Very Simple Question - How to Get F1 Visa to study in the US?
Here is your simple answer.
Can you prove the following 3 things to the visa officer?
- You are an academically qualified student
- You have sufficient funds to pay for your education
- You are not a potential immigrant
- Test Scores
- Quality of University
- Grade Point Average
- Work Experience
- How are they related to you
- Annual Income
- Your plans after Graduation
- Your intentions to study in the USA
- Previous experiences/Gaps/Career
It looks pretty straightforward with the above factors.
Now add your presentation skills and speaking skills into the equation for the visa interview.
Let’s look at few examples scenarios
- A Student applying for a second Masters Degree
- Visa Officer (VO) would question the reason for the second Master’s Degree
- Is the student applying to a second degree just to immigrate to the US?
- Spouse of F1 student applying for F2 Visa
- Wife says that her mom is the sponsor and she’s not working
- Husband is working on OPT
- VO wants to know why is husband not sponsoring?
- A student applies for F1 Visa - Applied to just one university
- VO wants to know why the student applied to just one university
- Serious student tends to apply to several universities
- A student has good academic credentials and applies for the student visa at a US Consulate
- Sponsor is dad’s friend
- VO wants to know why is dads friend sponsoring
- VO wants to know if the student has to repay the money and how would they repay
As you can see from the above scenario, even a simple visa interview that checks for 3 conditions becomes complicated with applicants unique situation.