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Old Dec 21st 2017, 12:23 am
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What tips do you recommend for interview at the consulate?


What to do and what not to do?

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Old Dec 21st 2017, 2:14 am
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Don't lie.
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Old Dec 21st 2017, 3:10 am
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Don't lie.

I did not lie and I had the visa denied, I will try the second time.
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Well without knowing why you applied for a B visa and which you already had an interview, which you failed to mention, we have no way of guessing what the reason(s) were for your denial.

Could be:

1. You were eligible to use the VWP/ESTA and therefore, were denied a B visa;

2. You do not have enough proof of your ties to the UK and therefore, it is suspected that you might not leave the US in a timely manner; or

3. You might have a criminal record; or

4. You have overstayed on a previous visit.

Now, you have landed in the awkward position of:

1. Always having to obtain a B visa because of the denial of the first B visa;

2. Not attempting to try for a visa again for at least 6 months because to file too soon after denial is certain to cause the next attempt to be denied as well.

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I did not lie and I had the visa denied, I will try the second time.
Unfortunately my crystal ball didn't tell me that.
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Unfortunately my crystal ball didn't tell me that.
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If they denied you for a visa the chances of you getting it the second go around are probably slim to none (assuming you’re talking about applying again with 6-12 months of the recent denial).

Are you ineligible to use the VWP/ESTA?
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if and when a visa is denied....do you not get given a reason why?
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if and when a visa is denied....do you not get given a reason why?
Yes, they are given a reason. Why do you ask? The OP was asking for assistance in turning the next interview into a positive.
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Yes, they are given a reason. Why do you ask? The OP was asking for assistance in turning the next interview into a positive.
no specific reason.... just asking and wondering about everything as I haven't had my own interview yet.
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Oh, didn't realize you were applying for a B visa to the US. Thought you were married to a USC and were here adjusting status.
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Oh, didn't realize you were applying for a B visa to the US. Thought you were married to a USC and were here adjusting status.
is this for me? neither of the above. I am applying for L2 - I didn't realise the title of this thread is only relevant to B visa, it sounded to me like OP looking for interview technique advice

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Tell the interviewer they have dreamy eyes (even if they look like piss-holes in the snow). That might work.
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Originally Posted by karenkaren1 View Post
is this for me? neither of the above. I am applying for L2 - I didn't realise the title of this thread is only relevant to B visa, it sounded to me like OP looking for interview technique advice
I would say since the OP specified "visa tourist", the replies should stick to that. B-2 visa interviews are much more difficult than work or marriage based visas.

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