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F1 Visa Interview

F1 Visa Interview: All you need to know about F1 Visa Interview

Guest Blog by Kunj Thacker on F1 Visa Interview.

Most of the people would have got admits by now, and will be thinking to book their VI date as soon as possible. Below are the answer of some of the FAQs  related to VI Booking and stuff.

F1 VISA Interview Summary:

-First and foremost, you can book F1 Visa Interview date no earlier than 120 days before commencement of your program. So for 18th August commencement, you can book a F1 Visa Interview slot anytime after 18th April.

Steps to be followed: Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Applicant’s Story: What did I learn? Part – 2

So continuing the second part of Fall 2014 Applicant’s Story: What did I learn?

6. Projects

Projects also play an important and a similar role just like the internships. Be it your undergrad projects, or your work projects, more they are synced with your field, better it is. Quality of projects and it’s scope matter a lot too. The technologies used form the yardstick for measuring the quality of your project

7. Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Hmmmm.. Statement of Purpose aka SOP is one of the most important aspects of your application because of one major reason: THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE YOU CAN INTERACT WITH THE ADMISSION COMMITTEE ONE ON ONE. You can talk about anything and everything you wanted to. Your Low GPA, Low AWA score, your achievements, hurdles you faced during your undergrad, your socio-economic background and all. Continue reading


DS-160 US Visa Form – An Introduction

For those of you who are wondering what the heck is DS-160 after all, this is the post that will explain you everything about it. Now that the new year has started and admits are rolling in, many of the students will be wondering about the US visa (F1 student visa) procedure, this post will help with the first steps towards getting the visa for your MS in US. To get started, just understand, that DS-160 is a simple form which you need to fill in order to apply for a visa.

The checklist for filling DS-160 form is as mentioned below:

  • A digital copy of your Photograph in a specific format. If for some reason, you cannot upload the photo correctly, you can carry a printed copy when you go to the consulate. Continue reading
bank statement for I20

Bank Statement for I20

Most of you will be preparing for finances and you will need some financial documents such as Loan Sanction letter, Bank Statement, Affidavit of Support(Certificate of Financial Responsibility), Solvency Certificate etc. to be sent to the university. As the bank statement shows your liquid assets, bank statement for I20 is the most important document to be sent to university so that the university processes your I20 as soon as possible. Below is the sample bank statement for I20 you can refer and can ask the bank officials to make one for you. Ideally take 10 copies of bank statement for I20 as you would have applied to max 8-10 universities. Also many of you will be taking an education loan to sponsor your higher education. Apart from bank statement, you can also send loan sanction letter. There is no need of Solvency Certificate if the balance in the bank statement for I20 is equal to or more than the specified I20 amount. Continue reading