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US F-1 Visa Survey

Name

Srivarsha
Rajshekar

Campus

Pilani

Discipline

US University

Degree

Weill Cornell
Graduate School
of Medical
Sciences

CA statement,
Property Valuation
Computer Science report, IT returns
(Computer
of Parents, Pass
Architecture)
books

Chennai

Mechanical

Pilani

EEE

shelley

Pilani

Mechanical

UIUC

Girish
Malkarnenkar

Abhishek Kumar

Varsha
Venkatachalam

Goa

Goa

Goa

Visa Interview
Date

Delhi

PhD

P Raghavendra
Pradyumna

Goa

Consulate

M.Sc. (Hons.)
Biological
Sciences

University of
Illinois, UrbanaChampaign (UIUC) PhD

Abhinav Ghai

Specialization

Documents
Carried to Show
Proof of Funding
Family in the US
1. Letter from
school that states
that the program
will be fully funded
with a stipend
2. Bank Balance
(Father's)
3. Bank Balance
(Self)
4. Property
documents
Other Relatives

Computer Science Purdue University

Computer Science UT Austin

Information
Systems

Information
Systems

University of
California, San
Diego

Texas A & M
University

MS

MS

MS

MS

MS

Molecular Biology

I-20
1. Bank Loan
statement
2. Bank account
statements
3. Affidavit for
parent's
sponsoring my
education(with
exact amount in
Computer Science USD)
Letter from Bank
manager for each
account (parents' +
personal)
Passbook for each
of these accounts
Document
detailing sum total
of all accounts
Valuation
document listing
Computer Science total value of all
General
owned properties

4/27/2012 0745 hrs

30/04/2012

Chennai

Mumbai

Approximate
Duration of the
Interview (in
minutes)

5 mins

7:45:00

6/10/2010

Delhi

I-20, Bank
statement (I was
never asked for
any of these
Computer Science though)

Management
Information
Systems

Mumbai

Visa Interview
Time

04/2011

Only I-20

GRE and TOEFL
5 Score cards

5 passport and I-20

6/24/2011

13th May 2011

Documents Asked
for by the Visa
Officer

10:30:00

4/5/2012 None

None (except the
printout of the
5 online form)

Morning

11 am

5 I-20

1) Property
Valuation
2) Affidavit of
support
3) Investments
proofs
4) Bank
Statements on
official letterhead
with stamp and
signature
5) Passbook
Other Relatives

Mumbai

7th May 2012

1

7:45:00 4 minutes

None.

Questions Asked

Any Other
Questions Asked

Why are you
traveling to the
US?
What is your
educational
background?
What is your area What are you
of research/study? currently doing?
What is the
purpose of your
trip?
Which university
are you going to?
What is your
undergraduate
Who is funding
CGPA? Any
your education?
backlogs?
What is your area
of research/study?,
Who is funding
your education?

Why are you
joining this
university?, What
is your area of
research/study?,
What do you
intend to do after
your studies?

Who is funding
your education?
Why are you
joining this
university?, What
is your area of
research/study?,
What do you
intend to do after
your studies?,
Who is funding
your education?

Why are you
joining this
university?, What
is your area of
research/study?

Visa Status

Administrative
Delay - 221g

Status after 221-g
Delay

Awaiting Answer

Delay in Number
of Days due to
221g

Additional Advice
for tackling a US
F-1 Visa Interview
Rehearse answers
to the questions
that are usually
asked.
Be confident.
Don't talk more
that is required.
Keep answers
brief.
Speak clearly and
slowly.

Approved

Approved

Approved

1. Be confident
and answer all
questions honestly
2. Answer only as
much as required,
and unless asked,
you don't have to
go into deep
details about your
area of interest
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