IMPORTANT GUIDE TO AVOID F1 STUDENT VISA INTERVIEW REJECTIONS
It is very disappointing to get your visa rejected even after having secured I-20 from a good university.
There are some basics which you need to know before you attend a visa interview , these basic rules will help you to be prepared for the visa interview. Lets discuss the top reason why F1 visa gets rejected by the officer and help you to get prepared for the Big Day.
- No intention of returning to your home country/No Ties to Home country.
Remember F1 visa (student visa) is not a dual intent visa , It is for the sole purpose of studying. And after studying you have to return back to Home country. If the visa officer/s have a slightest inkling that you do not have any intention of returning to your home country else you do not have any ties to your home country , they will reject the visa.
This is the TOP reason why F1 Visa is rejected. Hence be very well prepared for this scenario. Ensure you can prove you have strong ties to Home country by showing your family roots in India, Business/land in India,.
You have to prove to the visa officer that you are going only for study and will return back to Home country after education.
Factors that make the visa officer suspicious :
- Your university ranking is not a very Good one.
- Your GRE score is Not very Good.
- You don’t have any Large family ties in Home country
- You have a Brother/Sister in US and you are going to the same state where they reside for studying.
There are multiple factors which the visa officers consider while rejecting the visa based on “No ties to Home country”.
The visa interview may be only for few minutes, But the visa officer has all the details with them and they would have reviewed all the information about you and have very good knowledge of the universities and your DS160 profile as well as details of your academic profile..
Never think that your visa interview is based on luck, it is completely based on your profile and your documents . Visa officers have access to all information which you may be not aware of. Never lie in any forms or to the visa officer as they can easily find out the same.
- Financial inadequacy
The visa officer would want to make sure that you have sufficient funds to sponsor your education and living expenses before giving you the F1 visa.
If you cannot prove that you have enough funds for your education then your visa will be denied.
3. Providing wrong information and Not Confident
Never provide incorrect or wrong information to Visa officer, never lie about your family or academics. Visa officers has access to all the details and can easily find out the same.
If caught, you can get even permanently denied entry to the US.
Always Remember the visa officer is also a Human Being , Visa officer will make decisions on looking at your profile and then looking at the way you answer his questions. If your answers are not confident, you look nervous else your voice sound not assuring your visa might be rejected .
4. Poor academic credentials and lack of knowledge on subjects
visa officer wants you to demonstrate your credibility as a good student .Your English language skills too have to be reasonably good.
GRE scores can also become a deciding criteria to getting F-1 Visa. If at all you have a backlog, you must be able to justify it. Ranking of the school you plan to attend also is very important.
Make sure the you are aware of all details including technical questions been asked by visa officer. Like what is C++,java, OPPS, SAP or another other pertaining to your Subject.
Be assertive and confident in the visa interview. This is the key for Visa approval.
Do not be very Causal, Maintain Professionalism and only Answer to the Point with Confidence to the Visa Officer.