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shishir srivastava- ()     08/07/2007 02:02 AM
 


hi all, i have got my US VISA (F1) yesterday...now i want to share my experience with you ppl.
initial process i hope u know.
i hav bought 1 blue shirt n black jeans for my interview.
venue: new delhi us visa office.
now my slot was at 8 am, i reached there at 7 :40 am, after security checks (that was 30 min process) you hav to submit ur DS forms, SEVIS receipt , Passport Appointment leter,I20 HDFC receipt (yello, off white)at one window, person at that window will uploaded some info on his computer , enter something on ur DS, I20 and give u back all stuff, after it i have entered in a big hall where again a security check. now u hav to be in line for finger print (both index fingers), now you can use rest room there or go to Non Immigrent Line for ur final show. Now i was in the line.. i was very nervous, when i was the 4th from the 1st in the line i had surrenderd myself to GOD, now the show begins, my counter no. was 10 (whichever is free that time) a decent bald person was there in that window...
Me: Good morning sir, hw r u? (smile..)
VO : smile...fine, thank u
VO: so u r going to SDSU why??
ME: i wnt to do splzilization in wireless MM that's why i m going to sdsu
VO:ok why not india or other uni?
ME; this course in not available in india yet and also i hav searchrd for other uni but finally i found sdsu.
VO:ok hav u ever been to us
me:no
vo:any relatives in US
me:no
vo: u r going 1st time out of india?
me: yes sir?
vo: show me ur gre scores
me:here it is sir
vo:why verbal score is low?
me:sir gre is a computer based test, some of my initial ques went wrong thats why but my english poficiency is proven by my toefl high scores.
vo: u got high scors in toefl
me:yes sir
vo: that means u are comfortable in english
me:definitely sir
vo:hav u taken any bank loans
me:no sir
vo:than hw can u manage
me: i hav sufficient funds sir
vo: how much
me:********* much
vo:assest or liquid
me:in terms of both
vo:ok so where ur relatives live in USA??? (look here he wanted to confuse me... very tricky!!)
me: sir i dont hav any relative in US.
vo: ok ok, so what u hav done here in india?
me: told
vo:what will u do after coming back?
me: after coming back to my country i will join any MNC here and serve the humanity at my level best.
vo:nice thoughts.. (very impressed)
vo:thank you sir.
then he typed something on his system and said... ok i m approving your visa u will get ur passport withing 3 days. then he put all my sevis,i20hdfc.passport ..(that bundle)
me:thank you sir, hav a nice day

frndz he even didnt check any of my documents except gre scores.
interview lasts only for 3-3.5 mins, that was really good, i wish you all a very god luck.
my advise for all applicants: 1. look confident
2. stay on your answers.
3. smile
4. greet him/her well, say thank you whereever required
5.arrange all your documents in business (harmonium) folder in a proper way.
6.english is a not big game,,, i m so-so in engish..just speak with full confidance and leave all on AL-MIGHTY.

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Prasad- ()     07/24/2007 04:25 AM
 


Since I referred to other people's experiences a lot on this forum before I ventured into renewing my F-1 visa at the Chennai consulate (Jul 3 2007), I feel obliged to write about my experience. I am a continuing PhD student. My course started in Jan 2005. My first F-1 visa was issued in Aug 2001 for pursing MS and it expired in Aug 2006. During my stay in the US, I had worked for a company for about 6 months (on H-1B for the last one month and the remianing on OPT). I got back to school to start my PhD after that and reverted back to F-1 status. Apart from this I did a couple of internships in companies off-campus. COnsidering all this, I was a bit nervous before the interview. The change of status twice in between could have served as a reason for intent to immigrate (although H-1B is a nonimmigrant visa, it indicates work not study). To my surprise the visa interview went really cool. Although I saw a few rejects in front of me, it did not affect how my case was treated by the same VO. As with the other cases before me the VO assumed I was also a new student for first time F-1. After the initial "Hello, How are you?", she asked for my degree certificates and transcripts. Once she saw that I was a continuing doctoral student and had full support from the university (I think), she said she would not need all those and asked me to take them back. She did ask a couple of questions:
Q. Are you with the same university?
A. Yes.
Q. Are you working with the same Professor?
A. Yes.
Q. How much research do you think you have accomplished till now?
A. I would say about half of it. i still need to write my dissertation and submit it.
Q. Describe briefly your research?
A. (I had a well thought out answer -- a laymanish description of what I was working on without delving into too many details and not using any complicated and sensitive terms!)

After that she said I will get my stamped passport by courier. The research area question is the only place where I think a renewing student might face problems assuming all other aspects (funding, etc) are OK. Be well prepared for this question as it is bound to occur. Otherwise be cool and confident exhibiting you are not too excited this time and things will mostly work your way. And if you have an old passport make sure your surname and given names are separated in the first page. Otherwise although not a problem, it will lead to weird names ("FNU") appearing on your visa, as in my case :). Good luck!

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Prasad- ()     07/24/2007 04:22 AM
 


Since I referred to other people's experiences a lot on this forum before I ventured into renewing my F-1 visa at the

Chennai consulate (Jul 3 2007), I feel obliged to write about my experience. I am a continuing PhD student. My course

started in Jan 2005. My first F-1 visa was issued in Aug 2001 for pursing MS and it expired in Aug 2006. During my stay

in the US, I had worked for a company for about 6 months (on H-1B for the last one month and the remianing on OPT). I

got back to school to start my PhD after that and reverted back to F-1 status. Apart from this I did a couple of

internships in companies off-campus. COnsidering all this, I was a bit nervous before the interview. The change of

status twice in between could have served as a reason for intent to immigrate (although H-1B is a nonimmigrant visa, it

indicates work not study). To my surprise the visa interview went really cool. Although I saw a few rejects in front of

me, it did not affect how my case was treated by the same VO. As with the other cases before me the VO assumed I was

also a new student for first time F-1. After the initial "Hello, How are you?", she asked for my degree certificates

and transcripts. Once she saw that I was a continuing doctoral student and had full support from the university (I

think), she said she would not need all those and asked me to take them back. She did ask a couple of questions:
Q. Are you with the same university?
A. Yes.
Q. Are you working with the same Professor?
A. Yes.
Q. How much research do you think you have accomplished till now?
A. I would say about half of it. i still need to write my dissertation and submit it.
Q. Describe briefly your research?
A. (I had a well thought out answer -- a laymanish description of what I was working on without delving into too many

details and not using any complicated and sensitive terms!)

After that she said I will get my stamped passport by courier. The research area question is the only place where I

think a renewing student might face problems assuming all other aspects (funding, etc) are OK. Be well prepared for

this question as it is bound to occur. Otherwise be cool and confident exhibiting you are not too excited this time and

things will mostly work your way. And if you have an old passport make sure your surname and given names are separated

in the first page. Otherwise although not a problem, it will lead to weird names ("FNU") appearing on your visa, as in

my case :). Good luck!

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parshant jain- ()     07/20/2007 03:31 AM
 


hello friends
actually my M1 visa refused twice
now i have an appointment on 3rd august
now this time i will add 1 more documnet which was left in ist two appoinments actually i m going usa for pilot traning and he asked a ground traning certificate from me.this time will bring it with me.when i refued 2nd time he said me that"u dont have any proof of ur groung training certificate so u dont intend to be a pilot.dont reapply again without any change in ur certificates"
i m realy very tensed guys pls help me
what should i do
after all it is d matter of my carrier

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mukul- ()     07/01/2007 03:30 AM
 


hello friends.......i want some comment on my f-1 visa. actually its been 11 days for my successful visa interview.But still my passport is not been transfered to VFS........

What may be the reason?????????or it is oK!!!!!!

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gopi- ()     06/26/2007 09:23 AM
 


hi
my wife is studying ms in USA.
i applied 3 times till now for f2 at chennai.her ms couse will finish this dec.
i want to apply again for f2 visa(phd i-20).
can i apply in delhi?because i have no confidence on chennai embassy people.(2nd time they found fack bank certificate).
3rd time they gave same reason(i produced original bank certificate).
can i get f2 visa atleast this time.

pls give me suggessions.

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sanjay- ()     06/25/2007 09:41 AM
 


HI
HOW R U?
I WAS REFUSED ON 21ST JUNE.
I HAVE TAKEN DATE ON 23RD JULY 2007.
I HAVE DONE MY MBA IN SPE. WITH MARKETING IN IRELAND.
I HAVE APPLIED FOR MBA IN SPE. WITH INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.
THE VO TOLD ME A LAST QUESTION LIKE YOU HAVE DONE ALREADY MBA.

GIVE ME A PROPER REPLY LIKE "WHAT I HAVE TO SAY NEXT INTER. IF THE QUESTION MIGHT BE ASKED BY THE VO" "WHY YOU WANT TO DO 2ND MASTER IN USA."

I HAVE TAKEN DATE 23RD JULY FOR 2ND TIME.
THANKING YOU

REPLY ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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PARESH PATEL- ()     06/25/2007 09:35 AM
 


HI
I WAS REJECTED ON 7TH JUNE 2007.
THE VISA OFFICER DIDN'T GIVEN ME ANY SPECIAL REASONS. JUST REJECTED ME.
I THOUGHT THAT I HAVE DONE MY MCA AND I APPLIED FOR MS IN COMP. SCIE.
SO VISA OFFICER ASKED ME WHY YOU WANT TO DO 2ND MASTER IN USA.?
OTHER QUE. LIKE FIRST WHEN I ENTERED CABIN 1. SHOW ME YR DEGREE CERTI. 2. TOEFL GRE UNDERGRADUATE CERTI. 3. WHAT'S YR FATHER MOTHER SIBLINGS 4. AND LAST QUESTION IS WHAT U DID AFTER YR MCA.
AFTER THAT HE WAS DOING SOMETHING TYPING ON COMPUTER. AFTER FEW MOMENTS HE WAS REJECTED ME.
I REPLIED PROPERLY. BUT I THOUGHT "I HAVE APPLIED FOR 2ND MS DEGREE" THAT'S THE REASON FOR MY REJECTION".
I FEEL VERY NERVOUS.
NOW I DON'T HAVE A CONFIDENCE.
I HAVE TAKEN NEXT DATE ON 9TH JULY2007.
PLEASE REPLY ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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hiten- ()     06/25/2007 07:47 AM
 


hello i am rejected for f-1 VO-say i think u will not come back after ur study.
i have a allready taken date my next interview
so pl. when i am enter in cabin and after VO-said me r u rejected right... so what i should give answer......to visa officer.

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toshal- ()     06/08/2007 05:24 AM
 


hello frnds,
my interview was on 24th may. and it was rejected.the officer asked me only few questions about my study and then he said that sorry.what should i do? should i go for second interview?

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