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balaji.atab     03/16/2020 08:12 AM

Hello Immihelp Subscribers,

I went for a B1 Visa Interview on March 12, 2020 and my interview slot was @ 9:30 am. I was in the Que and my turn came up, the agent (assistants) advised me to go to counter # 27. The Interview was about 2 minutes,

Me – GM

VO – May I have your PP(passport)
Me – handed over the PP

VO – which part of US you are visiting
Me – Medford, MA (headquarters of my company)

VO – Purpose of my visit
Me – Explained the purpose, company strategy meet, meeting with existing customers and prospective clients

VO – how long will you stay
Me – one week

VO – Have you travelled outside India
Me – No, this is will be my first visit

VO – Why only you
Me – I’m the only sales person based out of India

VO – do you have kids
Me – yes, two kids

VO – annual salary
Me – mentioned my annual Salary

I would be really grateful to the fellow members who are an experts in analysing the visa status, you inputs are most welcome!

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travel9699     03/13/2020 01:14 AM


I need help! I'm scheduled for a B1 Visa interview next week.
My purpose is to attend a conference in San Franciso in June for which I'm selected as a speaker. Also, I'll be visiting the company's headquarter in Pheonix to meet the leadership team and client.

My visit is intended for 2 weeks including travel.

1. How likely I will get a visa and any tips/suggestions/help/feedback is most welcome.
2. Does coronavirus have an impact on the visa process?

->No prior travel experience
->3yrs experience
->Trip sponsored by the company

Thanks!Appreciate your help

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Akii13     03/12/2020 23:24 PM

Hello Everyone,

My interview date is 19th March at Delhi US embassy. My travels date which was mentioned in my DS160 form is 23rd March to 27th March but due corona virus epidemic my meeting is canciled and it will be rescheduled in the Month of June or July.

My question is should i submit new DS160 form with tentative dates of June or July extend my interview date somewhere in April month because I am worried due to corona virus there are high chances of getting rejected if i go for interview on 19th March. Kindly suggest what should i do.

Thank you

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fairas     03/12/2020 05:00 AM

Hi Everyone!.
Last week I appeared for B1/B2 Visa at chennai and I was rejected with 214(b), following are the conversation between I and the consulate officer.
Q: Your passport please!
A: Handed over the passport (consulate officer took a look at all pages my passport by sliding it)
Q: What is your name?
A: I answered with my name.
Q: Where are you Travelling?
A: Las Vegas
Q: Purpose of Visit?
A: To demonstrate a product at an expo(more details are hidden) happening at Las Vegas.
Q: Duration of Stay?
A: 10 Days including travel
Q: Your Application says that you are married, do you have any kids?
A: Yes, I have 3 year old boy
Q: Have you ever travelled anywhere outside India before?
A: Nope, This is my first trip.
Replied : Great, but I can't issue a visa right now as per US policies 214(b)

So kindly let me know what went wrong here. why I am given with 214(b)?

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Akii13     03/03/2020 11:27 AM

Hello Every one,

I am working as Senior Payroll Specialist in a MNC and taking care of responsibilities of processing payroll for USA and multiple countries of APAC region. I have total experience of more than 7 years and 1 year 5 months with current employer.

I had applied B1 visa in Jan 2019 which was rejected under section 214B.

Management have asked me to apply for B1 visa again to attend 4 days business meetings with internal and external stake holder of my company and the travel dates which i have mentioned in my DS160 form / invitation letter is 23rd to 27th March. My Visa interview date is 19 March 2020 at New Delhi embassy which is just before one working day of my travel date. As these are just tentative dates and my meetings can rescheduled.

I just want to know will my travel dates can impact my visa approval because I believe it takes 4 to 5 days to get the visa if it is approved. Kindly suggest.

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shubsri     02/28/2020 06:12 AM

Hi Team,

I have undergone B1/B2 VISA interview(first attempt) in December 2018 at Chennai Location, and granted the VISA in January 2019 after Administrative Processing(221g Pink Slip). Here are the VISA details:
VISA Type: B1/B2
VISA Validity: 1 Year
Annotation: Clearance Received
Following is the link mentioning my whole case:

After getting the VISA, I travelled to US once in March 2019 for 15 days, to attend a business meeting.

Now, as VISA got expired in January 2020, I need to get it renewed. Please answer following queries in this regard:
1. What is the process of renewal of B1/B2 VISA
2. Do I have to undergo the interview and biometric again?
3. What would be fee for renewal of visa.
4. Is there chances that the VISA got administrative processing again?
5. What should I keep in mind before applying.

Thanks very much in advance!

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a_visa     02/28/2020 04:22 AM

I attended B1 VISA interview in Chennai this week. Luckily my VISA was approved in first attempt. My interview lasted for hardly for 1 or 2 mins. Here is how it went:

VO: Good Morning, Passport please
ME: Good Morning. Here it is..(Handed over the passport)

VO: Where are you going
ME: To visit my company HQ in XXX

VO: How long will you be visiting
ME: 2 weeks, from XXX to XXX

VO: What meeting will you be attending in US
ME: <Explained about the meetings>

VO: What product you are working on?
ME: I am working on <ProductName> (The same product was mentioned in my DS160 application, roles and responsibility section)

VO: What is your designation at <CompanyName>?
ME: Senior Software Engineer

VO: Why did you travel to Europe, was it on business or personal?
ME: I went there on Schengen Business Visa to meet our client. It was related to business.

VO: How long were you there
ME: 1 month

VO: What is your salary
ME: XXX/annum

I believe VO makes up there mind largely depending on your profile and how you present yourself at the interview. So be confident and give clear and point to point answers :)

For me, I have worked in some top product firms, have around 10 yrs exp and have travelled to Europe before, so that might have helped.

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Bobby0004     02/24/2020 07:31 AM

Hello All, I just want to share my experience and if there is anybody who can help, will be greatly appreciated.

Actually, I'm the USA returned in 2019 after living for 10 years and came back to India in March 2019 to look after the family business. In which I'm the director of the company. Due to company requirements, I had plan for a B1 visa for a conference in Newyork and got denied. Likewise, I've applied 3 three times and got denied all three times. I really don't know the reason for the denial. We're a 25 years old company in which I was the Director of the company. Its been 6 months I've been denied 3 times and now, I would like to go for the fourth time. If there is anybody the same as me who returned back from the USA looking to get the visa or already got the visa. I really appreciate your help in advance.

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Bobby0004     02/24/2020 07:19 AM

Hello All, I just want to share my experience after my visa got denied 3 times.
Actually, I lived in the USA for last 10 years and came back to India to look after our family business in which I'm the director of the company. The last year 2019 March I moved back to India completely and started looking after our company. As we're a financing company would like to invest in future opportunities. so, I applied for a B1 visa to attend a conference in Newyork and likewise, I applied totally of 3 times for different conferences. Unfortunately, I didn't get the visa. If there is anybody who knows what might be the reason for the denial. I really appreciate it in advance.

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