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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
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..


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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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saurabhjain2005     09/05/2019 03:02 AM

Today was my experience in Delhi and here is how it went.

Before the interview-
I had to fill my DS160 twice as I had made a mistake in birth place. You can fill it as many times as you want. You also need not link it to your confirmation. When you go to VAC they will link it themselves. You just need to tell them which DS160 you need to consider. So it is a hassle free process. Pls dont go with any mismatch with your passport. For people going to Delhi, no need to carry any photos as it will be clicked in VAC.

Day 1:

15 mins process. Go at the designated time to VAC, they will take biometric and pic. Thats it.

Day 2:
Visa interview:

VO was a very pleasant lady.

Me: Good morning.

VO: What is the purpose of your visit.
Me: I am finance manager and look at the xx domain. We are kick starting our annual plan and hence need to attend business meetings related to same.

VO: what is your title?
Me: Finance manager

VO: Have you ever aplied to US visa earlier?
Me : No, first time.

VO: Have you travelled abroad?
Me: yes (gave all the country names and purpose of visit like for business or leisure)

VO: what is your monthly salary?
Me: Around 2lacs. It is 2* lacs annually.

VO: Duration of stay?
Me- 7 days

VO: your visa is approved.

One thing to mention is thatshe didntask for any documents whatsoever.

Me: Thank you so much. Have a nice day.

It was really hassle free and swift.

I think looking at your application, they would have already made their mind.

Piece of advice:

Dont fumble and be genuine. I looked at her eyes all the time and didnt try to give details more than asked.

Also, it depends on the VO. I saw one VO rejecting atleast 3 people so luck also matters.

Thanks for this forum for the guidance.

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Antonyr89     08/27/2019 10:47 AM

Vo: Hey good morning!

Me : Hi good morning nice to meet you.

Vo: passport please

Me : here it is.

Vo: What is the purpose of your visit/travel?

Me: to attend healthcare industry conferences which is hosting by Xxx&yyyy

Vo: what type of conferences?

Me : xxx and yyyy and explained the nature of conference.
Vo: do you have offer letter and your travel itinerary documents?

Me: I’ve shown my us company invite letter and my full documents for the travel with flight tickets.

Vo: Why do you have to attend?
Me : On an annual basis, we exhibit at these conferences to solicit ourselves to the attendees in these conferences. I will have direct access to the decision makers who are seeking ways to improve their efficiency on revenue cycle.
Vo: What’s your company name?
Xxx y company headquartered in xxx. Ga
Vo: How long?

Me :8 days.
VO: What is your designation?
Senior Business Development Executive.
Vo: what’s your experience and How long you have been in this company?

Me: I have four plus years of experience in healthcare space and i have been with this company since last November.

Vo: What dose your COMPANY do?
We are a xxxx so and so explained in detail.

Vo: are you married?
I’m engaged me and my fiancé going to get married next year of March 2020

Vo: sorry sir this time I can’t approve your visa because I feel that you don’t have a strong bond and link here in India to travel usa please apply once the circumstances changes and all the best for your next visa interview.

Me : thank you sir have a nice day

Anyone please tell me what was the reason to my rejection? I was 99% confident that I will get the visa bcoz I was delivered my answers in a very sharp and neat manner and I haven’t left his eye sight. . Please guys your help will be very useful for my next visa application

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Kk007     08/26/2019 04:30 AM

VO: GM, Passport please
Me: GM, gave the passport

VO: you work for XYZ company?
ME: yes

VO: How long you have been there?
Me : xx years

VO: purpose of visit?
Me: explained in 3 lines.

VO: designation?
Me: told the designation

VO: what's your role?
Me : Explained the role

VO: why they are sending you?
ME : Explained the importance of me.

Golden words from Vo : congratulations your visa is approved.

I would like to thank this forum for all inputs.

Key observations:

Need to maintain eye contact even VO is not looking at you
Do not fumble
Be confident and prepared on repeated questions
Purpose of visit is key point in all of them.


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shivani_somanchi     08/26/2019 01:54 AM

B1/B2 Non-Immigrant Visa – How the process goes

Day 01:

• You need to carry your Passport, DS-160 form and Appointment Confirmation for verification. Make sure your details received in DS-160 exactly matches with your passport details, word-to-word.
• If your received DS-160 has any typo errors with your original certificates detail (or) mismatches with the info present in your passport, you can ask in the correction centres near by the passport authority office by showing the originals for which you need to pay amount (will be less than 1k). After the updates done, make sure the info in DS-160 and passport matches exactly word-to-word. Then a new application number gets generated which needs to be carried further.
• The website used for filling/updating our details is https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/
• Your details will be verified thrice by the people over there and 2 kinds of stickers will be pasted on backside of your passport. DO NOT REMOVE THEM UNTIL THE VISA PROCESS IS TOTALLY OVER.
• You will be asked your purpose of visit and then thumb impressions with photograph will be taken.

Day 02:

• You need to carry all your supportive documents along with passport and DS-160 form because VO can ask any document of his like to know your details are genuine.
• At one of the US representative counter your fingerprints will again be verified again so that they can match with the ones taken on Day-1.
• You will be given a counter number and guided towards it where you will meet the VISA officer for your interview. Be firm & Confident. Never ever tremble giving answers to the VO else you will be troubled with more questions.

Below was the interview session with VO -

VO: Hi Sir, Good Morning!
ME: Very Good Morning Sir. How are you doing?
VO: Am good sir, thanks for asking.

VO: What is your full name?

VO: Okay. What is your Company name and location?
ME: XXXXXXXXXX, Hyderabad.

VO: Have you ever travelled out of your country?
ME: No sir, this is my 1st time.

VO: Your info says your experience is 9yrs, who was your client all through these years?
ME: I have been part of this project since the time I joined the company and it’s the same client since 9yrs.

VO: Can you tell me your client name?

VO: What is the purpose of your visit?
ME: To attend Business Meetings related to my project.

VO: What is your project about?
ME: My project is about XXXXX tool in Educational Domain.
VO: Sir, I can’t process your visa for your answer, attending business meetings in US as your purpose of visit. Can you tell me more?

VO: What is your project? What is your role in the project? Why are you in particular chosen to go? And how long is your stay? What is your designation? (He expected me to answer all these 5 questions at once)
ME: Am part of XXXXX project and we use XXXXX tool, used by many companies which offer XXXXX benefits to their employees. I will get to know how we have impacted our clients over a period of time and our future plans to attain more prosperity on either sides. Because I have been part of this project since 9yrs, with my understanding over a period a time I can provide my inputs during these discussions which could lead to the betterment of the project. My stay is like 3weeks. Am a Senior Software Developer. I always feel so happy working with such an esteemed client all this time and in the upcoming business meetings, I will do my best to attain happiness in relationships on either sides.

After hearing it all he just smiled to me and said –

VO: Your VISA is Approved. Congratulations! In another 5days you will be informed to collect your passport.
ME: Thank you Sir. Wish you a Good Day ahead.
VO: Thank you, you too.

After 3 days got an sms stating your passport is ready to be picked up!!!

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