• Strange F1 Visa Question - Why did you choose to go for Spring instead of fall

    What do you say if visa officer ask you - why did you prefer spring semester over fall semester? Why didn't you apply for fall?. Here is a spring 2015 visa experience on the question.

    Why did you choose to go for Spring instead of fall

    VISA Approved in 1st attempt
    Counter no.: 20
    Time Slot: 07:30 AM
    Date: 14th October 2014
    Place: US Embassy, Chennai
    University: California State University , Fullerton
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    (Previous Night)
    I was keep on practicing infront of mirror ..almost 100 times Then was arranging documents till night 2am and slept .Then i woke up at 4am and started practicing again..Then got ready and took the cab and reached the consulate at 6.15 am and i saw 5 persons standing in the queue. i thought whether its too early , Then stood in the queue and we were called inside the embassy.Did my security checkings and i was given a token ''B4'' and sat in the seat. After 5 mins i heard someone saying sorry i cant provide yu visa ..it was a family who applied for visitor visa..i was very tensed hearing it ..then it was my turn... Then the scene started....

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    Me: Very good morning Sir , How are you ?
    Vo : Good morning , fine , thank you , how are you ? ( With strange face )
    VO : Passport please .
    Me : Here sir ..(Gave my passport)
    Vo: Afzzal Why did you chose to go for Spring instead of fall ??
    Me : ( i was very much suprised with the ques ) ..Sir , i was doing my courses that time ..so....( VO interrupted )
    Vo: Even everyone are busy ..what special for you ?
    Me: I was doing courses apart from my academics..but related to my field sir ...
    Vo: What course ?
    Me: Designing courses sir ..
    Vo; ( Thinking and blinking )
    Me; (I confirmed that i will get denied surely )
    Vo; What's your GPA afzzal ?
    Me; 6.39 sir
    ( Vo was typing for about 15 secs ) i thought he is typing his 214b form
    Vo; Your visa has been approved
    Me;( what??????? ) Thanks a lot Sir , you made my day.

    -- Afzzal Afzi
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      GPa 6.39?
    1. MITguy's Avatar
      MITguy -
      Afzzal where u goin for masters or undergrad?
    1. MITguy's Avatar
      MITguy -
      Afzzal,I'm happy for you,congrats, where u goin for masters or undergrad?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Great.. Congrats
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Im Very Happy for you. That was very short and dirrect
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