Most importantly, be honest during your visa interview. Before issuing a visa, the U.S. consular official must be convinced that you have a residence outside the United States that you have not abandoned and that you have not decided to seek permanent residence in the U.S. It is important to show the officer that you have strong ties to your country of residence, such as family, community or social ties, documents showing membership in professional organizations and religious groups, a family business, ownership of property, bank accounts, a job offer, or evidence that people with the kind of education you are seeking are needed.
Questions the consular official might ask:
- Why do you want to study in the U.S.?
- Why do you want to study ______________?
- Why did you choose Utah Tech University?
- How will your degree be used in your home country?
- What are your employment prospects?
- What are your plans after completing your academic program?
- How will you fund your studies?
Practice your English before the visa appointment, and bring physical documents to help substantiate your responses! Principally, consular officials are trying to determine that you plan to enter the U.S. as a legitimate, serious student, that you have sufficient finances to support your studies, and that you plan to depart the U.S. at the end of your studies. The F-1 student visa is a nonimmigrant visa.
Helpful Tips For Your Visa Interview