221g 214b frustrated

After 21 Day in 221g Came 214b Rejection Notice – F1 Visa

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa Interview Experiences 22 Comments

Sharing Ankur’s comments.

My name is Ankur.

I had my visa interview on 16 th july at new delhi consulate.

I am applying for master in information technology at University of North Carolina Charlotte.

This is my second attempt for the visa.

After my visa they gave me 221(g) yellow slip and asked me to submit the sevis transfer notification.

I submitted that along with my passport and I-20 on 30 of july.

Today I get the passport without my visa with a 214(b) letter.

I am feeling completely dejected now. I don’t know what to do. My orientation will be on 18 of Aug.

 

About 221(g) – Administrative Processing

From US Embassy in Iraq about 221(g).

Will you still issue my visa?

We end up issuing almost all cases that we refuse under Section 221(g).  As soon as we determine that you are qualified, we will “overcome” the refusal under Section 221(g) and issue the visa.

If you will issue anyway, why do you refuse in the first place?

The law requires us to adjudicate (issue or refuse) every case on the day of the application.  Since we usually are not yet prepared to issue, we must first refuse.

We will not overcome every single person’s 221(g) refusal.  For example, if we ask you to provide a birth certificate or additional proof of your relationship, and you do not give it to us within one year, your case will remain in refused status.  Finally, if we discover that you are not eligible for the visa for some other reason, we will also refuse you under the new, appropriate section of the law.

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Comments

  1. My case exteremely strange. I got an approval at the interview then after few days I received an email, which notified me that I was refused due to 214b. They told me that they will be returning my passport via mail. After getter the VO word “approved”, I was making preparations such as buying luggage, dresses…etc but suddenly everything went absurd. Is there anyone who has heard such a case ?

  2. (Edited version)

    I’m not surprise. US embassies had very ugly reputation in denying visas for apparently no reason and mistreated their foreign investors or visa appliclants. For instance I heard about people who got their visa denied to 214 b for just asking questions or arguing. I think that my F1 visa was denied simply because I was arguing for only 30 seconds about the bank statement despite that my college had accepted me and I had certificate of eligibility for F1 visa that also proved that I had more than 18,000 dollars minimum requirement and my english proficiency level is also good but the staffs bullied me by asking inappropriate dumb questions and the lady at the counter shut the curtain in front of my face at the end without giving further instructions! They are uncivilized and rude so I don’t even know what they are doing at places like embassy because I thought that diplomats had to behave better. They are not even real, I guess. I know because my father also work for embassy but I had never ever seen anything like this. These rude idiots had radically overturned my visa denial status from 221g to 214b for apparently no reason. This means that my certificate for eligibility for F1 visa is useless and does not prove anything so I had torn it and burned it because they became garbage in my house and there is no reason to keep it. I did not refuse their order but excuse me, that does not mean that I cannot argue since I had only 10 days to fly there due to mandatory orientation and I just wanted to know if I can bypass this procedure. The lady just have to explain to me and say that it is obligatory but there is no need to behave like an uncivilized rude idiot and mistreated me like that since I don’t deserve that kind of treatment. They failed to give me a rational explanation and they failed to apologize by email. This is why I am still boycotting all US products. It’s been more than 3 years that I am boycotting all US products. I recommend anyone who is in my situation to boycott US and don’t go there. To be honest, I don’t really care much about their bankrupt country that has more than 19 trillion dollars of national debt and a high tax, high cost of living, high inflation, crumbling infrastructure and so on. What they did was stupid and counter productive. They failed to realize that there could be unforeseeable consequence in their action. There are so many other better countries that we can go. Even Canada, Australia, Japan, etc are better than the US. If it isn’t because of my old college credits that I wanted to reclaim then I would not certainly want to go to USA to study or build my life because that terrorist country is collapsing so there is no good future for me to live there. Too bad for them. Just let them rot and starve due to their incompetence and stupidity. They are the ones who is broke but not me so I don’t give a crap. So is this how US diplomats behave in the US? Like uncivilized rude monkeys??? Let them keep up on being rude so more foreign investors whether they are international students or business men would not go there to invest in their bankrupt economy. They wanted to take this too personal and making fun of us? Alright, now we are also taking this as personal and we will do the same to them! How about this? They must LEAVE MY COUNTRIES if they wanted to behave like this!!! We don’t want these rude americans!!!! Go home yanks!!!! We will go for an eye to eye!!!! I’m also glad that Iran had recently banned all us citizens and I encourage other countries to do the same.

  3. I’m not surprise. US embassies had very ugly reputation in denying visas for apparently no reason and mistreated their foreign investors or visa appliclants. For instance I heard about people who got their visa denied to 214 b for just asking questions or arguing. I think that my F1 visa was denied simply because I was arguing for only 30 seconds about the bank statement despite that my college had accepted me and I had certificate of eligibility for F1 visa that also proved that I had more than 18,000 dollars minimum requirement and my english proficiency level is also good but the staffs bullied me by asking inappropriate dumb questions and the lady at the counter shut the curtain in front of my face at the end without giving further instructions! They are uncivilized and rude so I don’t even know what they are doing at places like embassy because I thought that diplomats had to behave better. They are not even real, I guess. I know because my father also work for embassy but I had never ever seen anything like this. These rude idiots had radically overturned my visa denial status from 221g to 214b for apparently no reason. This means that my certificate for eligibility for F1 visa is useless and does not prove anything so I had torn it and burned it because they became garbage in my house and there is no reason to keep it. I did not refuse their order but excuse me, that does not mean that I cannot argue since I had only 10 days to fly there due to mandatory orientation and I just wanted to know if I can bypass this procedure. The lady just have to explain to me and say that it is obligatory but there is no need to behave like an uncivilized rude idiot and mistreated me like that since I don’t deserve that kind of treatment. They failed to give me a rational explanation and they failed to apologize by email. This is why I am still boycotting all US products. It’s been more than 3 years that I am boycotting all US products. I recommend anyone who is in my situation to boycott US and don’t go there. To honest, I don’t really care much about their bankrupt country that has more than 19 trillion dollars of national debt and a high tax, high cost of living, high inflation, crumbling infrastructure and so on. What they did was stupid and counter productive. They failed to realize that there could be unforeseeable consequence in their action. There are so many other better countries that we can go. Even Canada, Australia, Japan, etc are better than the US. If it isn’t because of my old college credits that I wanted to reclaim then I would not certainly want to go to USA to study or build my life because that terrorist country is collapsing so there is no good future for me to live there. Too bad for them. Just let them rot and starve due to their incompetence and stupidity. They are the ones who is broke but not me so I don’t give a crap. So is this how US diplomats behave in the US? Like uncivilized rude monkeys??? Keep it up on being rude so more foreign investors whether they are international students or business men would not go there to invest in their bankrupt economy. They must LEAVE MY COUNTRIES if they wanted to behave like this!!! We don’t want these rude americans!!!! Go home yanks!!!! We will go for an eye to eye!!!! I’m also glad that Iran had recently banned all us citizens.

  4. My F1 interview (for masters) was on 23rd feb 2016. After the interview VO gave me 221g white slip and checked box and written that father’s financial documentation.
    I have submitted all required docs very next day. Could you please tell me how long it takes and can i reapply for the same f1 visa?
    Please help me

  5. Dear Akad, i will advise you to appear for IELTS again and get good band.You can not change your academics but you can improve your IELTS score.

  6. am having my interview last before the resumption date of my school will that affect my visa discussion

  7. I am planning to apply for MBA in Coleman University, California. I have 36 years old and 15 years experience in administration field. I have score in graduation , 12 and 10 standards around 45% marks. And overall band is 5% in IELTS. University ready to give me an admission. But afraided that the Visa officer will reject my F1 visa due to poor academic mark. Anybody Please guide me.

  8. hello everyone plz help me,
    i was issued a 221 g yellow slip and was asked to submit a research statement for my program.it has been 7 weeks since and there is no update on my status.somebody plz tell me what is the difference between a pink and a yellow slip.my colg is startin in 2 weeks and i dont have my visa.i hope all my efforts for my further education dont go in waste.plz help

  9. Feel sorry about it Ankur. Well I want to tell you that have you checked that is there any date before 18 aug. and when is your joining that is commencement of program as on given your I-20. If it is like that then you can reapply- this one is the first option. Next option is if date is after 18 Aug. for visa interview then mail the international admission office of the university for the extension in your joining date and telling them the reason behind it also make a call to the university. If not then you can defer your admission for fall 2013. just make it quick.

    Regards
    Prateek

  10. I have certain question to clear
    I had given visa interview with my first attempt in Mumbai on 28 June 2012, i got rejected
    then i had again given in kolkata on 16 July and again i got rejected with my second attempt.If i appear for third which i m planing for, in next fall , as i deferred my admission to fall 2013, So how much chances are their of getting me visa , or should i apply for visa with another university , or should i have not to give third attempt.

    1. Rishika,
      You can reapply for as many times as you want, but do not shift to another university for the same semester and term. If you plan to apply for another Term, select the same university or a university with a higher reputation, but also make sure this new university shouldn’t have been mentioned earlier, it should be entirely new one. For eg. If you got selected in Universities ABCD and you invited I-20 of University B and got rejected. Next time when you reapply for another Term, say Fall or Summer, apply for University B again BUT not University C or D (because you already did not select these universities during the first time, so visa officer might question you “Why this University now?”
      OR you can apply for University E or F from ABEF.

  11. Yep deependra bro is absolutely right.Don’t be upsets.Try ur utmost.Definitely you will reach ur destinations…so best of luck.I have also refused two time earlier but I have never abandoned my hope.But I m still trying…everyone plz pray for me that I will reach my desinaction.Thanx everyone.

  12. Deeependra
    It is very unfortunate that you are using such language to talk about USA.. in a blog that devotes most of its content to getting to the US. Please remember that people in the US are very particular about safety measures and about following the correct protocol. This is one of the reasons why so many students even want to go to the US in the first place.
    Many times, we don’t understand the reason for a refusal. It is the duty of the Visa officers to keep their countries borders secure.
    Having been here for a year, I admire their meticulous work culture.
    A good applicant will definitely get their VISA.. if not the first time.. then within the next few times.

    1. yaaa M Sen ..
      what are u telling is true but its not completely true because there should be some criteria to reject or approval of visa…..in most of cases they are rejecting visa or going to bother applicant for second or third time…………..by the way i used some rude language for USA because Ankur is my close college friend so I could not stop my emotions…really concerned……….by the way I appolize for this………..dont worry …….just chill………!!!!!!

  13. feel sorry for Ankur.i don’t know what to say because my own VISA decision is pending due to administrative processing and its been roughly 15 days since i haven’t got any updated status regarding my VISA.

    1. Hello S. Bhandari,

      I am also waiting like you , mine was at july 24 and VO replied me also “Your Visa has been approved” but kept under administrative processing. My last date to join is August 20, but didn’t get any update yet.

      When is your joining date?

      1. Hello,
        My reporting date,as per my I-20, is on 16th August,2012.But,my VISA decision is still pending.Don’t know what to do.All i can do is wait and hope for the Best.And,Best of Luck for you,hope you will get your VISA before your reporting date.

        1. Is there any update ?
          Have you received VISA?

          I missed a phone call today from Embassy. Now worried to get an update tomorrow.

  14. Very Sad… Ankur…what the hell USA is………….saale…….bloody kammene ………….ok keep trying best for something else…..dont be exhausted….ur patience and determination would not be in vain…try……!!!!!!!!

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