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F1 Visa Interview Questions
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Congratulations 🎉

You're beginning another phase of your personal and professional life, and I hope it helps you grow!

These are a set of questions I prepared for before my interview, the officers should ask you similar ones.
The key is to be confident, be truthful, and speak clearly.

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Intent to visit :

Q) Why would you choose the US to study?

Q) Why not do this course in your country?

Q) How long will your studies last?

Q) What is the purpose of your visit?

Q) Have you ever been to the US?

Q) What's the duration of your stay in the US?

About university / Bonafide student :

Q) How many universities did you apply to?

Q) How many admits did you get?

Q) Which universities did you apply to?

Q) Where did you receive an admit from? Why pick ‎?

Q) Can you tell me some details about your university?

Q) Can you tell me the location of your university?

Q) How did you find out about ‎?

Q) What skills are you looking forward to gaining there?

Q) Can you mention the names of some professors?

About course (or program) / Bonafide student :

Q) Tell me something about your course.

Q) Why did you select this course? Is it relevant?

Q) Which subjects are you planning to opt for?

Q) Which electives? Why?

Q) What is the course structure & contents?

Q) What is the scope of your course?

Q) What do you plan to study at the university?

Q) What benefit will this course bring you?

Q) What is the course commencement date?

Q) What's the total cost per year?

Q) What are your plans after the program?

Test scores / program requirements / Bonafide student :

Q) Did you take the GRE & TOEFL or IELTS?

Q) What tests did you take to get into this university course?

Q) What were your scores in the GRE?

Q) What were your scores in the TOEFL or IELTS?

Q) Why did you not take the GRE? (if not)

Q) Why are your scores low? (if they are)

Credible financial plan :

Q) Who's going to sponsor your fees & stay in the US?

Q) How will you finance your degree? What is your funding like?

Q) What is your sponsorer's annual income? ( preferably in $$ )

Q) What does your father do? What is his background?

Q) What does your mother do? What is her background?

Q) What is the income source of your parents / sponsors?

Q) Have you received any scholarships?

Q) Have you got any loans?

Q) Proof of your sponsor supporting your studies?

Q) Could you show a passbook or bank statement to prove sponsor support?

Q) How many people are dependents of your sponsor?

Q) (if not parents) Why are they sponsoring you?

Q) How much money is available for your stay in the US?

Q) (if not parents) How are you related to your sponsors?

Q) How will you finance your education for the 2-4 years of your course?

Previous studies / Knowledge domain :

Q) What was your CGPA in your undergrad program?

Q) What was your major in your undergraduate degree?

Q) When did you graduate?

Q) Are you graduating this year?

Q) Describe your undergraduate major (e.g. computer science, metallurgy, etc.)

Q) Where did you study for your undergrad?

Q) What is your specialization?

Q) What were your subjects in your last course of study?

Q) What was your undergraduate project about? What was your contribution?

Previous jobs / Knowledge domain :

Q) Any work experience? Where and when?

Q) Why are you leaving your current job?

Q) How does your work relate to your intended university course?

Q) What did your day-to-day work consist of?

Q) What were your roles & responsibilities at work?

Visa / Refusal / Intent to achieve :

Q) Why should I grant you a US visa?

Q) What will you do if your US visa is rejected?

Q) Have you ever been denied a US visa before?

Relatives / Connections / Intent to stay :

Q) Do you have any relatives in the USA?

Q) How many brothers & sisters do you have?

Q) Where did your brothers / sisters complete their studies?

Q) Do you have a sibling already at ‎?

Q) Where did your parents complete their studies?

Q) Do you know anyone in the USA at ‎?

Q) Will you come back home during vacations / holidays?

Location / Intent to travel :

Q) Where will you stay in the US?

Q) What will you do in the city / state?

Future prospects / Intent to work :

Q) What are your plans after completing your studies?

Q) Have you researched your career prospects?

Q) What will you do after coming back home?

Q) How much money can you earn after your course completion?

Q) Do you intend to work in the US during or after your course?

Q) How can you prove that you'll come back after finishing your studies?

Personal questions :

Q) Tell me something about yourself

Q) What's something you're afraid of, and something you're looking forward to the most?

Q) How are your parents feeling about you moving to another country for education?

Q) Something not in your I-20 or curriculum?

Q) Have you ever visited any other country?

Q) What will you do during break semesters / off period?