My in-laws had their interview today (April 11, 2006) at Mumbai Consulate.
It was their 4th Attempt in 2 years. The interview time was 10:00 AM but it actually happened at 1:30. Thye stood outside w/o water for 3 hrs.
Interview went fine....few basic questions were asked?
1. Where are you going?
2. Who is in India?
3. Who is in USA?
They have a younger (28 Yrs Old) single son and an Old (80 Years) mother-in-law in India. They are 58 and 53 years and retired with no pension. They have few Assets (house/Village property/gold and some bank balance).
We prepared all the papers thoroughly with CAs help.
Only paper CO checked was Affidavit of Assurance (coming back to India) which my wife prepared for them.
They were not happy with our Assets in India and told on face to my in-laws that "America is a strict country and you are not eligible to go there. Sorry we can not grant you Visa at this moment."
Seems like the earlier couple had a big fight with CO as my in-laws could hear through the glass door and CO was not in happy mood.
I don't know what to do next? Contact Senator/Congressman? Try for mother's Visa only ? or Just forget.......
Any advice is welcome.