- Be honest even when they’re not
Again, I don’t care whether your piece of shit friend told you that she lied or exaggerated something and the consul didn’t find out. It’s not impressive, it’s disgusting. DO NOT LIE. They will soon find out and good luck being banned entering the US!
- Be confident because why not?
You’re just visiting the US! You should be confident because you have the means of doing so. You’re not at their mercy, in fact, they should be thankful because you’re part of the people who are trying to boost their tourism. Don’t think you’re inferior and the consul are superior because it will get on your nerve and will affect your interview.
- Keep it short. Don’t babble
When they ask about your work, tell them your job title. Don’t keep babbling on why you chose it as your job, your strength & weakness, and what that job taught you. This is not a freaking beauty pageant because it will do you more harm than good.
- Dress properly but not excessively
You don’t need to wear 10 kilos of necklace just to show off that you can afford. However, do not just wear t-shirt and shorts. Dress properly like what you would wear in a job interview. I wore this dress from Forever 21, this Gabor shoes that I got when I went to Germany, and this black Longchamp bag. That’s it! No accessories whatsoever! This combination is my lucky outfit and I’ve worn them on countless job interviews and I get job offers when I wear this LOL.
- Be prepared
Read forums and blogs especially from PinoyExchange! They do help a lot because it’s a community of people who are willing to help one another when you have questions. I’ve read all of those 390 pages just for me to know what to expect. Be prepared of the questions the consul might ask you but don’t memorize your answer. Know it by heart not by word so you wouldn’t sound robotic.
- Be patient
Don’t be like me. I almost lost my shit waiting for my passport. By the way, did you know that the consul saying you’re approved doesn’t mean that you are 100% approved? They can opt to do another background check on you and if they find out something not good, they can send you a refusal letter. I’ve seen about two people in the forum wherein they were approved by the consul but received a passport with a refusal letter. I was on “Administrative Processing” for almost a week and I don’t know what background check they did. I was positive because I am not hiding anything but it’s still not a good feeling waiting for my passport.
After all the waiting, ladies and gentlemen, here’s my US Visa!
10 FREAKING YEARS AND MULTIPLE ENTRY!!! THANK YOU U.S. EMBASSY!!!!
Now all I need to do is buy a ticket, pack my bags, and go to the land of the free and home of the brave anytime I want! YIPPEEE!!!
Now, what are you waiting for? If you think you have a good chance to be approved, then secure your interview appointment and your requirements now. Congrats in advance!
For any questions, feel free to follow me on my Facebook account and message me. I’ll be happy to assist you FOR FREE just to return the blessings!