So far in this blog, we have covered a wide range of advice on how to best deal with nonimmigrant visa interviews. This will be the final entry in that series, and will cover one of the most important tips that can ever be shared.
First, however, we will need to talk about an issue that frequently comes up: Dependents who remain at home. If you are coming into the United States on a student nonimmigrant visa, but your spouse and children are remaining behind, you will be asked and expected to answer exactly how they will be able to financially support themselves while you are away.
Sometimes that is an easy question to answer, but if you are main source of income for the family, it can be very tricky. You want to make sure that you never give the impression that money you earn inside the United States will be sent back home to support your family. If the consular officer gains that impression, your student visa application is almost certain to be denied on those grounds alone.
The most important tip throughout the entire visa application process, however, is to stay positive. It’s amazing what a positive attitude can accomplish. If a consular officer challenges you on a topic, stay calm and attempt to answer as honestly and rationally as you can. If you are denied a visa, remain calm and ask the officer for a list of documents that you could bring to overcome the refusal.
Hopefully with the tips outlined in these past few entries, you feel confident in proceeding with plans to apply for a nonimmigrant visa. As always, if you have any questions, or would like to get started on the process, contact a qualified immigration attorney immediately.