Re: (GRE Success! ) Fwd: GOT my visa
hearty congratulations ......
now get on to do a lot of shopping and get ready to
land into the U S of A.....which just like a dream
congrats once again...
--- Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor@...> wrote:
> --- Karthick Jayaraman <karthick.j@...> wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 07:16:36 +0530
> > From: Karthick Jayaraman <karthick.j@...>
> > To: Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor@...>
> > Subject: GOT my visa
> > Yamanoor,
> > Please pass on this message to gresuccess. I got a
> > bounce from the group.
> > Hi gresuccess,
> > I had my visa interview on june 11th morning
> > (8:00AM) at chennai
> > consulate. The interview was pretty cool with all
> > stereotype
> > questions. Anyway, I am narrating the experience
> > the benefit of
> > all.
> > VO: Good morning.
> > me: Good morning officer. How are u?
> > VO: Fine thank you.Lets start with the finger
> > prints. Please place
> > your left index finger.
> > (At this point, I forgot which my index finger is
> > . I really
> > thought I lost my visa.)
> > me: Placed almost all the fingers over there, at
> > which point she
> > showed me the index finger.
> > For the benefit of people like me, index finger
> > the one next to
> > the thumb
> > VO: So you are heading to syracuse for a PhD.
> > Why syracuse?
> > me: 2 reasons: number 1: I specialize in computer
> > security and
> > syracuse is one among the 11 institutions
> > by NSA as centres
> > for excellence in security education.
> > number 2: The department has a .... ( she
> > interrupted me..)
> > VO: What would you do after your education, in
> > get visa.
> > me: My father runs an institution. I am expected
> > be back to work with him.
> > VO: Oh! How many years is your father running that
> > business?
> > me: 15 years.
> > VO: How many people work with him?
> > me: 60 people.
> > VO: Oh! good. ( This alone seems to have worked
> > show for me )
> > VO: Do you have any documents to show me that you
> > have the financial
> > support for the education.
> > me: I was giving her the CA statement and telling
> > her orally: " My
> > parents generate a revenue of ............" My
> > father is a professor
> > and mother is a hotelier.
> > VO: ( verified the first page containing the
> > of my assets.
> > Didnt ask anything and gave it back. ) Tell me the
> > name of the
> > business that your father runs.
> > me: told her.
> > VO: .. and your mother is a hotelier.
> > me: yes. ( she was typing all that stuff).
> > VO: You visa is approved. Your passport will reach
> > you in 2 days.
> > Some learning I want to pass on:
> > 1) No specific financial documents are prescribed
> > the consulate. So
> > dont get carried away by what the consultant says.
> > didnt go to any
> > consultant. Prepare a good CA statement that
> > summarizes you liquid,
> > immovable and movable assets to the precise
> > proportion you want. In
> > cities like chennai and bangalore, the CA charges
> > hefty fees and in
> > most cases the CA's are running a consultancy for
> > this purpose. My
> > hometown is madurai. I had to go to a CA in my
> > hometown. The CA gave
> > format and asked me to fill in. I modified it a
> > little and gave it to
> > my father. My father cooked it fully . The CA
> > charged 500Rs /- for
> > the signature.
> > 2) You dont have to get engineer valuation for
> > immovable
> > property. In my home town, the engineer charges 1%
> > of the total value.
> > THis is really huge. My CA told he can certify the
> > value as per market
> > rate. I took only that. Also, consulate does not
> > want to see the
> > engineer valuation.
> > 3) Please dont take your parents to the consulate.
> > This is my humble
> > request. I saw all of them waiting anxiously
> > the consulate
> > standing in the hot sun. It was very bad scene. It
> > was even more
> > humiliating to see the security guards drive them
> > off when they try to
> > come near their wards.
> > --
> > Warm regards
> > Karthick Jayaraman
> > --
> > Warm regards
> > Karthick Jayaraman
> > You must do the things you think you cannot do.
> > Eleanor Roosevelt
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