Hi there, I have a F1 student visa appointment in Beijing this week. I think i have prepared all the materials listed from the US Embassy's website, but wanted to check if you have any additional suggestions in terms of what else to bring or things to keep in mind when the officer asks me questions.I was on F1 from 2003-2009 (two years of high school and then college; don't have any school loans from then). Then I was on H1B working for a consulting firm in Boston from 2009-April of this year. Now i will be attending a top MBA program in the eastcoast. I will be taking international student loan made available by my school and have also received some scholarship which i do not have to pay back; I will also contribute personal fund to my education. I am bringing with me to the interview:the SEVIS fee receipt, CITIC bank payment receipt,DS Form 160 Confirmation Page,Current Passport (with a valid picture) not expired until 2018School Acceptance LetterI-20Financial Aid Award Letter from School Current ResumeAnything else I should bring? Do I need to bring old, expired passports? What about old I-20s from my previous schools? Any tips on answering the officer's questions? Thanks in advance for your help!
State/Country relating to question: China
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Why have you decided to pursue a MBA, in the US?
What are your plans with regards XXXXX XXXXX this MBA in China when you complete the program?
Thank you for the prompt response!
I decided to pursue an MBA in the US because of its highly recognized reputation worldwide and because my school (Harvard Business School) is very international and prestige (34%+) and will give me a great business training and preparation.
During the two-year program, I want to network with other experienced professionals especially those who are interested in the Asia market and look for opportunities to work in the great China area post MBA. My family is in China, and before my consulting job in Boston, I purposely chose to do all my internships in China to keep the ties (shown on my resume). After receiving some great work experiences in the US, I feel ready and excited to get my advanced business degree at this point of my life, and I look forward to moving back to China and working there. For the Chinese crowds, HBS is highly respected. I know that the network will help me tremendously for my future career in the region.
I plan on explaining these personal reasons to the officer if they ask me about my MBA plans. I hope this shows enough proof that I do not intend to stay in the US permanently after my degree.
Let me know what you think. Thanks, Judith!
Those are exactly the words the consul wants to hear.
So even if they don't ask, you offer that at the first opportunity.
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