and greeted goodmorning
Vo: what ur bachelors degree
Me: I did my bachelor degree in IT
Vo: when
Me : 2020
Vo: what are u dng since then, r u working?
Me: yes mam working in Cts
Vo: ur job position
Me : programmer analyst trainee
Vo: any education loan
Me : yes loan of 40l from hdfc credila
Vo : I am approving ur visa pls follow safety measures
And then greenslip

And my friend’s visa also got approved on counter 22 at the same time and going for same university.
Stay positive and be confident
All the best to everyone who is going to attend the interviews

Experience 9: F1 at Chennai

Date : 26 Oct 2021
Slot time : 8:00
In time : 7:45
Out time : 8:45
Status : Approved ✅

Vo was an American black guy at counter no: 23
Vo: Good morning
Me : Good morning officer how are doing
Vo: Good please pass me your passport, I20 and sevis
Vo: oh Christian brother university do you know anything about Memphis
Me : Told about memphis city
Vo: anyone their in memphis how could you know this much ?
Me : senior colleagues studying their
Vo : which course
Me : Master in computer and information sciences
Vo: What you are currently doing?
Me : told about designation and company name
Vo : who is sponsoring you ?
Me : my father with savings of 27 lakhs he is accounts manager in KSA
Vo: type for few seconds congratulations your visa is approved you will get in 3 days

Note : one guy in front got rejected for not saying about Memphis if u r coming through same officer be ready with Memphis ans

Experience 10: F1 at Chennai

Date: 26th oct
Slot time 10:00 am
In time 10.20am
Out time 10.50am
Interview time 1 -2mins
First attempt
Status: Approved ✅
VO was a male in his 30s
Background: EEE( 2010 Passed out)
University: Saint peters University
Me: Good morning
Vo: hey good morning pass me your passport and i20.
Me:here it is,passed
Vo: why masters
Me told
Vo:where and why that university
Me told
Vo when did you fisnished your masters
Me told
Vo what you did till now
Me told about my experience and company names
Vo where you are workingh now(may be to confuse ne or for confirmation, lot many people are doing mistakes here when they reask the same question)
Me told
Vo salary
Me told
Vo do you like that job
Me yes I like my role here but here is is outdated we are using thats why wants to do my master’s and wants to learn advaned
Vo advanced in what
Me data scene
Vo how can you manage funding
Me my father will take care
Vo what is he
Me farmer and told about my land
Vo do you have loan?
Me yes I do have loan and savings which was done by my father

Vo: what after masters
Me will be back to India and will sette here

Vo place you four fingers
Me did the same
Vo kept my passport aside and said have a safe trip
Me thank you officer you made my day

Just be confident and be louder

Experience 11: F1 at Chennai

Oct 26th
Slot time: 08:00
VO: American Guy
University: UTD, MS BA
Interview Duration: 1 min
Status: Approved
Me: Good morning officer ! Hope you’re doing well
VO: Good morning, Like wise.
VO: Please pass me your documents.
Me: Passed
VO: what do you want to do after your masters degree ?
Me: I want to become a data scientist in top Multinational companies like google, Facebook , Microsoft here in india.
VO: Okay, Do you have any education loan?
Me: Yes, i do have a secured education loan of 25lakhs .
VO: Any properties?
Me: Yes officer, i have immovable assests worth XX Cr.
VO: What is your undergraduate percentage?
Me: Told 7.24 then corrected to 72%
VO: What do your parents do?
Me: My mother is a state government employee , she is into educational department working as a principal of Telangana state government school.
My dad is into pharmaceutical business and he is into this field from past 25years.
VO: Exactly what ? manufacturer or retail
Me: Its retail, which involves sales of medicines.
VO: What is their annual income?
Me: The income is 14 lakhs per annum.
VO: Do you have any siblings?
Me: Yes sir, i do have a younger sister and she is in class 11.
VO: Please scan four fingers
Me: Did
VO: Congratulations, I am approving your Visa.

Passed me back the i20 and the green slip *
Me: Thankyou officer ! Stay safe
VO: You too!

Experience 12: F1 at New Delhi

Date:25th october 2021
University: Northern Illinois University
Slot time: 11am
Counter 17
1st attempt
Vo is in her mid 40s seemed Indian

There were many people in consulate today. 2 people infront of me were rejected as they were nervous. I was scared a bit as my brother is in US through h1 and i mentioned it in DS160.
Me: Hello, Good Morning!
VO: pass me your passport
Vo: which university(i didn’t understand)
Me: sorry, could you please repeat
Vo: which university
Me: Northern Illinois University
Vo: i20 and sevis
Vo: how did you get to know about this university
Me: i researched for universities which are offering specialization in both business analytics and sap. That’s how i got to know about this university.
Vo: how are you going to sponsor 42K$
Me: I have an approved loan from punjab national bank and the remaining amount is sponsored by my parents.
At this moment itself she kept my passport aside.
Place your left hand fingers. I have shown all my nervousness on the machine and pressed my hands really hard. Then she told me that my visa is approved and asked me to place my right hand fingers lightly this time😅

Guys, i had many loopholes lyk my bro staying in us, low gpa and gre. Do not bother just be confident, cool, and composed. Nothing else matters. Do not prepare much and be spontaneous and candid. Do not give long answers and figures when they ask abt sponsors. Many ppl gave figures and explained in detail today but it only works if you are firm. If anyone going to NIU please comment below so that we could connect.

I have seen only few rejection a white lady is asking many questions and being very friendly but approved all visas

Experience 13: F1 at Chennai

Biometric 25th oct chennai 12:30
1st attempt ✅
26th oct 10 am slot time( around 500 members had visa today)
Maximum approvals

Me: good morning officer!
Vo: Good morning please pass your passport
After checking please pass me your i20
Me: passed

Vo: why are you going to US and which school ?
Me: I’m going pursue my masters in cs from UCM

VO: what abt Gre ?
Me: The university has waived off my GRE based on my undergraduate acadamics

VO: who is funding your education?
Me: My parents are funding me with their savings of Xx lakhs and i have secured a loan Yy amount from union bank of india
Vo interrupted

VO: what your parents do ?
Me: they are into agriculture from past 25 Years and their annual income 12.5 lakhs

VO: again what’s their annual income
Me: 12.5 lakhs per annum

VO : any loans ?
Me: I have loan of Xx amount from union bank of india which is collateral

VO: how much savings ?
Me: YY lakhs mam.

VO: put your right hand fingers on scanner.
Me: rubbed my hands they are full of sweat

VO: here are golden words I’m approving your Visa have safe in the US

Me : thank you mam and leave

NOTE**: Please don’t carry mobile are any accessories at the counslate they are asking 1000 for keeping your mobile with them but we can’t trust. I kept my mobile with a doctor from Telugu state.

Be confident then your visa approved
Prepare well for why only US question also.
One person rejected infornt of me didn’t answered confidently.

Experience 14: F1 at Chennai

Biometrics date :25-10-2021
Visa date : 26-10-2021
Interview Time : 10:30
In time : 11:10
Out time : 11:15
There was too much crowd so our number came late.

Univ : Purdue University Northwest – Hammond
Course : Masters in Computer Science
Duration :<20sec
Only 4 counters were open(African male 40’s, 2 American female 40’s, american male 40)
Before me one F1 Male candidate having so many cross questions. He was fumbling while giving the answers and he was rejected.
Now my turn
I went to American Male
Vo: pls come forward and greeted with a smile.
Me : Good morning officer with a smile.
Vo: Pass me your passport and then asked for i20.
Vo: What after masters?
Me: After completion of my master’s, I will come back to India and Purdue a career as a Data Scientist, Software development engineer or Database Administrator in top companies such as Amazon, Flipkart, Google or any other MNC’s.
Here he was satisfied and at this point itself I thought he is going to grant me visa.
Vo: What does your parents do?
Me : My father is a businessman. He runs a multicuisine restaurant in Hyderabad and has an annual income of 14lakhs. Also, my mother is an accountant by profession and she manages all the accounts of our hotel and her annual income is 6lakhs per annum.
Vo: Do you have any siblings?
Me: Yes. 2 of them and they both are younger to me.
Vo: Asked to repeat again.
Me : told the same thing again.
Vo : nodded the head with ok.
And then please place your right hand four fingers.
Before me one person got rejected and was asked to place right hand four fingers, I thought he rejected me too. However, then he kept my passport in the box and took out the green slip and said your visa is approved. Have a great day ahead.
Me : Thank you so much officer. You made my day!
Happiness at it’s peak.

My suggestions: pls go to consulate only 45min before of ur slot, otherwise u need to wait. I waited for almost 2.5hrs

My TIP: be cool just a conversation between you and interviewer and be confident in whatever you are saying.
Acceptance : 8-9/10

Experience 15: F1 at Chennai

Date: 26th October
Counter no – 29
Slot time 10:30am
In time 10:30 am
Out time 11:00 am
Interview time – 1-2 minute
Status: Approved ✅
University: Western Illinois university
VO was a american Guy in 30s

Course : Masters in Applied statistics and decision analytics
Me: Gud morning officer. How are you doing
Vo: Gud morning
Vo: Pass me your passport and i20 ,sevis
Me: passed it.
VO: Why statistics
Me: Didn’t say anything. Got strucked
Vo: don’t get tensed and asked again
Vo: Which university
Me: Western Illinois university,Macomb
Vo : ok
Vo : Why this university
Me: One of the best university in mid west and course ciriculuam exactly matches with my area of interest….
Vo: why this course
Me: Told
Vo: How you received scholarship?
Me: For my merit in Ug
Vo: Have you written gre?
Me: yes ,320
Vo: Very good. How about funding?
Me : My parents are sponsering for my education and told saving loan
Vo : Typing typing cont.
Vo: Please place your left hand fingers on scanner
Me: Placed
Typing Typing ……
Your visa is approved. Have a nice stay in Us

Lot of wait time Chennai consulate outside .

All the best everyone.Hope all of you get their Visa approved.

Experience 16: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 25th October
Counter no – 28
Slot time 10:00 am
In time 9:40 am
Out time 10:40 am
Interview time – 2 to 3 minutes
Status: Approved ✔️

VO was a chinese Guy

Course : Computers & Information Sciences, Texas Tech University

Me: Good Morning officer
VO: Good Morning pass me your documents
Me: Yes did.
Vo: Tell me about your course
Me: Told about masters in Computer science at TTU
Vo : Why this university
Me : I choose to attend this university because the level and kind of research that is being carried out by Computer Science and mentioned about professor actively researching in my area of interest.
Vo : How do you know about this university
Me : I have done my own research in finding the best universities that provide CS with ML specialization.I also liked the course curriculum and kind of research carried out by professor in this field.This is how I have finalized TTU
Vo: How many universities did u apply
Me : I have applied to 3 universities named them
Vo : Did u have any loan
Me: Yes I have secured 25L of education loan.
Vo: How did u get that loan
Me : Based on the property and the house we own
Vo: who is going to sponsor
Me : My father is going to sponsor for my education and living expenses with a total savings of 35L and I have secured education loan of 25L and having immovable assets worth ….
Vo : what is he doing
Me : My father has his own real estate construction business and annual income is 15L
Vo : How many employees are working under him
Me : I didn’t properly understand his question
Vo : Do u have any relatives in US
Me : No I don’t have any relatives
Vo : again asked loudly employees
Me : 20 20 employees
Vo : ok I’m approving ur visa u can collect it at your location
Me : Thanks thanks a lot

Ps : In counter 28 I have seen all F1 approvals but in remaining counters I have seen rejections

Experience 17: F1 at Chennai

28th 11:00 slot (graduation in 2017 as mechanical engineering)
4yrs working

University of Texas Arlington
Information systems (20 sec approx)
Cabin 25 ( American women around 30 most of the approvals form her)
Vo: good morning Goutham
Me: good morning officer
Vo: pass me your documents
Me : sure officer
Vo: whats your graduation
Me : in mechanical engineering but got placement after college and got into a
Associate test engineer
Vo : ok great what do u want to become after masters
Me: Want to work as a Risk manager as i was working as a system engineer for 4 months it triggered me to pursue this course
Vo : do you have any loan
Me: yes officer i got 38 lacks of loan form avence finace limited and 20 lacks of savings and 4 cores of immovable assets
Vo: congratulations i am approving your visa
Me : Thank you so much officer you made my day have a great day

Just pure luck be confident be loud and eye contact that’s it

Experience 18: F1 at Chennai

1st attempt ✅ spring 22
Date: 26th
Slot Time: 8:30
counter : 23
African American guy
University: university of new haven
Course: computer science.
Me: Good morning sir how are you doing.
VO: I am doing good. How about you?
Me:I am doing good and passed my passport
VO :which university
Me: university of new haven
VO: which course
Me: masters in computer science
VO: what are you doing currently
Me: I am working in a software company as associate software enigineer
VO: what are your roles and responsibilities
me: explained
VO: what kind of software you use?
me: told
VO: what kind of projects you have done?
Me:First I mentioned here about clients and then explained my projects.
VO: which year you have passed?
me :2016 in electrical and electronics engineering
VO: which university did u apply ?
Me : said about all University’s
VO: Who is funding you?
Me: My husband is funding me. He has savings of xxx lakhs. And also secured education loan of xxx lakhs.
VO: What does he do?
me: He owns an apartment and he is a landlord. Apart from that he is also into realestate.
VO: what realestate he do?
me: He constructs and sells houses.
VO: Is it a family business or he started it?
me: He started by himself a year ago.
Vo: what you do after the course?
I will come back to India and would like to work in one of the Multi national companies like wipro, Tech mahindra,TCS as a data scientist.
VO: asked for fingerprints and said I am approving your visa.
me: thank you sir and have a nice day.
Personl suggestion: Be confident, Almost every one got approved today

Experience 19: F1 at Chennai

Date: 26th October
Counter no – 23
Slot time 8 am
In time 8 am
Out time 9 am
Interview time – 1-2 minute
Status: Approved ✅
VO was a american lady in 25 – 30s

Course : Computer Science,California state university East bay

Vo: Good morning How are you?
Me: good morning officer. Doing good,how are you?
VO: I am good.
Vo: Pass me your passport ,i20 ,sevis
Me:Yes mam.
Vo: What is undergrad course?
Me: I have done my bachelors in Computer science from amrita University and completed my undergrad in june 2020
Vo : are you working currently?
Me : Yes I am currently working in Wipro technologies as associate consultant from past 13 months.
VO:Which roles are you expecting after masters?
Me:I will be joining a company in a role of cloud solution architect because i will be doing my masters in a specialisation of cloud computing.
Vo: Do you have any loan?
Me : Yes officer, I have secured educational loan of 35 lakhs from Central bank of india
Vo : Congrats I am approving your Visa
Stay safe,enjoy your journey.
Me: Thank you so much.

Tips: Answer with confidence and maintain eye contact.Fumbling once or twice doesn’t matter but lot of fumbling matters. In chennai there are mic’s for both visa officers as well as applicants but better keep your voice loud.
Almost everyone are getting their visa’s approved. All the best to everyone.

Experience 20: F1 at Chennai

26th October
Status – Approved✅
University of North Texas, Denton
Counter No – 22
Time : 8:00 AM
Intime : 7:45 AM
Out Time: 8:10 AM
Interview duration roughly 4mns
I am the first one to enter the consulate and my friend is second one(she got a different counter) and her visa also approved

VO was an American Male in his mid 40’s
(Looked like Gunther from F.R.I.E.N.D.S🤪)
Me: Good Morning officer
VO : Good Morning mam .. please allow me a moment
Me: Sure officer (Smiling)
After 2 minutes of typing …
VO : Pass me your passport
VO: Pass me i20
VO: What after this program
Me: After Masters, I would like to come back to my country and seek role in top MNC’s like Infosys and tcs.
VO: What kind of role
Me: ML, Machine Learning Engineer
VO: When did you graduate
Me: I graduated in 2020 from XX University in the field of Computer Science.
VO: What are you doing since then?
Me: I have been working in YYY from past 11 months.
VO: what does your Father do
Me: He is a large scale agriculturist and he is also into XXX Business.
VO: What type of crops he grow
VO: What is your Fathers annual income?
Me: It’s yy LPA
At this time, He placed my passport in the glass box
VO: Any siblings?
Me: Yeah, One younger sister pursuing bachelors degree.
He is holding green slip 😋
VO: And your Mother?
Me: Home Maker
Please scan your right hand 4 fingers
VO: I am approving your Visa.. Enjoy your stay in Teaxs.
Me: Thank you sir, Have a nice day

No questions on funding, college, course, specialisation etc etc..
Thanks to everyone who took time to post their experiences here, it helped me a lot. All the best everyone💯. Hope you all get your visa approved.

Experience 21: F1 at Chennai

Slot time:08:00
Interview duration:1-2 min
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Vo was an American guy
Counter no.23
Status: Approved✅

Vo: Goodmorning pass me your documents
Me:Passed passport,I20, SEVIS receipt
Vo:What are your plans after masters?
Me: Sorry?? (As I couldn’t hear)
Vo asked slowly
Me: I’ll probably come back to India and work in a top tier MNC
He’s typing for 30-40 secs
Vo: What does your father do?
Me: He is into sub contract works and we have agricultural lands and he’ll be taking care of that too.
Vo: What do u grow in lands?
Me: Told
Vo: What’s his income?
Me: It’s around xx lakhs
Vo: Do u have load?
Me: Yeah I’ve got loan sanctioned for xx lakhs
Vo:Is it collateral or non collateral?
Me: It’s non collateral
Vo: Do you have immovable assets?
Me: Yea we have immovable assets arounds xx crores
Vo: keeping my passport and passing the green slip saying congratulations your Visa is approved..

They’re probably gonna type the whole time no need to worry about that.
Be confident there is no reason to be nervous as they’re approving maximum F1 Visas.

Experience 22: F1 at Hyderabad

26 oct 2021
University of New haven masters in Civil engineering
Appointment time 09:45 am
In time 8:30am Out time: 10:15am
Vo is in his middle age 30-40

me : Good morning
Vo: Good Morning.Please give your passport
Me: gave my passport to VO

Vo: Place your left hand four fingers on the scanner

Vo: you are going bachelor or masters.
Me: Masters sir.
Vo: which university ?
Me: university of New Haven.
Vo: when did u complete ua under grad.
Me: 2017
Vo: wat wer u doing since then?
Me: working as engineer with so n so firm.
Vo: what is your concentration?
Me: told.
Vo: what will do after ua graduation?
Me: will come back to india n work with reputed companies x & y.
Vo: ok.
Vo: who is sponsoring u?
Me: both of my parents sponsoring.
Vo: what does ua father do?
Me: told my father job details n my mother job details.
Vo: do u have any educational loan?
Me: no sir . Iam having enough saving of so n so amount.
Vo: okay im approving ua visa.
Me:thank you sir

Tips: Be confident with your answers. I have seen alot of approvals n few rejection due to lack of their explanation about their course .

Experience 23: F1 at Chennai

Time: 9:00 Am
In time: 8:00am
Out time :09:45 Am
Status: Approved✅
Counter no. 23

Vo: Hi good morning
Me : Good morning officer, How are you doing?
Vo : oh thank you, I am doing good,What about you?

Me : Am doing great sir.

Vo: please pass me your passport
Me : passed along with DS -160,visa appointment letter & I20.
Vo: Are you going to sacred heart ?
Me: yes officer ,to Persue masters in Health care Informatics.
Vo: when did you completed your graduation?
Me: In November 2020
Vo: what did you do from then?
Started typing
Me: I had taken my Ielts and started the process due to pandemic it’s delayed till now.
Vo: who is going to sponsor?
Me: told and mentioned about income ,savings ,loan ,assets in detail.
Vo: what will you do after masters?
Me: I will return back to India and will settle as a CDS specialist
Vo: What do you prepared for masters?
Me: I learnt some pre requisite courses and elaborated it.
Vo: What is your bachelors percentage? And started typing?
Me : here I didn’t heard properly and said about project he asked again? I apologize him,he said its ok and be cool
Vo:place you right hand on the scanner..
And here comes the Golden words YOUR VISA IS APPROVED…….

The Visa officer is very cool and nice attitude.be confident and give eye contact just don’t get tensed while you are in queue.

Experience 24: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 26/10/2021
In time- 8.10 am
Slot time- 9 am
Out time -10.30 am
Counter No-28
Visa approved.
University of new haven ,
MS in accounting(Analytics)
Me- Good Morning Officer
Vo- pass your documents( after looking at documents)
Vo- which university?
Me- University of new haven for masters in accounting and analytics
Vo- your undergraduation?
Me- Bachelor of commerce and Company secretary
Vo- Gpa?
Me- 3.14/4
Vo- What about funding ?
Me- my parents are sponsporing
Vo- Do you have any loan?
Me- No sir ( Vo was shocked😅)
Vo- what do your parents do ?
Me- My both parents are chartered accountant and we have our CA firm based in Pune
VO- what does CA means?
Me- Explained him
Vo- Income of parents?
Me- There combine income 23 lakhs, saving and Fd- xxx, equity shares-xxxx ,and fixed asset-xxx
Vo- How many employees do you have?
Me- 7 employees sir
Vo- Did you give gre or gmat?
Me- I gave IELTS and i scored 7 pointer and no score below 6.5 for each section. And gre was waived off for me.
Vo-why do you want to pursue this course in the USA?
Me- Sir because course provided by this university is superior in terms of knowledge compared to other universities in the world. And it will enhance my job opportunities in India.It will also expand my skills in the field of accounting with the help of analytical techniques.
Vo- (again) You dont have any loan ?
Me- No sir ( I was confident)
Vo- (after thinking for 10 sec and keeping my passport in his hand)
Your Visa is approved.
Me- Thank You sir , have a good day.

Just be confident while giving your answers.and keep eye to eye contact.

Experience 25: F1 at New Delhi

Date: 26th October
Counter No: 13
Slot Time: 10:50 am
In time: 9:50 am
Out time: 11:45 am
Interview Duration: 2 mins
Status: Approved
Univ: Atlantis university MBA Business Analytics

VO was a American man in his mid 40. Fit and tall

VO: Hello
Me: Good morning officer

VO: Pass me your i20 and passport
Me: Yes please – passed

VO: Where are you going to?
Me: Atlantis University, Miami Florida.

VO: what is around the campus?
Me: It is in the middle of the city surrounded with white sand beaches.

VO : what all the universities you applied for?
Me: 5 universities and I got all admits.

VO: Name them?
Me: told

VO : which specialisation?
Me: Business Analytics.

VO : Business Analytics 🧐( he felt weird listening to it because a guy rejected for improper answers)

Me: yes, I have three years work experience and want to specialise in this area.

VO: what was your duties ?
Me: told ( Gave spontaneous answers professionally)

VO: how will be your stay in campus?
Me: unfortunately there is no accommodation in campus but I’ll looking for other option in walkable distance from the university.

VO: congrats your visa is approved.
Me: Thanks a lot.😎

VO: Place your right four hand on the scanner
Me. Okay

VO: you will reveive your passport in 5 days. And he said something Nov 8 th…… I didn’t heard it properly
Me. Thank you, have a great day.

I gave all the answers very confidently. My suggestion is Listen carefully and answer them properly. Don’t make VO Irritate.

The punjabi boy who got rejected before me giving irrelevant answers with no confidence. He applied for only one university and VO felt fishy and rejected him.

VO is very friendly and Chill mode. Dress well and give proper answers with confidence he will ask only simple questions.

For me seriously no questions regarding parents and funding.

Importantly keep all your documents with fillings, I forget the signatures on i20 of my father. I found a pen after longtime from a gentleman in a que. I made signature and finally gave my interview.

All the Best and believe in hardwork pays off.


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