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F1 Visa Experiences – October 2021

Below are experiences from October 31st, 2021 for F1 Visa Stamping.


Experience 1 : F1 at Chennai

Date: 28th October
Counter no – 23
Slot time 8 am
In time 7:50 am
Out time 8: 05am
Interview time – 1minute
Status: Approved ✅
VO was a american bald guy in 30s

Course : Computer Science, Texas A&M commerce

Vo: Pass your Passport and I20
Me: good morning officer. Here it is
VO: What you will do after your graduation?
Me:I will rejoin in my organization
Vo: what is your organization name?
Me: Vertafore
Vo : Is it is a software company?
Me : Yes.
VO: How long you are working there?
Me: Its been 4years
Vo: What your fathers do?
Me : He is into business
Vo : What kind of business?
Me: He is having MPTC which are approved by RTA
Vo: What is his income?
Me: 14L
Vo: Your visa is approved and passed green slip.
Me: Thank you so much. You made my day

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 2: F1 at Chennai

1st attempt at Mumbai 😔 (Oct 7th)
2nd attempt at Chennai(Approved ✅) 🤩🤩
Biometrics date :27-10-2021
Visa date : 28-10-2021
Interview Time : 9:00
In time :around 8:40
Out time :around 9:20-9:30
Univ : University of North Texas
Duration :<=30 sec
counter No: 25 (American lady,age 25-30)
Vo: pls come forward with hand signs and greeted with smile 😊.
Me : Good morning officer I hope you are doing good today with smile.
Vo: yes doing good 😊, Pass me your passport and I-20.
Me: passed and then I didn’t seen my passport at her desk and VO is having only green slips in her desk.
Vo: course of your UG and when pass out?
Me: ECE, 2021 April pass out.
Vo: What roles do you want you apply from your course?
Me :When I came back to India I will apply job roles like project lead or project manager.
Vo: Do you have education loan ?
Me: Yes. I have educated Loan of 20 L in _ bank.
Vo: Okay I am approving your v vi vi viiii visa have a safe journey and safe stay with big smile.😀
Me : me too laughing with full of happiness
Vo : nodded the head with ok.
And then please place your left hand four fingers.
Me: placed my left hand fingers on scanner.
Vo: okay u can go…. 🙃🙂 Wait please wait one min place your fingers again with smile.😅
Me: okay i will wait whole day officer with smile 😅😅, now I kept some pressure on the scanner with my fingers.
Vo: she is laughing with bright face 🤩now your are free to go 😉
Me: Tq officer You made my day really great and wonderful 😊😋.
She is laughing and said All the best with lots of smiles 🙂🙂🙂🙂

Friendly tip: Go with confidence, maintain eye contact to VO, VO is very very cool.Have smile in your face. Be cool just a conversation between you and interviewer and be confident in whatever you are saying.
Acceptance : 97 out of 100 😊


Experience 3: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 28th October
Counter no – 31
Slot time 9 : 50 am
In time 9:40 am
Out time 10:40 am
Interview time – 3 to 4minutes
Status: Approved ✔️

VO was a chinese Guy
Course : Computer science, UCM

Me: Good Morning officer
VO: Good Morning pass me your documents
Me: Yes did.
Vo: Tell me about your ug course
Me: Told about masters course as I couldn’t hear him properly
Vo: I told to say about ur ug
ME: sorry officer and told about ug
Vo : is ur ug course same as masters.
Me : told
Vo : How do you know about this university
Me : i did some research on my own interst based on course curriculum, ongoing quality research.
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 xxlakhs of education loan.
Vo: How did u get that loan
Me : Based on the acadamic merit, my professional experience and my fathers income.
Vo: Gre score
Me : told
Vo : any relatives in us
Me : No
Vo : who is going to sponser you.
Me : my father is sponsering me
Vo : what does he do
Me : he is a branch manager in xx company
Vo : How many employees are working under him
Me : 16
Vo : tell me about java programming language
Me : told
Vo : do u like java
Me : yes and told few points
Vo : what is meant by exception handling
Me : told
Vo : ok I’m approving ur visa u can collect it at your location
Me : Thanks thanks a lot

Ps : In my counter maximum all visas got rejected even though they performed really well and in counter no 28 max all visas got approved. Seriously today I have seen lot of F1 rejections happened in mumbai. So guys please prepare well and give ur best.


Experience 4: F1 at Chennai

Date : 26/10/21
VO was an American lady in her 40’s
Counter No: 22
University: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Course: Electrical and computer engineering
Stats: Approved ✅
VO: Good Morning
Me: Good afternoon officer (oh shit she said good morning 😅) how are you doing?
VO: Iam good How are you doing? Pass me your i20 and passport.
Me: I am great offer, here’s my passport and i20.
VO: which University and what course?
Me: I am going to southern Illinois University Edwardsville to pursue masters in electrical and computer engineering.
VO: what’s your undergraduate?
Me: I have done my undergraduation in Electronics and communication engineering in Jawaharlal neh( cuts me off here)
VO: What’s you CGPA?
Me: Told.
VO: Do you have any backlogs?
Me: yes officer.
VO: how many? ( stopped typing and Looked at me)
VO: I had xx backlog’s officer due to me moving out from family I got a little home sick but I got myself popped up and got good grades in my last two years. Now I am confident and stronger. (Didn’t cut me off till I stop saying)
VO: what will you do after master’s?
Me: after my master’s I would like to work as senior embedded systems engineer back here in top companies like intel, Qualcomm, tata mo..(cuts me off)
VO: what about funding?
Me: my father is my sponsor, I have got a scholarship of..(cuts me off here)
VO: Do you have any loan?
Me: yes officer, I have a sanctioned loan of 20 lakh rupees from hdfc..(cuts me off)
VO: what the rate of interest?
Me: it’s 11.25%( placed my passport in tray)
VO: what does your father do?
Me: He works as xx for state government of Telangana.
Vo: what’s his annual income?
Me: his annual income is about xx lakhs per annum and also we get xx lakhs of rental income per annum which will be total of….( Cuts me off)
VO: what did you say you’ll do after your master’s? It’s senior embed engineer right? ( asked Looking directly at me)
Me: no officer, it’s senior embedded systems engineer.
VO: okay, (taking out green slip) I am approving your visa, all the best.
Me: thank you officer.
Vo: here take your documents ( passes me i20 and green slip)
Me: (in excitement I forgot and asked my passport but instantly realising that they’ll keep it) sorry officer, have a nice day, tank you.

Key points: Be confident, maintain eye contact, say your flaws confidently do not hide them or do not say false information. Almost most of the people got approval that day.
All the best everyone.


Experience 5: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 28th October
Slot time 9:10am
In time 8:45 am
Out time 11:00am
Only 2 counters were opened
Interview time – 3 minute
Status: Approved
VO was a Chinese guy
Course : MS in Computer Science at University of Missouri Kansas City

Vo: Good morning
Me: good morning sir
Vo: Pass me your passport and i20
Me: passed
Vo: Which program will u pursue?
Me: Master’s in Computer Science at umkc
Vo : Background
me : Done my bachelor’s in computer science with …. Cgpa
Vo : passed out year
Me: 2020
Vo: what are you doing since then
Me: I am working at cognizant as programmer analyst trainee
Vo: sponsors
Me: my father and have a sanctioned educational loan of… Lakhs more over got scholarship of 8000$ per year from the university
Vo:what is your father
Me: told
Vo: How many workers and his annual income
Me:told
Vo:other than umkc what are the other admits you received. Me: Wichita State University,university of Houston clear lake, kennesaw state University.
Vo: your visa is approved
Me:Thank you sir.

Place left hand on scanner, i am approving ur visa, passport will be delivered to ur selected address


Experience 6: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 28th October
Counter: only 1 F1 counter was open today
Slot Time: 9:10 am
In time: 8:30 am
Out time: 11:40 am
Interview Duration: 1-2 mins
Status: REJECTED

Univ: University of North Texas
VO was a bald guy around 35years

VO: Hello Madam
Me: Hello, Good morning sir

VO: Pass me your i20 and passport
Me: Passed

VO: What is your undergrad course?
Me: I completed my BBA from Osmania University in 2016.

VO: What are you doing since then?
Me: Told about my current role and responsibilities in my company.

VO: So MSBA huh?
Me: Yes sir.

VO: Who is funding?
Me: My parents are funding me with family savings of 30 lakhs and I have a secured education loan for 40 Lakhs from State bank of India. Additionally, I have personal savings of 5.4 Lakhs. And we have Immovable assests worth 1.62 crore.

VO: How many schools did you apply for?
Me: I applied for 4 Universities and got admits for 3.

VO: Name them?
Me: UAH, NEU and UNT

VO: Why this university?
Me: Based on the course curriculum and the subjects which are of the major areas in my interest like AI in business, Big Data Analytics and Data Base Management are being offered by this university and the research programme by (and VO interrupts)

VO: Did you enroll for any classes in the first semester? (I did not expect this question)
Me: Yes sir, I have enrolled for 2 class which are AI in Business and Big Data Analytics.

VO: Place your right four fingers on the scanner, sorry mam you do not qualify for the Visa this time. Handed over 214(b) when asked for the reason of rejection.

I was loud and confident enough and even maintained eye contact with the VO.
I saw too many rejections today as there was only one coubter for F1.
In about 40 people there were only 4-5 approvals in front of me. And there was a huge line behind me about 40-50 students .


Experience 7: F1 at Chennai

Biometric at Chennai 25-10-2021 (11:30am)
Date: 29/10/2021

University: Clemson University, SC
Slot time- 10:00 am
In-time: 11:07am
Out-time: 11:20 am
Counter No. : 30
VO was a friendly American woman with black hair aging 25-30

VO: Good Morning
Me: Good Morning officer

VO: Pass me your Passport, SEVIS and I-20
Me: Sure ma’am passed

VO: Oh, Clemson University, nice she smiled and I smiled at her. What was your bachelor’s?
Me: I completed my bachelor’s recently, July of this year in Computer Science

VO: This year? Congratulations. What are your plans after MS
Me: Ma’am, once I’m done with my master’s I’m looking forward to coming back to India and work as a Machine Learning or Algorithm engineer at Google or Netflix

VO: Did you say “Google or Netflix”, wow you’re ambitious I smiled at her. Do you have an education loan?
Me: Yes ma’am, I have an education loan of 48 lakhs from UCO Bank.

VO: Okay, I am approving your Visa passed the green slip
Me: Thank you ma’am, have a fantastic day ahead.

My experience: I tried to stay as carefree as possible to not get stressed. It was pretty crowded today and it also rained. When I was in the queue I pretty much saw everyone with the green slip. Just give out genuine answers loud and clearly


Experience 8: F1 at Mumbai

The University of Texas at Arlington
Window:- 28
Date:- 28/10/201
VO:- Chinese American guy
Status:- Approved ✅
Slot time:- 10.00 AM
In Time:- 09:25 AM
Out Time:- 12: 15 PM

Interview Duration ( 1-2 min)

Most are F1 candidates.

Me:- Good afternoon Officer. How are doing?
VO:- Good afternoon. I am doing great. What about? Pass me your documents.
Me:- Passes it.

VO:- For which course you are going?
Me:- Going for MS in Electrical and electronics engg to the UTA.

VO:- Why this course and university?
Me:- UTA offers courses that are in line with my area of interest as I am working in the sector of power electronics especially in the Unmanned vehicles control sector.

VO:- Great! Undergraduate in?
Me:- Electrical engineering

VO:- Applied to how many universities? Which are they?
Me:- 5 universities and named them.

VO: Who is sponsoring you?
Me: My father is sponsoring me. He is a businessman. Also I have an education loan of XX L.

VO:- How do they sanction your loan? Me:- Based on my work experience and undergrad achievements.

VO:- What kind of business does your father do?
Me:- Told
(Already he kept my passport in the box)

VO:- Annual income?
Me:- Told

VO:- Congratulations, Your visa is approved.
Me:- Thank you so much officer.


Experience 9: F1 at Hyderabad

Status: Approved ✅
Date: 28- Oct- 2021
Vo: American male in his 27-30
University of north Texas
Slot time: 9:45
In time: 8:40
Out time: 8:50
Vo: come forward
Vo: which visa
Me: F1
Vo: give me passport
Me: given
Vo: place your i20 on glass
Me: shown
Vo: so computers and information sciences okkkkk
Vo: started reading my ds160 for 2min on computer screen and then
vo: do you have any professional experience?
Me: No sir i graduated recently(Interrupted)
Vo: your parents annual income
Me: 19lacks
Vo: did you done any project and name it
Me: yes sir it’s phishing attacks on cloud computing(interrupted)
Vo: so you are doing phishing in your college am I right
Me: 😂🤣laughing and rotated my head in all directions🤣
Vo: is it group project?
Me: yes sir
Vo: how many members in your team and who is your best friend In your team?
Me: told
Vo: loan?
Me: No sir
Vo: What is your parents annual income
Me 19lacks
Vo: told something( not understood)
Me: asked to repeat again
Vo: again said something Still I didn’t get what he is saying but I seen he kept my passport in tray.
Me: so, I said thank you sir and came out

Tips: don’t panic and if you are going to Hyderabad stick to your answers he will ask same questions again and again after some jokes 😂


Experience 10: F1 at Chennai

29th October 2021
Time: 9:00 Am
In time: 8:00am
Out time :09:45 Am
Status: Approved✅
Counter no. 29(only 2 counters operating)
VO was in his 30’s (American)
College : Illinois institute of technology Chicago
Course : ITM

Vo: Hi good morning (with a big smile)
Me : Good morning officer
Vo : Please pass me your documents
Me : Here you go sir (passed Passport,i20 and Sevis fee receipt)

VO: (looking at my i20) So, you are going to Illinois Tech ?
Me : yes sir
VO : why do you want to go to IITC ?
Me : IITC is a R1 research institute and has a very good faculty to student ratio of 1:13. Also, I’ve consulted few alumnis and received a positive feedback from them(believe me I had 3-4 lines more prepared, but stopped at this point)

VO: cool, Which course ?
Me : Sir, Information Technology and Management

VO : ok, did you write GRE ?
Me : No sir, it was waived off by the time I had applied

VO : When did you graduate ?
Me : 2018

VO : Are you working now ?
Me : Yes sir, I am working as a Network engineer in Fidelity investmentsfor past 1.5 years and previous to that I’ve worked at Wipro

VO: OK(nodding his head up down), who is sponsoring you ?
Me : I have a ln education loan of 62L and also my father is sponsoring me with his savings of 15L

VO: what does your father do ?
Me : He works as a Principal architect in a construction company

(By this time he started keeping the passport)

VO: please scan your left hand 4 fingers
Me : ok Sir(scanned)

VO : ok, I’m approving your Visa, Thank you
Me : Thanks a lot sir, Thank you (I might have thanked him like 4 times😂)

Guys, I tried to make eye contact as much as I can, but the VO kept on typing and saw my face only once to check the photo in passport, that too in the beginning. After that he was too busy in typing a lot of things
My advice, try being as spontaneous as you can and it doesn’t matter if you’re smiling or not ,since you’ll have your mask on all the time

Keep answering whatever comes to your mind, all he wants to see is how confident you’re and how good you answer his questions

I’ve seen very less rejections, like 1or2 out of 10


Experience 11: F1 at Chennai

Status: APPROVED✅️
Slot time: 9 AM
College: UMKC
Date: 29/10/21
Counter: 28

Me: Good morning officer. How are you?
VO: Hello there, pass me your documents.
Me: Passed them (I20, passport, sevis)
VO: UMKC right?
Me: Yes sir.
VO: Which course?
Me: Masters in Computer science with Data science as my specilization.
VO: Do you have any experience?
Me: I have an internship experience and also learned the required prerequisites.
VO: Tell about your funding?
Me: My father is my primary sponser he has savings of worth xxx lakhs and… (Interrupts me).
VO: What is your father?
Me: He works as Senior Line Inspector in the Telangana state electricity department.
VO: Whats his annual income?
Me: Its around xx lakhs LPA
VO: Do you have anyone in the US?
Me: Yes sir. I have an elder sister living in the Oregan state.
VO: What is she doing?
Me: She is not working and currently under H4 dependent status.
VO: Ok, your visa is approved.
Me: Thank you Sir.


Experience 12: F1 at Chennai

Date : 28th October 2021
VO was an American guy in 30’s
Counter No: 28/29 don’t remember 😅.
Status: Approved.✅
Me: Good Morning Officer, and gave my passport, i20,SEVIS(in the waiting hall itself, the coordinator guy announced to keep ready those 3, and other docs are not needed.
VO: Good Morning. Did you also give SEVIS reciept?
Me: yeah.
VO: Which University?
Me: University of Nebraska, Omaha.(there was a small smile in his face).
VO: Which course?
Me: master’s in computer science.
VO: what are your grades?
ME: In undergraduate, I scored 8.3 out of 10.
VO: What about GRE?
Me: I scored 310.
VO: When did you graduate?
ME: I graduated in 2020.
VO: what are you doing since then?
ME: I have been working as a big data developer at Infosys.
VO: What about Funding?
Me: My parents are funding me. I have a loan of xx lakhs and we have liquid assets of xx lakhs.
VO: what do they do?
Me: father is an agriculture landlord, and mother is a ration shop dealer. they a…(interrupted)
VO: tell me their combined income.
Me: 13 lakhs.
VO: (removed a green slip from below and placed it on the table). Ok, I’m approving your visa, have a good stay at the US. Please place your right hand 4 fingers.
ME: Thank you officer, have a great day!!!

Guys, I was also a little tensed, in the queue, waiting hall, till I reached the counter also, but by the time I reached the counter, I was oozing with confidence. Talked loudly and clearly, with a happy face. 8/10 are getting green slips.
I saw a guy got rejected, he had 6 in IELTS.

One tip: If you had prepared for a detailed answer about your job experience or University, you might forget those details in the moment, and then you’ll get tensed, and lose it. Even if you forget something, just move on, not fumbling is so much more important than ‘impressing’ the VO with great technical details.

Also, approved guys, please don’t keep your green slip Inside your file😂. Hold it, so people after you can see that slip. It gives them confidence, and makes them less nervous 😛.


Experience 13: F1 at Chennai

Date: 28th October
Slot time : 10:00 AM
In Time : 10:15
Out Time : 10:40 AM
Status: Approved
Interview time: 2minutes
Counter number: 24
San jose State University
Masters in Computer Software Engineering

VO was an African in his 30s

VO: Good Morning
Me: Good Morning officer. How are you doing.
VO: I am doing good. Pass your i20 and passport.
he was typing something continuously…
VO: Which University?
San jose state University
VO: Which course?
Me: Computer Software Engineering
VO:When did you graduate?
Me: Told
VO: Are you still working?
Me: yes officer. I’m working as xyz in xyz company.
VO: what’s the work about?
Me: I mentioned my role and responsibilities
(VO cuts me off)
VO: What are your plans after masters?
Me: I would like to see myself as a Full stack developer at prominent companies like Pinelabs, swiggy in India.
VO: who is sponsoring you?
Me: I have secured collateral education loan of xxlakhs and parents savings.
VO: What do they do?
Me: Told (He lets me complete my answer.)
VO: why SJSU?
Me: I am interested in enterprise software technologies which is offered by SJSU and the faculty in this university updates its students with real time technological advancements happening in the industry as the university is located in silicon valley…. The research done by….
(Stopped me)

VO: Oh! silicon valley is a great place to live in.
Me: Yes, Officer.

VO: Your visa is approved. Place your right hand fingers. You will receive your passport in few days. Have a good day.
Me: Thank you. Have a great day!

My suggestions:

  • Answer to the point and be precise. Don’t give extra and unnecessary information.
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Wait for 1-2min after your visa. Sometimes they might call you again if your fingerprints are not taken correctly.
  • Carry extra i20 (signed and dated) and sevis fee receipt because you need to carry it in your hand. It was raining in chennai today and my sevis fee receipt fell in water and I was but tensed about it.
  • Practice your answers before itself and stick to those answers like …why that University?, Why Masters?, Why US?, Work and funding.

All the best and Don’t panic just because the person in front of you is rejected 🙂


Experience 14: F1 at Mumbai

Date: 28th October
Counter: only 1 F1 counter was open today
Slot Time: 9:10 am
In time: 8:30 am
Out time: 11:40 am
Interview Duration: 1-2 mins
Status: REJECTED
Univ: University of North Texas
VO was a bald guy around 35years

VO: Hello Madam
Me: Hello, Good morning sir

VO: Pass me your i20 and passport
Me: Passed

VO: What is your undergrad course?
Me: I completed my BBA from Osmania University in 2016.

VO: What are you doing since then?
Me: Told about my current role and responsibilities in my company.

VO: So MSBA huh?
Me: Yes sir.

VO: Who is funding?
Me: My parents are funding me with family savings of 30 lakhs and I have a secured education loan for 40 Lakhs from State bank of India. Additionally, I have personal savings of 5.4 Lakhs. And we have Immovable assests worth 1.62 crore.

VO: How many schools did you apply for?
Me: I applied for 4 Universities and got admits for 3.

VO: Name them?
Me: UAH, NEU and UNT

VO: Why this university?
Me: Based on the course curriculum and the subjects which are of the major areas in my interest like AI in business, Big Data Analytics and Data Base Management are being offered by this university and the research programme by (and VO interrupts)

VO: Did you enroll for any classes in the first semester? (I did not expect this question)
Me: Yes sir, I have enrolled for 2 class which are AI in Business and Big Data Analytics.

VO: Place your right four fingers on the scanner, sorry mam you do not qualify for the Visa this time. Handed over 214(b) when asked for the reason of rejection.

I was loud and confident enough and even maintained eye contact with the VO.
I saw too many rejections today as there was only one coubter for F1.
In about 40 people there were only 4-5 approvals in front of me. And there was a huge line behind me about 40-50 students .


Experience 15: F1 at Chennai

Date: 28th October
Slot time : 9:00 AM
In Time : 8:30
Out Time : 09:20 AM
Status: Approved ✅
Counter number 27
White American lady in 30’s
Masters in Cybersecurity
Interview time 2-3 Minutes

Me: Good Morning Officer, how are you?
VO: Good Morning

VO: Why are going to USA

Me: I want to pursue Ms in Cybersecurity security from saint cloud university

VO: when did u complete ur UG

ME: I completed my UG in 2017with CGPA of 6.9

VO: Did u have any backlogs

ME: I have xx backlogs in my UG because I couldn’t the exam because of health issues

VO: When did u complete them

ME: I completed in my fourth semester

VO: What are your career plans after masters

ME: After completion of my masters I ll get vack to India and settle as a cybersecurity engineer. we have plenty of opportunities available in India for Cybersecurity professionals, we just need right skill to avail those opportunities. So I’m going to get mastered in CS and get back to join in an MNC

VO: What type of roles are available in India

ME: Cyber ops manager, Information security specialist, Security operations center analyst etc

VO: who’s sponsoring you

ME: My parents are sponsoring me

VO: What does your father do for living
ME: My father is a business man, He runs textile business from last 20 years in my hometown.

VO: What’s the annual income in LPA

ME: It’s xx LPA

VO: How about the funds

ME: we have a savings of 31 lakhs

VO: Any loan

ME: (Confused! ) I will process the loan once the Visa is approved

VO: Why are waiting for visa approval to get the loan

ME: Actually officer, My parents have enough savings to fund my 2 years masters including tution fees and living expenses and they have a stabilized annual income of 15LPA , In addition I have scholarship of 3K from university.

VO: Do yo have any siblings

ME: Yes, I have a little sister, She is married and living with her husband.

VO: place your left hand fingers in the scanner your visa is approved

Be confident and make eye contact.
There were mostly Approvals in the consulate 9/10

All the best 🙂

CONFIDENCE IS KEY. I fumbled a bit at loan question and changed my answer second time in a convincing manner.
Note : Please visit the consulate only 45 mins before the scheduled appointment, else u need to stand and wait. (It’s raining when I visit the centre).


Experience 16: F1 at Chennai

Date: 26th October
Counter no – 23
Slot time 10 am
In time 9:30 am
Out time 10:30 am
Interview time – 1-2 minute
Status: Approved ✅
VO was a american black bald guy in 40s

Course : Computer Science,Arizona state university

  • Vo: Good morning How are you?
  • Me: good morning officer.
  • VO: I am good
  • Vo: Pass me your passport ,i20 ,sevis
  • Vo: which university?
  • Me:arizona state university
  • Vo: Which course?
  • Me: master of science in computer science
  • Vo : are you working currently?
  • Me : Yes I am currently working as a research assistant.
  • VO:Which roles are you expecting after masters?
  • Me:I would like to comeback to india and work here in mnc.
  • Vo: What about funding?
  • Me : my parents are sponsering and additionally i have taken loan.
  • Vo : Congrats I am approving your Visa. Stay safe,enjoy your journey.
  • Me: Thank you so much.
  • vo: what ur parensts do?
  • Me: my father is business man and my mother is teacher
  • Vo: what business your father do?
  • me: mineral water business
  • Vo: did he mineral water plant?
  • Me: he supplies to various institutions and households.
  • Vo: so he is a supplier
  • Me:yes officer
  • Vo: what are the colleges you applied?
  • Me: said.
  • Vo: admits?
  • Me: said. asked about climate ?
  • Me : yeah officer the climate at the university is hot but it is similar to india so i can adjust to the climate.
  • Vo: yes but is not as humid in india.
  • Me: said yes with a agreeing smile
  • Vo: golden words
  • Me: jai mata di

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 17: F1 at Chennai

Date:28 Oct 2021
University: Lamar University
Visa status: approved ✅
In time:10:00
Out time:10:30
Me: Good morning officer!
Vo: Good morning young man.
(Meanwhile given my i20 passport and sevis payment receipt)

Vo: which University?
Me: Lamar University

Vo: which course?
Me: MS in Computer science with cybersecurity concentration.

Vo: How many universities did you apply for?
Me: told what all I have applied.

Vo: from how many universities did you get the acceptance?
Me: 3 of them (mentioned them)

Vo: why only Lamar?
Me: said the whole prepared answer about the University, course curriculum, research by professors and also the scholarship which I got.

Vo: who’s sponcering you?
Me: my father is sponcering for my education with a savings of xx lakhs and I have a bank approval of xx lakhs and immovable asserts worth xx cr.

Vo: what does your father do?
Me: business (explained clearly and mentioned the annual income)

Vo: Asked a dout realated to our business.
Me: explained it clearly.

Vo: congratulations young man, your visa has been approved, have a safe stay in the US.
Me: Thank you sir, you made my day

The main key factor for visa approval is your confidence and how you present yourself in front of the visa officer. Be well prepared with all the relating questions for your profile and course…and you are good to go. All the best!


Experience 18: F1 at Chennai

29th October
Status – Approved✅
Missouri State University, Springfield
Counter No – 27
Time : 08:00 AM
Intime : 08:05 AM
Out Time: 08:30 AM
Interview duration – 1 min
VO was an American in mid 30’s
Me: Good Morning officer
VO : Good Morning
VO : Pass me your passport
Passed
VO: Pass me i20
Passed
VO: what are your plans after graduation?
Me: after completing masters, I will be back to India and my dream is to join as an senior cloud architect in cloud-oriented companies.
VO: Do your have any work experience?
Me: Told
VO: what does your parents do?
Me: my father has own transport business and he is into this from past 28 yrs. My mother is a home maker
VO: what the annual income of your father?
Me: it’s 18 lpa officer

Please scan your left hand 4 fingers
VO: Your visa is approved and passed green slip
Me: Thank you officer,Have a nice day

Be confident is the only key. Almost all the F-1 visas are getting approved. Recommended to reach consulate before one hour of your appointment time.


Experience 19: F1 at Chennai

Date: 28th October
Slot time 8 am
In time 8 am
Out time 8:30 am
Interview time – 1-2 minute
Status: Approved ✅
VO was a american lady in 25 – 30s

Course : Computer Science,University of texas at tyler

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
Vo:So UT Tyler?
Me:Yes mam.
Vo: What is undergrad course?
Me: I have done my bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Vo: In Which year u graduated?
Me: 2017
Vo : are you working currently?
Me : Yes I am currently working for TCS as Data Engineer.
VO:Plans after masters?
Me:I am taking sabbatical leave from my present employer. After Master I will return to India and join my company as Data Scientist.
Vo: Do you have any loan?
Me : Yes officer, I have secured educational loan of 30 lakhs from HDFC Credilla
Vo : Congrats I am approving your Visa
Stay safe,enjoy your journey.
Me: Thank you so much.

All the best to everyone.


Experience 20: F1 at Chennai

28th October 2021.
Slot time: 10:30
University of Texas at Arlington
Status: Approved ✅
VO was an American Male (30-40)
Counter: 21
Me: Good Morning Sirr!
Vo: Good Morning Pass me Your Documents
Me: Gave I20, Passport, Sevis Receipt.
Vo: What Will u do after this Degree sir?
Me: I’ll come back to india and work in MNC companies
Vo: What is ur Father?
Me: Told.
Vo: What is his Annual Income?
Me: xx lakhs
Vo: how else are you going to sponser your studies?
Me: xx savings,xx loan.
Vo: is the loan Collateral?
Me: Yes sir
Vo: what is the collateral?
Me: The home which we are living
Vo: Proceeds to keep the Passport
Vo: Place Your left 4 fingers on the Scanner
Me: Placed
Vo: Congratulations Your Visa Is Approved, Enjoy your stay in US!
Me: Thankyou Soo much sirr!!!

Note: Be confident and Make Eye Contact
I observed the same set of questions asked by the same person in counter 21 from the experiences posted in this group. So when I went inside I was told to go to counter 21. Although I am not sure if the same people sit in the same counters,I memorised my answers for these set of questions and luckily I was asked these same questions.


Experience 21: F1 at Chennai

Date: 28th October
Counter no – 24(Total 6 counters are opened )
Slot time 9 am
In time 8:30am
Out time 9:30am
Interview time – 30-40seconds
Status: Approved ✅✅✅
VO was the famous African american in 35-40s

Course : Computer Science, University of central Missouri

Vo: Good morning How are you?
Me: good morning sir. I’m good how about you
VO: I am good.
Vo: Pass me your documents
Me:- while passing the documents i asked him how was your day.?
Vo: good.
Vo: Why US?
Me: I want to pursue my masters in computer science.
Vo: Which university ?
Me: It’s the university of central Missouri sir.
Vo: What after masters?
Me: I will comeback to India and work here in data science firms specifically as data scientist in top companies like google,Facebook, IBM.
Vo:- which companies do you think will hire you?
Me:- Google and Facebook.
Vo : are you working currently?
Me : Yes I am currently working as junior software developer from past 12 months.
VO:Who are your clients?
Me: told .
Vo: Who is your sponsor?(while looking in to my i20)
Me : Sir, my primary sponsor is my father
Vo: What do he do?
Me: My father is a businessman and he owns couple of jewellery shops.( at this time he looked into my eyes) (From now interview happened like a neighbour to neighbour chat)
Vo: how’s the gold business now?
Me:- it’s pretty good sir.
Vo:- Rates are increasing very high here right?
Me:- yes sir increasing rapidly.
Vo : place your left hand on the scanner.
Me: Done sir.
Vo:congrats I am approving your Visa, you can collect your passport in 2,3 days
Stay safe,enjoy your journey.
Me: Thank you so much sir you made my day.

Trust me guys I didn’t even said about my savings and loan and VO didn’t even asked me about that. Confidence and luck matters too..(IF ur from Hyderabad visit chilkur Balaji temple😀 the visa god)
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 98% are getting their visa’s approved
All the best to everyone.


Experience 22: F1 at Mumbai

Date – 29th October
Time: 8:50 am
In time: 7:45 am
Out time : 9:15 am
Status: Approved✅
University- University of Cincinnati
Counter no. 30
Counter no. 28 was an american chinese guy and on counter 30 it was an old american lady she was very chill mine was counter 30 and in front of me she rejected a guy because he applied to only 1 university and was fumbling alot while answering.

Vo: Hi good morning
Me : Good morning ma’am, How are you doing?
Vo : oh thank you, I am doing good.
Passed the passport and i20
Vo : oh University of Cincinnati
Me : yes ma’am
Vo: Great ! Is it a state university or a private university?
Me: ma’am it is a state university.
Vo: okay i see that you have got scholarship from the university thats great congratulations (with a wide smile on her face)
Me: Thank you so much ma’am
Vo: is this a merit based scholarship?
Me: Yes ma’am
Vo: great! What other schools have to applied to?
Me: ma’am i have applied to total 7 universities.
Vo: please name the admits
Me: University of texas at dallas, Illinois Institute of technology, Stevens institute of technology, university of connecticut, pace university
Vo: ohh wow these are some good universities.
Me: Yes ma’am they are
Vo: who is going to pay for your education?
Me : My parents
Vo : what do they do
Me : They have a business of building material supplies
Vo : their annual income?
Me : told
(At this moment she kept my passport in the tray)
Vo : have you taken any loan?
Me : no ma’am
Vo:place you left hand 4 fingers on the scanner.
Me : placed
Vo : with a smile alright your visa is approved have a good day.
Me : thank you ma’am you have a good day ahead.

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.
Just answer straight to the questions asked and you will be good to go.


Experience 23: F1 at New Delhi

Status: Approved
University: Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Interviewer: American men of around 40 years
Date: 28-10-2021
Appointment time: 10:00AM
IN time 9:45AM, was out by 10: 30 AM

Me: Good morning sir.
VO: Good Morning, Pass me your passport and I-20
Me: Sure sir.
VO: Which university are you going to?
Me: Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi sir.
VO: OK, Which course?
ME: Computer science.
VO: Do you have any background in that?
ME: Yes sir, I completed my bachelor’s in Computer science and also, Now I am working as associate software developer.
VO: What about your work?
ME: I am working in the same domain as my course of study where i have majorly worked on coding and troubleshooting issues with software applications, and performing unit testing and software components.
VO: What type of applications are you using for that?
ME: Here I discussed about my work
VO: Again, he asked about my work in detail!!
ME: I told about my technology and applications.
VO: (Then he asked about funding.) How are you going to pay your fee?
ME: My parents are going to sponsor my education. They have 42 lakhs of savings in their accounts. Out of which 26 lakhs are in my father’s account and remaining are in my mother’s account. And also, they have immovable assets of xx cr.Which can be liquified at any moment.(He didn’t ask about my parents profession or loan.)
VO: Fine!! Where did you complete your under graduation?
ME: MallaReddy college.
VO: do you have your Under graduation transcript?
ME: Yes sir! Here it is!(I gave him My CMM).
VO: Good! I am approving your visa. Have a nice day!
ME: Thank you so much sir! You made my day.(He smiled😁)


Experience 24: F1 at Chennai

28th October 2021.
1st Attempt
Slot time: 11:00 AM
Interview time : 1Min Max.
Christian Brothers University, Memphis.
Status: Approved ✅
VO was an American Male (mid 40’s)
Me: Good Morning Officer !
Vo: Pass me your passport & I20
Me: Gave everything on the top of my file : I20, Passport, Sevis Receipt & some rough paper 😂 (tensed at first)
Vo Returned back my rough paper sevis receipt. Typing……
Vo : Plans after masters ?
Me: Told
Vo: What is your undergraduate percentage ?
Me: XX %
Vo: Any Assets ?
Me: Told XX Crores
Vo: Hmm. What does your father do ?
Me: Told.
Vo: Good to hear that.
(At that time he kept my passport in the tray beside him) Super Excited But controlled myself 😁
Vo: Any Loan ?
Me: No Officer. But I have a savings of XX lakhs.
Vo: Ok. Place your right hand four fingers on the scanner.
Me: Here you go officer.
Finally Golden words 😍
Vo : I’m approving your visa.
Me: Thank you officer. You made my day.
Vo: (Smiling 😄 & handed over the green slip & I20) – Enjoy your stay Man ! Have a safe trip
Me: Thank you officer.

Note: Be confident and Make Eye Contact
The Vo wasn’t even looking at me at all. He looked hardly 5 seconds at me while asking about what my father does. (He was a uber cool guy & asking some basic questions. Keeping interview as simple as he can )
My Suggestion : Think it as just giving information to be cool balanced at the time of your turn. Little bit fumbling is fine but not much & prepare well.
All the best everyone.


Experience 25: F1 at Chennai

Date: 28 Oct
Slot time: 9:30
In time: 9:15
Out time: 10:00
Counter: 24
Status: Approved ✅

VO is African.
VO: Good Morning, pass me your documents.
ME: Good morning Sir (and passed my documents)
VO: Which university are you going to?
ME: University of North Texas, Denton
VO: how many universities have you applied.
ME: I have applied for 2 Universities. University of North Texas, University of Memphis.
VO: Have got them all?
ME: yes sir. I have got both the admits.
VO: Why this university over the other.
ME: I have choosen university of North Texas because as it is tire 1 largest public research University. It has flexibility of choosing it’s curriculum and have chosen Information technology as my major. this course focuses on areas like strategic use of information technology, International issues in business intelligence, Big Data analytics, data warehousing. And my area of interest is on big data analytics where professor Tony Greth is currently doing his research work under Big data analytics. so I want to work under his guidance and as well as this course would help me to reach my career goal as a senior consultant when I come back to India. By considering all these points I have choosen university of North Texas over the other.
VO: When did you pass out
ME: I have completed my bachelor’s in 2020
VO:What are you doing now.
ME: I am working at Infosys as Associate business analyst from Dec 2020 for the client Deloitte.
VO: Client..?
ME: Deloitte sir.
VO: Deloitte.. okay.
ME: yes sir.
VO: Plans after Masters
ME: after completion of my masters, I wil come back to India and take up the roles which includes technical and managerial background as sr.consultant at top MNCs.
VO: Who is funding you
ME: My father is funding for my education. I have 30L worth educational loan from HDFC Credilla. My father has savings of 30L and his annual income is 17LPA
VO: What does your father do.
ME: He owns Wholesale readymade Garment business.
VO: you told you have loan. Is it secure : colletral or non- colletral ?
ME: It is non-collectral loan sir based on my merit and my father’s repeayability.
VO:place you right hand four fingers. I am approving you visa. Have a nice stay at us.
VO: you will get your passport after ……(I didn’t hear this properly in happiness)
ME: Thank you. thank you sir.


   

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