Following F1 Visa for Bachelors – Rejected – Spring 2012 – 214(b) experience was shared by Anup.
I had my F1 visa interview on 8th December & was rejected on the 214b law that I haven’t shown home ties.
I have just scheduled a 2nd interview now…and it’s going to be on 19th December, which is in a week exactly…but this will be my 2nd and final chance for the visa as I won’t be applying a 3rd time
The interviewer this time asked nothing related to me coming back to India after my studies or of me showing her any convincing home ties, for example Property papers, which I had with me..or social ties like I’m the only son.
Moreover it may have lasted no more than 1 min 30 secs..
She asked me why I have picked the particular university(University Of Southern Arkansas) and was satisfied with my answer, then asked me about my plans of funding the program and again I explained it to her satisfactorily..
She asked me why I was going for the Spring term while usually students start in August.. I replied that ”I hadn’t found a university that satisfied me until August and by that time it was a couple of weeks late for the Fall term.”
She said – ”Ohh, all right..”
Then the final question – ”Why do you want to pursue your undergraduate studies in the US, as it is extremely different than the studies you’re used to here in India?”
This was tricky and please tell me what exactly I’m supposed to answer to this question if its posed to me next week.
This time I answered – ”The universities in the US are more project oriented and research oriented while here in India, it’s mainly theoretical.”
- F1 Visa Rejected Potential Immigrant – I came out and cried
She didn’t seem entirely convinced and this was when she passed me the letter of rejection.
Please, please help me out and tell me what to answer to this question the next time when I go for my interview.