1. Prove Ties to Your Home Country
- Provide proof of plans to return to your home country.
- Explain the benefit of your academic program to your home country.
- Prove ties with family or other relationships.
- Explain previous overstays in the U.S. clearly with documentation.
2. Practice English for Interview
- Practice English conversation.
- Explain enrollment in the Intensive English Program.
3. Speak for Yourself
- Do not bring parents or family members with you to the interview.
- Be prepared to speak for yourself.
4. Be Brief
- First impressions are very important as the interview may only last one minute.
- Keep answers short and to the point.
- Assure the consular officer that your main purpose for coming to the U.S. is to study.
5. Know Information about Why you Want to Attend DBU
- DBU is a Christian University, which emphasizes discipline and good morals. Most parents feel comfortable sending their children to DBU (even if they are not Christians).
- DBU is fully accredited to offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.
- DBU has a low student to faculty ratio of 14:1 with more personalized attention in class.
- DBU classes are available throughout the year including during vacations, which gives students an opportunity to finish their degree early and return back to their country.
- DBU has on-campus dorms and apartments and is one of the safest campuses in the U.S.
- DBU costs less than most other 4-year private U.S. Universities. This will ease the burden on your sponsor.
- DBU is located in Dallas. The weather is suitable with moderate winters and dry summers.
6. Prepare Documents
- Review documents thoroughly and have them neatly organized.
- Provide brief explanations only.
7. Know Home Country Regulations
- Understand the economic problems and conditions of your home country.
- Research the visa procedures of your home country.
- Know your future career/job plans upon returning to your home country.
8. Maintain a Positive Attitude
- Be confident, be prepared, speak clearly and give short answers.
9. Answer Dependent Issues
- If your spouse and family are remaining in your home country, explain how they will support themselves in your absence.
- If your family does decide to join you at a later time, have them apply at the same post where you applied for your visa.
- If your spouse is applying for an F-2, realize that dependents cannot under any circumstance be employed in the United States.
- Do not engage the consular officer in an argument.
- Ask the officer for a list of documents they would suggest you bring in order to reevaluate the refusal. For more information, click here.
- Obtain the reason you were denied in writing.
- Make an appointment for reapplication.
- Contact DBU immediately.