Every denied applicant knows how frustrating it is to spend time and a lot of money for Student Visa application yet get denied during the interview. While you can re-apply for a visa, you can save money and effort by following these tips for a more successful Student Visa interview:
1. Prove strong ties to your home country
The main reason why many students are denied of student visa is because they are not able to strongly convince the interviewing officer that they are going back to their country after finishing their studies in the US. You have to convince the officer that your ONLY purpose in going to the US is to study and nothing more.
You can prove strong ties to your country by outlining your plans when going back home after finishing your studies. Talk about your job prospects and expectations. Do not also forget to prepare documents of your assets, business affairs, and family ties in your home country, which they may ask from you during the interview.
2. Explain the importance of your US study
To further convince the interviewing officer that you are going back home after finishing your studies, you should be able to explain the relation and the importance of your US study to your prospective career in your home country.
3. Prove that you or your sponsor can support your study and stay in the US
Apart from convincing the Embassy that you are going back home after your studies, you should be able to show them that you or your sponsors have enough money to fund your studies, as well as your stay in the US.
4. Be sure your dependents can support themselves back home
If you have dependents remaining at home, the interviewing officer may possibly ask you about supporting and sending remittances to them. If you go agree to this, your student visa will most likely be denied. You have to prove to them that your wife and your children can support themselves while you are studying in the US.
5. Learn conversing in English
Confidence is critical to the success of your student Visa interview. Since the interview is done in English language, it is advised that you practice speaking in English. Better yet, practice conversing with a native English speaker to develop confidence in speaking the language.
6. Keep your answers short and concise
The interviews are so much shorter than you expect them to be and it could come to you as a shocking surprise if they deny your application so quickly. When they ask their questions, go straight to the point. Keep your answer short yet concise. That is how they like it.
Other tips to remember:
- Be sure to arrive at the US Embassy gate at least 15 minutes prior to you interview schedule.
- Do not forget to double check and bring all the necessary requirements and original documents for the interview.