GLOBEDWISE TIP #1 – PRE-INTERVIEW PREPARATION.
Make sure that you have arranged and gone through ALL documents thoroughly. You must check the date, time and venue of Interview at least 2 days before the interview date. You need to confirm the exact time it takes for you to reach the interview venue. Add some buffer to avoid last minute hassles.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #2 – PREPARE FOR RESPONSES
Make sure to practice what responses you are going to give for various questions. It may sound funny, but practising it with your friend/relative/in front of a mirror.Every Interview is different, nevertheless you can once go through the sample Visa Interview questions.The motive of your interview is to determine if you really want to study, Your consular official will be looking to determine whether you are a legitimate student returning home when you complete your English language program. Do not prepare any speech,All you need to do is to talk frankly about your career plan, why you are going to the US, why you want to learn English, and what you plan to do with this when you will be returning back to your country. Practice your responses, or even you should practicing those questions with your friend or some family member.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #3 – PRESENTATION MATTERS!
An interview is an interview. Make sure you are dressed as a student who is going to get a job offer today. Dress as per weather and don’t be too casual. Be sure that you dress conservative – leave revealing clothing at home, natural makeup only for you ladies, and no adventurous hair styles today.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #4 – SMILE, BE HONEST, AND ASK QUESTIONS
Remember everyone appreciates honesty and genuine smile. You should answer questions honestly and to the best of your knowledge. If you have any doubt, feel free to ask any question that may help you build a rapport with interviewer.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #5 – YOUR ARRIVAL
You will be greeted by serious and professional guards. It is their profession to guard the Embassy… they are actually very nice and gentle. You will have to pass through metal detectors, you bags/purses might be searched, and also you will be physically searched with hands/metal detectors. You should not carry office bags or briefcases, electronic items, cell phones, or cigarettes. Just conduct yourself in a serious business manner, speak clearly and confidently, and remain friendly. On your entrance to the office, make sure you have arrived at the correct place and in time.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #6 – HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF
Just relax! The interviewers are generally friendly in nature and understand you might be visiting them for the first time. Your responses should be spontaneous. The first objective Consulate Officers are talking to you is to determine whether you are a good candidate to study English in their country and if you plan on returning to your home country. If you are not comfortable speaking in English, relax and speak slowly to convey your story.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #7 – WHAT DO I DO IF I DO NOT KNOW AN ANSWER?
Tell them that! If you dont know the answer don’t make up a story. If the consulate officer think that you are lying, then they will not issue the F-1 student visa. Instead, tell the truth that you dont know the answer. If you do not understand their question due to the language issue, there is no problem because they are not testing your English language skills. What you will need to do is let them know that you do not understand and ask if they can rephrase the question.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #8 – WHEN TO ARRIVE
If you arrive on time, then you are late. You Should reach atleast 10-15 minutes early to settle in and to show that you are professional, ready, and ambitious! Again, presentation matters so show that you take this seriously and come early.
GLOBEDWISE TIP #9 – WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE INTERVIEW
While the interview time will depend on your consulate officer, the interview typically lasts only a few minutes. Knowing this, come to your interview prepared and prepared to make your case. Once you have gone through security, many consulates will require that you take a number. When your number is called, you will be shown to the interviewer’s office where you will be asked several questions about your intention to study in the USA. If you need a translator for the interview, so you need to know in advance so that special arrangements woulsd be made.