F1 Visa Rejected – Pace University for MBA

Hi guys, I got rejected for F1 today at Mumbai, the VI lasted for 30 seconds.

F1 Visa Rejection

Me: Good Afternoon…
VO: How are you doing sir?

Me : very good.

VO: what course are you going for?…(was nervous and didn’t go into my ears)
Me: I will gain tremendous exposure in U.S. and also it is the best place for pursuing ….interrupted

VO: What course have applied for ?
Me : Masters of Business administration

VO: Which universities have you applied to?
Me: PACE university, Saginaw valley state university, Johnson and wales, Alfred university, University of Findlay, …mmm..university of New Haven

Vo: where did you get the admits from ?
Me: Saginaw valley, Alfred, Findlay and Johnson Wales..

Vo: Oh…so are you working?
Me: Yes….I am working for XXX

Vo: What are your future plans?
me: After completing my MBA, I will come to India and work for a good MNC.

Vo: So will you be joining the same organisation after coming back ?
Me: Yes, I will inform my supervisor so that after coming back I’ll get a better designation.
Vo: Sorry sir you have been denied for a Non-Immigrant Visa under section 214(b)

Please feel free to comment…need suggestions, and also wanna know would there be any repercussions if I go second time.

Related : F1 Visa Denied in all 3 Attempts


  1. Kashyap Bhatt on June 17, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    People, i went for my VI for the second time on 14th june at 11:00 in Mumbai. As per my previous experience, I was more confident and focused, but what followed was only 214(g).

    Me: Good Morning Sir,
    VO: Give me the pink slip,

    VO: what course are you going for?
    Me: I am going for my Master’s in Business Administration

    VO: Which university?
    Me: University of Findlay

    VO: Why have you selected this university
    Me: The prime reason is it gives me 4 major concentrations and 5 minor concentrations also it is among the old universities in US, established in 1882.

    VO: Which universities did you apply?
    Me: University of Findlay, Jhonson and Wales, Alfred University, Pace University, Saginaw valley state university, University of New Haven

    VO: Why didnt you go for Saginaw Valley State University?
    Me: Both the universities are equally good, but the course offered by UF is in line with my areas of interest.

    VO: Have you applied earlier?
    Me: Yes, I have appeared on 3rd june, infact I was shocked to hear my refusal…
    (VO repeating and typing…”infact you were shocked to hear my refusal”)

    VO: where does your father work?
    He is a central government employee, working with Indian Railways.

    VO: What is his annual income?
    Me: 6 lakhs per annum
    (looking into my eyes..repeating”6 lakhs pa”)

    VO: Sorry, sir as there is no any change in your application, you do not qualify for the Visa, ….2-3 lines of student and potential immigrant..

    Me: It’s Ok…

    The VO was a guy….have no clues….what went wrong the University or the Finances…I wish I could have elaborated on the finance….

    Feel free to share you suggestions…do I stand any chances after second refusal for F1 visa in third attempt? This time I plan to change my univ in DS160 as Saginaw V state Univ…what say ?

  2. Kashyap Bhatt on June 10, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Hello people, I have got my second attempt on Tuesday the 14th.

  3. Anjani on June 10, 2011 at 4:11 AM

    I guess he rejected you because he thought your answers were too undeterminisitc and lacked confidence for Eg:
    First U said u will come back and join the MNC in India, then later you said you will join the same company and will inform your supervisor…. I feel these answers were the factors in decision…

    • Kashyap Bhatt on June 11, 2011 at 10:52 PM

      thats true Anjani…..so are there any repercussion for the second attempt ?

      • Anjani on July 13, 2011 at 7:59 AM

        hey Kashyap,

        Sorry I am too late to reply as I did not receive alerts on mail, but did u get the visa second time…

  4. Viraj on June 6, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Well that is little sad to know.

    Well am an young aspirant for further studies at USA.
    What I feel is the VO was expecting the stronger answer of you returning back after the education at USA. In fact he wanted some proof of returning back before the visa is approved. You must be good at convincing that you have no intentions of residing over there after the education as you have strong ties at your mother land. Adding more information next time about parents, relatives, some bank account details, residence proofs etc can patch up this problem easily.

    Hope my suggestion’s would work little.
    Good luck next time..

  5. Surya on June 3, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Hey sorry for your reject, but definitely you would have given a better answer when he asked you about your future plans.(“returning to the same organisation” blew up your VI)

    Check the mock visa interviews in HSB. you will get an idea how to frame an answer for that question. This time prepare well and be confident. Getting the Visa stamped is easy…. you can do it…… Good Luck.

  6. Hari Veturi on June 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    What was the reason? o.O Its such a strange and the shortest interview I guess! I guess you lacked confidence…

  7. acc1444 on June 3, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    I could not find any clue what visa officer would have thought about you. As you said you were nervous but then you were answering what he was asking, I do not think he has rejected just because you were answering whatever you have remembered but he had doubt that he will be potential immigrant.

    Non-Immigrant Visa under section 214(b) means…..

  8. abir mandal on June 3, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    well for one, you could tell the truth.. who in their right mind would claim they will join the same organization and expect the VO to believe him?

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