What are the common F1 visa interview questions asked?

Following are some questions asked in USA Visa Interviews: After you get a US degree, would you like to pursue higher Studies in the US? Why did you select US for higher studies? Isn’t this course offered by any university or college in India? What is the purpose of your trip? Have you ever been to the [...]

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Collegepond November 13, 2019 0 Comments

What can be the reasons for F1 US visa rejection?

Your higher study dreams can come crashing down on your face, if you are not amply prepared for your F1 visa interview and trust me there is nothing more disappointing than getting your visa rejected even after having secured I-20 from a much sought-after college. Every visa category has some underlying eligibility criteria set forth [...]

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Collegepond November 6, 2019 0 Comments

Australian VISA Process

Australia is well-known across the globe as an educational destination for the diversity in education that it offers. Educational institution and universities in Australia offer an extensive array of courses and degrees for international students so that they can find a program that is a good fit for them. International students can choose between universities, [...]

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Collegepond November 2, 2019 0 Comments

In Quandary over OPT and H1B controversies? Demystifying OPT and H1B myths

When it comes to education abroad, the US has always maintained its position as the destination of choice, especially among Indian and Chinese students who comprise of majority of international applicants. A key factor influencing the choice of country has been the provision of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Under the OPT, a student upon completing [...]

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Collegepond October 12, 2019 0 Comments

How do I apply for F1 visa?

[1] I have been offered to pay for my program by working as a teaching or research assistant. Do I need to get a work visa? No. Work in the university which is related to your program of study does not require an additional visa beyond your student visa.  [2] Do I have to pay SEVIS [...]

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Collegepond October 9, 2019 0 Comments

What is FNU (First Name Unknown) ?

A lot of students have been asking us if having ‘FNU’ on the visa will lead to difficulties in the US. Hence we decided to write a detailed article explaining the exact meaning of FNU.   “If you have only one name or if your name appears in only one line in your passport, then on [...]

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Collegepond October 4, 2019 0 Comments

Changing your University after VISA Appointment Booking

Got a better admit after booking the visa date? Here’s what you can do. After months of preparation, hard work, consulting mentors and contemplating for days together, you finally zero in on the best admit in your hand and book the visa interview. You inform your friends and relatives that you are going to X [...]

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Collegepond September 30, 2019 0 Comments

What are the common VISA interview questions?

Below is an exhaustive list of interview questions that a student may possibly be asked. Why do you plan to do an MS/MBA/UG/PhD?  Why Study in USA?  Why this course?  What brought the change of specialization from XYZ? What steps have you taken to ensure that you will be able to perform well in the new [...]

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Collegepond September 29, 2019 0 Comments

How to prepare finances for F1 student visa?

Study aboard is an expensive affair.  In order to put yourself on a solid footing, it is really important that you start your financial planning well in advance. It requires you to formulate an effective strategy taking into consideration factors like living expenses, tuition fees, fluctuating exchange rate, your lifestyle and incidental expenses pertaining to [...]

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Collegepond September 27, 2019 0 Comments

F1 Visa Interview Tips

There is a quote “With confidence, you have won even before you have started” A self-assured body language speaks volumes about your confidence level. Non-verbal communication paradoxically communicates more than your words do and creates an instantaneous impression about you.

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Collegepond September 21, 2019 0 Comments
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