Seven Blunders to Avoid During the Visa Interview
Now that you have secured your offer of admission letter; the next important test that lies ahead is the ‘Student Visa Interview’. This article examines the seven top blunders that students make when appearing for the visa interview and also gives tips on how to ace the interview.
Avoid This Mistakes:
Missing the appointment –
This may seem comical and downright ridiculous; but every year there are numerous instances of students getting confused with their interview time and date and missing the actual interview.
Not bringing all relevant documents –
As part of the interview, applicants are supposed to bring a list of documents like the passport, conditional admission offer letter; bank-balance statement, etc. Ensure that you take all relevant documents arranged neatly in a folder on the interview date.
Dress sense –
Dress well for the occasion in formal wear; do not go dressed in ‘gaudy or loud coloured’ clothing. The first thirty seconds are crucial when the interviewer looks at your dress. Men be well groomed; and trim your nails.
Do not fabricate tales during the interview; only speak the truth.
Do not argue with the interviewer.
Being rude –
Do not speak in a rude tone to the interviewer; speak in a calm manner and answer questions confidently. If you have trouble in understanding the interviewer; request the interviewer to repeat the question a bit slowly.
Being nervous –
Self-confidence is the most important aspect; do not feel nervous or scared. If you have all relevant documents and answer the interviewer’s questions clearly; you are sure to clear the interview. Be prepared for the interview, remember the old adage – ‘If you fail to prepare; be prepared to fail.’
Now that we looked at the most common blunders that students commit at the visa interview; let us look at some tips and pointers, which will help you ace the visa interview.