My visa interview was a really simple one, kinda like an anti climax after all the prepration!
My interview was at 7.45 at the chennai embassy. I got there at 7 am…was allowed inside, need to show the passport at appointment letter before entry.
Went inside, security checks…warning! Don’t carry your cellphone! I left mine with my dad who was waiting outside.
Sat there waiting to be finger printed and stuff. New procedure now apparently, they take prints of all 10 fingers and then put your embassy + admission documents in a folder and hand it back to you. There was some damn problem getting prints of my left ring finger, and after some circus( and tension. Damn!), I was told to go to the next building…
Went there, annoying attender boys from VFS chennai asked me to wait. After sometime, around 7.45 or so, one Visa officer came into counter1 and people were made to stand in a line, first 7.30 interview slot guys and then 7.45 interview slot people(me!).
Some more visa officers started coming in and settled down in their counters, I saw one simple looking dude and I thought, “oh god I need this guy to take my interview!”, and thats what happened!
VO: Hi, how are you?
ME: Good morning sir, I am fine.
VO: Please pass me your documents.
(He goes through my documents for 20-30 seconds)
VO: Where is your GRE score sheet
ME: Its right there below.
VO: How many backlogs did you have in your engineering?
ME: I had some in my 3rd and 5th sem sir.
VO: How many?
ME: N, but one thing, if you see my scores before and after, I have done really well, I did badly then due to some family problems
VO: When did you write your GRE?
ME: 19th May
(remembered it was my TOEFL on the 19th may!)
ME: Actually, I wrote my TOEFL on the 19th May and GRE on the 31st May sir.
VO: How are you going to pay for your education?
ME: My father and brother will be sponsoring me, we all stay in the same house.
VO: Please put your right index finger on that instrument.
VO: Your visa has been approved, it will be couriered to you within 1 week.
ME: Thank you sir! (And then I got the hell out of there!)
Later in the evening, I picked up my Passport from the VFS office (parallel road to the embassy i think).
All this happened yesterday btw! It was a good day! :).