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ab1234     09/17/2019 11:07 AM
 


first of all i need to thanks this forum which helped me a lot in how to prepare and answer in the visa interview.

i have completed my bio metrics on 9 th sep , and i have an B1 visa interview on 10 th sep 11.15 am slot, i have reached the Chennai us consulate and 10.30 and waited in the queue and they allowed as per the time slot,around 11.15 i went inside after completing the security check,and i was allotted counter no 2 .

VO : Step forward, GM how are you .
Me : VGM Sir , i am good thanks! how are you doing today.
VO : I am good , its a sunny day today.
Me : yes sir
VO : pass me the passport please .
ME : passed the passport .
VO : tyong on the system for 30 sec , and looking at this system why are you going to USA.
ME : i have a business review meeting , followed by production release and training on new tool which our client acquired.
VO : which place are you travelling.
ME : Newjersey.
VO : Are you only or any one from your company also travelling.
ME : we are 4 people travelling .
VO : can i see your invite letter.
ME : i just passed it to him , he saw it and started typing on the system.
VO : Cant this be done online.
ME : no sir , we have a production release and we faced lot of issues in last release so my client wanted me to be present there to overcome the technical glitches.
VO : are you a lead.
ME : I am an senior consultant but i lead a team of 5 members.
VO : oh nice,how many weeks you are going to stay and what is the agenda.
ME : 2 weeks and i said the agenda, which is mentioned in invite letter.
VO : are you married.
ME : no sir i am engaged , getting married in dec .
VO : wow , he said and started tying something in his system and he asked how many years are your working with this compnay.
ME : said 4 + years.
VO : he again started typing for 30 sec and finally he said , your visa is approved and he handed over a slip and said you can collect your passport in 3 working days .
ME : with a smile !! Thanks sir have a good day and i left.

My suggestion is don't get panic or nervous by seeing rejection or approvals in front of you , just go with cool mindset and maintain eye contact and answer confidently .

 


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Romimax     09/16/2019 16:41 PM
 


I have given my interview on 13th Of Sep 2019 at Mumbai.

My details below

Work Experience : 4 Years 7 months
Current company (4th company): 1 Year 8 months
Purpose of visit : Business Conference
Number of days : 4 days
Marital Status : Single
Annual Income : 5 Lacs
Age : 26

VO was a male and he seems strict

VO : What is the purpose of your visit ?
Me : I am going to attend the one day workshop and annual conference. Attending this conference would help me in enhancing my skills.

VO : How long you are with your current company?
Me : 1 Year 8 Months

VO : What's your designation?
Me : Associate Consultant

VO : What you will be learning from the conference?
Me : I said technical terms in 2 lines.

VO : Sorry, You are not eligible for the visa this time.
Me : Thank You.

No documents asked. I had my invitation letter and conference registration and hotel booking.

I don't even know the reason why he rejected. It was unfair for me.

Need your help. Please do suggest?

Can I reapply again ??


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lokeshshines     09/15/2019 15:27 PM
 


Hi Visa Holders,

Please help me to understand the best answer for Purpose of visit.

AM actually going to get the Go-live certification from the clients.
We have completed the product setup on cust environment.

I need to be there during go live date, monitor the system for 2-3 days and get the go live confirmation from them. If there are any concerns, i need to understand that, come back and work with my team.

Would this answer look fine to get the b1 visa.

Please correct me if its not valid for b1 visa.


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SureshKrishnan     09/14/2019 00:51 AM
 


Hi all,

I have my B1 visa interview scheduled next week.

Going through these VISA interview experiences and observing that the rejection rate is at an all-time high makes me nervous. So, I've started practicing the questions asked by the VO so that I don't fumble. Even after thorough practice and thought, I'm unable to figure out the outcomes of a few questions.

I decided to get help from the people here.
Below are 2 questions for which I'm not sure if I'm giving the right answer.

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Q: Why is your company sending only you despite your less experience (~3 years) and less association with the company(~6 months)?

A: I've worked for my current company as a contractor for about 2 years before joining as an FTE. I have been working in the same project for the past 2.5 years and I know the interlocks of the module quite well. I've also recently got an appreciation/award for the work I'm doing. Currently, I lead a team of 4 people and the business thinks that it's better if I attend these meetings and provide feedback and receive inputs so that the software can be designed better and launched faster with fewer bugs.

Q: Why can't your seniors/managers go in your place? Why you?
A: As I said earlier, because of my long-time association with the project, I know the module quite well. My manager is new to the company and hence he's going through transition phase. My director and architect, by looking at my performance so far, think I can accomplish this job of understanding the priorities of business well so that I can get my team implement them upon my returning.

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All the answers I've given are true. Please evaluate and let me know of my mistakes before I commit them and lose my chance of attending the business meetings.

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manis10     09/14/2019 04:35 AM
 


i am applying second time, B1 visa rejected 5 years back.
I am employed in current company for 8 years.
Traveling for a business meetings with my company counter parts and customer.
not married
29 years of age
Stay would be for 2 weeks.
Designation :Assistant manager
CTC 8LPA
Traveled to China 5 times- Business visa, Thailand 2 times - Tourist visa

What are the chances of getting visa approved?

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aks555     09/13/2019 01:03 AM
 


Hello Everyone,
I feel this is a very good forum giving the overview of what to expect during B1 Visa interview or what kind of answers you can give. I personally feel that there's no point of stressing out yourself thinking about question an answers. Only thing I would like to suggest is frame your answers to the point and be confident that you are visiting for Business purpose only. Don't try to cook up stories because what's not true cannot be proven...

I have been rejected last year but post that I was able to travel to different countries and this time around I got my visa approved. I was very genuine with my answers and the agenda of Business meetings.

I am not posting question answer details because there was only one question asked from me and it was depth which includes all the other questions indirectly. All in all, be confident, be genuine and rest will follow..

Thanks..

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mayank755     09/12/2019 14:15 PM
 


Hello Everyone,
Firstly I would like to thanks everyone who have shared their experiences on this portal.It really helped me alot. I have got my B1 visa in first attempt . I was searching for many thing which i never found here , like the way you dress, they way you talk etc. will share everything on my youtube channel.
Will share video link soon. till the time here is my experience.

I went to Delhi embassy , after a long queue , i got my number . (5 persons prior to me were already rejected at the same counter where i

VO: Good Morning
Me: Very Good morning (With smile)
VO: Can I have your passport
Me: Yes Please . (I gave it to her)
VO: Tell me about your role and purpose of your visit.
Me: I am working as Senior software engineer , having 5 years of exp . Purpose of my travel is to attend business meeting with business stake holders on xyz tool which helps our sales and marketing representatives .
VO: Nice. So how many days you will be in unites states.
Me: My travel is planned for one week only.
VO: Can I see invite letter and travel plan.
Me: Here it is (I gave my documents). meanwhile i was telling her that i have been invited to attend this and this with stake holders as recently we have acquired xxx company so this trip will help us to redesign xxx tool at offshore.which is help full to the growth of org.
VO: What is you income.
Me: I am getting xxxx per month. But nothing to worry, this trip will pe sponsored by my company xxx.
VO: (Looking at my passport) , So in past did you traveled for business purpose
Me: No mam, I went on vacations to Singapore for one week only with my family.
after 2 mins of her typing
VO: Nice. I am approving your visa. (Golden words) .
Me: Thank you so much . Shall I leave for the day.
VO: Yes. you can collect your passport in 3-4 days.
Me: Thanks . Take care.

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doctorshalini     09/12/2019 10:47 AM
 


Dear Experts,

Please analyse my details and suggest if I can get through the B1 interview successfully.
Kindly give suggestions for the same. I am..

1. First time applicant for B1 visa
2. Doctor by profession with 6yrs of work experience
3. Experience with current company: 3 months only (I am hired by my current employer as I have specific skill-set related to this project)
4. Purpose of travel: Knowledge acquisition and knowledge transfer from the client related to the project - "Business meeting and discussions as per Invite letter from my Employer"
5. Duration of travel- 45 days
6. Never been to any-other country before
7. Current CTC - 8.5 LPA
8. Designation: Group Lead
9. Married but living separately (not divorced or filed for divorce) and have a 4 yr old daughter living with me and studying UKG
10. I am living with my parents who are dependent on me.

Please mention what will work in favor of me and what you think wont. Kindly mention if I have to carry any specific documents based on the details mentioned above.

Thank you so much for your help !

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[email protected]     09/12/2019 06:09 AM
 


Hello Experts,

Below is my case. I would like to know what interview questions can be asked by VO.

First time applying for B1 visa
Total exp: 6 years
current company exp: 3 years
US travel history: traveled on dependent visa earlier
Other countries visited: Dubai (Leisure)
Marital status: married
Designation: technical consultant
purpose of travel: business meeting with clients

What interview questions can i expect in visa interview(other than mentioned below)??

Purpose of travel?
Roles & responsibilities?
travel details(duration, dates, invitation letter, place of stay)?
project details?
family details?

Also what could be the best answer for "Purpose of travel?" in case travelling for business meeting & requirement gathering in 3 lines.

Appreciate your time. thanks much for your help!


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adarshbaalak22     09/10/2019 09:04 AM
 


Details: -

Age: 24
Work Experience: 2 Years and 2 Months
Previous Travel History: Nil
Date of Interview: 10th September 2019

VO was a nice lady who had accepted 2 Visa requests prior to me.

VO: Good Morning. Your passport please
Me: Good Morning Maam and handed her my passport.

VO: What is your designation
Me: Told her I work as a Software Consultant at Xxxx.

VO: How long have you been working with this company
Me: 2 year and 2 months.

VO: What is the purpose of your visit.
Me: Business Meetings. yyyy is one of our new clients and they have brought our product zzzz. I will be travelling to US to understand their requirements (interrupted by VO).

VO: What is your salary
Me: 8 lakhs.

VO: Have you ever travelled before for business meetings with any other client?
Me: No. (But then suddenly I realised that this might be a reason for rejection). So I asked the VO if she meant within India or Outside. Kindof fumbled while asking this. She said tell me about your experiences within India. Fumbled a little more but told her that I visited Mumbai to meet one of the clients abcd.

VO: Unfortunately your Visa cannot be accepted right now.

Please suggest: -

1. What went wrong here - is it the fumbling, no prior travel experience or anything else?
2. Should I apply again for a Visa interview? If yes, then after how long?
3. If I apply next time, would it be more helpful in getting accepted if I say that I will be travelling to attend a 1-2 day conference and produce related docs?

Kindly help. :)

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