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US F1 Visa. Got the 214(b) Denial. I am devastated. Any help will be appreciated. Please advise.
Hi I need help regarding my F1 visa. I was rejected on 30th July and was given the generic 214(b) letter which says I was not able to show ties to my home country. They didnt ask about my country though

Me: Goodmorning

VO: Goodmorning. Santa Clara University. Why are you going ther?

Me:Apart from subjects such a machine learning and big data modelling that every university has I get to choose subjects such as blockchain and fin tech which im passionate about.

VO: I see youve spent quite some time in US.

Me: Last two times I went there was for work and the one before that was for my sisters graduation.

VO: I see you have a chinese work permit.

Me: Yes I studied my undergrad from Beijing, China then came back to India and went to Shanghai to work for a year.

VO: I see you spent 6 months in USA in 1996

Me. That was when I was on my moms passport.

VO: Were you there in 1996 on B2 visa?

Me: I dont know I was on my moms passport.

VO: You were ther on B2?

Me:Must have been.

The VO leaves and takes my passport and I-20

Comes back types a bunch of stuff on her computer while im staring at her smiling awkwardly as I was nervous by this time and after 10 mins

VO: What do you do currently?

Me: I work as a senior business development executive at nash healthcare we do analysis on clients needs and source producst from china for selling and manufacturing in India.

VO: Here is your I-20. I cannot give you a visa at this time. Also I have cancelled your Tourist Visa.

Me: May I know the reason please?

VO: Its in the printed slip.

I left and couldnt say thank you to her as I was shocked and devastated. hope she didnt think I was rude to not say anything after that.

So after the interview I spoke to my father. He says I was on L2 visa not B2 and never overstayed my visa in the US. I have received visa of US and visited in 1997 and 1999. I have even received US tourist visa in 2017(the one she cancelled) for 10 years and visited 3 times in 2 and a half years for a total duration of 8 months(1 month,4months and 3 months).

I was 4 years old in 1996 and this question totally came from the left field as I was not prepared to answer it. I should have said l2 visa if only I had known about it. My mom passed away in 1997 in California so I have her passport but am looking for the L2 acceptance paper visa.

I am preparing to apply again and this time will let them know about the L2 mistake i made in the last interview also they did not ask about my property, my grades, future plans or any of my 5 other admit universities.

How can I make the next interview count and change their mind?

I have never overstayed and followed the laws of every country i travel to. Also im genuinely planning to come back. Have my girlfriend in India and plan to start my own company as I dont want to work for anyone also the hoops you have to go through for H1B are crazy.

Please help

If it matters Im 27 from New Delhi India.
I am planning to give my next interview in another city(mumbai) not because itll be easier but because they have earlier date slots(should i not?)
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J2 visa stuck in administrative processing. Asking to re-register marriage.
Hi, I am writing this because my wife is stuck with her J2 visa application process. We have known each other for 14 years. We fell in love just after school and wanted to settle in our lives and then get married with our families' consent. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way. She's from a different caste and our parents were very orthodox and unaccepting for a marriage. While all the convincing was going on, I got a job and moved to USA. We kept convincing but to no result. Finally, we decided to marry. We arranged for a lawyer who had some arrangements to get a quick marriage and registration done. I asked my boss for some vacation time, flew to India. We got married in a temple (no religious ceremonies were performed), got a temple marriage certificate. Then we applied in the court and got a legal marriage certificate from the registrar under Hindu marriage act. I flew back to the US and my wife applied for the J2 visa. She was issued an objection form asking for more ceremonial pictures. Since I was back in the US that couldn't be done. I went back on vacation a few months later, we performed the ceremonies and resubmitted the pictures. The consular now issued another objection form asking to re register the marriage. We don't know how to do that. Can someone please help? Thanks in advance. P. S. : Our families are still against this marriage and they don't know about all this.
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F2 visa for my wife and child
Date : 29/7/2019
Consulate : Chennai
First Attempt


VO : Give me your husbands I20
VO : What is the company he is working for?
VO : What's his salary
VO : Your visa has been approved. Enjoy!
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F1 visa rejected with214(b)
Status : *rejected*
Consulate : *Hyderabad*
Time: 9:00
A person who is assisting the queue took my passport and i20 and placed it at my counter.
VO: please move forward...good morning.
Me: good morning sir.
VO: ok you are going to Kettering University.
Me: yes sir.
VO: when did you graduate?
Me: told
VO: what's your percentage
Me: told
VO : how many universities have you applied?
Me: I said 2
VO: why only these 2 universities?
Me: gave the reasons.
VO: what's the other University?
Me: University of Michigan Dearborn

That was the last question he asked. He typed something and said these words *unfortunately I can't grant your visa*

Gave me 214(b).
I really wanted to study. My intention was not to stay there but why I got this rejection. Is there anyway I could prove them in my next chance?
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F2 visa denied
Hello All,
My wife was denied F2 visa in May for possible immigration intention and handed 214(b) form. We are thinking of reapplying for her visa. Now the question is whether we should reapply in the same category or try in other category like visitors visa? Please advise.
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Rejected B1/B2 twice.
I applied for B1/B2 VISA twice for USMLE step 2 CS examination, but rejected both times.
Now I am thinking of joining Masters program on student visa with good GRE scores. Is this decision wise or I should try the third time on visitor visa. Are my chances of getting F 1 visa less?
Please guide me.
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F1 renewal rejected
i went to renewal my F1 visa in ottawa and was rejected and she cancelled the existing visa that is yet to expire but i plan to reapply and go to Toronto this time, what can i do
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f2 rejected
My f2 visa was denied twice. on the first note, the V.O didn't tell me why I was rejected but the second V.O told me my husband can't be my sponsor. Can i change my sponsor to be my brother and what is the likelihood of being approved?
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F2 visa experience in Hyderabad on 17-05-19
My wife F2 visa experience

1) who arranged your marrige
2) what is your spouse name
3) is he on opt ? Or cpt
A) he is on cpt, doing PhD and internship . Internship is the part of the course
4) can I see your marrige album
5) where did you get married

Finally your F2 visa was approved
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H4 to F1 visa interview-rejected
visa date: 6th june 2019
venue: hyderabad
time: 11am

VO: when is your husband's visa renewal date?
Me: May 2020.
VO: how many universities did you apply?
Me: only 1 university-bowling green state univ.
VO: why did u apply only one univ?
Me: I have inquired before applying regarding other univ and met adviser of this univ and discussed my profile with him. i liked the course structure of this univ hence applied to this univ.
VO: Is your bachelors degree same as the masters course?
me: No it is different.
VO: when did u finish your bachelors?
me: 2016
VO: what did you do from then?
me: i was working with Accenture as software engineer for 2 years till 2018.
VO: Why did you leave your job and planning for masters?
me: i got married after that in 2018 so moved to US to accompany my husband. now planning for masters.
VO: who is sponsoring for studies?
Me: my father
VO: why not your husband is sponsoring?
Me: my husband will take care of my living expenses and my father will sponsor my tuition fee.
VO: what is your father? what is his income?
me: He is Govt. employee of salary xx lakhs rupees per annum
VO: Will that be sufficient for your studies?
Me: i have 20 lakhs of cash and 15lakhs of approved loan form canara bank in India.
VO: what is your gre score?
me: 303
VO: do u have any backlogs in bachelors?
me: no i dont have any.
VO: is it collateral or non collateral loan?
me: i don't know the meaning of the term "collateral" could you ask in other terms. I can show you my financial documents if required.
VO: is it collateral or non collateral (asked for 3 more times)?
me: sorry i don't know
VO: sorry your visa cannot be approved.

i booked another slot for interview in Chennai. what to improve in my answers
Please help.
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