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F-1 Student Visa Guide - Trial
Section 1 - Orientation
Welcome to the Insider's F-1 Student Visa Course (0:55)
Section 2 - Important information
What the US embassy and other visa services don’t tell you - Part 1 (0:59)
What the US embassy and other visa services don’t tell you - Part 2 (0:46)
What the US embassy and other visa services don’t tell you - Part 3 (1:03)
Most important decision you will make
When is the ideal time to apply for the visa?
Scholarships and its impact on the Visa outcome
Section 3 - Visa Process
Visa Process Explained, Part 1 - Criteria
Visa Process Explained, Part 2 - Before you apply
Visa Process Explained, Part 3 - The four steps
Section 4 - The Visa Interview
Visa Interview Overview
Visa Interview - Criteria #1
Visa Interview - Criteria #2
Visa Interview - Criteria #3
Section 5 - Documents Overview
Documentary evidence for Financial capability at the visa interview
Documents to carry for your visa interview
Section 6 - Applying for the F-1 Student Visa
Part 1 - DS-160 - Non Immigrant visa application & detailed instructions
Part 2 - Visa Fee Payment and Scheduling the Visa Appointment
Part 3 - SEVIS Fee Payment
Section 7 - Visa Outcomes
Visa Interview Outcomes - What to expect?
Section 8 - Visa Rejections
What you should do
Deconstruction of what went wrong and Preparation
When should you reapply?
Section 9 - Visa Interview Preparation - Real Questions and How to Answer them!
How to respond in your Visa Interview
Why are you going to the US?
Why are you choosing to study in the US?
Why not choose to go to the UK or elsewhere?
Where all did you apply to?
How many universities did you apply to?
Why did you only apply to 1-2 universities?
Why are you choosing to enroll in this university?
Why study this major?
Why study this major at this particular university?
Why not study this major at University ABC?
What is your GRE score question (if you haven’t taken the GRE)?
Why is your GRE score low?
What if you got a job in the US?
Tell me about this university you are enrolling in?
Where did you do your bachelors or High School?
What is your bachelors or High School GPA?
What courses will be taking in your first semester?
When did you graduate and what have you been doing in all that time?
How long will you study in the US?
How did you come to know of this university?
Why did you apply to only these universities?
What professors will you be studying under?
What is the cost of your education?
What is the cost per credit hour?
What courses might be difficult for you?
Who is sponsoring your education?
What do your parents do?
What is your sponsor’s salary?
How are you financing your education?
Can I see your bank statement?
How many siblings do you have and follow up question on finances?
What are your siblings doing abroad?
Do you have a blood relative in the US with a greencard or citizenship?
Where are your siblings working in the US?
What do your distant relatives in the US do?
Why are you leaving your current job (assuming you are employed)?
What was your salary (assuming you were employed)?
Do you plan on working in the US?
What will do you when you come back after your degree?
Do you have a scholarship?
Why didn’t you get this scholarship?
Why should you be given the F1 student visa?
How are you affording your education in Year 2 and beyond?
What is the mascot for your university?
Why is your I-20 only 9 months long?
Section 10 - The Interview Day
What to expect at the consulate on your interview day
Mental Preparedness - How to stay focused
Section 11 - Frequently Asked Questions
Should I proceed now or wait and try my chances at better ranked university next year
What if my Visa date is too far out?
Will my B1/B2 visa cancelled with a F1 Visa (acceptance/rejection)?
What is a 221g?
Can I do Freelance working while on F-1 visa?
Do you have any relatives in the US?
How much funds do I need to show at the Visa Interview?
Can my relative in US sponsor me?
Can I change my selected university once I've applied for visa?
How can I transfer to a US university from an Indian University for Bachelors
Are some consulates or some visa officers lenient than others?
Should I renew passport before going to the US?
How to get an expedited visa appointment date?
What is the visa acceptance rate for an F1 visa in India?
Can I apply for visa at any consulate in India?
Will my previous B1/B2 rejection impact my F1 Visa?
What kind of students stand out in their F1 Visa interview?
How long will you study in the US?
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