Other visa types

Former Visa Officer Insights

It's not just about whether you qualify, but how the Visa Officer perceives your qualifications and how you will use the visa upon arriving to the United States

1 in 4 visas are refused

Roughly 25% of all visa applicants are rejected at their visa interview. A portion of these applicants can avoid refusal with expert preparation from a Former Visa Officer helping them to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their case, practice for their interview, gain confidence, and learn how to present their situation.

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"I wholeheartedly endorse Argo as a much-needed service to those going for a visa interview before a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate. Argo will provide you with the necessary information and skills to be better prepared for your interview.”

- David H. Wilkins, Former US Ambassador to Canada

Common Issues  
Visa Applicants have:

Our team has interviewed thousands of visa applicants during our time as Visa Officers, so we know what kind of issues you may run into at your interview.

Relatives in the U.S.

This could be a negative or a positive in your case.

Previous refusals

Visa Officers can see all of your visa history.

Your “story” doesn’t make sense

The Visa Officer needs to feel confident that you will use the visa properly.

Not showing enough ties to home country

This is a non-immigrant visa, so it's critical that you show your ties to your home country.

Weak financial / professional situation

You will need to find highlights to balance the weaknesses in your case.

Know all the details of your DS-160 and travel plans

Make sure all the details are accurate and that you can tell them to the Officer at your interview.

Don’t use single word answers

Visa Officers hate one-word answers. You need to give answers that are thorough, yet concise.

Be confident when talking about your situation

Confidence is key! Being overly nervous will make it very difficult to showcase the strengths of your case.

Be proactive

It's your responsibility to give the Visa Officer the information they need to approve your visa.

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