If you want to get your VISA for the United States, you will not be able to escape the interview at the US Embassy. This is one of the most decisive steps in the visa application procedure.
The achievement of the latter will depend essentially on the smooth running and outcome of this meeting with the American authorities. To put all the chances on your side, you will have to prepare yourself in advance, not to arrive late, to be dressed for the occasion and not to forget any document.
Please note that persons travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) will not be interviewed for their travel authorization.
For your interview at the U. S. Embassy, please take these with you:
But don't take away.
If you need to fill in digital documents, this is already planned and possible in the embassy.
Please note that you will have to arrive on time, as any delay could be a disadvantage. Upon arrival, after the customary security check, pick up your number at the ticket machine and go to the callers' waiting room. When your turn arrives, give your ticket and your file to the agent in charge, who will take your fingerprints. You will be redirected to another maintenance agent.
As a reminder, this interview will be aimed at verifying your real intentions regarding your stay in the United States. The consular officer will ask questions to ensure that you have a strong connection with your country of origin and that you are motivated or compelled to return.
In other words, you don't plan to stay illegally in the United States at the end of your presumed right of residence! If you have no bad intentions, then you have nothing to fear. The interview will only last a few minutes and will certainly be conducted in your native language. If not, you can ask to be assisted by an interpreter.
In fact, each interview is different and the questions vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for. So you will have to expect questions that you haven't even thought of. Anyway, if that happens, just answer it simply and frankly.
Here are a few basic questions that you can answer:
Your interview will result in two outcomes: Obtaining your VISA or refusing your application. In the first case, you will be informed of your situation as soon as the interview ends. You will then receive your passport in the Chronopost envelope that you have brought along within 48 hours.
In the second case, you will receive a document explaining why your VISA has been refused. You will be informed when and how you can collect your passport. Please note that you have the right to re-apply for VISA, but only if your situation has changed since your first application.
Although there are no dress requirements, it is very important that you make a good impression. A neat appearance, although it does not guarantee the visa, will give a good image of you and will make the agents look like you are more confident. What to wear in concrete terms? The city outfit is the least risky and undoubtedly the most appropriate: Suit and tie for men, suit for women.
The rule is very simple: Don't get noticed! Adopt a sober style, without the slightest eccentricity (overly make-up, dress too short, etc.).