Egozum wrote: »
Lessons from the interview:
1) Be transparent. , the Consuls are individuals who have years of experience and extensive trainings in their chosen field.
2) Be honest as much as possible. If you lie, tendency is you will forget what you have written in the application form and will blow the chance of getting the visa. Whatever way the Consul will interrogate you, if you are honest with your answers, you will still give the same reply.
3) Be yourself.
4) Relax and be confident with all your answers. Never make unnecessary movements like twirling your hair or worse, bite your nails (as some unconsciously do) or make facial expressions that will distract the Consul.
5) Get as much information needed like the place you want to visit, jot down possible questions the Consul might ask you. If possible, practice in front of a mirror or with a friend.
6) One question, one answer. Dont give too much information other than what is asked. Keep the talkative side of you behind for a while as this may get you into trouble than good.
7) Have your presence of mind, stay focused and be attentive to the questions asked.
8) Have an eye contact.
9) Have faith in yourself.
10) Dont overdress and don lots of accessories. Be simple as possible.
11) Have faith in God.
12) As per my observation, the Consuls really dont care of your financial status ), what they care about is your strong ties to your country or work. And, that you have the intentions of going back to your country and NOT stay in the US as an illegal alien.
13) Being granted a visa is not because of the mood of the Consul during the interview as how we see it when things went wrong and is denied of the opportunity. It is but by how you confidently answer and assures the Consul of your honest intentions as a tourist.
Mae Harry wrote: »
Living with parents and siblings
Government employee (position is not supervisory)
With 170K in the bank
Previous travels: South Korea, Taipei, Japan, HK, SG
Purpose of travel: To visit friends in California
I have a cousin in Kansas, but I will not be visiting her since wala naman pong mga tourist destinations in Kansas and malayo po sa mga big cities.
Do I still need to indicate that I have a cousin in Kansas even if I won't be visiting her?
Chloe07 wrote: »
Hello Mae Harry,
I suggest you make your purpose of travel: To tour California so the questions will be based on your travel plan or travel history rather than some info how you became friends or information about your friends.
You can have your friend as our Point of Contact in the US, and say you will stay at your friend's house during your stay.
Be ready to answer your itinerary (like how many days, where in California are you staying, which places to visit)
My friend was asked how much is she expecting to spend for her trip.
I think you should answer Yes to the question if you have other relatives in the US even if you wont visit her.
Belfast001 wrote: »
Hi. Need your opinion po! my family are planning to go to US next year. Hindi kami kasal ng girl and may pending f2b petition ako plus may anak kami 4 years old. Both of us have no work right now, balak kase ng lola nya na doon mag birthday yung apo nya! All expense paid by my family. May chance po ba na ma approve tourist visa namin??
chei chei wrote: »
V: Purpose of visit
Me: Short Vacation, for my birthday
V: Where are you staying
V: Are you with someone?
Me: Travelling solo.
V: Do you know anyone in the States or friends?
Me: (trick question, I know people, colleagues etc but we're not exactly "friends") so I said no.
V: Why are you going to LA
Me: Primarily because of Universal Studios, and museums because we dont have those here.
V: Have you been to other countries?
Me: Ireland, China, Taiwan Japan 2x South Korea, etc..
V: Did you go to Ireland solo?
Me: Yes, went there to spend Christmas with my bf's family. he's Irish.
V: Is your boyfriend in the Philippines?
Me: He's in Ireland.
V: Is he coming with you in this trip?
Me: No, he's in Ireland and will not join me, this is a solo travel.
V: How long have you been with *company
Me: 5 months.
V: What do you do?
Me: blah blah....
V: How long have you stayed with your previous company?
Me: Almost 2 yrs.
V: I'm sorry I could not give you a visa right now.
Possible red flag: Knowing I have an irish bf, baka di sya naniniwala na magisa nga lang ako magttravel. Baka sumunod si kuya ganern. Pero hindi naman talaga,
Di man lang ako hiningan ng docs.
Another is 5 mos lang ako sa company ko, pero I already filed for a leave and I brought the papers with me. Di tinanong yung sahod etc.
No ill feelings naman, its just not my time. But I just made a goal na by 30 I'll be travelling to the US. Pero di inaadya ng panahon.