2 Ex-Visa Officers give their perspective on what is happening behind the visa window during the U.S. Visa interview. They will analyze cases, share stories, and keep you updated on the latest visa news.
Visa Officers are gatekeepers for travel to the U.S., but little is known about how they make their decisions.
Presented by Argo Visa www.argovisa.com
F1 Visas: 221g, waivers, and more! Episode 16
Student visa season is coming up soon! With F-1 visa interview slots beginning to open up for students coming to the United States in the fall, we are here to talk about some topics surrounding the student visa interview process. Is 221g good or bad? What is a visa interview waiver and how do you get one? How should you approach a visa interview after a previous denial? We are here to answer tons of student visa related questions. If you have questions about the student visa or any other type of visa, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more student visa related content and insights, check out our Youtube page where there are lots of videos about F-1 visas.
Marriage and Fiancé Visas with former Immigrant Visa Chief, Lissa
Today, we are excited to have Ben Arterburn interviewing Lissa. Lissa is a former Visa Officer in France and Sri Lanka. She eventually become the Immigrant Visa Chief during her time in the U.S. State Department. The focus of today's episode is marriage and fiancé (K-1) visas. Lissa and Ben both have a lot of knowledge on the K1 and marriage visa interviews.
Interviewing Kat, Ex-Visa Officer in China and Argo Officer
We are excited to be joined today by Kat, one of Argo's Officers who previously worked as a Visa Officer in China. Kat and Mandy discuss all about the U.S. Visa Interview, their experiences together in China, struggles of the visa interview, why they love working with Argo and more.
Visa Refusals and What They Mean for You - Episode 13
Today, Mandy Feuerbacher and Ben Arterburn discus visa refusals. What does a refusal mean? Why would a visa officer refuse you? How can you overcome a prior refusal? And more!
If you, a family member, or someone you know has received a visa refusal, ban or eligibility in the past, we recommend listening to this episode as a starting place! If you haven't ever been denied a visa, there is still really valuable knowledge you should be aware of going into your visa interview in order to avoid getting a refusal.
Episode 12 - Dependent Visas (F2, J2, L2, H4)
Today, Ben and Mandy discuss dependent visas and what they need to know before their U.S. Visa Interview. Those applying for a dependent visa can do their visa interview at the same time as the main applicant or at a later date. Deciding when to do your interview and being well-prepared for that interview is essential to making sure your family is not split up during this process. Ex-Visa Officers share their insights and knowledge on dependent visas.
For questions about dependent visas, or other visa types, send us an email at email@example.com.
Episode 11 - Student Visa Refusals
Student visa refusals, or any refusals for that matter, are extremely frustrating for an applicant. It is very difficult to determine what you did wrong and how to improve your case for the next time without an expert. Mandy Feuerbacher and Ben Arterburn, both former Visa Officers discuss what to do if you are a student visa applicant who has a refusal. If you have any questions about this topic or another visa related topic, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.