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Hi guys, my US F-1 Visa was approved just two hours back by US VO. This website helped me a lot to conquer the Visa interview despite of a low TOEFL score which is 81. Here is the interview experience:
I: Good Afternoon Sir
VO: Good afternoon Mr. Deepak
VO: which course did you apply for?
I: MBA in financial Management
VO: Which college/university?
I: Pace University Lubin School of Business
VO: Why only Pace? Why not any other university?
I: Pace university Lubin school of business is well renowned for it MBA program in finance. It has real time trading floor and provides you real experience rather than just theoretical knowledge. There are only few Business Schools ahead of Lubin School when it comes to MBA in finance. Business School ahead of Lubin School in MBA Finance ranking are Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, NY Stern, Rochester Simon ……..
VO interrupted me and said “Ok”
VO: What is location of your school?
I: It’s in Westchester but it has two more campuses in New York city & Pleasantville though Pleasantville is not for graduates.
VO: Which universities did you apply?
I: mentioned 5 names X, Y, Z …….
VO: Did you get any acceptance from them.
I: Yes, I got acceptance from three and mentioned X, Y, U with scholarship amounts.
VO: What do your parents do?
I: My father is a Haryana Govt. employee and mother is a housewife.
VO: Where are you from?
VO started looking into my file on computer and I asked him for a query.
I: Sir, I have to say something. Can I?
VO: yes, sure
I: Actually, I forgot to mention some important information in my DS-160 so I filled a new DS-160 form which you have with you.
VO: thats ok, no problem. Your Visa is approved.
It’s pretty easy if you prepare in advance guys. Even if you have low scores or your duration of course on I-20 is more than the normal program length, it’ll not hurt your chances of getting visa. Only thing is that you should know how to justify your low scores.
One more thing, VO takes a great concentration on your information that you have provided into DS-160. Fill your DS-160 with great care. Some guys complain that VOs are dumb and they reject visas without any reason. Well, VOs are well trained and have vast experience. Just by looking at your DS-160 they can tell about you.
Here is one example:
In DS-160 one question is “How long do you intend to stay in US?” You answered “36 months” in DS-160.
If your course duration as mentioned on I-20 is 24 months.
Now during Interview VO will ask the same question in different style. Question might be like this “Will you come back to India as soon as you complete your course?”
Most of us will say “yes for sure”, but guys what about the answer which you have provided in DS-160. (It was 36 months)
VO is not dumb. He has your whole profile in front of him during interview and he is looking at the same thing at that time. The moment you said, “yes for sure”. He will say only these words’ “Sorry, we can’t give you a visa” because you’re lying. In DS-160 you’re saying you’ll stay for 36 months and now during interview you’re saying that you will come back after 24 months. VO is smart enough to find this.
So fill all forms very carefully and answer questions in DS-160 after thinking 10 times. Even if you’re planning to go to US one month before your course commencement date then include it in your intended length of stay.
I hope this information will help you.
Best of luck
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