I had an interview for B1 visa on 2nd september as i was going there for an employer sponsored knowledge transfer program. But consulte denied to issue me a visa under section 214 (b). I dont know the reason but following is the conversation happened at emabassy:-
Officer:- How long has it been since you joined <company name>?
Me: - I Joined at 6 th august.
Officer:- why do you want to go to United states?
Me:- I want to go there for a knowledge transfer purpose,
Officer:- Why do you need to be there? it can happen over phone, email or documentation.
Me: Fiserv has Data center there, I will need to know the physical location of systems and connectivity.
Officer: what kind of systems and what connectivity you talking about?
Me: Those are servers based on different technology like solaris, linux and oracle. Those are connected on IP based connectivity.
Officer: will you be visiting a client:
me: no, that is just another business unit of the company.
Officer: Okay, Are you single?
Me: Yeah, I am single.
Officer: whom do you stay with?
Me: I stay here with Parents.
Now My observation for the rejection is that:-
• Since I was tired because of standing for more than 3 hours and I was a bit low on confidence since I was facing such interview first time.
• The Officer was speaking a bit too fast, so I had asked officer to repeat the question twice or thrice.
• I doubt, the last question he asked was if he asked about staying here, or the plan to stay in USA, that I didn’t get clear.
Now, My comapny has decided to send somebody else replacing me, and they said they will re-apply for me after 3 months. And they also told that if i'm rejected second time, i will be blacklisted and there are no chances to get me US visa for next 2 years. Now i need to decide if i go for a re-apply immediately or not. Please suggest. I need to inform them about my decision by monday.