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shiva shankar- ()     07/03/2008 10:09 AM

hay manikandan
your visa got rejected just because you said you have 1 month of experience in you company, actually you must have said you been work for 1 year..... which could add some strong document to them.. so this time you tell them your presence is much needed, and project them every way of your trip,

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Mani- ()     07/01/2008 09:15 AM

Hi All,
My B1 VISA got rejected under 214 (b) section last month. I have given them the details properly. what could be the reason? My company reapplied my B1 VISA and I have interview next week. Will I get the B1 VISA this time?

How can I prepare to get the VISA this time?

Last time consulate asked the following...

how long I work for my company?
I said past 1month.

Why your company sending you to US with a month?
I have meeting with client to gather requirement for ongoing project.

Show me your invitation letter? then I gave them the invitation letter then they said cannot issue VISA under 214 (b)...

Please advice me...


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Raghavendra- ()     06/03/2008 10:16 AM

Hi friends,

I went for the US B1 stamping in the month of May 2008 at US Chennai Consulate. I was initially tensed because it was my first time. I had prepared well for the interview, the documents were in order and I was confident. I got inside the consulate building at about 7:05am. The security guy checked my documents and he let me inside. Then my documents were again verified by another office and the fingerprints were taken. I waited for 20 minutes and later I was told to proceed to the interview block. I stood in the queue. When my turn came:

VO: Good morning (smiling)
Me: Good morning (smiling)

VO: How are you?
Me: I'm fine, thanks.

VO: Oh you are from xyz company?
Me: Yes.

VO: You are an (my designation).
Me: That's right.

VO: How long you have been in this company?
ME: XYZ years

VO: Why you are going to the US?
ME: Answered as per the objective.

VO: Nodded her head.
Me: Smiled at her.

VO: Can you tell me about your project?
ME: Explained that.

VO: How long do you intend to stay?
ME: XYZ months.

VO: I will issue the Visa.
ME: Thank you so much.

It was more of a friendly interaction. I enjoyed interacting with the VO and when I answered the questions truthfully and without any problems, I knew I would get the Visa.

So, guys n gals, just be cool and do not panic. Ensure your documents are proper and carry any supporting documents that can help you in the interview. Be truthful and honest, this is very important.


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Jake- ()     04/28/2008 04:04 AM

Hi, I hope this is an encouragement for those genuine people who've had their visas rejected. I work for a church and have been invited since 2003 to attend conferences / meetings by other churches in the US that are connected to us. Was refused in 2003 to attend a conference (1st time), reapplied in a couple of months time and refused again (2nd time) In June 2007(after 3 years)applied with my family to visit my sister's family on a holiday. Was refused (3rd time). In Aug 2007 applied again (for a conference) and was rejected (4th time). Applied on April 4th 2008,(5th attempt) with very low confidence...(also note: applying 3rd time within the last 12 months)and was granted a 10 year multiple entry visa! In all my earlier interviews VO only looked at Invitation letter (no other docs) and asked standard questions for 2 mins.They would also ask me about my brother and sister who are H1B and Green card respectively...I guessed this was one thing that went against me. Was the same this time, only difference was VO flipped through my passport (have been to 5 other countries) and granted the visa. Thank God!

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sr- ()     04/24/2008 23:43 PM

yesterday i had for the first time at 40 years, experience to enter US visa consulate and get rejected my b1 visa and whereas my trainee employee got it through. This is what happened

q: why are going to us?
ans; to attend x conference

q: why should you go to the conference?
a: xyz

whats your company doing?
ans: xy as a distributor for US company

q: how many employees are there in the company?
ans; xy

q: how many are the directors?
a: xy

sorry under section 214(b) we are unable to give you a visa.
And today I landed on this website. sad i did not know about it. Iam reapplying next week as I have to attend my distributor conference happening during may 12th. Can some one guide me

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Saurabh- ()     04/17/2008 09:04 AM

Hey all!

My visa got refused earleir under 214(b).

I appeared again for the Interview on 15th April at Delhi Embassy.

Few Excerpts from the Interview :-

VO :: Why are you Going to US?
Me :: For business purpose and to Attend (XXXX Event)

VO :: What kind of business do u have?
ME :: XXXX explained

VO :: Whats the production Capacity?
ME :: XXXXX explained

VO :: Do you have any brother of Sister?
Me :: Yes, I have one elder Sister, shez married and settled in New Delhi

VO :: Whats your brother in Law do?
ME :: Business (Explained)

VO :: And your mother is working with the same company?
ME :: No, Shez a house wife

VO :: You have been refused a visa recently
ME :: Yes

VO :: DO you have a meeting with XXXX company?
ME :: Yes, I have a meeting.

VO :: Everything looks fine Sir, Your visa has been approved!
ME :: Thank you so much!

That was all that i could remember for now.

I got my passport collected from the VFS Center. I got 10 years Visa!

I just wanna say thanks to immihelp and the members for the help!

Also those who got refusal, dont lose hope. It depends on luck and the VO. Keep on trying untill u get it!




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Kalidas.m.pattar- ()     04/04/2008 09:22 AM

Hello All,

I have been the consistent reader of this great Immihelp site.Two days back I went for my B1 Visa at Chennai. 3 Years back I had one rejection for B1 only.But this time it went on very smoothly. Below is my experince

1. My interview was 9.30 Am n I went at 8.45 Am and I was allowed to go inside. Finished initial screening and then waited for my turn to have interview with VO officer. He was young guy who was very kind and friendly.

VO: what is ur company into?
Me: Bla bla one sentence

VO: what is my role in the company?
Me: yap yap .... again one setnce which covers everything.

VO: purpose of visit?
Me: Business meetings & requirement gathering.

VO:who all are your customers?
Me: xyz, xyz,,,

VO: Are yu gng t clint's place or your company ?
Me: bla bla

Finger print and then golden words will be courierd next week. Thats it.

So guys be calm and be very friendly with VO officer and greet him and on sentence swet and short answrs is the key. and most important thing dont lie.

All the best to you all guys...

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shiva Shankar- ()     03/13/2008 06:57 AM

Dear Friends
I attended embassi on 10 of jan for B1 Visa they issued me 221 form g. Visa office asked me following question.
1) what was ur role in previous company?
2) Your designation in pervious company?
3) my current CTC
4) current project
5) current designation
after that she gave me (221 form g pinkform) for the admin process i send my document on 22 nd of Jan for admin process wher they have sent coupple of question i answered and sent one extra client letter followup letter and Feb 24 i sent them a follow up mail stating that my need to us. on 28 they said me to send my PPT and i sent on 3 rd or MARCH and on 13 th i got My VISA Stampng its took 2 month.
i like to tell you all dont panice or dont get tense give your best and keep cool and relax. All the best. God Will Help us Always for our Hard work and effort trust him

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Harmeet S Chhabra- ()     02/13/2008 07:24 AM


I was rejected the B1 VISA twice in a row within a span of 6 months. Then I applied for L1 B which was approved and I travelled to USA.
 I again went for my B1 VISA interview (after about 2 yrs of rejection) and yes I was very tensed but the Consul (a very kind lady )just asked me 2 questions.

1. How long have u been with you company ?
A. I have been wiht XYZ for over 3.5 yrs

2. Have you ever been to USA ?
A. Yes

And I got my VISA.

Thanks to immihelp forums .

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Zethus- ()     02/13/2008 04:28 AM

Recently, attended interview for B1 visa at Mumbai Consulate.Believe it or not, got my B1 visa in barely 20 secs.My interview was scheduled at 8:30am, so reached the counsulate around 7 am.Later found its pretty useless reaching early as they let you inside only about 30 mins prior to your interview.

Once inside, had to wait approx 20 mins before my number was announced. I walked to the booth where there were two people waiting already. When they were done, I walked inside and greeted the officer , who was a pleasant middle aged lady,with a warm smile and she too replied back with a smile.I think this cordial exchange set the tone for the rest of the interview process. The interview went something like this

Officer: Whats the purpose of your visit?
Me: I am going for training on XYZ

Officer: How long have you worked with ABC(co name)?
Me; About N yrs.

Officer; Your Visa has been approved.It will be couriered in 2-3 days?
Me; Thank you. Have a nice day!

That's it, had my Visa in about 20 secs, no documents, no invitation letter, no proofs, no certificates, nothing...infact didnt even have to open my documents folder.

Its worth mentioning that I have done my PG from IIIT and have worked with one of the Insurance majors in the past. That could have had some bearing on the length of the interview, but I still feel the best thing that you can carry to interview aprt from your documents is your self confidence. People often panic a lot before such interview and in the process give ambiguous answers which raises suspicion in the officers eyes. Stay calm and you'll sail through like a charm.

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