04/08/2014 05:45 AM
VO: Hi, Good morning
Me: Good morning
VO: What is the purpose of ur visit?
Me: (Nervously) Im going to attend my wifes graduation in the University of ......
VO: Which university?
Me: University of ...... (took a step back, adjusted my posture and kept my hands on the counter)
VO: when did your wife go to ....?
Me: She started her phd in fall 2008, completed her classes by May 2010. After her classes, she came back to India for field work, and this Feb she went back to write her dissertation and graduate.
VO: Do u have any children?
Me: No, we dont.
VO: how many years have u been married?
Me: 3.5 yrs
VO: what do u do?
Me: I work for .... (pointed to the ID tag i was wearing)
VO: how much is ur salary?
Me: XOXO per anum, XXX per month after taxes
VO: What is ur wifes plans after her phd?
Me: She has a job offer from a firm called XXXXX in bangalore and she plans to join them.
VO: Your Visa is Approved!
Me: Thank you!
My 2 cents:
1) Go through immihelp.com before going for the visa interview. Remember all the questions mentioned here and have answers prepared before the interview.
2) Find out loop holes in ur responses and have answers and documentation to prove them.
3) You will be nervous, everybody gets nervous. Just dont freak out!
4) Remember to take deep breaths or chant mantras or meditate. It really helps.
5) Always remember, Respond to their question, Not React!
When you get nervous, ur brain stops working and the first thing that goes for a toss is ur vocabulary. You will blurt out words which make no sense even if you have graduated from the Oxford University. Ready made answers and keywords will help you convey the meaning. Take a few secs to respond and help ur brain form a right sentence.
90% of the success rate depends on what and how to respond to the questions.