02/11/2014 00:35 AM
Today My mother and I gave an interview for B2 Visa (tourism) at Karachi Consulate time: 7:45 am:
VO (to my mother): Assalam walaikum
Mother: Wailakum Salam, how are you?
VO: I am fine, (then she turned to me and politely asked) Assalam walaikum, how are you?
Me: Wailaikum Salam, i am fine
VO (to my mother): Why do you want to go to America?
Mother: We usually travel outside the city to spent our vacations
VO (searching our passport) But you never travelled anywhere
Mother: No I mean inside the country, this time i decided to go to America
VO: (to my mother, I was waiting for her (VO) to asked me questions, but most of times she focused on my mother): What do you do?
Mother: I am retired employee of State Bank of Pakistan and currently teaching in my son's coaching center
VO: (after looking into monitor) Do you have relatives there?
Mother: Yes, my cousin is living in Chicago
VO: Are you going to meet him?
Mother: No I am going to West Palm Beach and he is in Chicago.
VO: (turned to me): What is your salary package?
Me: Actually Maam I am the owner of a coaching & computer center
VO: What is your earning?
Me: around 40,000 to 50,000
(throughout her response was quite polite)
VO: Are you married?
Me: No I am engaged
(VO starts typing on the computer, she did that for around 2-3 minutes)
VO: What is your budget for your tour?
Me: Maam around 10 to 12 lakhs
(VO was continuously typing, I wonder what she was typing)
VO: (finally she said, but very politely) Actually we have a very strict immigration policy, and we cannot process your visa.
She handed us our passports.
Me: Thank you madam
VO: You're welcome!
I don't understand why she declined, as our sole purpose was to visit America for 20 days and come back our homeland as we have here our family, my fiance, my business, my properties, and our relatives were here, and we have very strong ties with our country.
Guide me please, I am going to re-apply in very soon.