10 Common Visa Interview Blunders/Mistakes

10 Common Visa Interview Blunders/Mistakes | Going for visa interview to be frank is not as quick, clean as you think, as a matter of fact, it all depends on the state of mind of the applicant, most applicant who don’t have travel experience (first time traveler) usually end up with a high blood pressure while does who actually do not care about the outcome of their visa interview usually comes out positive.

10 Common Visa Interview Blunders/Mistakes

10 Common Visa Interview Blunders/Mistakes

Below we have list of 10 Common Visa Interview Blunders/Mistake

1. Applicant Not Ready/Prepared for the Interview

Preparing for interview all depends on the type of visa you are going for, nevertheless once you are prepared it can better equip and give you confidence in the interview. One of the best way to come out positive is by Researching and preparing well with for commonly asked questions and their correct answers will help a great deal in the interview.

2. Incomplete and False Information

Providing fake documents can cause more harm than good. Very important as any incomplete/false information can lead to delay. False information can predict your future ability to apply for US visa. It may also cause legal actions against you.

3. Less Complete Documentation

All required documents must be carried along with complete and authentic information. Bringing and keeping your documentation in an organized way can leave a positive impression on the interview officer.

4. Avoiding Visa Fee

Not paying visa fee can automatically disqualify applicant before interview, although this depends on the country. The US consulate has strict payment methods. Make sure you are aware of the method and the exact amount of the fee. For example, US consulates use bank drafts for visa application and visa issuance fee and not cash.

5. Over-zealousness or Unnecessary Extra Information

Over time we have observed that lots of applicant who come for visa interview do come along with more un-relevant document than relevant document. Please when coming for visa interview do not give information which you were not asked. People try to be over confident and over smart give out more detailed answers than is needed which may lead to additional related questions which may work against you.

Lets sight an example below:

Question: Why do you want to go to the US?
common blunder/mistake: I have traveled to many country but US i have not traveled to, therefore i would want to try and see if i and my son can visit us and stay over.
Expected Answer: For tourism purpose and/or to spend some quality time with my son/daughter.

6. Not Straight Forward or Inconsistent Information 

Not maintaining same information given to consular, This is when their are difference in the information you provide in the documentation and what you say during the interview can go against your case.

7. Arguing with the Consulate Officer

Never assume you are right and thereby argue with the consulate officer. If you want information ask in a polite manner.

8. Having Poor Communication

Try to be smart please, giving poor communication can affect cases in a negative way. If you’re not good in English, you should request for an interpreter.

9. Talking too much or Trying to be unnecessary funny

You are the one being interviewed and not the interviewer. So, keep your answers brief and to the point. Speak only when you need to.

10. Appearing to be Nervous

Be confident because this can bring positive results. Especially, in cases where a consulate officer has to rely on limited information provided by you. Their decision is influenced by the way you react to questions, your body language, and how true your answers are.