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Consulate Interviews for Non Immigrant Visas

In order to enter into the United States, you must apply for a non immigrant visa. The reason for you travel will decide which non immigrant visa you will apply for. For instance, an applicant traveling for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment will apply for a B-1 or B-2 visa, as opposed to an individual who is traveling for employment and is then required to file an H1-B Business Visa.

Although there are several different types of non immigrant visas, all applicants are required to undergo the same standard process. In addition to having a passport, applicants must submit a completed application form, as well as pay the associated fee. The final step of attaining a non-immigrant visa is to pass an interview at a US consulate in the applicant’s country. At Kazmi and Sakata Immigration Law San Diego, we understand how nervous applicants can be and offer information about what to expect at a consulate interview.

The interview will be held inside the consulate with the interviewer typically seated behind a glass window. You will be able to communicate and hear your interviewer through a speaker in the window and there will be a slot below to provide the necessary documents. You will be asked several questions to verify the information on your application and supplementary documents. Some sample questions include:

  • Why are you traveling to the United States?
  • Do you have relatives in the United States? If so, who?
  • Who is going to sponsor your trip to the United States?
  • Where will you stay?
  • Does your son/daughter work in the United States?
  • How much does your son/daughter make?
  • How much expense do you expect from this trip?

The purpose of the interview is to verify all the information that the applicant has presented in their application. Therefore, it is important to answer only the questions you are asked, truthfully and confidently. If the interviewer approves your application, you will know immediately and the appropriate documents will be delivered to your mailing address in about a week, depending on your country’s policies.

At KS Visa Law, our professional and reliable attorneys assist in processing non-immigrant visas as well as immigrant visas, and help prepare clients to attend interviews at US consulates around the world. For those looking to travel from Mexico, our San Diego Immigration Law Firm is also only a half hour from Tijuana, Mexico and the US Consulate. Our attorneys help ease anxieties by assisting, preparing and guiding clients through the entire interview process. For additional security and preparation, we can also take clients to the US Consulate. Contact us at 858-874-0711 for a free consultation today.

April 2024