B2 VISA denied

Microsoft mmdnkj
Feb 6 17 Comments

My parents recently got a rejection for their tourist VISA application with 214b. Have any of you been through this? What did you do different in the following attempts to get the approval?

Folks at Microsoft: Does MS provide any VISA assistance or consultation in such issues?

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  • PayPal wervziv
    Take the interview in your mother tongue.. your parents would be able to answer more confidently.. just my 2 cents
    Feb 6 6
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      BOBAchooos

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      BOBAchooosmore
      How many times did they get rejected? Do they have any travel history?
      Feb 6
    • Microsoft mmdnkj
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      This was the first attempt. Did the interview in mother tongue
      Feb 6
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      BOBAchooosmore
      Go through a lawyer or a consultancy if it helps, they'll have better tips and guidance / tricks to crack the interview process for them
      Feb 6
    • Microsoft mmdnkj
      OP
      That would be my next course of action. Thanks!
      Feb 6
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      Do we need a LeetCode to crack the immigration interview?😂
      Feb 7
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    BOBAchooosmore
    Lol just make sure they have enough funds in their Bank account or assets to show
    Feb 6 2
    • Microsoft mmdnkj
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      The VISA officer didn't even ask for those details
      Feb 6
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      They won't. The VO is a live test to check how honest you are and your intentions in general. They know docs can be faked and won't bother going through them on the spot
      Feb 6
  • Microsoft H5f3
    My wife’s mom got rejected as well. She also expected they will ask a lot but they asked only couple of questions and rejected.
    She went back in 3 weeks and was proactively telling about her anchors in the home country and she got a visa.
    Feb 6 1
    • Microsoft mmdnkj
      OP
      Wow! Going back in 3 weeks sounds pretty bold.
      Feb 6
  • Apple py1
    I know someone who got rejected several times. Finally she visited another country and returned to India. The B2 application after this trip was successful.
    Feb 6 0
  • T-Mobile WozniAK
    Just curious. Did u provide an invitation letter explicitly stating their travel plans, where they would be staying and who would be taking care of their lodging and other expenses??

    I sent a signed original doc for the VO’s reference. My parents are not very fluent in American accent too but got approved in Mumbai consulate.
    Feb 6 1
    • Microsoft mmdnkj
      OP
      I provided no such document. My purpose was to show that my parents are fully capable of handling their expenses. Also, did the VO ask for the invitation letter?
      Feb 6
  • eBay gh2fcvbd
    My parents visa was also rejected first time when they went together, applied for both my parents separately after 3 months, got approved
    Feb 6 1
    • Microsoft mmdnkj
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      Why'd you apply separately? Did u show any changes in your situation the second time?
      Feb 6