US F1 Visa Rejection Reasons
US F1 Visa Rejection Reasons: This article is for all of you applying for a student visa to the US. We are going to discuss what are the most common reasons why these visas get rejected, and also how you can avoid them.
In this article, we are going to talk about the rejection reasons for f1 visa interviews, I think there cannot be a worse feeling than getting into the College of your dreams,
doing all the hard work, you’re putting in all the effort and the time and then not being able to go because your visa got rejected.
I’m here to tell you that this is something which you can totally avoid with a little bit of planning, and loads of preparation and practice.
one of the common reasons why these visas get rejected is not having the documents in order. So make
sure that you check it out.
Top 5 Rejection reasons & how to avoid them
1. So with all of this said, let’s get started. So when you go to the interview, the visa officer will assume
that you are a potential
immigrant and your job throughout the interview is to prove that you are not. So when your visa gets refused under Section 221G, means that the visa officer thinks that you
are at risk of immigration, that you will go to the US you will complete your studies and then you will end up settling there and not come back,
it’s very important to understand what are the reasons which lead to 221G rejection and how to avoid them and we will discuss that right here.
The first reason for rejection is a low-ranking college. Now, it is not enough to just get admission in
any college in the US or in any university,
it also has to be worth the effort and the time that you’re going to spend to come all the way to the US and also to spend all the money.
So if you are applying to a really low ranked college or to a community college, then it’s going to raise a doubt in the
views officers mind and he is
going to ask you that what is the point of studying in low ranked college, why not find a better college somewhere else, or why not study in your home country itself.
So make sure that you are extremely sure of the college that you’re applying to do not just apply to any college and you know put it in your application.
Whatever college that you’re applying to, it has to fit into your profile with your background with your long term plans, and more importantly,
you should be able to justify why you want to study that in the visa interview.
2. The second reason for rejection is the course not being in line with your background. So first, we spoke about the college. Next comes the course.
So the course that you’re planning to apply to the course that you want to study has to be in line with the background that you come from and your future plans.
So let’s say that you have been an engineer for the last 15 years and now suddenly, you want to do a course in fashion design.
Now, I’m not saying that this is not possible or that you shouldn’t do it, please go ahead by all means and do it if that’s your interest, but again, you should
be able to justify why this switch in the visa interview and also you should have sufficient proof to show that you have a genuine interest in fashion designing,
and you have been doing other things to you know, pursue your career or to pursue your interest in this particular field. So in the end,
the takeaway from this is that the course that you’re applying to should again fit into your profile, it should tie very well the background that you have and
the future plans that you have
3. The third reason for rejection and he is a better course available in the home country. Now keep in mind that the visa officer will be extremely well
aware of the education system and the courses and the colleges in your home country be in India or whichever else. So if you want to apply for a course,
which is better in your home country, the better options available in your home country compared to the US then he’s going to ask you that by are you
doing this by not study this course and so and so college, what is the point of going all the way to the US and spending all this money?
An example of this could be said of course in English speaking. Now, if you think about it, it does not make any sense for somebody to go
from India to the US to study English or take a course on English speaking are many such options available back home in India.
So you need to again, keep in mind the course that you’re applying to and whether it actually makes sense to go to
the US to study this course.
4. The fourth reason for rejection and is your future plans. So during the interview, you will be asked what are your future plans? What
are your long term plans If you show any indication that your future plan is to take up an along-term job in the US and to settle
there and do not come back, then your visa will be rejected your long term plans and your future plans need to be tied back to your home country,
you are going there just as a student to study and nothing else another reason why f1 visas get rejected is when they go in administrative processing.
Now administrative processing essentially means that the visa officer is not fully convinced about your profile and he wants some more
information to make the decision. It could be information about your background, it could be some more documents, and so on and in my opinion,
it is best to avoid getting into administrative processing, because you have no control over the amount of time that it is going to take.
It can take days, months, sometimes even a year. So there are two main reasons why f1 visas go into administrative processing.
The first one is funding. Now how you fund your education is an extremely important aspect of f1 visa interviews and this is something that you can expect to be asked.
So you need to know what is the total expense of the scores, what is the breakup, and how exactly you’re going to fund it. Now, during the interview,
if he finds that your funding is not in place, or you do not have the relevant documents to support the funding that you have shown in your form,
then the visa can go into administrative processing. And the visa officer can tell you that okay, you submit all these
additional documents, and then we’ll make a decision.
5. The Fifth reason is missing transcript degrees and other generic documents. So you are expected to carry all your
transcripts, all your degree certificates.
Even if it is provisional to you, it is not generally asked in the f1 interviews, but sometimes the visa officer can pull up and ask for these documents, and again,
if you do not have them in place, if you do not have a proof for the degree that you have shown in your profile, he can ask you to submit this and you know, check back later.
Basically, it is best to be thoroughly prepared with all the documents that you might need during the visa interview So now that we have discussed all possible reasons
for rejection, I want to share some insider tips with you and these are essentially from my experience of helping students clear the f1 visa interview.
Insider Tips For F1 Visa
The first one is that you need to be extremely well prepared, and you need tons of practice. So you need to be very well prepared for the answers that you’re
going to give a lot of research, a lot of thinking, and a lot of time has to go into preparing
these answers, and more importantly,
you need to practice these answers. Don’t just keep it in your mind and think that it can come to you on the day of the interview.
Practice it by writing it by saying it in front of a mirror or in front of somebody else.
the second tip I have for you is that you need to be extremely honest, I cannot tell you how many times people have lost out on visa interviews,
because of not being honest, or because of trying to say something that was not true. Visa officers are extremely well trained to catch lies to you know to judge a person’s personality.
This is something that they go extensive training in. So do not even think of flubbing or lying or of saying something that you haven’t done or you know of
putting something in your resume which is not true. completely avoid all this be hundred percent honest. Whatever it is, whatever are your intentions,
whatever is the reason that you’ve selected the college. Be honest and be confident in saying that out. So these were
all the reasons why f1 visas get rejected.
I hope this has given you a fair idea about it. Thank you so much for reading. If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.
So all the best for your interview. I really hope that you craft it and you’re able to go and join
the College of your dreams.