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B1 Visa Interview - Chennai Consulate, India
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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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