Student VISA

Fall 2017 – F1 Student Visa Experience: (Chennai Consulate | Northeastern University | Information System - Rejected)

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University: Northeastern University
Course: MS in Information System

Second Attempt
Chennai Consulate
Date:
July 2017
Status: Rejected
Counter No: 25


Visa Interview Experience:


VO was a guy in his 40's...he had rejected a guy before me.

VO: Good morning, please pass me your passport and i20.
ME:
Good morning officer (handed over the documents)

VO: So what other universities did you apply to?
ME:
I applied to university of Illinois Chicago apart fron northeastern.

VO: Did you get an admit from the other school?
ME:
No officer.

VO: Have you been refused a visa before?
ME:
Yes.

VO: Where did you apply? Here in Chennai?
ME:
Yes sir.

VO: What has changed since your last interview?
ME:
I have added my mother as my sponsorer.

VO: Why Northeastern?
ME:
Northeastern University provides 8 specialisation tracks in Information system. One among them is healthcare information systems which I intend to specialize in.

VO: Why do want to do MS?
ME:
I have been working in healthcare domain from past 2.5 years and I aim to apply for more challenging roles.

VO: So you have to quit your job and join school?
ME:
Yes.

VO: How are you going pay for school?
ME:
My parents have savings of 53 lakhs and I have taken a secure education loan.

VO: Oh, so you have taken a loan?
ME:
Yes.

VO: What's the amount?
ME:
44 lakhs.

VO: What does your parents do?
ME:
My mother is a government officer who is working as a xx in xx department and my father is a retired government official who was working as a xx in xx department.

VO: What's your mother's annual income?
ME:
6 lakhs per annum (this was mentioned in the CA certificate where only net income is considered as per last year's IT returns, it was around 8.5 lakhs this year)

VO: Started typing and after 30s, I am sorry but you are not eligible for an US visa right now and handed me the blue slip with 214b first check box checked.
ME:
 May I know the reason sir?

VO: Under the section 214b, you are not eligible and I can tell you only that.
I left the counter disappointed.


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