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ravelike07     12/23/2019 06:17 AM

So, Im 21 old student Im Pursuing B.tech here in India and In 2year of it.
I wanted To visit US during My summer vacation to meet my relatives who lives there, I had applied for B1/B2
I went for Interview And I was rejected under 214b, counselor Asked me few questions like ->

VO: Why Is Purpose Of traveling ?
Me: For Tourism and A Vacation.
VO:Where You be staying at ?
Me:At my relatives House.
VO:Who Is You relatives?
Me: Answered
VO:Where Relative Works?
Me: In XYZ company
VO: Have you ever travelled Out your country ?

She typed for few seconds and handed me over 214b slip
And said sorry !

Although i had all kinds of documents like my latest results,my College ID, Bonafide Certificate from college Too !
To prove them that i will come back to my country, though i have not graduated im still pursuing.

Please Anyone can tell me what mistake i did?
Should i apply for it again ?

Any tips/suggestions?

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ifalok007     12/23/2019 01:47 AM

Hi All,

My visa interview was on 19th Dec 2019 at Mumbai.

following are the question asked by VO-
1. why am i travelling to USA ?
(I am going to attend business meetings.)
2. Tell me more about the business meetings.
(I will be meeting current company's partners to discuss and setup road map to integrate them with us in next quarter.)
3. How long have you been with current company ?
(2 years)
4. Have you ever traveled outside the India before ?

I have total experience of 5.5 years.

My visa got rejected.

Our employer was sending 5 people to US , One thing I observed is that All 5 of us have filled the same travel date in DS-160 form and answered "no" in "Is anybody traveling with you? " field. I think this can be easily detected and thats why they rejected our visa.

I want to know what you guys think of this.

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ladumor     12/11/2019 01:35 AM


I have my visa interview 19/11/2019 at Mumbai

Purpose: Attend Reseach conference in San Francisco.

ME: Good Morning.
VO: No response

VO: Passport, please.
ME: Yes, Here is it.

VO: Why want to go to the USA.
ME: No answer because VO voice not properly I listen.

VO: Why want to go to the USA.
ME: I want to present my research paper at Conference.

VO: What is your research.
ME: I explain my research work in technical language.

VO: What is your highest qualification.
ME: Answer

VO: What is the monthly salary.
ME: Answer

VO: How long you would be staying in the USA.
ME: 7 days.

ME: I have passed my invitation letter.
VO: Show my invitation letter and drop after show my invitation letter.

VO: How is sponsoring your trip.
ME: My employer.

VO: Then she typing something and looked at me. She standup and gives me 221(g) Blue slip and told follow this instruction.

ME: Thank you.

I have sent an email the next day. Mention blue slip instruction covered all point.

after 15 days received an email from the consulate, Submit your passport and 221(g) copy from any 11 delivery location.

Next five days issued my visa.


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vishalkumar16     12/10/2019 06:17 AM

Hi everyone,

I have my VISA interview at end of next week. I am bit nervous as my team mate was rejected. Here are my answers to the basic questions :

Purpose : Gather requirements and build a development plan with stake holders for a phased delivery approach of a new project.

Place - Company HQ , XXX City

Stay: 2 Weeks Jan 13 - Jan 23.

Travel History : XXX, Germany - 3 Months

Profile - Senior Consultant, 5.5 Years, 6 figure monthly salary, Unmarried, Stay with my mother.

What are the chances and which things I should specifically look into ?

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vinayakj     12/09/2019 10:42 AM

Hi just sharing my exp..

L1B Blanket at chennai Nov 2018 - got 221g with not clearly approvable

L1B Individual premium processing, FIled in Feb 2019, got RFE from Texas center as VE was full, responded RFE with all technical docs of tool that learned & enhanced, training docs, awards, certificates, financial docs - got response in June 2019 - evidence is lacking, training docs not provided, knowledge doesnt seems to be specialized.

B1 at Mumbai Dec 2019 -

Q: Good morning
A: Good morning

Q: what is purpose of you visit
A: Im.. I have been invited to attend business meeting with our client XXXX to discuss & gather requirements for migrating the legacy system to the proprietary platform.

Q: do you have the the invitation letter?
A: yes, here it is.

Q: how long you would be staying?
A: 2 weeks

Q: this would be first travel out of India?
A: yes, sir

kept typing something after second Q, and after few mins replied
under strict policy we cant not grant it.... all reasons are mentioned in this slip 214b.

Q: Thanks, have a good day.
A: Have a good day, sir.

This is just my exp.. try to have as much as documentation in RFEs.. I had about 25 pages technical docs & other docs in L1 RFE.. more & more details in DS-160..

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Srinioo7     12/09/2019 07:27 AM

Hi All,

What is the probability of getting US B1 visa for the below profile.

Age: 25 yrs
Marital Status: Single
Working as Project Manager
Salary: INR 2,94,000 per annum.
Experience: 2 years and 4 months
International travel history: Yes. China and Sri Lanka for 5 days on business visa.
Purpose to Visit US: Product Training, factory visit and business meeting with business associates.
But i will be visiting our supplier. Im working for a different company.
Main purpose is to get the short term training on various products which are being launched in India. Training is unpaid.
Sponsored by my current employer and also have the supporting documents and letter from my company.
And also i have the invitation letter from my supplier for my visit.
Duration: 6 days including weekends.
My stay is confirmed. Flight tickets will be book post visa approval.

Everything has been mentioned in my DS160., And m yet to schedule my interview date.
US consulate location: Chennai.

Could you give me some suggestions and tips to clear the interview process and get my US B1 visa approved in my first attempt itself.

This visit is very important to me as i can get a good chance of progressing is the same company after the training and visit.

Please guide me to clear the visa process successfully and get the Visa.

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takeitokay     12/04/2019 01:34 AM

What is the probability of getting the US B1 visa rejected if you're travelling for the first time out of India?
I have my interview appointment date as 11-Dec, its the first time I am travelling out of India, I have an overall experience of 3 years, my salary is 6L/annum and I work as an HR-Business Analyst.

What is the probability of getting the visa rejected?

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[email protected]     11/27/2019 01:07 AM

I've applied for business visa.

My interview is done in 45 seconds only two questions asked. Listed below the detailed conversion.

- I was in q and when my turn came visa officer greeted me Good Morning.
- I've replied him very good morning sir

Q1. What is your Monthly Salary ?
Ans. My salary is Rs.****** but I don't know term you use in USA like hundred thousand sir

Q2. Apart from business meet-up what you are going to do?
Ans. I will be talking to my recently recruited colleagues about the design system of our platform and he told me to stop...

Then he typed something and looked at me and told sir your visa is approved.
I said Thanks you sir and have a greate day.

One tips be confident never fumble while talking and be relaxed don't lie mention what ever you filled details in your DS form.

before applying I had so many documents but he din't asked anything but pls carry all documents.

Good luck

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Sarangmt     11/26/2019 07:28 AM

I'm a mbbs student studying in Ahmedabad in my last year of college and going for medical elective in a hospital.
I had 'a letter of acceptance'. (The only document for which VO asked except passport which was taken by VO )

VO : pass your passport
SURE..(in possible most polite way)

VO: What is your purpose of visit?
Me: I'm visiting United States for clinical elective in _____ department at ____ hospital which is afflicted with _____ University.

VO:Do you have any letter from university?
Me: (took one second to find it from my folder and passed) yrs sir,.... Take a look..
(After that his focus shifted from me to that paper ..and he was typing and reading all the time)

VO: how did you find this programme?
Me: I was searching for treatment of hepatic carcinoma and found this institute which use radioactive microspheres for it and then i found this programme for training for which I'm not getting paid as it is non-accredited programme.

He interprets me in between and asked

VO : when will you complete your College?
Me: (I'm in last year of MBBS and after coming back from there have to work for 1 month to get my degree)
It should be completed in Feb/2020 but as I'll be in USA in Feb so after one month of coming back I'll be done with my degree..

Again he stops me and asks as i was not clear in my answer.

VO: tell me the exact date,
Me: last date of March.

Vo: how is sponsoring your trip?
Me: my father dr. _____ he is a medical practitioner in my home town.

Vo: what kind of practice ?
Me: he is a ayurvedic doctor and genral practitioner.

Vo: what is Ayurveda?
Me: (took me a moment to construct the answer) it is a Indian system of medicine.

VO: Like Homeopathy?
Me: no, it is ancient system to cure disease which is derived from 2000 year old books....

VO: where does he practice?
Me: my father has his own hospital and he is a renowned person there , he checks around 200 patients everyday and I'm willing to work there only.

VO: how many person works under him?
Me: "1"

VO: (with smile on his face) that's too many.
Me: ( silence ...for 2_3 mins... But it felt too long...my feets were shaking but all I have to do is look into his eyes with
smile on my face....and wait for golden words )

VO: You'll get your passport in 3-5 days...

took everything from table without packing and went straight towards gates to yell out.

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ekky86     11/21/2019 10:49 AM

Hello everyone

My business visa application rejected on 20th nov, below is my experience

I was asked to reach 20th counselor window, but number 16th was empty so counselor their called me while I was in the way So I approach that window

Me: Good morning sir
VO: Just nodded

VO: Your Passport?
Me: Here it is, I passed my passport to him

VO: Why you are going to US?
Me: Here I Heard "Why" as "Where" and answered Los angeles, CA.

VO: Asked in Hindi language, "Aap US kyu ja rahe hai"?
Me: Sir, My company is Migrating a new version of the web application to live server, to avoid any issue and deal with it in real-time my presence is required there, also they want to discuss and finalize some new features of the application.

VO: What is your company name?
Me: XXX company

VO: How long you are working for this company?
Me: I have been working on this application from 4.5 years and my current company hired me 2 years back so that I can directly work with them

VO: What is your designation?
Me: Web developer

Meanwhile, from the second last question, he started typing and told me in last the "You are not qualified for the US visa"

I had a Company invitation letter at that time, but now I am thinking that why I had not given it to
the counselor with the passport.

I think he makes his mind from my 2nd or 3rd answer, Please let me know what are my mistakes for rejection and when I should reapply for the Visa

DS160 Form details
Salary 19L
Travel duration 20 days
Married (4 years)
Total Exp 8+ years

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