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Kavitha Vijeyavelan

Hello there. Kavitha Vijeyavelan, is the lead content editor handling all editorial processes for Hotcourses India- an IDP company. Having started out an (other) engineer turned writer, she has a never ending hunger for chocolates ( & counting calories ironically), quotes, & stories worth sharing with the world. Her favorite quote at the moment: "why squeeze into glass slippers when you can shatter the glass ceiling?"

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08 May 2015 360 Book icon 2 mins Share

5th Time’s The Charm- How I Finally Got My F1 Visa!

Check out how a student got his visa approved on his 5th attempt. Mock visa tests really helped.

08 May 2015 360 Book icon 2 mins Share
Kavitha Vijeyavelan

Hello there. Kavitha Vijeyavelan, is the lead content editor handling all editorial processes for Hotcourses India- an IDP company. Having started out an (other) engineer turned writer, she has a never ending hunger for chocolates ( & counting calories ironically), quotes, & stories worth sharing with the world. Her favorite quote at the moment: "why squeeze into glass slippers when you can shatter the glass ceiling?"

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5th Time’s The Charm- How I Finally Got My F1 Visa!

Baltha Reddy Yeruva
St Joseph’s PG College, Hyderabad


Baltha Reddy Yeruva, much like the rest of the Indian student world, grew up with big dreams of higher studies in the USA. After having graduated in the year 2012- he worked for a period of two years to gain some work experience. Post this- he successfully landed an MBA-admission at Kellog’s School of Management, DeVry University. And YET- his American dream seemed so sadly out of reach after four unfortunate failed student-visa-attempts.  Lucky for Baltha, he knew who to turn to before calling it quits. That’s right- he came to us!

Once Upon a Troubled Time!


He happily exclaims, “When I was…(Googling) for visa assistance, I happened to…(stumble upon) Hotcourses India and… immediately called their Toll Free number. I was amazed to see the response I received and the guidance provided by Priyanka till the (very) last moment was...(fantastic).
Priyanka is one of Hotcourses India’s study-abroad counselors – we have a team of six experienced and highly skilled counselors to guide Indian study abroad aspirants like Baltha get to their dream study destination.

Never Say Never!


 Baltha was given one mock test after another as prep and seeing as how confused he seemed with fee particulars and financial documents- our counselor worked extra hard to make sure he was clear of all the details involved. In fact- he recalls, “She spent (a) lot of time…making me understand…everything ….(and taught me) how to answer …questions…about the fee and funding. “

D Day!


Finally when the big day came, Baltha admits to have been hit by rather strong waves of panic, given his previous bad luck with the whole process. But we did not give up on him- he was prepped with yet another mock interview session just one hour before his actual visa interview. This helped him gain confidence and lose the interview jitters. “The questions that were asked by (the) visa officer (turned out to be)… exactly the same as …(those) in every mock test conducted,” he tells us.

His Happy Ever After!


Baltha was at a loss of words when he FINALLY got his F1 US Student Visa on his fifth attempt, “I really do not know how…to thank you Priyanka - but …I will be (forever) grateful to you and …Hotcourses. You (have)…made my dream come true. “

We are glad to have helped yet another student fly to his dream study destination. Do you have similar problems or just questions about the application procedure? Be the next Baltha- just call us and we will take it from there: 1-800-103-2581!

One of our students got his visa approved on his 5th attempt.  We are glad to have helped yet another student fly to his dream study destination.

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