Your Study Plans in the United States
The interviewer will be interested in knowing why you chose the US for university, what you plan to study in the US, and more. These questions will be similar to the questions on your university application essays.Â
How To Dress for Your F-1 Visa Interview
First impressions are always important, so think carefully about what to wear for the US visa interview. Choosing the right attire can highlight your professionalism and seriousness. While there are no written rules on what to wear for your visa interview, there are standard norms and expectations you should follow. Here are some tips for appropriate interview clothing and styling.
By dressing comfortably and presentably, you can feel confident while also making a good first impression with the interviewer.
In addition to planning your outfit for the interview, remember to also prepare the documents you need ahead of time.
Do You Intend to Return Back to Your Home Country at the End of the Visit?
As with all temporary visas, the holder is required to return to their home country at the expiration of the visa. There is a presumption under U.S. law is that every visitor visa applicant is an intending immigrant until they demonstrate otherwise. Therefore, you are again trying to convince that consular officer that this presumption is not true. Successfully applying for a B-1 Visa requires the applicant to demonstrate to the consular officers the following: • Time Period – You must demonstrate that you have the intention to return to your home country. As such, you must demonstrate that you plan to remain for a specific limited period of time. This is normally done by providing documentation of the details of your purpose for visiting. This could be a conference agenda or details of the relevant business transaction. The B-1 visa is granted for a period of up to 6 months (6 months is the maximum). The B-1 visa can, however, be extended for an additional 6 months. Generally, one extension for a total of 12 months is the maximum period for a single B-1 visa visit. • Financing – You must demonstrate that you have the funds to cover the expenses of the trip and your stay in the United States. The inability to demonstrate adequate resources is seen as evidence of an intent not illegally remain in the United States. You should provide any bank account or other records necessary to demonstrate your ability to finance the trip. • Foreign Abode – You must be able to demonstrate that you have a residence outside the United States in which you have no intention of abandoning, as well as other binding ties which will ensure your return abroad at the end of the visit. If you own a home, you should provide evidence of your ownership and residence at that location. If you are renting, you should provide a rental agreement demonstrating that the lease continues well past your trip. • Other Evidence of Intent to Return – The applicant should strive to produce evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad which will insure his or her return abroad at the end of the visit. This can include employment, family ties, social or professional organizations, etc. Remember, anything that demonstrates the intent to return after the visit is relevant. If you have additional questions about what type of information is required to demonstrate an intent to return home after the B-1 visa visit, try LawTrades’ free question-and-answer service.