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Read Luther’s First time F1 visa rejection for UTA under 214b.
My F1 visa got approved after the first attempt rejection under section 214b .
Thanks to HSB and all others for the help and useful tips for the visa interview.
F1 Interview details :
- Place : Chennai consulate
- Time : 8.30 AM
This time another young VO took my interview and he asked MANY questions , here is how it went :
Me : Good morning sir
VO : Good morning , how are you doing ?
Me : I am doing fine sir ,thank you . How about you.
VO : I am doing Great!!
He started staring at the monitor for atleast a minute and was reading the previous VO’s comments .
VO : what was your Undergrad specialization?
Me : Information/computer science
VO : whats the percentage?
VO : any backlogs?
Me : NO sir
VO : May I see the individual marksheets?
Me : sure ( passed it to him and he checked all the marksheets carefully)
VO : When did you graduate?
Me : 2009
VO : What have you been doing since then?
Me : I have been working Sir
VO : which company ?
Me : Wipro Technologies
VO : whats your designation?
Me : software Engineer
VO : What is that you work on?
ME : Sir , we develop multi vendor pluggins for network analyzer.
VO : ok , who is your client?
Me : Alcatel Lucent
VO : why do you want to quit your job?
Me: Sir , I am not quiting my job
He gave a surprised look !!
VO : are you going on leave?
Me : yes sir , sabbatical leave
VO : Do you have any documents?
Me : yes sir , ( gave him the leave request letter provided by my HR, he started reading it and checked the leave and course duration etc.. )
He was half convinced by now.
VO :will they pay you higher salary when you get back?
Me : yes sir,I was told that I will hired back for higher deisgnation and compensation based on my educational qualification.
VO :any idea how much you might get? ( with a smile)
Me : Sir I don know the exact hike , right now I earn XXX /month , when I get back I might get around YYY/month.
He raised his eyebrows and gave a convinced nod and smile
VO : OK , so why UT Arlington?
Me : Sir , the courses offered in the field of networks and databases are excellent in UTA .
There are dedicated labs in the fields of security and performance management which are my area of interest.Studying these courses under well renowned professors like XYZ will definitely add a lot of value to my education.
VO : Ok , which other university accepted you?
Me : Illinois inst of tech
VO : why did u choose UTA over IIT?
Me : sir , like I said they offer specialization in my area of interest.
VO : if you knew these courses are not offered in IIT , then why did u apply to IIT in the first place ( with a Sarcastic smile and looks ).
Me : sir , even though they do not offer courses particularly in security management ,but still there were other areas of specialization in networks which is offered in IIT , so I applied.
Vo : Ok sir , I am approving your visa , you will get it with in seven days.
Me : Thank you sir ( with a smile )
I noticed many ppl were being rejected that day ,mainly under section 214b.
Felt like telling everyone to prepare well and apply again 🙂
After that I left the consulate and went to the near by Saravana bavan ordered two pomegranate juice , and he charged a whooping 183 bucks for just two juice .
Didn’t get such a shock even when my visa was rejected in the first attempt !!:D
Do you know you have to pay for Fresh Juice in USA?
You will be glad they charged only $3.75.
Good luck. You will definitely have fun in UTA.