Following reader posted a comment about F1 Student Visa denied due to Section 214(b). So far I have posted about F-1 Visa Interview experience.
Most of them were about successful visa stamping, but this student couldn’t get F1 Visa.
F1 visa rejected under 214(b)
I had my interview at 9:30 today…
VO- When did you pass out
ME- i completed in 2009, following which i did 1 year rotatory internship
VO- what in bachelors
ME- Bachelors of Homeopathic Medicine and surgery
VO- Why Psychology
ME- It was one of my subjects during bachelor’s and since then i found that it is very related to my stream and we utilize the concepts of psychology knowingly and unknowingly
ME- We lay alot of stress on mental symptoms and use psychotherapies like free association type &c
VO- But i feel psychology is more related to Diagnostics rather than counselling
ME- Yeah, but there is a seperate stream of clinical psychology, which i will be opting in my electives in second year, so that i can relate it to my stream
VO- how many universities you applied to
ME- 4 Universities- Suny Binghamton, Texas A&M, Western Kentucky and Marywood University
VO- Why XXX as first preference
ME- Actually my first preference was Suny Binghamton but since i didn’t manage to get an admit from that, i have selected this XXX
VO- Why Binghamton as first preference
ME- because of higher ranking and better infrastructure
VO- did you get an admit from Texas A&M
VO- your parents sponsoring you
ME- Yes, they have XXX in liquid assets and XX crores in immovable Properties
VO- What do they do
VO- sorry, i can’t give you a visa today, i am not convinced
Please tell me where did i went wrong, what was the reason of 214(b). Can i stand any chance if i apply again. what shall i do, please guide me
WHAT IS SECTION 214(b)?
Section 214(b) is part of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). It states:
Every alien shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, at the time of application for admission, that he is entitled to a nonimmigrant status…
WHAT CONSTITUTES “STRONG TIES”?
Strong ties differ from country to country, city to city, individual to individual. Some examples of ties can be a job, a house, a family, a bank account. “Ties” are the various aspects of your life that bind you to your country of residence: your possessions, employment, social and family relationships.
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