F1 visa New Delhi Experience shared by Nikhil.
I’ve been following your blogs since, the day I got rejected for my F1 visa. In my opinion, I got rejected under 214 (b) because I applied to only one university. I’ve seen some of your blogs where people who’ve applied to only one university got their visas.
F1 Visa at New Delhi
Here’s how my interview went on 28/7/2011 at 9:30 AM in New Delhi.
(VO seemed an Indian with his accent)
Me: Good Morning Sir.
VO: No answer. Working on his PC
VO: Which course you are going to pursue?
VO: You applied how many universities?
Me: Sir, I shortlisted 4 universities: UMASS Boston, Illinois State University, University of Bridgeport and Depaul University. UMASS had an earlier deadline, so I applied for the university and got my acceptance when I still had time to apply for the rest of the universities. Since, UMASS Boston was my first choice, I didn’t feel the need to apply to the rest of the universities.
VO: Why UMASS Boston was your first choice?
Me: Sir, there are few factors. First, its a well renowned state university and its MBA program is top ranked. Second, Top Notch Faculty- the academic curriculum is taught by academically and professionally qualified faculties. Third, small class size which creates an active learning environment.
VO: So, you applied to only one university?
VO: Where you’re currently working?
VO: What is your salary?
Then the Visa Officer started started working on his PC. After a minute, he said, “Sorry, I couldn’t give you Visa. You could check out the reason in the booklet.” and handed me a booklet with reason mentioned as 214 (b).
I’m a serious student with good credentials and professional experience. That’s why, I’ve been granted course waiver for four courses by the university. Can you please help me for my Visa as I’ve applied again. I need to get through this time because my job notice period will end on 29th august.