The tips below will help you prepare for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate in your home country. Please note that over 60% of F-1 applicants are denied each year.
It is very important that you are well prepared for your visa interview. Feel free to translate this document into your native language, so that you are well prepared for your visa interview.
Please be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your visa appointment date. Please also share the results from your visa appointment with us! Good luck!
**This list was compiled by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. NAFSA would like to credit Gerald A. Wunsch, Esq., 1997, then a member of the Consular Issues Working Group, and a former U.S. Consular Officer in Mexico, Suriname, and the Netherlands, and Martha Wailes of Indiana University for their contributions to this document. NAFSA also appreciates the input of the U.S. Department of State.