Reasons for B1B2 Visa Rejection, plus Correction- B1B2 visa denied / B1B2 visa rejected

 Learn the reasons for B1B2 visa rejection. Plus get expert advise to correct the mistake 

reasons for b1b2 visa rejection

B1B2 visa denied / B1B2 visa rejected 

If you wanted to travel to the USA but you got your B1B2 visa denied or rejected after the interview and you want to know the reason for B1/B2 visa rejection, then you're in the right place to get information about the reasons for B1B2 visa rejection. 

However, if you're rather interested in the visa interview experiences of those who successfully passed the B1B2 visa interview and got their visa approved, then read the other post- SUCCESSFUL B1B2 visa interview questions and answers PDF.

B1 visa rejection reasons/ B2 visa denial reasons/ Reasons for B1B2 visa refusal 

The major reasons for B1B2 visa rejection or denial are:- lying, not having enough ties to your country, incomplete documentation, misrepresentation, not having enough funds, inability to answer the visa interview questions convincingly, making the visa officer suspect that you plan to immigrate to the USA instead of a visit. 

Do you want to know how to check the visa rejection reason? It's easy to learn how to check visa rejection reasons.

At the end of a visa interview, the US visa officer would normally give you a piece of paper stating the reason your visa was denied. Read the paper carefully and you'll see the reason for visa rejection. 

However, the reasons are usually written in US immigration and nationality law codes. Example; 214 (b). This means that your visa was denied under section 214 (b) of the US immigration and nationality act.

It doesn't matter the category of US visa that you applied for but the visa denial codes are the same, whether you apply for a student visa or business visa or tourist visa, etc.

When you see such code as shown above and you want to know the meaning, all you have to do is go to and search "214 (b) visa rejection meaning" or search "meaning of 214 (b) visa rejection". 

Once you understand the meaning, the next thing you should search is "214 (b) visa rejection reasons" or you can search "reasons for 214 (b) visa rejection".

Furthermore, I've shown below the official links to learn more about US visa denials. 

Direct from US government - US visa denials Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs. You may also like to checkout visa rejection sections under the Immigration and Nationality Act

With that said, it's important you know that checking the official source would normally give you generic information and sometimes they're unclear.

As long as you didn't receive a US visa ban at the US embassy or consulate, you can always re-apply for a visa anytime you want. But if you want to know how long does the U.S. embassy keep a record of visa denials, the answer is that they keep the record for at least 10 years. Sometimes, it could be more than that if the reason for visa rejection is related to crime, fraud or terrorism. 

I am an immigration expert and over the years I've had discussion with many clients around the world after they got their B1B2 visas denied. I think the best way to help you learn the reasons for B1B2 visa rejection is to show you transcripts of ACTUAL rejected or denied B1B2 visa interviews gathered from travelers at US embassies and consulates around the world and series of discussions I've had with them after they got their B1B2 visa denied. 

Most importantly, I'll also give you an expert advise to correct the mistakes. To correct the previous visa rejection or denial mistake, you'll need the complete version of the REJECTED B1/B2 visa interview questions and answers, plus expert advise to correct the mistake. Read it carefully and you'll learn the reasons for B1B2 visa rejection. I'll show you some samples shortly.

Reasons for B1B2 visa rejection or B1B2 visa denial- Explained with REAL LIFE B1/B2 visa interview questions and answers

Us Visa Officer Vs. B1B2 Visa Applicant

Below is list of REAL visa interview questions and answers shared by travelers who were DENIED visa and couldn’t get their B1/B2 visas at the US embassy or consulate. The list includes B1, B2 and B1/B2 applicants from many countries across the world, namely; Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Indonesia, Cambodia, India, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Philippines, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, Kenya, China, Malaysia, etc. 

The interview sessions comprise personal, business, group, family, etc, for reasons such as tourism, vacation, business, conference, etc. 

All types of B1/B2 visa and any reason for visiting the USA that you can ever think of were covered. And as you read the transcripts, you’ll be able to tell whether it’s an individual or group or family interview. Enjoy!

We advise you to go through the questions and answers to learn from their mistakes. The interview is between the US Visa Officer and the B1/B2 visa Applicant. 

If you read carefully, you’ll see a pattern begin to emerge regarding the reason the US visa officer denied visas to an applicants. Try to understand that pattern so you can use it to your benefit. Once you learn it, (though it could be complicated sometimes) it means that you’ve learned the mistakes to avoid and your visa is guaranteed as long as you’re qualified.

IMPORTANT: As you read along, you’ll see some sentences in BRACKET. Please note that the sentences in bracket are thoughts that the visa applicant thought in his/her mind during the interview or what they did or just for emphasis. Please take note of that


Visa officer: good morning

Me: Hi, good morning

Visa officer: why do you want to go to the US?

Me: to visit my close friend and sightsee (he typed something on his computer)

Visa officer: what do you do?

Me: I am an IT support staff with XYZ institution (he typed again)

Visa officer: where do you want to go in the US?

Me: First stop is to Ohio to see my friend but we have plans to visit other cities too

Visa officer: Have you travelled outside India before?

Me: Yes, I’ve been to Nepal, Pakistan and Dubai

(then, he checked my passport)

Visa officer: I am sorry, you do not qualify at this time. 

(I picked up the blue paper he gave me).

Me: (As I was about to leave, he picked my passport to give it back to me, looked up at his computer screen, then paused and said "oh wait a minute, something came up". My heart skipped a thousand beats as I exclaimed "wow!" and he started typing again and again on his computer (I wonder what they keep typing with those fast fingers). He kept trying to do something to my passport for a while then said "I am sorry, I am having a little issue with my system". At this point my soul was praying, then finally, he said "ok, here you go. Your visa has been approved". He handed me over the white paper to pick up my visa. I picked up the white paper and dropped the blue one that I earlier collected. 

At this point, I could only whisper a thank you. Don’t know if he was kidding about denying me at first or he actually saw something and changed his mind. Whatever it was, he really got me!)


I honestly do not know what these people look out for, it’s amazing how they do these things to decide who to approve or refuse visa. My advise is just state the truth. It’s better to be denied when you stated the truth, you know you’re qualified and won’t misuse the visa terms than to be denied if you cooked up stories


Though this applicant got his visa approved but it could have also been a rejection. The reason I've put up this interview transcript in first position is to give you an idea of how the US visa interview works. The decision to issue visa or to deny visa to an applicant is being decided by human and artificial intelligence software installed on the Visa officer’s computer.

If you read the above interview attentively, you'll notice that the Visa officer by his human judgement already denied visa to the applicant. However, on the contrary, his artificial intelligence software algorithm overruled the Visa officer’s decision and popped up a message on the computer telling the Visa officer that the interview was indeed successful.

Keep this in mind because there are many factors that determine whether you get issued visa or not. Sometimes, you may be qualified but wrongly denied visa. Sometimes, you may also not be very qualified but still you'll get issued visa.

The purpose of this publication is to give you lots of data comprising actual visa interviews between the US Visa officer and visa applicants around the world. 

If you read this document carefully, you'll begin to understand the psychology of visa applicants, and also the US Visa officers. You’ll understand what the Visa officers like to hear and what they don’t like to hear. 

Once you understand it, and you have the financial capacity to cover your need to travel to the USA for whatever reason, you'll answer the visa interview questions correctly and get your visa


Visa officer: good morning

Me and my Mom: good morning

(mum cut in) please I have something to tell you

Visa officer: (with great smile) mom tell me tell me what's that?

Mom: I am a stammerer and please kindly take it slowly with me

Visa officer: Alright mom

Visa officer: (pointing at me) is this your son?

Mom: yes

Visa officer: your passports, please? 

Me and Mom: (We passed our passports)

Visa officer: (turned to me) what are you going to do in the US?

Me: To visit my uncle and his family (who’s my mom’s nephew)

Visa officer: where in the US are you going to?

(While typing)

Me: Lowell, MA

Visa officer: (turned to mum) how long do you intend to stay?

Mom: 2 weeks

Visa officer: what does your nephew do in the US?

Mom: he works with XYZ company 

Visa officer: is he married?

Mom: He’s married with a happy family and we can't wait to see them.

Visa officer: (turned to me) have you ever travelled out of Malaysia?

Me: no, I haven't

Visa officer: what do you do?

Me: I work in mum's company

Visa officer: what does the company do?

Me: we sell building materials, transportation and general contract

Visa officer: when do you plan to travel?

Me: 15th September and will be back 28th because I need to resume to work on 29th.

Visa officer: how old are you?

Me: 27

Visa officer: (at this point he have come to two different decisions and he passed my passport back to me with blue paper and gave my mom the white paper to pick up her visa in 3 working days.

Me: can I know why I am being denied?

Visa officer: you're not eligible now, check the blue paper it will explain better.


Note: no document was asked from us, he only collected our passports. That's all. 

I must be sincere, the Visa officer was very accommodating and friendly with us compared to other Visa officers I saw there. 

I'll like to know where I got it wrong


What most people don't know is that the US embassy or consulate keep statistics of people traveling to the US and over many years, they've gathered a lot of data to profile visa applicants. This data is then fed into a computer software and if it shows that children of or within age 27 who travelled with their mother or father to the US didn't return to their home country, you'll be judged by that data. Of course, without your knowledge. There’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be issued visa together with your Mom, unfortunately, the statistics is telling them that you’re most likely not to return with your Mom. Many people who travelled with their mom never returned.

They won't tell you about what I just said because those are the type of information that's not available to the public, except you read a document like this.

This PDF document would expose all the metrics used by the US embassy or consulate to judge B1/B2 visa applicants before refusing visa to them. 

If you want to travel to the US under B1/B2 visa, this is the eBook you'll need to know why some applicants get denied visa right from mistake on the DS-160 application form and during the visa interview.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am not saying that everyone within age 27 traveling to the USA would get their visas denied. The variables used in judging whether to issue visa or deny visa are too many. 


Visa officer: good morning

Me: Morning.

Visa officer: Your passport, please

Me: sure

Visa officer: why are you travelling to the USA?

Me: I want to go on holidays..... to spend my holidays with my step brother there.

Visa officer: How did he enter the USA?

Me: As a student

Visa officer: oh, you are in school? What level?

Me: I am in my 4th year (final year).

Visa officer: how many days do you want to spend in the US?

Me: Just 14 days

Visa officer: who is sponsoring your trip?

Me: My Dad

Visa officer: have you travelled for vacation before?

Me: no

Visa officer: I am sorry, I can’t issue you a visa at this time. You may please persuade your Dad to sponsor you to another country for vacation. You can as well try again later.

Me: (I just hissed and walked away)


May I know what went wrong?


You actually hissed in front of the Visa officer before you left? Don't you have any plan of traveling to the US in future? The reason I've asked is don't be surprised that your hiss has been recorded on your file that you're a very rude person. Keep that in mind because the Visa officers normally write little notes about every visa applicant they interview.

I am guessing your relative entered the US as a student and found a way to stay back. And now you are also a student seeking to travel to the USA. Do the maths and you'll understand why you were denied visa, especially since you also lack travel history. That said, I believe the major reason for denial is because one student is inviting another student and your Dad is the one paying. It’s a red flag. 



This is as much information that I am willing to share for free. There are hundreds of such B1B2 visa interview sessions left in the eBook, plus many expert advise that I've kept secret. If you'll like to know more about the reasons for B1B2 visa denial, order the complete REJECTED B1/B2 visa interview questions and answers, plus expert advise to correct the mistake.

To be able to grasp the whole knowledge of passing your B1/B2 visa interview, I strongly advise that you also read the SUCCESSFUL B1/B2 visa interview questions and answers PDF. It’s a collection of the visa interview transcripts of those who SUCCESSFULLY passed the B1/B2 visa interview and got their visa to travel to the USA 

Or better get both the DENIED plus APPROVED B1B2 visa interview questions and answers PDF. It's a two-in-one eBook containing the interview questions and answers for both those who failed the B1B2 visa interview and those who passed the interview. 

If you'll like to schedule a meeting with a US visa officer before attending your interview, see schedule a one-on-one meeting with a US visa officer

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