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Are you Ready for your US Higher Education Visa Interview? Here’s Some Quick Advice!

Education and more precisely foreign education are booming in India. A large number of students apply for seats in US institutions and Universities for higher education. The application season has just started and yet there is so much to deal with so as to clear and reserve a seat for you than just the talent. The United States is the land of opportunities to explore a vast range of career choices and attain a degree which is internationally recognized. One of the significant parts in the entire application process is the visa interview.

US Higher Education Visa Interview

A recent statement made by a senior official during media interaction at US Embassy last week advised students about not coming for visa interviews with prepared or crammed speech. Let’s see what works when prepared answers are about to fail.

Being Nervous:

Being Nervous

Don’t worry about rejection just for being nervous. Getting nervous on an interview is absolutely fine as long as you are able to still express yourself. Many students get visa approvals even in the face of being nervous. What matters here is that the student exhibits the ability to listen carefully and reply to their questions with apt answers. Prepared answers sabotage your brain during nervousness and your spurt out answers which you have specially prepared for the interview. Irrelevant answers raise a question mark on your ability to comprehend.

High Number of Applicants:

High Number of Applicants

Looking at the huge number of applicants and the significant role of higher education in India-US relations, data reveals that on in every six foreign students in US is from India. Yet there are some education counselors who mislead the Indian applicants and this creates a gap in the learning and assimilation of facts. With more than 4,000 accredited universities in the US, it is limiting for a candidate to use counterfeit documents for proving their eligibility which might make them permanently ineligible for visa applications.

Student Visa Day:

Student Visa Day

With the increasing number of applicants, the US Embassy has a Student Visa Day where in only student visa applications are being processed. This year, 6 June 2018 is being observed as Student Visa Day. During the Visa application, it takes approximately 45 minutes for a student in the US missions in India. Of this entire duration, it takes less than five minutes for the visa interview.

Visa Process:

Visa Process

Since it takes a long time in completing in the entire process, it is advised that the students initiate the visa process at least a year before the start time of the semester. This makes it easier to be able to submit the application with complete information and documents when applying for visa. The F Visa (the US visa for students) applications can be submitted 120 days ahead of the start of session. When you are prepared for the visa application, it is easier to start correctly and get through the visa.

The number of ambitious applicants is on the rise. It was 186,000 in 2017 and seemingly the figures will continue to soar.

“We have mentioned brief USA Student Visa Guidelines on our website.”

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