F1 Visa Rejected Twice for Bachelors

I’ve been rejected twice by the US Consulate at New Delhi for  Spring. I wanted to pursue B.S. in Computer Science. I got admission with a scholarship worth $10,375 per year. But things didn’t turn out as expected on both F1 Visa Interviews. First F1 Visa Experience  Me: Good Morning Sir! (Smilingly) VO: Hey, A […]


I’ve been rejected twice by the US Consulate at New Delhi for  Spring.

I wanted to pursue B.S. in Computer Science.

I got admission with a scholarship worth $10,375 per year. But things didn’t turn out as expected on both F1 Visa Interviews.

First F1 Visa Experience 

Me: Good Morning Sir! (Smilingly)

VO: Hey, A very good morning.

VO: So what program do you wish to pursue?

Me: Computer Science, Sir.

VO: Ok, so which university are you planning to attend?

Me: Lindenwood University, Missouri.

VO: Which all universities did you apply to?
Me: Montana State University, Cameron University (Oklahoma) and Valparaiso University (Indiana).

VO: So why Lindenwood?

Me: Sir, this university is the best match for my profile in terms, of course, curriculum and finances. Plus, I’ve been in touch with some of the faculty members.

VO: Sorry sir, I cannot issue you a visa today

Me: Thank you, sir.

All my hard work and dreams came down crashing in less than 1 minute.

Second F1 Visa Interview Experience 

Me: A very good morning, ma’am! (Cheerfully)

VO: (A rude lady in late 40’s)- Good morning. *scans my DS-160* You’ve got prior visa refusals, right?

Me: Yes, ma’am, but only once.

VO: Where did you apply at that time?

Me: Here, in New Delhi.

VO: Which school are you going to attend?

Me: Lindenwood  University, Missouri, ma’am.

VO: So were you going to the same university at that time?

Me: Yes, ma’am.

VO: Which course?

Me: Bachelors in Computer Science.

VO: How old are you?

Me: 18, ma’am.  *typing on the computer*

VO (abruptly): Even today I cannot issue you a visa. Probably this explains the reason. *Hands me over the same 214(b) paper*

Me: Would you like to see my documents, ma’am?

VO: No, we don’t see any documents. Please leave and thanks for coming.

Me: Thank you ma’am. And I’m utterly upset now.

My parents were stressing it out big time in preparing documents, applying for an education loan, making arrangements for the funds. But all their efforts went in vain.

They were so upset but they didn’t blame me for this, instead, they were cheering me up. I’m feeling pity for my parents.

I don’t think I’ll be issued an F-1 Visa even if I apply for the Fall term with a different profile. Seriously, I’ve got no options other than to Die.

F1 Visa Rejection Analysis

Sorry to see that visa is rejected twice, but getting US visa rejection is not the end of the world. Please cheer up and God’s will have a better plan for you for now.

After reading your F1 Visa interview, Happy School’s reader (& mom) wrote this just for you – My Son’s Journey to the USA took 3 years to F1 Visa.

Here’s the key to getting F1 Visa Approval.

h4 to f1 visa rejected reasons

If and when F1 visa is rejected, please don’t go back to your F1 Visa interview without deep dive and analysis.

You have to know “exactly” why your visa was rejected. There’s always more than one reason.

My guess, you did not realize the reason for Rejection in your first interview could be low quality or generic answer you gave.

VO: So why Lindenwood?

Me: Sir, this university is the best match for my profile in terms, of course, curriculum and finances. Plus, I’ve been in touch with some of the faculty members.

And, when your visa interviews is shared in the form of text, it doesn’t give insights into your communication skill. Maybe, your answers did not convince the Visa Officer.

I know the pain you must be going through after F1 student visa had been denied twice. But, remember, life throws challenges at us to make us stronger.

This is a challenge and you should get stronger to face bigger challenges in life. Don’t give up hope.



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