What Guarantees U.S. Tourist Visa Issuance?

Every visa applicant wants an absolute control on the result of U.S. visa interview. While each individual applicant’s situation is different, each U.S. post is different, so as the discretion of each consular officer. What then gives a favorable result?

Visa Interview Questions in English

Be prepared to answer questions in English. During interview, there will be interaction between the applicant and the consular officer. Visa interview is conducted in English language. Common questions include plans upon arrival to the U.S., purpose of trip, your job, personal information, family, finances, and other ties to your home country. The applicant is strongly advised to practice English conversation prior to interview.

It is also important to create a positive impression from the onset of the interview. You only have few precious minutes, it is critical to the success of the interview if you will answer each question concisely, clearly, honestly and consistently.

The main purpose of the interview is to convince the consular officer that you are indeed traveling to the U.S. for tourism and that you will not work there or overstay.

Supporting Documentations

Each information you filled out in your DS-160 online form must be backed by supporting documents. Bring all original documents during your interview. As the consular officer ask questions, hand over the document that supports the truthfulness of your statements.

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  1. Preecha hemachayati says:

    I had been to the U.S. 2 times. First time in 1991 at that time visa issued at Bangkok 17/10/1991. There was no expired date because It was Indefinitely Bearer.

    Second time around 1994 or 1995. I could not remember exactly when I went there because my second passport was lost.

    So I can not fill DS-160 about those 2 visas completely. What is the advice for these problems?


    • Siam Legal International says:

      Dear Preecha,

      Indefinite validity visas are tourist visas which are valid for 10 years. But effective April 1, 2004, all indefinite validity visas became void. This means that you must apply for a new tourist visa should you wish to travel to the U.S.

      If your second passport was lost, get a police report about how you lost your second passport.

      As you are filling out your DS-160 to apply for a new visa, answer as completely as possible. If you don’t know the dates or some information, just put Unknown or Not Applicable on the fields required.


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