Applying for a US Visa?
If you are applying for a visa to the United States for the first time, you need to go through an interview with a consular officer in Spanish. The interview is usually conducted to determine if you are eligible for the visa based on your history and the information you have provided in your DS-160 form. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the interview.
Be Prepared for Common Questions
Although each interview is unique, there are some questions that are commonly asked. Here are some of those questions:
- Mention the state or city you will visit in the United States.
- Name the person you listed on the form and explain your relationship with them.
- Explain your job and your seniority in the company.
- Provide information about the hotel you will stay in.
- Explain how you will fund your trip.
Provide Specific & Accurate Information
It is essential to give precise and accurate answers to the questions you are asked. Make sure the information you provide during the interview matches the information you provided in the DS-160 form. For example, if you mentioned that you would leave on July 5th and stay for five days, make sure you stick to this timeline.
Also, make sure that your answers are specific. For example, if you are visiting the US for tourism, specifying the places you will visit will help the consular officer see that you know precisely what you want to do while you are there.
Documentation to Bring
Although you only need to bring the printed confirmation of your appointment, the DS-160 form and your Mexican passport, it’s recommended that you bring additional documents such as proof of payment, work certificates, student letters, bank statements or tax receipts, and other documents that corroborate your information, especially if you have a complicated history with US immigration.
The consular officer wants to be sure that you will return to Mexico after your trip to the United States. Therefore, it’s important to be clear and concise in your answers during the interview. Finally, if you do not understand a question, ask the consular officer to repeat it. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of being approved for a US visa.