I am an international student from India, on a student Visa in Australia, currently studying in an Australian university in Melbourne. I had applied for a b2 Visa. And I got rejected under the grounds that I didnt demonstrate strong ties. I was planning on visiting my friend during my semester end break. The officer asked me how my studies were funded. I said from an education loan back in India. Then he asked me the purpose of my visit and the duration to which I replied tentatively a month and half. And finally asked me if I was single. To which I replied yes. And the rejection, I asked for the reason to which he replied I havent stayed in Australia long enough (I have been here 5 months) to prove that I will be able to come back. Can anyone help me figure out what exactly might have gone wrong?
You didn't qualify for the visa because the consular officer decided that you did not overcome the required presumption under U.S. law that every visitor visa applicant is an intending immigrant until they demonstrate otherwise.
Applicants for visitor visas must overcome this presumption by demonstrating:
• That the purpose of their trip is to enter the United States temporarily for business or pleasure;
• That they plan to remain for a specific, limited period;
• Evidence of funds to cover expenses in the United States;
• That they have a residence outside the United States as well as other binding ties that will ensure their departure from the United States at the end of the visit.
In your case, unfortunately you fit the profile of a typical high immigration risk application. You’re single and have already left behind your home country, you’ve only recently started your studies so could potentially easily abandon them, and you’re funding your studies from borrowed resources. How to prove that you have significant ties with family in your home country?