The interview at the US Embassy is the final step in the American visa application procedure. It is up to the applicant’s conversation with the visa officer to determine whether he will be granted a visa to America or if he will be denied.
You must explain the objective of your travel in a short amount of time, persuade the Embassy official that you do not wish to remain in the United States, and, if required, answer questions about your past and job.
The interview itself just takes a few minutes, and the choice is decided fast. In this post, we’ll discuss everything you’ll need to have a successful interview.
Make that you have all of the required documents.
A passport with at least one blank page, one printed US visa photo, confirmation of the interview invitation, a printout verifying the completed DS-160, and a receipt of the consular fee are all included in the needed paperwork package.
Please keep in mind that the photo must fully adhere to the normal passport photo standards in the United States. Other sizes of photographs will not be allowed.
Prepare to persuade the officer of your financial stability and ties to the homeland.
Before granting the issuing of a tourist visa, the consul must ensure that you will return. This may be demonstrated by having a high-paying career, real estate, vehicles, and other possessions in your home country that you will leave behind.
If you store money in banks, especially deposits, produce account statements with official bank seals to demonstrate that you have kept the money for a long period and not just put it in the account 5 minutes before receiving the statements.
A person who stands to lose something is unlikely to stay in the United States as an illegal alien. Expired passports with visas and stamps from other countries may also be required; frequent travelers have a greater chance of obtaining a visa.
Answers to Common Questions Should Be Prepared Ahead of Time
Because the interview will only last a few minutes, you should acquaint yourself with the following frequently asked questions and prepare your responses before attending:
- The reason for your journey;
- Make a list of the cities you want to visit;
- The trip’s duration;
- What about America appeals to you the most;
- Occupation and job details
- Keep in mind that the consul may ask you a series of bizarre, unrelated questions to see how you react.
Basic Rules for Communicating with an Officer:
- Be natural, calm, and smile (however strained grins should be avoided if you can’t smile naturally).
- Look the consul in the eyes, even if he or she is gazing at the computer rather than at you.
- Only respond to the consul’s inquiries, and do it loudly, clearly, and, most importantly, appropriately. Don’t say anything that isn’t absolutely essential, and don’t interrupt.
- It’s normal that you’re anxious, but try to act with dignity and confidence (without being impolite or aggressive), answer any questions honestly, and speak the truth.
- If anything is misinterpreted or misheard, gently ask again or try to create an answer to the question as you understand it, using the phrase, “Is that what you meant, if I understood you correctly?”
- Demonstrate patriotism and a deep connection to your nation. You must persuade the consul that you have somewhere to return to: you have a well-paid job or a preferred study, family, friends, your beloved grandmother’s anniversary is coming up in two months, and you absolutely like your native country’s rich culture and history. The most essential thing is to persuade the officer that you have no plans to enter the country illegally.
Now you have gotten the how for the interview. If you are going to apply for a visa to the United States but don’t know where to begin? Here is a step-by-step guide to applying for a visa to the United States of America.
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