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Visa refused under 221g
Hi i just got interviewed on 10 oct 2023 my sister is usa citizen mother is on green card i have pending petition f4 and have wedding on 17 feb 2024 of my niece
Question asked
What is the purpose of you visit
When your sister went to usa
Which visa she went on usa
What are you doing right now
My wife only asked what are you doing mem
And then you are not elligabel right now pls try again later
I have 3 kids 5 years and 17 months old i don know why i got rejected. Please guide me can i reapply in january does it effect again 221g.
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My B1/B2 Visa experience
So before I start revealing my experience , I would highly recommend these 2 Key rules for this entire process - Be honest & Be confident.

Basically the whole process happens in 3 phases.

1. Submitting a DS 160 & Visa scheduling
2. Bio metrics
3. Visa interview

My experience is with reference to B1 B2 Tourist visa in Chennai consulate

I filed my DS 160 myself it’s very important that you provide details with utmost honesty . Because this is very important and this details will be with Visa officer during your third phase. Once the form is filed you can submit your DS160.

Scheduled my interview ( you get two dates , one for biometrics and one for visa interview ) . I had 10 days between this two interviews


On the day of biometrics , carry your DS 160 confirmation page , Appointment letter & of course your passport ( current & old ). They dint ask for old but it’s better you take them. This process is quite straightforward.

Phone was allowed ( switched off )
NO smart watches
NO airpods

My appointment was @ 2.30pm.I was allowed by 1.20pm itself and I was out by 2.15 pm

1. Security over the gate will check if you really have appointment to your name
2. If you have appeared with the right appointment ,you will asked get inside the premises and there will be a queue ( was my longest around 20 mins ).
3. You will directed to the actual VFS office which will be on the first floor.
4. There will be a security check ( just like airport ) .Once its cleared you will be sent to a counter where your documents ( DS-160, Appointment & Passport will be checked
    and marked with pencil ). Importantly, your passport will be sticked with a barcode on your passport.
5. You will be directed to the biometric hall ( many biometric windows will be there , you will be asked for the passport and your name and age will be reconfirmed). They will
    ask you place left & right 4 fingers --then both your thumb.


Had 10 days gap between my biometrics and interview phase.

My interview was @ 11.30pm . I was there by 10.20am. I was out by 10.40 am

NO phones allowed.
NO bags allowed
Only your passport & all supporting documents

1. So on the day of my interview, i was formally dressed and had a folder with all my supporting documents. I had them properly organized for avoiding hassle. I reached 1 hour prior to my slot and was immediately allowed inside the premises.
2. An officer checked my passport and marked my presence in his official gadget
3. Another office with his access ID waited swiped his card and allowed me inside a hall.
4, There was a security check in this hall ( like airport ) and once its over was directed outside this hall to connect the actual consulate ( this is where visa interview happens )
5. I was asked for my language preference ( English ) and was allowed in a queue . In 2 mins time i was allocated with a window with officer. I was placed 3rd in the queue.
6. Both parties left happily after their interview and it was audible.
7, I was called by the officer and I greeted him. He greeted me back and asked for my passport alone.
                        Can I have your passport? -- Sure officer (gave my current passport)
                         Is it business/tourism? -- I explained in two sentence ( I was travelling with my wife )
                         Does your wife holds a visa visa? Yes officer
                         Has she travelled to US before ? Yes officer, she had travelled twice before.
                         Does she work? Yes officer, She is employed ( works in so & so and does so & so )
                         How long are u guys married ? we are married since ..
                         Do you have kids ? No officer
                         Have you travelled outside India ? Yes officer ..mentioned the countries i have travelled to
                         Do you know anyone in the USA? Yes officer ...mentioned my relatives
                        Where do they live in the USA?.. They live in the Jersey and mentioned exact address
                        How long you intent to stay there? 3 weeks officer
OK , Place your fingers and as i was doing that i was told my visa is approved.

My passport was kept and i got my visa in 2 working days.


1. Dress formally
2. Have necessary documents in place
3. Take someone with you to interview place if possible ( for holding your belongings )
4. Be honest
5.Be confident

                                                                                                                               GOOD LUCK
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name correction in portal
Hello my aunt name typed wrong in portal. I am not able to correct it
given so many emails to consulate, there is no reply . in the portal it is showing as IN PROGRESS since 2 months
called to the customer care so many times and after long waiting time call is disconnecting .
pls anybody help her
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Parents B2 visa
Applied for parents B2 visa. First 10yrs expired so we went for non in-person route being, just sending the documents. We received 221 and was asked to appear for an interivew without a set date. It says walk-in within a time window. Due to reasons, parents could not make a trip to embassy for 6 months or so and now they plan to go for one. Is there any risk and potential questionnaires we need to be concerned about?

Thank you.
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Dear Members:

I have been to US before on B1/B2 Visa and the visa was expired last year. When I filled the DS-160 form, I was given a Interview waiver confirmation page. And now I am in the process of B1/B2 visa renewal . I would like to know, how long the US embassy would take to process the Interview waiver visa . Did anyone applied before, please let me know. Thanks
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Parent's date of birth correction in my DS160
I was filling out DS160 form for my parents B2 visitor visa and realized that their Date of Birth mention in my DS160 was incorrect. Do I have to correct my parents DOB in my DS160 & if yes then how to do it since my visa is already stamped & I'm in USA right now.
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VFS canada Passport Submission
I am currently studying in the USA and have received a passport request from Canada. I have been approved for a visitor visa for Canada, but I have two passports. One of them contains a US visa, while the other one is my currently valid passport. My question is whether I should submit both of my passports or only one of them to the Canada Visa Application Center (VFS).
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B1/B2 Family Visa Interview
My Family B1/B2 Visa Got Approved

My Biometric appointment was on 21 May and Consular appointment on 22 May in Morning 8.00 AM.

we have 4 year, and 6-year kids so took photo of 50 X 50 mm with us in Biometric. next day we reached at consulate approx. 07.15 am and we stayed on queue. Security asked to go inside who have slot of 8.00 am.

we again done Fingerprint on window and stayed in queue. I had chosen Gujarati Language.

My interview started with greeting VO.

1. Why you want to go US?
Ans: Vacation.

2. have you visited outside India?

Ans: Yes (Travel destination was in DS-160 so VO had checked inside)

3. Have you taken any Travel Package or any Relative?

Ans: I have Older Brother over there.

4. how long he stays over there?

Ans: 11 Year

5. What is his Status?

Ans: Green card Approved.

6. What are you doing?

Ans : I am running Software Development Company.

7. What is age of Company?

Ans: I am running this company from 2006.

8. what is your yearly Income?

Ans: I had told as per my ITR.

9. Has Anyone filed Immigration file?

Ans: Yes. I had Made Immigration File through EB5 Investment Category.

10. How long waiting Periods?

Ans: 3-4 year as per Backlog.

11. what are you doing? (Question asked to my Wife)

Ans: Housewife.

Finally, VO told us golden words ' Your Visa is Approved. '

VO was very nice and polite. Your Answers should be aligned with your DS-160. every time VO check your answer with your written Details in DS-160.
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Processing time for interview waiver Calgary
Hi, so my partner's B2 visa renewal was denied in India, issued 221(g) slip. He moved to canada, got work permit. Has now applied again and qualified for IWP, docs sent and received by consulate. One of the questions in the qualifying questionnaire was that, has your visa in the same class been refused in the past six months, which it has not since 221(g) slip was issued in Aug 2022. Few questions -

1. Any idea of the current dropbox renewal time period in Canada?

2. In case visa denied and interview required, does the consulate still schedule follow up appointments themselves or will he have to do it on his own? Wait times are very long and he has to visit next month.

Thank you!
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L1A Visa help needed.
My employer in US will be applying for L1A (manager) visa. I am very confused as to what documents to send for the petition. Screenshots of emails, leave approvals, raises, etc for direct my reports?? Has anyone here applied fro L1A? Can you tell me what supporting documentation did you send for L1A?
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