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tk313     09/16/2019 11:38 AM
 


Here is how my B2 visa interview went.

Need your reviews on how can I work to improve my chances on approval in the future. And after how long shall I apply next. I have my uncle's 50th bday next year and wish to travel along with my family for the celebrations there. All my family members have a valid B2.

VO: Good morning. How are you doing today?
Me: Good Morning. I'm doing great, how are you?
VO: I am doing great too (Smiling)

VO: (takes my passport) Why do you want to travel to the USA?
Me: For tourism and sightseeing.

VO: How many days do you wish to travel for?
Me: 20 days.

VO: Whom will you be visiting and staying in the USA with?
Me: I have my maternal and paternal uncle there in San Diego and SF, so with them.

VO: how long do you plan to travel to each place.
Me: San Diego for 12 days and then LA and SF for 4 days each with my uncle.

VO: What do your uncles do there?
Me: My paternal uncle is working as a senior group director at XX and maternal unce is a CPO in XX

VO: I see you are also working as a software engineer here.
Me: Yes, I am

VO: what do your parents do here in India?
Me: Mom is a single parent, works at a School as a XX. Dad passed away XX years back

VO: (looks at my empty passport for few seconds going through pages).

VO: (types something for 30-40 seconds) I am really sorry currently, but as per your circumstances/condition I am really not able to issue you a visa right now. You may surely try again after some time. Take care.

I am willing to travel to Australia/Singapore end of the year to improve my travel history. Will that help?

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untroddenserene     09/16/2019 05:46 AM
 


Hello everyone. I’m an undergraduate medical student in my final year of study. I am applying for b1/b2 elective to attend few electives in USA for about 5 months.
I have no previous travel history. I have got my acceptance letters with me and also other sponsor related documents and step1 score report. What are my chances of visa acceptance. Also would like to be informed about any helpful suggestions. Right now I don’t think of giving Step2 or cs. So I would like to attend these electives and then come back to my home country.
Thank you.

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shuvo_me     09/16/2019 01:33 AM
 


Hello,

I had my first interview on 11th Sept at the embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Below are my profile and details of how it went -

Position: Business Development Manager, IT (9+ years of exp.)
Purpose: To attend an IT Accelerator Program in XXX
Previously Visited Countries: Japan twice, South Korea, Malaysia twice, Thailand twice & India N times
Salary: 16k USD per annum

Interview -
VO: Good morning, give me your passport
Me: Good morning, here it is
VO: What is your purpose of visit?
Me: (explained the event and my responsibility)
VO: Do you have an invitation letter?
Me: Sure (Passed on the letter)
VO: It says the program started last month, why are you applying now?
Me: explained it’s a phase by phase program and why I am attending this phase.
VO: What is your monthly salary?
Me: it's xxx per month in local currency
VO: Who will sponsor this trip?
Me: My Employer.
VO: Are you married?
Me: Yes, Happily.
VO: Do you have kids?
Me: not yet, we are trying.
VO: (after 30 secs looking into the computer) congratulations your visa has been approved, you may collect your passport after 5 days from your provided pick up location.
Me: thank you so much!

Thanks to everyone for your post om this forum, it helped me a lot to prepare. And will be happy to help anyone with suggestions. Thanks again

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skurla     09/13/2019 17:00 PM
 


Hi Everyone,

I would like to invite my sister-in-law as a self sponsor. She has her 2 kids studying in India and husband is into Agriculture.she will stay here for 2 months to visit few places and stay with us here. Will it be good decision to apply as self sponsor? or we can sponsor her. Please provide your valuable feedback and also please let me know what she can answer for the purpose of visit , just visiting few places and spending time with her brothers family.

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vemostardom     09/13/2019 10:16 AM
 


Hi everyone,

I have a visa interview coming up in a few days. Here's a bit of info I filled up in my DS-160: -

Age: 34, widow
Children: A son, turning 5 years old
Job: IT Executive for 3 years and 3 months
Salary: Net of RM3100 per month (been saving RM500 a month)
How to pay for trip: Self
House: Yes
Past travels: Neighbouring countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand
Past visa: J1 (Work & Travel program, didn't overstay)
Planned days in US: 5 days (marathon and travel)

FYI, my son will not be going with me on this trip and traveling by myself. He will stay with my parents and sisters in Malaysia.

I would like to ask something regarding the interview: -

> How do I answer the question, simple yes or no, or can I elaborate more without the VO asking?
> Should I project confidence or that will look distasteful?
> What are my chances?

Thank you everyone for reading and I welcome any replies :))

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solost     09/10/2019 20:26 PM
 


Hi,

I am a student working on F-1 OPT and I intend to invite my widowed mom on visitor visa to the U.S.

She has previously traveled to Australia twice to visit my sister (the two of us are her only children). She has an apartment, a car, and fixed deposits in her name from which she receives some monthly income.

I was initially willing to sponsor her visit visa, but I was advised that a self-sponsored application always has much higher chance of approval, and given her travel profile, assets, and strong ties to the country, she should apply independently.

If I go the self-sponsored route, I am afraid, she might not have enough liquid cash in her bank account to show at the time of interview.

I am having a hard time deciding if her visa application should be self-sponsored or should I sponsor it? Her visit visa to Australia was self-sponsored, based on her assets, not liquid cash.

Please provide some advice in this regard.

Thanks!

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schawlia     09/10/2019 00:27 AM
 


The last posting was divided into two parts. Now I have consolidated those into one and posted below:

I and my husband are US Citizens and residing in CA. My mother & brother (married), are in India and have a valid 10 yr B1/B2 visa. They visited us in 2011. Now again after a long gap, we wanted my brother and his family to visit us for a short duration (two or three weeks) during Christmas holidays 2019, we sent them an invite letter and suggested to apply for B2 visa for his family which includes his wife and two kids, that is they are my sister in law, nephew and niece. My nephew is a second year college student in Bangalore and my niece is a minor (14 yrs) and goes to school. So they were called for visa interview at Chennai consulate. My brother who already has a visa did not accompany them. Initially, while filling out the application forms for each one of them, it was mentioned that their intended arrival date in USA would be Sept 23. But later travel plans were changed to December, after we sent the invite. However, this change of plan was not corrected in the application form. Now during visa interview, the officer questioned them on many topics including their intended travel date. Along with their replies, they mentioned their intended visit to US would be during Christmas 2019. The officer never asked for any docs, which they were already carrying. And after the interview concluded, the officer said, your visa cannot be given and was refused on terms of 214 b. So what do you suggest on this? Is it a matter of concern that travel date correction should have been done earlier in the application form or?? Can they again go for a second interview in Oct/ Nov with the right travel date for visit during Christmas or is it too early to reapply again? I heard that at least a six month gap is required for reapplying, is it true? Any advise/ suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you, Sangita

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schawlia     09/10/2019 04:51 AM
 


Continued ....

But this change of plan was not corrected in the application form. And we sent them an invite for Christmas of 2019. The officer questioned them on many topics including their intended travel date. Along with their other replies, they mentioned that they are going to visit us during christmas. The officer never asked for any docs, which they had already with them. So after the questions and replies, the officer said, your visa cannot be given and refused on terms of 214 b. So what do you suggest on this? Is it a matter of concern that travel date correction should have been done in the application or?? Can they again go for a second interview in Oct/ Nov with the right travel date for visit during Christmas or is it too early to reapply again? I heard at least a six month gap is required for reapplying, is it true. Any advise/ suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you, Sangita

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schawlia     09/10/2019 04:36 AM
 


I and my husband are US Citizens and residing in CA. My brother (married) & mother, are in India and have a valid 10 yr B1/B2 visa. They visited us in 2011. Now again, since we wanted my brother and his family to visit us during Christmas holidays, 2019, we sent them an invite letter and suggested to apply for B2 visa for his family which includes his wife and two kids, that is they are my sister in law, nephew and niece. My nephew is a second year college student in Bangalore and my niece is a minor (14 yrs) and goes to school. So they were called for visa interview at Chennai consulate. My brother who already has a visa did not accompany them. While filling out the application forms for each one of them, it was mentioned that their intended arrival date in USA would be Sept 23. BLater travel plans were changed and shifted to Christmas 2019.

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Hermyown     09/08/2019 13:28 PM
 


I am 28, female, pursuing CA and working part time in a firm. I am traveling to USA with cox and kings only for 10 days with my younger sister and father. My father is sponsoring our trip. What chances do I have to get the USA visitor visa? Also what docs should I carry to convince the officer ? Please reply.

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