Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 11:56 AM
Subject: Visa Denial – Please Advise!
This serves to express my dissatisfaction on the decision that was made by the Consular Assistant following the visa interview yesterday and the American Embassy Kampala.
First off I didn’t get any receipt for the $140 that I paid for the Business visa that I applied for.
And then in my interview I was only asked three questions –
1. What are you going to do in the United States?
I am going to the U.S to participate in the “Evoke Summit” (September 27th – 30th) – I got a scholarship from the World Bank to share my vision for the future at the EVOKE Summit in Washington DC.
2. What is your job?
Currently I am a part-time Volunteer – Technical Support Program at Women of Uganda Network. And also a Freelance Consultant, Social Media and use of New Media for Advocacy and Development.
3. Can I have your invitation letter?
I provided the invitation letter and the Consular Assistant kept a copy of the invitation letter from the World Bank signed by WORLD BANK (also CCed in this email communication) and I have also attached it here.
I was given a letter “claiming” that I was found ineligible for a nonimmigrant visa based on section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
I think I deserved a chance to provide evidence that I am eligible for that visa type.
Please advise on what I can do in this regard considering this happened just a few weeks ahead of the summit and its my first time to apply for a U.S. visa!
I will be very happy to hear from you.