How to crack an F1 visa? I have only 15 days of time, please help me.?

Asked by Gopisai karla almost 2 years ago

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Gautam Kumar

Gautam Kumar

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The very first step would be getting accepted into a Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) university. It basically has a list of schools that meet the conditions and accept international students. Because the visa and scholarship process only starts after you get admitted into a university. You will need your admission letter for this.

However, since you have asked how to clock an F1 visa and mentioned 15 days of time, I assume you are asking about the interview part. Because other than that, everything is a legal procedure. The only thing that needs to be prepared for getting an F1 visa to study abroad is the interview. After paying the application fee and submission with the F1 visa required documents, you get to attend your interview.

Much as you think, it can be a tough task to clear this interview. But even so, don’t worry too much. There aren’t any technical or trick questions in the visa interview. All you need to do is get a good command of English. You might think IELTS or TOEFL are just requirements to study abroad. Instead, it prepares you for your visa interview as well. Thus, having a good command of English is very important here.

The questions in your interview will be all about your choices and decisions and a little about yourself.  For example, you may be asked why you choose the specific country for your course, do you have someone known there, what have you done in your studies as of now etc. Here are some tips you can use to take an F1 visa interview -


  • Prepare all your documents in advance and double-check.
  • Be quick with answers, don’t take too much time.
  • Keep your language simple, don’t try to look extra smart.
  • Take mock interview tests beforehand.
  • Be calm and confident.


There you go. 15 days are more than enough to plan your F1 visa interview. It’s not like you are preparing for a GMAT exam. These kinds of interviews are just a formality done to make sure you are up to your decision. Remain calm and answer every question honestly. Good luck.


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