It’s a great accomplishment if you have managed to secure an admission to a college in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, but you are not done yet. Getting a visa is necessary if you want to really make it to a college or a university in The USA. Moreover, one can’t underestimate the rigorous preparation it takes to acquire a visa. Getting accepted by a university of your choice doesn’t guarantee you visa approval.
It is no walk in the park, but with our guidance and expertise, we can help you excel through the process seamlessly. Most students who apply are first timers and have no idea how to prepare for such an interview. To simplify the process, we have divided it into different phases. Let’s take a look at the visa process and how are we going to make you outshine each phase:
The prerequisite to apply for a F-1 student Visa is getting admitted to an institute in USA.
We help you dominate the admission phase with our concise and customized admission plan
You’ll have to pay the fee ($200) toto Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
After submitting the fee, your institute will issue you a I-20 form. This form will later be presented to the consular officer during the visa interview.
Get your visa application online and fill it carefully. This requires you to pay a non refundable fee for visa application.
Once accepted, you will be allowed to take your F-1 visa interview.
Wait times for visa interviews can vary depending on various factors. So, no matter what time you are given with, you have to be well prepared for the interview. First up are documents that you need to be in possession of, before appearing for the interview. Make sure that all the documents are there with you and if not, get them as quickly as possible.
Apart from the documents, you should also be well prepared for the interview, emotionally. It is important to present your case in a confident and a composed manner. At Golden Gate USA, we will prepare and guide you on how to tackle and answer the possible questions put up by the interviewer. Undesirable answers to some questions fade your chances straightaway.
Please read on for further visa information
Documents you need to take to the US Visa Interview
- Completed application
- TOEFL/IELTS score reports
- GRE is you are a graduate student, and if you have done GRE -Educational documents
- Documents to show that you have been a great studen
- Bank statements
- Other documents to show strong ties to your home country(Property in your name, parents information, income tax documents)
Make sure you are well prepared
- Learn about the university
- Read/learn about your courses/program
- Know names of few professors
- Know about the area and the Brookings Community
- What’s the weather like? Where it is it located in the US.
Sample U.S. Visa Interview Questions
We have compiled a list of U.S. visa interview questions. We have gathered these questions from other international students who have gone through a visa interview process. It is hard to be sure what questions the Consulate will ask you; however, if you are prepared for the following questions, we are sure you will do well with whatever questions they ask you.
You’re nervous?? That is COMPLETELY normal, be yourself, be respectful, do your best, and GOOD LUCK!
Why did you select to study in the U.S?
What Institutions did you apply to?
Why did you select this/these institutions?
Is this your first time going to the U.S.?
Tell me more about the institution you selected?
Did you do TOEFL/GRE/IELTS what are the scores?
What are your summer vacation plans?
Will you return home for the summer?
Who is paying for your education?
What does your sponsor do for a living?
Where does your sponsor work?
Currently what do you do?
What is your field of study?
Why did you select this field of study?
Who do you have in the U.S.? Do you have friends and family?
How many brothers and sisters do you have?
(If you are helping your father’s business or family business) what will your father/family do for the 4-years while you are gone?
Are you planning to work during your 4-year period?
Why do you think you need to go to USA to do this field, there are many courses and programs in your country, why do you need to go the U.S?
What are you planning to do after graduation?
What will you do if your visa was rejected?
(If you are currently working) why are you leaving the current job?