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F-1 visa: how does a visa officer think

June 11, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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We present a deep analysis of the F-1 student visa interview. Here is how a visa officer thinks:

1. Show me your GRE score card?
Purpose: The Visa Officer wants to see your academic abilities.
Good Answer: Just show with a smile, looking in his/her eyes, no need to talk.
Bad Answers: I [...]

10 things to avoid during a US student visa interview

May 22, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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We at app2us.com understand the anxiety that all Fall 2010 applicants might be feeling at this time, as the visa interview seems to be one last but enormously challenging hurdle that can prevent them from fulfilling the dream towards which they have been working for over an year now. [...]

New online US visa application process

February 1, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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Starting today, February 1, 2010, the US Embassy in New Delhi, and 4 Consulates in India have launched a new online visa form submission process for all visa applicants. The new application form, called DS-160, is launched in India only, the other major US embassy websites do not [...]

Most Important Documents for the Student Visa Interview

June 27, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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Student Visa (F-1 or J-1) is required for citizens of other countries to pursue a degree program at a US University. A personal interview is required for the student visa and an appointment is needed.

Like other US visa requirements, applicants for student visa need to complete DS Forms, Affix photographs as [...]

Working off campus on student visa

February 6, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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Some students have asked on our forum at app2us.com about working part time outside their University campus.

For international students, it is illegal to work off campus. There could be some exceptions like a University authorized internship or working at an off-campus facility that could be part of the University.

We strongly advice all our [...]

Student Visa rejections

August 31, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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Student visa is the last but significnt step in the process of Applying to US Universities. The top reasons for visa rejections are:

Admission to a very low-ranked University
Admission without Funding
Poor GRE or TOEFL score
Lack of financial documents
Presence of relatives in USA
Incoherent Academic goals

The applicant should plan his or her University [...]

Form I-20 for the F-1 Visa

August 4, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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An I-20 form is an official US government document which certifies eligibility to be an F-1 non-immigrant student at a US University. I-20 is generated when a student is accepted by a US University and shows that he or she has enough financial resources to cover the studies. It is then sent [...]