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ukp     11/21/2019 01:25 AM

Hi All,

I have B1/B2 visa interview on 25th Nov . I have prepared the below question answer for the interview. Could you please help and what is the chances of getting approved ? or any modification required

What is the purpose of the visit?

I am going to attend a product operations workshop with our product SME's and with different stakeholders from different regions at the company headquarters.

Why are you chosen to travel?

Our product is moving to cloud space and i am having 4.10 years of experience in cloud migration and application setup for clients.

My profile :

Designation: Operational Engineer
Salary: ~10LPA
Travel History: Yes, to the UK
Overall exp : 4.10 years

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DellEMC     11/19/2019 09:11 AM

Hi All.

My US B1 visa was rejected last week from Chennai

My Experience
VO : Can I see your passport?
ME : Handed over the password

VO: Where you will be visiting
ME: X place, where our company headquarter is

VO: When will you be going
ME: From 8th dec to 15th dec

VO : How long you are working in X
ME: 7 years

VO : What is your designation
ME : Software Principal engineer

VO : What your salary in lakhs per annum?
ME : 32lpa
VO: Have you travelled internationally before?
ME : No I have not.

VO:What is the purpose of visit?
ME : I have a strategy meeting with VP of our business unit to finalize the roadmap for next year. I will also be understanding the requirements to take our product to other countries.

I was cut off in the last answer and was told sorry we cant give the visa and handed 214b

My company is asking to apply again as the meeting is very important. Anyone can help be what could be the reason for rejection? (I am recently married, age 30, having Masters in computer science)

Is it worth to apply again so soon?
Any kind of pointers will be really helpful

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hpravesh     11/19/2019 07:52 AM

My first attempt was in Feb 19 which was rejected under 214-B

Today , 11/19 I appeared again for the interview and result was same. Rejected under 214-B

Below is the interview questions

Me :- Good Morning
VO:- Passport please

VO :- what is the purpose of your trip
ME :- I've been invited by my US counterpart to attend meeting with him and other stakeholders.

VO:- How long you have been working with XXX Company
ME :- 1 Year, I completed one year today itself.
VO:- Strange Reaction

Typing on her computer for few seconds

VO:- What is your annual income
ME:- Told my income which is good enough in 6 digits but her reaction was strange like she was surprised

Vo:- What exactly you'll be doing there.
ME:- I am working on a project where we are migrating customer On-Prem Data Center to Cloud and I need discuss with customer and other stakeholder to finalize the migration plan. It would be 5 day workshop and I need to gather information from customer and finalize the plan accordingly.

VO:- Sorry , You're not qualified this time. Handed over the slip and said this slip will explain the reason in detail.


Its been twice now and I need to know how soon I can re-apply to make it happen
My company policy is few months but I can manage the visa fees if there is even 5-10 % chance. Please suggest

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roshjoseph     11/16/2019 20:16 PM

I'm a final year medical student from kerala going to chennai for my interview.
I have been selected by a reputed hospital to do an observer ship for 3 months in 3 medical specialities.
I have a bonafide saying I'm a medical student, a letter saying I will return back to india.
My sponsor is my mother, do I need to have an affidavit or just a letter from.her stating that she is sponsoring my stay?
My doubt is, i will be going for 3 months for this training after which I have to return back to complete my training in india, what are my chances at the interview approval?

Any suggestions or tips

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niravpanchal96     11/16/2019 03:55 AM

Day 1- VOC 3:45pm
Reach 1 he early but they are allowing to go inside 30 min before.
3.15pm went inside.
Don't bring mobile phones with you they are charging 400rs to keep phone
Better to give some one outside or keep in hotel.
 Simple procedure within 15 min completed.
Just give you photo & fingerprint.

Day- 2 Consulate 9:45am
Reach early 9:15 they are allowing 30 min before to stand in line & go inside.
Bring only documents nothing allowed here.
First security check then there is chairs where they are seperating people according to timings.
9;46 batch allowed to go inside consulate area around 10.30am.
Long queses & you can watch all interviews going one.
Don't see towards the interview windows it may get nervous to you.
They are sending to window which is empty or going to be empty.

Main interview questions.
Me- Hello gm how you doing?

VO- passports
Me- Provide passport & DS160 through window

VO- Purpose of visit?
Me- Need to parts of meeting( make your purpose statement clear everything need to spec related to that)

VO- Whats is Indian salary?

VO- Can you explain more in depth related to purpose of visit?
Me- Explain what this meeting abouts & importance

VO- With this salary is not going to be inuff there?
Me- company going to provide me credit card I need to spend from pocket

VO- How many days you are planning to go?
Me- 12 day( gave start date & end date)

Finally golden words
VO - approved

Need to be specific on purpose of visit & be clear on all answers with confidence.

Thank you forum...
This review help me lot

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Rijesh Bose     11/15/2019 04:27 AM

My B1 Visa Interview

Consulate -Chennai

After all the security scanning ,procedures and the qué I have reached the counter

VO - Hey good morning
Myself - Good morning Ma'am
VO - Can you Hand over your passports
Myself - Yes here it is
VO - so why do you want to visit US
Me - I have been invited to attend our global annual team meetings

From the body language of VO , I got that she is expecting more

So I answered , I work for ---- company , In the ----- for the ---- company in India

VO - what is your highest qualification
Me - i have told about my qualification
There was some terms which was my project specific was mentioned in my Ds 160 she asked about it

I explained it

Her response was interesting

VO - Do you had any other international travels
Me - yes mam I have recently visited Thailand for my anniversary
VO - Is your wife accompanying
Me - No ma'am , it's a sponsored trip by my company

VO - your visa application is approved
Me - thank you Ma'am

There was no discussion of salary and duration of my job , it's just my 5th month in the organisation and my salary is also not that great (9.6 PA)

What I understood from the interview is

1)be very clear about your purpose
2)do not fumble
3) Answers clearly
4 ) be ready to throw some lights on some technicality of your job in laymen's language

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Deps     11/13/2019 06:00 AM

Hello All,

I have applied for my B1 visa last year in Oct,18 and that got rejected. That time I was working with XYZ( Product based company in Gurgaon) from last 2 years as a Senior Software Engg. and applied for Visa in Delhi Consulate. My marital status was Single.

VO: Which company do you work for?
Me: Answered
VO: What's the purpose of your visit?
Me: To attend User Group hosted by our Company Headquarter in New York.
VO: What's your role in your current company?
ME: I am working as a Senior Software Engineer
VO: How many reports you?
Me: No one( as I was working Individual Contributor), I am reporting to my manager.
VO: Your visa rejected.

Now I have joined another Startup Company in Bangalore in Nov 4, 2019 as Technical Architect.Now my company wants me to visit client in Miami to study their existing system and Integration with other system and after that we have to migrate their system to new micro services architecture. I have applied again for B1 visa in Chennai Consulate and my Interview is scheduled on 11th Dec,2019. When I filled the DS-160 till that time I was Single but I am going to get married on 28th Nov,2019 before Scheduled interview.

What documents require to prove change in marital status to VO if required and what are the chances for approval this time.

please advise.


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janarthan12190     11/12/2019 01:52 AM

Hello All,
    I applied for B1 visa in 2017 twice and it got rejected twice the times. This year we tried for H1B but unfortunately it wasn't picked up in the lottery.

Now, my company planning to apply B1 again for me this time.

My Profile:
Senior Developer
9 Years of Experience
Experience with current company: 3 years
History of Travel: yes (Singapore - Tourist, Qatar - product Implementation)

Client - e-commerce Giant

Rejected Scenario
Purpose of visit: To get knowledge transfers on supporting holiday activities(christmas, New Year, Valentines Day) and to co-ordinate with different teams in offshore location

New Scenario which we're going to apply B1 and now my purpose of visit

purpose of visit: We're migrating our existing applications to new environment. So, my client invited me to get knowledge transfer on the new modules and creating roadmap for the new application. After that I'll come back to India and work with other offshore team members to accomplish the assignment.

Duration of stay - 2 weeks

Please advise.

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dchaitanya88     11/10/2019 06:22 AM

Hello All,

First of all, thank you very much for this lovely community, it helped me a lot in this process and it is a time for me to contribute back.

My Profile:
Have traveled to UAE twice and Thailand once.
3.5+ Years in current company, overall 7 yrs of exp

I had to wait for approx 20-mins before my turn as there was a very lengthy interview that was going on. There was some confusion between the VO and the person who was giving an interview. I can remember at least 5-7 people had given their interview on to the next counter in the meantime.

The interviewer was in his mid-50s and at least what I had observed for those 20mins while waiting, he was very patient and was trying to explain to the person what was the problem in his documents and what was missing. That sort of gave me a bit more confidence.

Here it goes….

Me: Good Morning Sir
VO: Good Morning, passport, please.
Me: Sure, here it is.
(He then scanned my passport and then kept on looking at the system for a few mins.)
VO: So what is the purpose of your visit?
Me: I’m going to visit our company headquarters to attend training and meetings which are related to the new product that we are developing for XX domain. (I actually had 2 more lines to add but VO interrupted me and said OK.)
VO: You had applied for Student Visa in 2012?
Me: Yes sir I did.
(This was my greatest fear as I applied for a Student Visa twice in 2012 and it was rejected, I also mentioned it in my DS-160. I started telling myself that now get ready for some really tough questions. After I answered it, he said something, I couldn't hear it properly and couldn't decide if that was a question for me and do I have to respond to this. I preferred to keep quiet and he also didn't react like he was waiting for anything from my side. I could hear a few words like “now things have changed….”. Maybe he was talking about the period between these 2 visa applications)

VO: Did you apply for any other visa?
Me: (Assuming that he asked about my previous travels) Yes sir, I went to UAE twice and Thailand.
VO: No, I was asking about US visa, did you apply for any other type visa before?
Me: Ohh sorry, no Sir.
VO: So you are working for XX.
Me: Yes I’m working for XX.
VO: You are a Lead?
Me: Yes sir, working as Tech Lead.
VO: So you are going for 1 week?
Me: Yes, for one week sir, starting from 8th Dec and will be back on the 14th.
VO: How many people are you leading in your team?
Me: Sir I’m leading a team of 8, 5 Dev and 3 QAs.
VO: Will you be visiting/meeting any client?
Me: No sir, I will not meet any clients. I’m visiting our company headquarters.
VO: What is your designation?
Me: (This was a surprising question as he himself asked me earlier that if I’m a lead) Yes sir, working as a Tech Lead.

Then he started typing on his screen for approx 30sec.

And then the golden words…...your visa is approved and you will receive it in 3 days, have a great day!

Me: Thank you so much, sir.

No documents asked! I received my passport on 8th Nov.

What I think about this whole process:
By looking at the questions, I can clearly see that he was just trying to confirm details from DS-160, no cross questions. Most of the questions he asked to me, had answers in it, I just rephrased them back. I worked a lot on my Ds-160 and had updated it at least 5 times, just to make sure that everything is perfect and correct, especially my duties/role in current and previous employers. It should match with your designation exactly. It may be because of the extra time that he has spent with the earlier candidate, just a guess. I think that DS-160 holds more weightage in this process than the actual interview.

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bala12121     11/09/2019 03:23 AM

This forum is awesome. Very helpful for understanding the process. Thanks for all sharing experience. Scheduled appointment for interview on 5th Nov. They are allowing only on time.

After big queue, reached final counter for interview.

Below are the questions.

1. Which company you are working for?
2. Purpose of travel?
3. Duration?
4. What's your role in the meeting?
5. Have you been in US already?
6. How long with current company?
7. Does your wife lives in India?
8. Your annual salary?
9. Who are all Comming to the meeting?

Then they said visa is approved. I got my passport delivered 9/Nov to home, paid 500 for delivery to blue dart.

All the very best.

Thank you!

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