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_gagan12     01/14/2020 06:05 AM
 


Hello Everyone,

I applied B1/B2 Visa on 13 Jan 2020, I reached little early for my appointment, my appointment was at 9.15 am. I am working as Product Owner in XXXX company.
 
I got Visa in my first attempt.

Questions asked by VO:

1. What is the purpose of the Trip
Answer : My Employer is a software development company, which provides services to US client, my client is XXXX

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sana15     01/14/2020 02:23 AM
 


Hello Everyone!

Last year in the month of September I had my first b1/b2 visa interview in Hyderabad ie(my residence)I was rejected with 214(b)
The questions the vo asked me was
1)Purpose to visit?
A)Pleasure/Tourism
2)Where in US?
A)Dallas
3)Who stays in Dallas?
A)My uncle
4)who is sponsoring for your trip?
A)My brother
5)Why is he sponsoring for your trip when ur going near ur uncle?
A)As my parents I retired and he is paying for our trip
6)What do you do?
A)I’m a student
and I was straight away handed over a 214(b)slip.
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IM trying again for a B1/B2 visa this time from Mumbai and the scheduled appointment is in end of this month.
The following is what I am prepared for:
1)Purpose of trip?
a)Short vacation with my parents before i get married in India
2)Who is accompanying you?
A)My parents(who already have their B1/B2 visa)
3)Who is the sponsor for the trip?
A)My father
4)Where are your staying n who is staying there?
A)In Newyork my paternal uncle’s son stays there (who is a h1visa holder)and has his own house in newyork and also I received a letter from him stating they are my relatives n are planning to visit and I take full responsibility.
5)Bank statement
A)10L as in total and rental agreement from CA
6)places planning to visit in US?
A)New York
Dallas
7)what do u do in India?
a)I am a Regular student and I have my last semester in the month of May (I have a bonafide certificate too)
My Wedding is fixed on April 15 2020 in Hyderabad (showing them my wedding invitation)
8)Why are u applying from mumbai and not Hyderabad?
a)as I was getting an earlier date from mumbai
Do you think I have any chances to get a B1/B2 visa?
Any suggestions/tips for me to follow please let me know
Thank you.

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sm mittal     01/12/2020 08:49 AM
 


I am applying for B1/B2 Visa application to travel to US around July/Aug for about 20+ days. I will fund my & my wife's stay. Application has a question for giving address, including street address, city, zip code, etc. I have not yet decided which hotels I will stay. what address can I give ? any suggestions to correctlky complete the application would really be helpful. Mine is purely a tourism trip. I have no direct contacts in USA.

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Nyc555     01/10/2020 00:52 AM
 


I'm planning to visit NYC for a conference. Plenty of people flying in from 60+ countries, excellent speakers are coming and a great opportunity to visit nyc.
I'm a 19 Year old 2nd year college student and also running a online business.
​Ive been to few asian countries before on a solo trip and attended similar conferences abroad.

Any tips for me? What are the chances for me? Should i apply for b1 or b1/b2.?

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iamgod000     01/10/2020 06:45 AM
 


Hi Folks,

I am going to attend my first US B1 visa interview in coming week.
There are lot of rejections happening these days, so thought of getting help from the experienced players.
Could you please review below and let me know you feedback:
I am working as a Senior Developer with 10yrs of experience (and 2yrs in current company); have wife and kid(3mths) and property to take care.
I will be traveling for 2weeks to US to attend a 3days business meeting to discuss on further major enhancements in the project. People from different city in US will be traveling to attend this meeting.

Purpose of Visit:
There is a Business meeting scheduled in the xxJanuary week, which involves discussion on major enhancement in the system we developed and implemented in xxx-xx for project called xxxxxxx. This meeting will be a collaborative meeting with business IT and various distributors/resellers and the key company's stakeholders which are overseeing this project.

What will be your role in the meeting:
As this meeting will involves major further enhancements and also discussion of implementing the solution to other project. I will be there for consulting the technical feasibility of the various options discussed/presented.

Why you cannot do it from India:
As this meeting is full day in US time zone it will be very difficult for me to attend and concentrate/give inputs in the discussions and also I would get a chance to interact with all the key people involved which are working from different locations in US and end users.

Why you were chose:
I am the only one in my team working from XXXX,India office. There is another guy works from XXXX office and recently joined.

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LessExperience     01/09/2020 00:08 AM
 


Hello everyone!

This is my first attempt at the interview. I'm a software engineer straight out of college and I have less than an year of experience in the industry. My monthly salary is 1.3L. I'm assuming that'll affect my application. I wanted to know if there are things I could say or show to explain why I have been presented with this opportunity so soon and that it is not a common thing at my company? Or is it a terrible idea to do that if not asked?

Further, can you please scrutinize the following answers:

Purpose of Visit: To attend internal business meetings scheduled for setting up a similar project in Bangalore. The agenda is to gain trainings and hold discussions to achieve synchronization across all sites. This is done to avoid cross-site dependencies and increase velocity of production.

Reason behind me being chosen: I would be the only person working on this from Bangalore.

Thank you so much for your time already!

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chouram     01/07/2020 03:02 AM
 


Hello All,

My Interview was in Delhi on 6th Jan 2020 for B1/B2 and i was denied. This was my 2nd attempt.(First attempt in March 2019)

VO:Can i see passport,please?
ME:Handed over the passport

VO:what is the purpose of visit?
ME:To attend internal workshop training being conducted by Business associates on Business application XYZ. i will apply those learning in the work when i come back to india. Also series of Internal Team meetings are also scheduled in the same duration to understand the project road map for my module.

VO:What is your designation?
ME:Associate consultant

VO:How Long will you stay in US?
ME:3 Weeks

VO:How Long have you been working in XXX?
ME:1 Year and 2 Months

VO:Why you have been choosen to travel?
ME:I am a individual contributor for my module in the project. so i am have been invited to attend the hands on workshop training.

VO:Have you travelled internatioanlly before?
ME:No.

VO:whom you are going to meet?
ME:My Onshore counterpart and leadership team.

i was handed with 214 (B) slip.

Can anybody help me what went wrong? My application was genuine and then also they rejected it.

Please correct me what went wrong? so that i can prepare well.

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pardeep2014     01/06/2020 07:44 AM
 


Hello everyone,

I would like to take your help in preparing for my interview. It is scheduled at the end of this month.

I am a team lead in an IT company and working here for the last 3 years. My total experience is 8+ years and am getting around 90k per month salary.

The main purpose of my visa is to provide training and transfer knowledge to the client team during data transfer from our system to the new system. As the process in final phase and the onsite presence will help the client not to lose the business.

Duration of trip: 4 weeks.

Personal information:
Married and One child
My Father is farmer

Please help me in preparing for interwar questions and answers. Please also tell me the positive or negative points of my profile so that I can work on it.

Thanks

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DJ2205     01/05/2020 02:28 AM
 


Hello All,
 
I work for a US-based giant networking MNC. I am a Procurement Professional currently based out of Bangalore.
 
I was denied a B1 visa twice in 2019 -the first time in Sep and the second time in Dec.
 
INTERVIEW 1- Purpose- To Attend the Supplier Day in San Francisco. I got the invitation a bit late (just 2 weeks before) and contacted the travel desk for a Visa Interview Date. They gave me a date that was scheduled after the event. In order to expedite I logged into the US visa website- https://ceac.state.gov/genniv and scheduled appointment for an earlier date. In between the process, the website blocked me once as I refreshed the site too many times.
 
However, I got all the right documentation and appeared on the interview day in Chennai.
 
VO: Can I see your passport, please?
Me: Handed over the passport.
 
VO: What is the purpose of the visit?
Me: I am going to attend a Business Conference?
 
VO: What is your designation?
Me: Procurement Specialist-Category & Supplier Management.
 
 
VO: How long will you stay in the US?
Me: 7 Days
 
VO: How long have you been working in XXX?
Me: 4 Years
 
VO: What is your Annual Salary?
Me: 14 lakhs Rupees
 
VO: Have you visited any other countries in the past?
Me: Yes, I went to Indonesia in May 2019 and that too to attend a business conference.
 
VO: Can I see some kind of invitation
Me: I handed over the HR Letter issued by my company. (The letter talks about my Medical Insurance Coverage during travel, my stay tenure, and that the company takes full responsibilities during my stay in the US)
 
VO: I’m sorry but currently you do not qualify for this Visa.
 
She handed over a 214(b) slip.
 
I had an invitation email from our Procurement VP, which I thought later, I could have produced.
 
Many of my colleagues told me later that since I rescheduled the date myself, I was not given the Visa. Really?
 
What went wrong?
 
 
INTERVIEW 2: I spoke to my boss and he suggested me to reapply after a couple of months. When asked for the purpose of the visit, he said he can issue an email asking me to come down to the US to attend a workshop on a key project with our key stakeholders based out of the US and get their sign off- which he sent after few days.
 
This time it was New Delhi
 
VO: Good Morning
Me: Good Morning
 
VO: Can I see your passport, please?
Me: Handed over the passport
 
She looked into her system and seemed to read something for around 10 seconds
 
 
VO: What is the purpose of the visit?
Me: I am going to attend a Business Meeting and workshop?
 
VO: What business meeting?
Me: I’m a part of the Global Procurement Team and we have a project of IT Spend Optimization which aims to reduce the total cost of operations. I’m going there to discuss the strategy, take inputs from my stakeholders...
 
VO (interrupting): What strategy?
Me (realizing something was not right): Um…strategy means to present the project plan, taking inputs..um.. to discuss on Spend Optimization Levers..get sign off…
 
VO (interrupting): Why you need to go to the US for this? It can happen over a VC?
Me (realizing its falling apart): (Nervously) Um…well..um.. face to face meeting makes more sense …um.. and my boss wants me to lead this project once I am back in India.
 
VO: What is your designation?
Me: Procurement Specialist-Category & Supplier Management.
 
 
VO: How long have you been working in XXX?
Me: 4 Years 4 months
 
 
VO: Thank you Mr.XX but currently you do not qualify for this Visa.
 
I walked out slowly and not knowing what went wrong.
 
She returned my passport with a 214(b) slip again. This time a yellow slip.
 
I was extremely upset and felt humiliated. The B1/B2 rejection rate in my organization is extremely low. In my department, I have not heard anyone’s B1/B2 getting rejected ever. People travel to the US every now and then.
 
I am so frustrated with my condition.
 
What am I doing wrong?
 
How long should I wait before applying again
 
How do I ensure I clear the interview next time?
 
 

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DJ2205     01/01/2020 04:17 AM
 


Hello All,

I work for a US-based giant networking MNC. I am a Procurement Professional currently based out of Bangalore.

I was denied a B1 visa twice in 2019 -the first time in Sep and the second time in Dec.

INTERVIEW 1- Purpose- To Attend the Supplier Day in San Francisco. I got the invitation a bit late (just 2 weeks before) and contacted the travel desk for a Visa Interview Date. They gave me a date that was scheduled after the event. In order to expedite I logged into the US visa website- https://ceac.state.gov/genniv and scheduled appointment for an earlier date. In between the process, the website blocked me once as I refreshed the site too many times.

However, I got all the right documentation and appeared on the interview day in Chennai.

VO: Can I see your passport, please?
Me: Handed over the passport.

VO: What is the purpose of the visit?
Me: I am going to attend a Business Conference?

VO: What is your designation?
Me: Procurement Specialist-Category & Supplier Management.

VO: How long will you stay in the US?
Me: 7 Days

VO: How long have you been working in XXX?
Me: 4 Years

VO: What is your Annual Salary?
Me: XXX Rupees

VO: Have you visited any other countries in the past?
Me: Yes, I went to Indonesia in May 2019 and that too to attend a business conference.

VO: Can I see some kind of invitation
Me: I handed over the HR Letter issued by my company. (The letter talks about my Medical Insurance Coverage during travel, my stay tenure, and that the company takes full responsibilities during my stay in the US)

VO: I’m sorry but currently you do not qualify for this Visa.

She handed over a 214(b) slip.

I had an invitation email from our Procurement VP, which I thought later, I could have produced.

Many of my colleagues told me later that since I rescheduled the date myself, I was not given the Visa. Really?

What went wrong?

INTERVIEW 2: I spoke to my boss and he suggested me to reapply after a couple of months. When asked for the purpose of the visit, he said he can issue an email asking me to come down to the US to attend a workshop on a key project with our key stakeholders based out of the US and get their sign off- which he sent after few days.

This time it was New Delhi

VO: Good Morning
Me: Good Morning

VO: Can I see your passport, please?
Me: Handed over the passport

She looked into her system and seemed to read something for around 10 seconds

VO: What is the purpose of the visit?
Me: I am going to attend a Business Meeting and workshop?

VO: What business meeting?
Me: I’m a part of the Global Procurement Team and we have a project of IT Spend Optimization which aims to reduce the total cost of operations. I’m going there to discuss the strategy, take inputs from my stakeholders...

VO (interrupting): What strategy?
Me (realizing something was not right): Um…strategy means to present the project plan, taking inputs..um.. to discuss on Spend Optimization Levers..get sign off…

VO (interrupting): Why you need to go to the US for this? It can happen over a VC?
Me (realizing its falling apart): (Nervously) Um…well..um.. face to face meeting makes more sense …um.. and my boss wants me to lead this project once I am back in India.

VO: What is your designation?
Me: Procurement Specialist-Category & Supplier Management.

VO: How long have you been working in XXX?
Me: 4 Years 4 months

VO: Thank you Mr.XX but currently you do not qualify for this Visa.

I walked out slowly and not knowing what went wrong.

She returned my passport with a 214(b) slip again. This time a yellow slip.

I was extremely upset and felt humiliated. The B1/B2 rejection rate in my organization is extremely low. In my department, I have not heard anyone’s B1/B2 getting rejected ever. People travel to the US every now and then.

I am so frustrated with my condition.

What am I doing wrong?

How long should I wait before applying again

How do I ensure I clear the interview next time?

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