• F1 Visa Interview Questions

    Here is a List of F1 Visa Interview Questions. Prepare for these Visa Interview Questions and answers before you attend US Student visa Interview.

    In the F1 visa interview Visa Officer try to know about the applicant's academics, Interest in US Education, Financial Strength to support education and living expenses for stay in USA.

    Usually Student visa Interview Questions starts with basic Questions like What universities have you applied? Why this University? What is your GRE/TOEFL? etc. Here are the frequently asked F1 Visa Interview Questions with possible answers. Students planning for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 should go through these F1 visa Questions.

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    F1 Visa Interview Questions - Part 1: Interest in US Education

    Question 1: Why US? <<- very Important F1 Visa Interview Question.
    To pursue Masters in Computer Science.

    Question 2: Why only US?
    It is the center of excellence in the field of computer science. That?s why it?s most sought after International learning center. The US Universities have gr8 facilities for research. Moreover, an MS degree from a Univ in US has high recognition back here in INDIA, and would help me to establish myself in a good position after my MS.

    Question 3 : How can u say it is the center of excellence?
    The Global Giants are from US, to name a few.
    In the field of Hardware ? IBM, INTEL, DELL, HP. In the field of Software ? MICROSOFT, ORACLE, SUN-MICROSYSTEMS, LINUX. In the field of network ? CISCO. In the field of OFC (Optical Fiber Cable) ? AT&T AMERICAN TELEPHONES & TELEGRAPH, BELL-LABS. In the field of Application Software ? MOTOROLA, GE.

    Question 4: How can u say it is most sought after International learning center?
    Some of the best students and faculty from across the globe converge to US for their enrichment. For example in my school the numbers of International students are from more than 35 countries.

    US universities are Primarily Research Centers. Every professor has an identified field of Research.

    Question 5: How can u say US universities are Primarily Research Centers?
    As the curriculum is more practical in application oriented. I wish to be the best and be the best.

    Question 6: Why MS? <<- very Important F1 Visa Interview Question
    Firstly for in-depth knowledge, Secondly as a mark of Academic Excellence, Finally for a long term career prospects. Explain this in your own words.

    Question 7: Why not in INDIA?
    I have an option to go for the best.

    Question 8: Who said that US is the best?
    As per U.S.E.F.I. United States Education Foundation in India, US Education is 6 years ahead of the rest of the world.

    Question 9: I am from US, u can see me only, but I don?t find sth like that in US?
    Sir, u r in the best of the places, deciding the future of young Indians like me. Given a chance I wish to be your deputy.

    Question 10: IIT is also the best option u have here, then?
    Even the IITians are moving to US. Ultimately, it is the quality of education and right kind of Exposure.

    Question 11: Exposure?
    The curriculum is the most updated and keeps abreast with the latest across the globe. IIT and NIT?s are considered the best but admissions are influenced by several external factors such as Reservations, Performance in the option of other applicants on that particular day. My opportunities are reduced more to chances. Thatís why I chose US schools which have a transparent and clear admission process.

    Question 12: Why only US and not any other countries?
    Above all US is undisputed in Computers.

    F1 Visa Interview Questions - Part 2: About University

    Question 13: Why this University? <<- very Important F1 Visa Interview Questions
    This school is the best out of my admits.
    (Explain about the speciality of the school and research being conducted in your department at this university.

    Question 14: How can u say that this is the best among u r admit?
    Carriage Foundation Ranking has ranked it X%. Also the Reputation of the School, the Profile of the Department, and the course curriculum are the key factors.

    Question 15: What do u mean by the Reputation of the School?
    This school is established in 1969 year. The total numbers of students in the campus are 4500 comprising of 2000 graduates. The faculty to full time equivalent student ratio is 12:1 and the university is located in the capital of Illinois, Springfield.

    Question 16: What do u mean by Profile of the Department?
    There are six professors who hold an ultimate degree.
    Dr. Ted Mims?PhD. In University of North Texas, Denton teaches CO, Introduction to OS, Network Administration, & Computer Architecture.
    Dr. Kamyar Dezhgosha -- PhD. In University of Toledo teach Java and Object Oriented design.
    Prof. Dr. Ted Mims and Prof. Dr. Kamyar Dezhgosha teach my field of interest and I wish to do my master?s under their guidance. They have careers par excellence.

    Question 17: What do u mean by Course curriculum? Course-curriculum is everywhere.
    The curriculum is updated and matches to the demand of the university.

    Question 18: How many schools did u apply? List them.
    List the numbers of schools u have applied, I have applied to 5 schools.

    Question 19: Why did u choose this Univ?
    This is the best out of my admits.

    Question 20: But I think the third Univ is better than the one u applied, why don?t u go for it?
    I appreciate Ur concern but Univ of Illinois, UIS is my first choice.

    Question 21: U got 4 admits out of 5, u applied, how?
    I picked up the schools which suit my profile.

    Question 22: How did you come to know about these schools?
    Few of my seniors, my frenz have guided me and net.

    Question 23: Have u contacted any professor?
    No. If yes u can show email proofs.

    Question 24: Why?
    I thought their time is too precious and it is too premature to disturb them. I will take the benefit of their skills when I land there.

    Question 25: Is it worth spending this much of money on ur Masterís?
    Looking on Future aspects and Income levels, itís definitely worth.
    My parents do appreciate the importance of Quality education.

    F1 Visa Questions - Part 3: Financial Strength/Funding for Education

    Question 26: Tell me about ur parents?
    Tell about ur parents here about their professions.

    Question 27: How they are going to fund you?
    I have liquid cash sources of XX lakhs of which X lakhs are FD?s and X lakhs are NSC.
    Basically I am from a rich family, money is never a constraint.

    Question 28: How did ur parents accumulate this much money?
    We have been into business from 45 years.
    Our income levels are always greater than the expenses.

    Question 29: Do u have any Brothers or Sisters?
    Just give him the details if any.

    Question 30: If u have a bro\sis, what about their Finance?
    In two years from now, I will return back and guide him\her appropriately.

    F1 Visa Questions - Part 4: Plans to return to Home Country

    Question 31: What is the guarantee that u will return back?
    The sole aim for me is to go to US, do my MS there, but not to work there.
    Moreover I have many obligations towards my family and I must return as I need to take care of them.
    As I have enough property, there is no need for me to work in US.
    There is untapped market potential in INDIA.

    Question 32: Where can I expect u in five years from now, Ur future plans?
    Working for a multinational company like Satyam, Cognizant technologies, Polaris, Iflex, Visual Soft, InfoTech Enterprises.
    As per NASCOM (National Association of Software services COMpanies), the future demand for IT Professionals is estimated 33 lakhs by 2015 and now it is 4 lakhs.

    Question 33: When u return back, how much do u expect salary pay?
    5-6 lakhs. Thanx to globalization the pay packets are good enough in INDIA and this is the pay they are offering now.

    Question 34: Give me 3 reasons for giving u a valid visa to u?
    Basically, I have been a performer passing my engg. In first class.
    I have flair for higher education with an application angle.
    Above all, very supportive school and parents

    Question 35: What if I don?t give u a visa?
    Iam sure performers and genuine students are never let down at the consulate.
    Ur the ultimate judge.

    Question 36: Ok, fine if I give u a visa?
    Thanq, Profusely.

    F1 Visa Interview Questions - Part 5: GRE,TOEFL,GMAT,IELTS, Backlogs

    Question 37: Why ur Gre score is low?
    The verbal section is too tough. It had its impact. Tell that you worked hard on verbal.

    If you are attending visa interview after rejection, visa officer expected that you make some changes in profile like - retaking GRE.

    Question 38: Why did not u write it again?
    I thought I will make amends with my toefl and academic scores.

    Question 39: How many backlogs? Why?
    X number of backlogs.
    (For less no of backlogs)I felt ill quite a sudden in the middle of my exams.
    (For more no)Until my engg. I was a good student but during engg. I was unable to balance between my studies and sports so little damage was done but now I made strong amends that I will work hard and achieve what I want.
    Note: If you can't convince visa officer for F1 Visa Questions based on backlogs, you will be rejected by 214b, considering you as you are ineligible student to study in USA.

    F1 Visa Interview Questions - Part 6: Non-Immigrant Status

    Question 40: Will u work while studying?
    Yes, if it is related to my studies like graduate assistantship.

    Question 41: Will you work if you get a full time job in USA?
    No. I am not interested sir. I am interested in Education in USA not to work after that.

    Question 42: Is your Brother in USA? (Students with siblings living in USA may be asked this question)

    Question 43: What is he doing?
    He is working on H1B Visa.
    (Even though your sibling have Greencard in US, i won't cause problem for your F1 Visa)

    F1 Visa Questions - Part 7: Miscellaneous

    Question 44: Why did u come for Delhi instead of Hyderabad? Students applying for Other Locations.
    I did try for good number of days.But dinít get visa appointment in Hyderabad.

    Question 45: Do you know anybody in this University?
    yes, i do have some of my seniors.

    Question 46: How did you choose this university?
    Got some suggestions from my professors at my college, contacted seniors for information about US Universities. Surfed sites like MSinUS and USNews for US Education info.

    Question 46: Will you Work on CPT in a good company?

    If my course work requires and if is helpful to my course work.

    Question 47: Will you Work in USA after MS? if you are offered job in Microsoft, USA.

    No Sir. I can easily get a good in my home country after graduating from the reputed US University.

    Question 48: Given a chance, Will you work off-campus like in Motel, Gas Stations?

    No Sir. I am allowed to work in University 20 hrs a week. I am not allowed to work off campus jobs.

    Questions 49: Where are you Exactly going in USA?

    Mention your university location/city.

    Question 50: Which Consultancy helped with F1 Visa Documentation?

    Better to prepare documents by yourself than getting help from fraud consultancies.

    Questions to 2nd or 3rd time F1 Visa Applicants

    1) Why did you change the university
    2) what are all the documentation changes you made from last time. - Make sure you change
    3) Did you retake any tests?
    4) Why is your F1 visa rejected last time?

    F1 Visa Questions for 214b Cases

    If you are rejected under 214b visa refusal in the F1 visa interview frequent questions you might see in the next attempt

    1) Will you come back to india after MS?
    2) What changes from last appointment?
    3) How can i trust that you are not a potential migrant.
    4) why did you get 214b last time?

    Fall 2015 Students can visit the below links for F1 Visa information.

    Student visa Question for H1B to F1 Conversion

    Why are you planning to join school now?
    Will you go back to H1B after your course completion?
    Is your employer sponsoring for your education?

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    Comments 23 Comments
    1. pavan_04's Avatar
      pavan_04 -
      Great work...Keep it up..
    1. abgwal's Avatar
      abgwal -
      I belong from a middle class family. Regarding questions related to Financial Strength/Funding, I cannot simply say that "Money is never a constraint". I am taking education loan and also showing my parents income. But I am quite worried about the questions from these sections.

      Please guide.

    1. ashrita's Avatar
      ashrita -
      Hi have completed my Btech in the year 2010 with 65%. No backlogs.
      Am working as a 'Associate Quality Analyst' i have 3+years of experience in

      testing. Am planning for my masters.
      Completed my GRE and the score is 277. I have also 10years of b1/b2 visa.
      Can i any advantages for the student visa and can i expect universities for this score.

      plz suggest me
    1. msp88's Avatar
      msp88 -
      HI ...i have completed B. Pharma i would like to no the universities offering April semester 2014 intakes for ms in pharma and fund providing universities

      pls need a suggestion as soon as possible

      thank u
    1. ramtinnaze's Avatar
      ramtinnaze -
      about the question 47 isn't that better to be honest with the officer?
      I mean who doesn't want to work for big companies like Microsoft if there would be a chance?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I am filling DS160 form for F1 visa application. I'm not working. What to write in Explanation when I select NotEmployed as I have taken a break from may '13. Will it affect my student visa approval?what type of Questions I have to expect?
    1. Sean Ward's Avatar
      Sean Ward -
      Great info on the F1 interview process! so many international students are not prepared for this interview and they end up being Denied because they were not ready to prove the critical items a consulate officer needs to know: you've been accepted to a college/university, you and your family/sponsor can pay for it, and you are going to return to your home country after you are finished your education. For the details you need to get Approved, check out my blog at go usa visa center dot com and book on preparing for and passing your F1 student visa interview. Don't be one of the 160,000 students last year who were Denied! Good Luck!!
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I got rejectd for npu., plz suggest me wht should i do now
    1. raghuramrayala's Avatar
      raghuramrayala -
      im really confused about i have reject for 2 times and 2nd time i said my backlogs wrong insted of 7 isaid 5 so wha can i do?
    1. SATYAKAMISETTY's Avatar
      hi friends this is satya from Hyderabad
      i didn't get the clearity why visa officer asking this question please give me proper answer in this question ?
      i completed MBA in India in 2012 ?
      now i am planing to do my master of business administration in us ?
      can you give me your answer be simple and suitable reason to this question ?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi my under graduation stream is ece but knw I chosed information system in master vo ask y ur changed give me good answer
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -

      I am pursuing MS in US. I have found Amazon student account very helpful in getting great deals and offers for students. Do register asap.

      Get more info and register in the above link provided.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      hi i got rejected visa 5 times,two times in mumbai and three times in chennai with same university.At the last interview visa officer said that u want wait for some time,in future u will get the visa.
      Again i asked the visa officer please tell me the exact reason sir(with genuine smile),visa officer laughed and said u need wait some time with a laugh.
      And vo said that if u get a slot tommorow in any embassy and if u attend u will face the same problem and told that wait for some time,but my college orientation is on aug29 2015.
      please reply me what the is mistake...
    1. dipen-Patel's Avatar
      dipen-Patel -
      I got 5.5 in ielts, I got i20 form st.rose college and applied for master in IT so ny ielts result will creat any impact on visa approval??? Plz repaly I have been worrying!!! Plz make reply.
      This is my mail id anybody can contact me pl,z
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      if vo asked why Florida not other states then which is the best answer??
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      well i have got low score on higher secondary school and how ca i make convience to Visa Officer that i can improve my study in USA?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      if vo asked why Florida not other states then which is the best answer??
      the best answer you can say is,
      as i have xx gre and xx tofet/ielts marks i was been recommended by our proffessors and friends too about university in florida also i surferd on net and verified and that was the best university which suited my profile
    1. jeevanajyothsna's Avatar
      jeevanajyothsna -
      Very very helpful... Thank you very much
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hii,On 11th i am going to face my visa interview so plz give me some sagitions regarding my back logs i was having 18 backlogs what i have to say if my offecer asks why u have these many backlogs .what i have to say for this question.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I got 5.5 band in ielts, can i get admission in any of USA universities and will it creat any problem for getting visa.
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