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美国留学签证 | [F1]新鲜出炉的北京安家楼大水果,大龄工作党可参考

写在前面

首先感谢不厌其烦回答我问题的版大gterlann。还有已经在北美给我提供建议的学长学姐。无私的人总会得到更多的回报。

当VO对我说 "Your Visa is approved!"的时候,两个多月甚至更久以来的噩梦终于在阳光下蒸发了。拿到offer后听过各种中介的恐吓,也接受了来自学长学姐的各种逆耳忠言,看过各种惊心动魄的签经,最后的结论如下:米国的教育系统不因年龄、性别、经历而产生对某人的歧视,只要你是踏实去学习的学生,即便像我背景这么复杂的都可以水果。不要找中介×3!!!

面签过程

面签前的排队等经历就不说了,要注意的是北京在使馆外需要排一会儿队(提前半小时到即可),要注意保暖或防晒。
到了面签的区域,也并没有各种攻略上说的那样可以用种种技巧来选择VO,事实上VO都是很专业的,要相信他们的专业能力。
我那个窗口的VO前面刚刚审问过一个申B2的然后把他拒了,过程可谓惊心动魄,全场的人都在冒冷汗时,我就被告知分到了这个窗口!我的思维从来没这么迅速过,一秒钟眼前已经飞过不过签之后的plan B-Z~但是轮到我了,我也得按剧本开始我的表演啊。

ME: Good afternoon, Sir.
VO:(一个好心情的微笑)你为什么要来美国?
ME:I'm here for my F1 Visa.
VO: Please give me your I-20 form.
(Pass my I-20 form, and ready the other basic documents from my school etc.)
VO: Why are you going to America?
ME: I'm going to study at xx university, for MA in xxx. Do you wanna see my offer letter? (Pass my offer letter and letter of Merit Award) And I also have a merit award for xx dollars per year.

VO: Of course, thanks.

VO: Why do you choose this school?
ME: This is a prestigious program. It's famous for its inter-cultural way of learning, its facilities as well as the professors.

VO: Do you have a job?
ME: Currently I'm unemployed. I quit my job 6 months ago to complete my portfolio, which includes several individual projects. (Wave my portfolio)Do you wanna have a look?
VO: No, that's fine.

VO: How old are you?
(Tell him my age)
VO: Are you married?
ME: No, Sir.
VO: Why do you wanna study in the US now?
ME: I've been working on my field for xx years, and now I'm having a hard time getting a promotion. So I think it's the right timing to go to academia and enrich my knowledge. After that, I'll apply for a position of xx at a managerial level.
ME: Would you like to see my detailed study plan? (The study plan is the core among my documents, so I have to let him see it)
VO: Of course. (Typing and reading my study plan)

(Maybe I also did some casual talk about my study and career goals while he's typing..)

VO: Your Visa is approved. Have a nice day.
ME: (Grab the blue ticket) Thank you, Sir!!

以上基本真实还原,给F1的小伙伴们一个参考。

Tips:
回答一定要流利但又不是背诵,礼貌地不间断地推送自己的材料,回答要翔实而简单(所以绝对不能找中介准备答案)。
如果你像我一样工作经历很多,且有空白,也必须如实填写DS-160,理由可以自己掰,并且要准备尽可能多的材料来证明这是值得的。

我的感想:
1. 感觉美国是欢迎正常去就读的留学生的,传闻中的大龄/单身/女性/gap和拒签的相关性似乎并不适用于F1。过程中我感受到了平时很难得到的礼貌和尊重。(VO刚拒了一个人后,听说我是学生时态度有微妙的变好)
2. 硬件已经决定了一半,所以申上一个优质的项目,考一个好的GT成绩,流畅的口语,直接降低VO发难的可能。
3. 气质言谈决定另一半,这个是装不出来的,所以……

最后,找中介让你花了钱还降低过签的概率,多来版上看看,听听老人们的建议吧。
PS:VO小哥真的很帅,想和帅哥做朋友的话——