My US visa b1/b2 got rejected for the second time under 214 (b). I hold Indian passport, living in KSA for 3 years as resident (Doctor). Since i want to attend a conference in US which will be held in every year in any one of the states , i decided to attended interview in KSA and was rejected. can you please suggest what could be the possibilities and how i can improve my chances for next time? how long I should wait before applying for a next chance?
Both interview, I was prepared with invitation letter from organizers of conference, salary certificate from employer, evidence of family ties in KSA, asset documents. Unfortunately consul officer not asked for any of documents and he clearly told that he need only the passport when I tried to give all the documents.
First interview was:
me- good morning officer: good morning me: when i was trying to submit passport and other documents officer : give only your passport officer: first time to us? me : yes officer : why you are going to us ? me : to attend conference officer : who sponsoring? me : myself officer: what your job in ksa, how long, salary? me; bla..bla..bla officer : are you traveling alone ? me : yes officer:are you married? me : yes, staying here with family in KSA, have 2 kids. officer:have you traveled to any other country during last 5 years? me : UAE once officer: relative in us ? me : no officer: any relative in canada ? me: no officer: show your bank statement? me : shown officer: cannot issue a visa under 214(b).
Since conference is hardly 2 weeks away, Second attempt was done exactly a week later after submitting a new application. This time I included more documents to prove more ties such as family photo with date, my first kid's school fee receipts, bonafide certificate from school , second child's vaccination card, my car documents etc..and all documents organized well. on the day of second interview :
me : good morning ( same officer interviewed for the first time ) officer: good morning me : i was trying to give all documents including passport on top in a transparent file. officer: give only the passport officer: travelling first time to us ? me : yes officer: purpose? me ; to attend conference officer:you have been here before? smiling me : yes, last week officer : give your token number, you have to wait wait until Some one calls you. after a minute i was called for interview by another officer. officer 2 : hi good morning me : good morning officer 2 : what you doing here me : im working as bla bla officer 2 : how long in KSA me:3 YEARS officer 2 : WHERE YOU GOING TO US ? ME : bla bla to attent conference officer 2 : your salary me : bla bla officer 2 : travelling alone me : yes officer 2 : dates of your conference? me : bla bla officer 2 : have you traveled TO ANY COUNTRY DURING PAST 5 YEARS ? ME : UAE officer 2 : with in past 3 years have you traveled to any country other than India ? me : no officer 2 : sorry, your visa got denied under section 214(b).
Both officers not asked for any other documents/ ties and so i didn't gt a chance to show/ explain the ties.
what could be the possible reason for rejection? how can i improve my chance if iam applying for nex time either for conference / for sight seing with my family ?