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After finishing the formalities, my token number was displayed to go to counter number 24.
The VO was a male and he was quite young .
He approved a family visa for a couple and a kid , and then another student went ahead of me, could not hear what his decision was , finally it was my turn.
VO : how you doing sir?
Me : I am doing fine sir, thank you, how about u?
VO : just fine , pass the documents
VO: so , why you going to US?
Me: For MS in Computer science
VO : which university ? ( he peeped into my I20 and read it)
Me : University of Texas at Arlington
VO : ok , how many universities you applied for?
Me : University of Connecticut , Delaware, IIT chicago and UT Arlington.
VO : OK , can I see your score reports?
ME : sure , passed it to him ( I got 299 in GRE and 96 in TOEFL)
VO : what is your Undergrad GPA
Me : I told I secured 70%
VO : OK , why university of Texas Arlington ?
Me: Sir , for the past two years I have been working in Telecom domain on Network management system. At UT Arlington, there is a dedicated lab for research on security management which falls under network management system , I have had a mail conversation with a professor called Mathew Wright (who heads the lab) and he told me that I can work on his projects with my current experience , so I choose UTA.
While I started saying this he suddenly looked at me , typed something for a while and told ” Sorry I cannot issue your visa at this point of time ” and issued me a white form
I was zapped for few seconds , i didn’t know what to do , I asked him can I know the reason for rejection? He told me to read the form. and he called the next candidate.
In the form he placed a tick mark on two places which says:
- You do not qualify for a student visa under US immigration law ..bla bla. you do not meet the criteria
- That you intend to return to India following the completion of your studies “
I in fact had a letter of sabbatical leave from my organization that my leave will be approved for two years, I did not get a chance to tell him all this as he called the next candidate immediately.
I had taken all the property documents to show the family and India ties and I also had print of the email communication with the professor.
What are my chances if I reapply within the next 1 or 2 weeks? I can show the VO my documents and try to convince.
I think you should try again for F1 Visa.