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adarshbaalak22     09/10/2019 09:04 AM

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Age: 24
Work Experience: 2 Years and 2 Months
Previous Travel History: Nil
Date of Interview: 10th September 2019

VO was a nice lady who had accepted 2 Visa requests prior to me.

VO: Good Morning. Your passport please
Me: Good Morning Maam and handed her my passport.

VO: What is your designation
Me: Told her I work as a Software Consultant at Xxxx.

VO: How long have you been working with this company
Me: 2 year and 2 months.

VO: What is the purpose of your visit.
Me: Business Meetings. yyyy is one of our new clients and they have brought our product zzzz. I will be travelling to US to understand their requirements (interrupted by VO).

VO: What is your salary
Me: 8 lakhs.

VO: Have you ever travelled before for business meetings with any other client?
Me: No. (But then suddenly I realised that this might be a reason for rejection). So I asked the VO if she meant within India or Outside. Kindof fumbled while asking this. She said tell me about your experiences within India. Fumbled a little more but told her that I visited Mumbai to meet one of the clients abcd.

VO: Unfortunately your Visa cannot be accepted right now.

Please suggest: -

1. What went wrong here - is it the fumbling, no prior travel experience or anything else?
2. Should I apply again for a Visa interview? If yes, then after how long?
3. If I apply next time, would it be more helpful in getting accepted if I say that I will be travelling to attend a 1-2 day conference and produce related docs?

Kindly help. :)

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BLADI     09/11/2019 06:00 AM

You jinxed your own visa. What you essentially told the Consular is that you are definitely not a genuine B-1 applicant.

For someone who has been with the company for 2 years and have the company trust you enough to send you for a business meeting/training; Your explanation for purpose of visit is vapid. Add fumbling and that definitely earned you a 214(b).

When you say you would re-apply to attend a conference....compared to the previous which was a business meeting, you're digging yourself into a pit. Consulars leave notes on everyones record for the next Consular to see.


adarshbaalak22     09/12/2019 19:06 PM

Hi @Bladi,

Thanj you for the response. What do you suggest I should do next in order to gain B1 visa?


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