Student F1 Visa rejected at Chennai, India consulate
Date: 08th July 2019
Counter no: 28
Slot: 10.45 am
Status: Rejected (214b)
Course: MS in CS,
University: Wright State University
I’ve reached the consulate by 10:30 am and was surprised to see a long queue. There were people standing from the earlier time slots. I was allowed to get into Q at 10:55 am.
After a lot of struggle, I was asked to join the line for the Interview inside at around 12.15 pm. The VO was in her late 30’s(Maybe) looks like American.
She has rejected H1B visa also before me with 214b
Me: Good Afternoon Officer.
VO: Please pass your passport along with I20
Me: Sure, here it is madam
VO: When did you graduate?
Me: I have graduated in the year 2015 from Electronics and Communication Engg.
VO: What have you been doing since then?
Me: I have been working as Senior Engineer at Sasken Technologies Ltd., Bengaluru.
VO: Why do you want to leave your current job and plan for Masters?
Me: I should have gone for Masters after my UG also but I thought of having industrial work exposure. So that I can know what exactly the industry is looking for. Over the course of 4 years, I have been doing testing, coding, and debugging the applications. Now I need to enhance my skills to become an Architect position in coming years. For achieving this I am planning Masters now.
VO: How many Universities you have applied.
Me: I have applied to 6 Universities, do you want to name them.
1. University of New Haven
2. Texas AnM Kingsville
3. Cal State San Bernardino
4. University of Missouri Kansas City
5. Texas AnM University-Commerce
6. Wright State University
Out of these I got rejected by UMKC and got 5/6 admits.
VO: Who's sponsoring your education.
Me: My Mother is sponsoring my education. She is a govt. servant and works for Govt. of AP.
VO: Have you taken any education loan?
Me: Yes, we have taken education loan from State Bank of India for 20 lakhs. And it's a secured loan.
VO: What's your mother annual income?
Me: Around 12 lakhs per annum. It is my father dream to pursue in the USA who is no more here. After graduation, I will come back to India to take care of my mother.
She kept on typing for more than 30 seconds and said
Sorry, you can't qualify for the VISA under section 214b.
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