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Naveen_1234     01/23/2020 03:14 AM

I have attended B1 Visa on 10th Oct 2019 in Chennai, outcome - not approved.

The questions as follows-

1. Good Morning & Passport Please?

Good Morning with a smile & given a Passport.

He took some time to review my DS -160

Which city you're traveling

Teach lead., Fumble.. then said Team lead..

What is your role?

Washington DC

how long you stay

1 week.

Which company your working

I am an associate with XXX company.

what this company do

providing services to the client on the software..

How long your working..

since 1 year I am working with this company

Total how many companies you work

5 companies..

what was your longest work experience in these companies

3 Years.

why you're changing your company.

for better opportunities.

Do you have an invitation letter

Yes, provided..

Why your company choose you for this trip

I am most senior in the team and lead this team and having good work experience on what we support to the client.

Sorry.. We have not approve your travel.. given 214(b) form..

I am having an interview on 30th Jan 2020 for the second time..

Please could you help to present my self to get approval?

This time my company is not providing an invitation letter for B1 Visa.. is it fine attending interview without an invitation letter

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alicia2309     01/22/2020 23:14 PM

First of all, thank you for this lovely portal because of which I was able to prepare well for my interview.
My interview was today in Hyderabad consulate.

Me: Good Morning
VO: Good Morning. How are you?
Me: I am doing good Sir. How are you?
VO: I am good. I see you had applied in 2018- Mumbai consulate
Me: Yes. (that made me nervous)
VO: I see you have travelled to Japan before
Me: Yes Sir. I have visited last year.
VO: Where all did you go?
Me: I visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone and Japan Alps
VO: I have stayed there for quite some time. I love Japan.
Me: It's a beautiful country.
VO: You work as a Senior Business Technology analyst. So what kind of software do you design? (in my roles and responsibilities in DS160 I had mentioned designing software)
Me: I am a part of the XYZ team and designing XYZ product. For this, I need to collect all the requirements and get back to India and start working with my development team on the same starting March.
Me: Thank you so much, Sir.

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Dollz     01/22/2020 16:10 PM

My interview was today and I got rejected
Am a tourism Ambassador from uganda and a beauty Queen
Am still a student
No never travelled be4
My interview was at 8:00am
Me:Goodmorning madam
V.O: Goodmorning...
V.O:why are you going Ameria
Me:Am going to attend the Chicago travel and Adventure show in Illinois is
V.O:Who is sponsoring your trip since your a student
V.O:what course do you do
V.O.how will you benefit from this event
V.O..what you ever travelled be4
V.o...Am sorry your found ineligible for the visa
Please give me some Advise I will appreciate planning to reapply in May
Thank you

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LionV     01/21/2020 02:31 AM

Hi everyone. Following is my experience today.

Me: Good morning mam.
VC: Good morning. Passport.
Me: Here it is. (I slid the passport.)

VC: Purpose of visiting US?
Me: I am working with XXX, which provides Technology Services..
VC intruppted me.
VC: That's about XXX. Are you going for internal meetings or to visit clients?
ME: Yes, for internal meetings and will also meet the client there.
VC: What is your salary.
Me: XXXXXX annually.

VC: Sorry, as per the current immigration laws you are not eligible.
Handed me the 214 slip and passport.
Me: Thank you.

For the travel purpose, I was going to say that I am working for XXX, which provides Technology and Engineering service also have host branch in US. So I will travel to US to attend internal meetings, events and conferences.
I will also meet my client XXX's key stake holders to discuss the future release plan. Unfortunately I got intruppted before completing my sentence.

I am single.
No previous travel history.
No reletives in US.

I don't know what went against me. Anybody have any thoughts?

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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?
2)Where in US?
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.
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
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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