My experience in my f1 visa experiences chennai consulate on 8/7/11. (Got 221g)
- I got admission from SUNY Buffalo for MS in Aerospace engg for Fall 2011.
- I got my visa interview date in the US consulate, Chennai on 8/7/11 at 9 AM.
- I got the expedited interview date after mailing them my emergency and validating my appeal.
I reached my chennai consulate there at 8.25 and my turn came only at 9.25 after all the intermediate waiting and processing.
Based on feed back from various sources, I struggled to arrange for all the financial documents such as Bank statements, Chartered accountant reports about the properties, Affidavit for my parents’ support for my finance etc.
In addition to that my parents struggled a lot to deposit money in FD’s in bank to show more funds. These process have taken enormous time and costs. But during my interview in the consulate, none of these were asked.
F1 Visa Experiences Chennai
My F1 Visa interview in Chennai went as below-
Me: Good morning
VO: Pass me your documents ( No reply to my greeting, she directly cut to the document).she just flips through them and asks nothing more.
Me:Here (nervous and wondering why she’ s rude)
VO: SUNY buffalo…why?
Me: i heard from a few seniors there that the professors in the aerospace dept are good, friendly and very qualified. There is this prof.. MR XXX he is a phd from XXX and the research he is doing in XXx is very alluring and i would be lucky if could be involved…bla bla..
VO: (She was constantly typing as i was talking…typing looots..After a while..)What in Aerospace?
Me: Fluid mechanics
VO: Whose sponsoring your studies?
Me: My father ma’am..actually both my parents.
Vo: Ok ..tell me this..whats the relation between fluid mechnics and fluid dynamics.
Me: (for a second, startled as i was wondering where she heard or saw about fluid dynamics)Actually, Fluid mechanics is split into 2 major subjects fluid dynamics and fluid statics.
VO: what re you interested in those 2?
Me: Fluid dynamics and vorticity..
VO: hmmm…Good. Well..this is all i can do.(taking out the pink slip and writes down my case number)..go to this counter when your number is called..we will need further processing on your case.thank you.
me: thank you madam ( alll sad as i knew what the pink slip does!!!)
I waited for my second call and went to another VO( a tamilian by face..a sweet aunty kinds..lol)
VO: Pass me your documents.
ME: trying to figure out from her face, my state of the visa.
Vo: do you have a resume with you?
Me: yes madam..here..
VO:( she looks through that and keeps it along with the DS 160 and SEVIS fee receipt and my passport , returns back my gre score card, i20 )Ok..youll get your visa after 4 to 8 weeks after processing
ME: (i burst out pleading..)Please please..with a smile…dont reject me..i havnt done anything bad…
VO: (smiling with assurance)its not a reject pa..its just some time for processing..after its done, youll get your visa.
Me: i have my joining date on aug 21..i don wanna miss it
Vo: most probably youll get it by then..but still..you can never say..just have hope youll get it before that.
Me: thank you mam..
Thanks to Alpha for sharing F1 Visa interview experience at Chennai.