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Fall 2017 Visa Experience: (Chennai Consulate | Cleveland State University | Computer Science)

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Profile Details:

University: Cleveland State University
Course: MS in Computer Science

 

First Attempt
Chennai Consulate
Date:
June 2017
Status: Rejected
Counter No: 27
 

Visa interview Experience:

VISA Rejected in 3rd attempt too.

VO Dint look like a foreigner, more or less like an Indian.

VO: How many admits you have got?
Me:
I got 3 admits from Cleveland State University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Houston CL.

VO: Show me your GRE score?
Me:
Passed. (Saw and threw to me in the window)

VO: What is your post graduation plans?
Me:
I want to be a Solutions Architect in Cloud computing (Interrupted here)

VO: What is cloud computing?
Me:
*Told the answer*

VO: Who is sponsoring you?
Me:
My parents are primary sponsors and educational loan of 25L.

VO: What is your father's income?
Me:
5L per annum.

VO: Is that all he earns?
Me:
No mam, my mom is also earning 6L per annum and apart from that I have an education loan.

(I failed/forgot to explain my parents savings of 18L per annum)

VO: Sorry you don't qualify this time and threw a blue slip 214b with first one ticked.

P.S: She rejected a L1 visa infront of me. Even though she explained everything with a better fluency. She rejected her.


Second Attempt

Chennai Consulate
Date:
July 2017
Status: Rejected
Counter No: 26
 

VO: Thin guy at his late 30's. I was the first one when he opened his counter.

VO: Can you pass me your I-20 and passport(with the smiling face)
Me:
Sure Sir, Here it is(with the smiling face)

VO: So Cleveland State University?
Me:
Ye Sir.

VO: What is your GRE Score?
Me:
296 with 151Q.

VO: When did you graduate?
Me:
I graduated in April, 2014

VO: What were you doing since then?
Me:
I was working in Cognizant for the past 2.5 years as a Senior Software Engineer.

VO: Why do you want to go back to school now?
Me:
I did my Under graduation in Computer Science, which had a wide range of subjects, but there was no specialization. I was interested in Cloud Computing and got opportunity to work in it. In my current organisation my role is Senior Software Engineer where my next role would be Technical Lead, If I have a master's degree I will directly work as a Project Lead.

VO: How are you going to fund your education?
Me:
My parents are sponsoring me and I have an Education Loan of HDFC Credila of 25L and Parents savings of 18L and since both my parents are working they together earn 11L per annum.

VO: Was talking with a lady behind him, and started typing in for few seconds, took a blue slip 214b with second one ticked this time and said sorry sir cannot approve your VISA this time.


Third Attempt

Chennai Consulate
Date:
July 2017
Status: Rejected
Counter: 20

VO: Bald guy with beard in 35's.

Started like previous attempt.

VO: When did you graduate?
Me:
I graduated in April, 2014.

VO: What were you doing since then?
Me:
I was working in Cognizant for the past 2.5 years as a Senior Software Engineer.

VO: Why do you want to do masters now?
Me:
I have gained practical knowledge in my area of interest and my career growth is stagnant now, to grow in the field I would need even more understanding in the subject. Having a master’s degree in US will always put you on-demand with lot of opportunities here in India.

VO: How are you going to fund your education?
Me:
My parents and uncle is sponsoring me and I have an Education Loan of HDFC Credila of 25L.

VO: What does your parents do?
Me:
Father is onto Real Estate Business and mom is having a Beauty Salon.

VO: What does your uncle do?
Me:
Uncle is having a start-up company here in India, Retail Solutions which he started 3 years ago, And I'll be joining as a Business Analyst in it.

VO: After long typing, took the passport and kept in the tray, and suddenly took back again and apologized, sorry sir cannot approve your VISA this time and took a blue slip 214b with first one ticked this time.


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