My parents request for a visitors visa was rejected yesterday at the Chennai consulate. I made the stupid mistake of not asking for the interview in my native tongue since my Dad speaks English just fine. But my mom doesnt. So, the consuler officer asked mom a question and my Dad tried to answer for her. When she( the consular officer was a young lady) asked why my mom couldn't reply, my Dad told her that she did not speak English. At that point, the officer seemed visibly upset that my parents did not take an appointment in the native toungue.
After that, she asked my Dad a few quick questions:
1) Why are you going to the U.S?
Reply: To visit my son and for tourism
2) How long are you planning to stay there?
Reply: 3 months
3) How may children do you have?
4) Who's the one in U.S?
Reply: My oldest
5) What does he do?
Reply: He works as a Software Engineer for such and such company.
At this point, my Dad pushed in the file with all my supporting documents. The officer seemed to just browse through the documents quickly and returned it right away and said that she was unable to issue the visa under 214b.
Throughout the interview, she did not ask for a single document. And this officer was also rejecting a lot of people without really asking a lot of questions or looking at documentation.
I got another appointment for September but this is also in English since the appointment dates for my native tongue are all gone. I'll have to wait till the dates open up again.
Does anyone know when dates for new months become available? Also, how may times can my parents apply for a visitors visa?