I Lied During F1 visa interview …

Sir, I  respect HSB a lot from the day wen i started applying for USA universities,  now I have completed my engineering and doing a job , I have been rejected F1 visa TWICE.

I  have 15 backlogs and  in the first interview I told I was having 9 backlogs which she counted the number of F’s in my memos and asked me the ques again, I said the same..

Did I make a mistake?

Second interview  was very formal wit rejection at the end.. My question is if the visa officer thought that am lying..is there any chance of me getting visa again in the future? With two years of work experience?

Don’t lie during visa interview and if you plan to lie, then you must be good at it. It was very easy for the Visa officer is your case to see that you are lying. If you were found lying, then you can forget the possibility of entering USA in your life time. Apply to other countries for higher education and don’t lie during the interview.

One of the first articles that was posted in this blog  about F1 visa Interview questions is DON”T LIE. Speak the Truth. You decided to hide the truth and now you are facing the consequences.

Even if you get 2 years of work experience, your answer will be still available with US embassy. It doesn’t matter, in which country you try to attend the US visa interview, you will run into trouble.

All this is assuming that VO have noted down that you intentionally tried to hide the facts about your backlogs.

Related : 14 Backlogs and One Lie to get F1 Visa


  1. praveen says:

    Hello HSB,
    I have attended for VISA twice and has been rejected i have said that i had75.4% in my academics which really is 73.9% .If in my third interview if the VO asks me what should I say.Actually i didn’t receive my provisional certificate so i lied to them but this time i may get the memo by the time of my interview and it shows my real % . What should i do? Plz help me

  2. Hi friends,
    iam tensed after getting rejected twice that is because i lied during the interview. can you pls suggest me how can i convince VO for the third time.

  3. Hello HSB,
    On my first f1 interview i told VO that i applied in 4 universities i.e., Pittsburg State U, Arkansas State U, Devry U,and Oklahoma city U. and my visa got rejected because i think Oklahoma city U is not at all good for visa approval So can I say that i applied in 3 universities only. So i’m just asking do they have any records.

  4. jayanth says:

    mam i atended the visa interview in chennai last week. during the interview she asked me for my old passport wich i gave her..then she asked me for my even older one wich i dint have…that one was a dependent passport..she asked me i had travelled overseas but i heard it as the US and i said no..i actly have been to malaysia,thailand and singapore as a tourist about 10 yrs bak..i hav been issuedd the visa but will that have any prob??

  5. Yes, I think you can issue a Visa even though you lied before and got rejected. I know someone who faced the same experience before

    • Can you please explain me how did they convinced and how did they got the visa after lying to VO. Is it for H1B or F1. But iam applying for F1.

  6. dear ,

    first of all you should learn how to lie , it is important not only for your visa interview , but also for your job interview .

    for learning start reading as much as possible , about body language , thats how you will learn about lying and eventually you will be expert at lying .

    visa officers always see body language of candidate to varify if you are lying or not , and so does officers at airport securities in USA .

    Its very easy to be an effective lier once you are " trained " to lie , cause its easy to control your body language as well and other sign that are used to catch lying by us consulates

    see you and take care

  7. .. hi there im still confused abt the difference between my back logs and arear history

    cuz .. i had 6 different papers but im really bad at match so i ended up clearing my math in the last semester and if i count it totally ive written all my 4 math papers around 7 times approx and total count comes to 24 so when the vo asks a question how many back logs do u have am i supposed to say 6.. or 24.. and fyi as of nw i dont have any standing im done with my undergradeage just waiting to get my degree certificate… plz clarify this doubt some one and thanks in advance ^^

  8. If you are caught in a lie by the VO, it's a "kiss me goodbye" to the USA. Never tell a lie, when the truth can serve you. You blew it.

  9. This is a blunder and that too after so much counselling by HSB.

  10. hi HSB team,

    Please suggest how to face visa interview my case is different I finished my diploma and i worked for 2 years and then i took entrance test i got state 14th rank in engineering entrance test and i finished my engg. I got selected in campus placements and I am working past 2 +years

    what kind of questions VO can ask and how can i answer those kind of questions please help me

  11. i mean…why did you go on to say 9 backlogs? would that make your case any better (even if the VO wouldn't have caught you….) ?