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    • #16427

      Hey everyone,

      We’ve created this topic to help you connect with the greencardEZ community to help you best prepare for your F1 Visa Interview. If you haven’t watched our video on how to best prepare for your F1 Student Visa Interview, check out this YouTube video.

      Ask and answer questions. You got this!

      greencardEZ Community Team

    • #16456
      Shahista Nikkath

      Hello sir, I already applied for f1 visa interview on June 24th fall 2022, I had 2 rejections before in fall 2023 in Aug at 1st & 2nd attempt I went with majors INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, at 2nd attempt visa officer said me to change my profile,so I have changed it now as COMPUTER SCIENCE as my major. My question is that if visa officer asks me why you have changed your Course what should me my answer.
      Please reply,
      Shahista nikkath.

      • #16463

        Hi Shahista,

        Visa Officers are interested in understanding the applicant’s reasoning. In your case, you need to demonstrate how studying Computer Science will be integral to your plans. You should expect a question where they will ask you why you chose the major or switched your choice since you interviewed last. Simply stating because the Visa Officer said so wouldn’t be a convincing reason. We recommend spending time to come up with a strong narrative.

    • #16457
      Baby Show

      Hello everyone!

      I am about to apply for my i20. And I want to submit my cousin’s(who lives in the U.S) bank statement as sponsor to the university.

      When I go for the visa interview, I would then show my dad’s bank statement. How safe is this?

      Reason: my dad does not currently have enough funds in his statement but I still want to apply now to book slots since they are running out.

      I need urgent advice please

      • #16458

        It is OK to show different sponsors for application and for your Visa interview.

        The reasoning is that circumstances may change since the two may be many months apart.

    • #16461
      Manjinder Singh

      Hello sir
      I already applied for f1 visa and my interview on June 22th fall 2022, sir I’m confused how to answers my interview questions. Because I have too short answers and not very satisfied. Please sir guide me how I can improve my answers

    • #16464
      Nisarg Rajpura

      Hello Sir,

      I have a question:
      I have applied in 2 universities so what to answer when they ask “In how many universities you have applied?” Answering “In 2 Universities” will impact negatively?

    • #16465

      The Visa Officers are interested in learning about your reasoning.

      If they ask why just two and you effectively communicate your reasoning, you should be fine.

      • #16466
        Nisarg Rajpura

        Ohh, Got it. Thank you so much for your quick reply. 🙂

    • #16470
      Jibi Jacob

      Hi I am Jibi. I would like to ask a question. I have applied only to one University and got admit there. So for the visa interview when they ask about other universities applied, can I just tell that I applied only here?

    • #16491
      Baby Show

      Hey, I need advise
      Can I fill the DS-160 and apply for a visa interview date while i wait for the i20?

      Or Should i wait for the i20 to be sent to me first?

      Note: I’ve applied for i20

      • #16492

        You need information from your I20 to fill out DS-160. Unless you have that you won’t be able to complete booking your visa appointment.

    • #16494
      Baby Show

      Will your sponsor be shown on the i20? Or into the system?

      That it will be a red flag if I call a new sponsor on the visa interview

      • #16501

        It’s not a red flag if you change sponsors. The US Government understands that financial situations evolve from when one applies to a university to when one applies for a US Visa.

        Refer to the ‘Financials’ section in this sample I-20.

        Hopefully, that alleviates your concerns 🙂

    • #16505

      Greetings to all of you.! Query f1 study visa interview.
      Is it ok to answer the question word to word same as written on Ds-160, or should change it slightly or completely during visa interview. E.g why you want to go to USA? If i replied ” I am going to pursue my masters of science in civil engineering thesis based 2 years program from Hartford University “….is it good answer?

      • #16511

        No, it would help if you personalized your answers. What you wrote is a very generic answer. The Visa Officers want to know your reasoning. It needs to be conversational and persona. We hope this helps!

        • #16513

          But most of the people said, USA interview is based on algorithm, what you speak must be identical in words with the form you submitted, if it match with the form screen blows up green mark, and if it happens for 2-3 questions you get the visa

        • #16518

          That is not true. The Visa Officers decide whether to grant you a Visa or not.

          Their decision is dependent on your ability to convince them that you’re a genuine student and that you will depart the US upon completion of your studies.

          Unfortunately, rumors such as the one you shared exists. Ignore them. Instead follow the recommendations we’ve made in our videos to maximize your chances of getting a Visa.

          Good luck!

    • #16508
      Praveen R


      I have got a PhD program without funding for fall 2022.The professor have promised me that funding will surely be arranged once I reach there. So, I’m planning to show the 1year i20 amount to get a visa, but afterwards I will receive funding through TA/RA positions. The issue is that how can I convince the visa officers if they ask me questions on how will you manage your funds after one year, Is it okay if I just say that I will receive funding or do I need to show any letter regarding that? Ideas around these points are appreciated.

      • #16512

        You have to be careful when demonstrating your financial position. Unless you have it in writing, we don’t recommend sharing that with the Visa Officer as it may be perceived as a risk and ultimately reduce your chances of getting your visa.

        Try to show a solid financial position using your and your sponsor’s non-liquid funds. If you have the time, you could also apply for a Student loan and have an approval letter handy. Showing a solid financial position will help your chances of success.

    • #16516

      Hello sir
      If my husband is on H4 visa and am a PhD from India going on F1 visa to pursue masters how can I say that I genuinely want to go to study a different field and not just to live with my spouse

      • #16522

        We are a bit unclear. How is your husband on a H4 visa already?

        • #16524


        • #16528

          Your answer should focus on how your study plans fit into your broader plans and share your reasoning for pursuing the current path.

          On a related note, why are you not applying for an H4 visa? Wouldn’t that give you more flexibility?

    • #16517

      Hello sir

      My mother who lives in the UK is my sponsor. Will this affect my application in any way? In terms of home ties?

      • #16521

        What your country of residence?

        • #16523

          I live in Nigeria

        • #16529

          It shouldn’t. As long as you effectively demonstrate that you can apply the skills you’ll learn to progress in your career (in your home country), it’ll suffice the requirement of showing ties to your country.

    • #16525
      Prapul Lakkavathri

      What could be the answer if we change major from eee to computer engineering

      • #16532

        You need to share your personal story. Why did you make a change? Will it open more job opportunities for you? Is it required for a future opportunity? Will those skillsets make you more marketable?

        There isn’t one correct answer. The Visa Officer wants to know your personal journey, so share why you decided to switch majors.

    • #16526
      Prapul Lakkavathri

      If we have relatives in usa does it shows any effect on visa approval

    • #16527
      Prapul Lakkavathri

      Does visa officer knows how many universities that I have applied??

      • #16531

        We don’t know for sure, but we should assume yes. Either way, if they ask, answer truthfully.

    • #16539
      Oluwamayowa Iyiolat

      I applied to 5 schools, after a week or two I got acceptance from one…after which I made prep to apply for f1 visa. I had submitted my visa application when I got acceptance from another school with a much better offer than the first….( more scholarship). I want to change the school to the second buy it seems too late now since I’ve submitted my visa application…How do I explain to the consular I want to change school?!..
      Or should I start a new visa application?!.

      Please I need an urgent reply. Thanks

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