Last week i gave H1 business visa interview and got rejected in first attempt. I am single, 30 yrs and does not own any property/assets in India and have never traveled Abroad.
Result : Rejection
Me: Good Morning
VO: Your Passport
Me: handed over(with smile)
VO: Purpose of visit
Me: I am travelling to get the training on new features which we are releasing and to analyze physical data centre for testing.
VO: How long you will be staying there?
Me: 2 weeks
VO: Any specific dates for this training.
Me: handed over training schedule plan
VO: Why do you need 15 days for training? Can't finish earlier?
Me: This is the shortest possible plan, we have divided the itinerary into two weeks, 5 days for the requirements gathering and 5 days for data centre visits .
VO: Who will be looking after your position in your absence?
Me: My colleague.
VO: How can i assume that you will come back to India after this training?
Me: My family lives here in India and i got a decent job with which am very much satisfied(with smile). On the top of this we have got a strict timeline from our client, being lead of QA team i need to execute planned action items after coming back.
VO: Why can't you have training online?
Me: We had this training online earlier and faced a lot of issues while integration so my manager wants me to see the data centre.
Me: No, but my parents do own two houses.(again with smile)
VO: Sorry, i cannot approve your visa this time and handed me 214(b).
Don't know what went wrong or may be VO was not in good mood.. Don't know being single how can i show my strong ties with India.Please give me some suggestions and feedback so that i can re-apply.
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