I was asked just four questions!
How could they decide if I’m a potential immigrant in 4 simple questions?
It was barely 30 seconds and F1 Visa is rejected.
4 Question F1 Visa Interview
1. Why do you want to study in the USA?
As US is having one of the world’s best education system which I’m looking forward to. So, I want to study in the USA.
2. What universities did you apply?
I gave all the names of the universities.
3: Why do you want to study in this university?
I selected this university according to the curriculum they provide and it is near to silicon valley which is the biggest IT hub in the world. That will provide me exposure and which would help me in the future when I will come back to my country.
4 Which organization do you work with?
Right after the 4th question Visa Officer have the 214(b) slip – F1 Visa rejected with 214b.
Anyone can guide me regarding what should be my next steps.
I will be appearing for the interview again soon, but what extra documentation should I carry with myself this time?
The issue is that VO never asked for any documentation when I went for the first time, so I am confused what went wrong and how that should be corrected.
The answer to your question is described here – What is 214(b) Rejection mean?
There will be 11 FAQ’s in the above link. Refer to the questions and answers.
And there are really useful comments from the readers about possible reasons for rejection below.
In one of your answers you have told about the curriculum of that university. I think it is not a good answer because most of the universities there have almost the same curriculum. VO asked me the same question and I answered that I have contacted with one professor there and showed the correspondence of that. But if you have not contacted with any professor then please tell them about the research you want to do there and if it is the cheaper university among the universities you applied then please mention this also. Also please do not give several answers of one question. I was very careful about this in my interview. Try to give the answer slowly and patiently. Best of luck for your visa interview.
In short, your answers showed you are an average student with potential immigrant intent.
Answers were not detailed enough to show you really know what you are going to be doing in the USA!
“..it is near to silicon valley which is the biggest IT hub in the world..”
There is no relation between attending a school in Silicon Valley and it being an IT Hub. So, think carefully about every word that comes out from your mouth about visa answers.
Your words speak volumes about your intentions.
And it’s not enough to say, America is the Best. You have to tell, why US is the best for your needs and wants.