4 Tips for the U.S F1 Visa Interview – Success Notes From Among The Leading U.S Education Counselors

Published: 19th September 2011
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Have your received admission to a U.S university of choice and are planning to appear for the U.S F1 Visa Interview? Are you nervous about this decisive phase that ensures your entry to the world of opportunities? Here’s with 4 tips to ensure your success



Book your appointment early - It is important to get your interview appointment as soon as you have decided on your university and when you get your I-20. The I-20 is a key document required for the issuance of the F1 Visa. Also do remember that you take your appointment for the F1 Visa interview well in advance so that you can leave for your destination early. You will thus have enough time on your hands to settle in (because there is a lot to be done once you have landed in the USA) before the actual start of your academic program.



Get organized and stay planned – The second step towards F1 Visa interview preparation is to make a checklist of all key documents and ensure that they are all in hand. Buy a document bag with several sections in it. It will be the most useful tool towards getting organized. Also laminate as many original documents and certificates as possible – it will thus become safe to carry them. It will also be a good idea to scan all your originals and retain more than one copy. (Please note that scanned copies are of no use during the F1 Visa interview; however scanned copies make good backup and are extremely handy should you happen to misplace any of your originals)



Confidence and Clarity matters – The F1 Visa interview usually lasts for 3 to 15 minutes. The timing may vary depending on your Visa officer. He/She is primarily concerned about your seriousness towards career goals. Do not lie or exaggerate to the officer about your past or your goals for he is sure to see through the farce. Being honest and clear of your achievements and aims in life will only help you to get through your interview successfully. At our offices in mumbai, Pune and Nashik, we conduct mock interviews to prepare you for the actual visa interview.



Good Communication Matters! You will be required to answer all F1 Visa Interview questions in English –the official language of the United States. Stay confident and crispy in your communications. Do not become so nervous as to stammer and speak in grammatically incorrect English. Need be - hire an F1 Visa Expert to help you prepare for this landmark venture in your life


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