F1 Visa Interview: How to prepare for US student visa interview?

    Updated on: 25 Oct 2023 11 min read

    F1 visa interview preparation

    If you're aspiring to study in the United States, obtaining a student visa is a crucial step. The moment you hear those words, "Your US student visa has been approved" brings a sense of excitement and anticipation. Now, there's great news for international students planning to study in the US, you can apply for the F-1 student visa up to 365 days before your academic term begins. This significant update allows for a more extended timeframe to complete the visa application process.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can we change the I-20 after the F1 visa slot has been booked?

    Yes, you can change the I-20 after you have booked your visa slot but have not still attended the interview. all you need to do is transfer the SEVIS from University A to University B. You do not need to pay the SEVIS fee again for the new university. Once you have a new SEVIS number then you would have to fill out a new DS-160 form for your new university. When both of these are done then you are required to just log in to your account on the CGI Federal website and change your DS -160 confirmation number and SEVIS ID. You will not have to pay the visa fee again. To know about the process in detail click here!

    I have heard that accessories are not allowed in F1 visa interview, is it true?

    Too much jewelry may distract your interviewer and can be inappropriate given the formal nature of the interview. Limit your choices to simple accessories like watches and more.

    What should you wear to the F1 visa interview?

    It's recommended to wear professional attire for F-1 student visa interviews, such as dress shirts, ties, suits, pantsuits, and jackets. These formal clothing options are always considered appropriate.

    When are the visa slots available for fall 2023 intakes?

    US student visa slots will be open for Indian students in mid-May. This will be the first batch of appointment for the upcoming fall 2023 intake.


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