Consular Interview

“During the consular interview and DS 160 visa application, the consular officer’s objective is to see how you respond to vague and yet personal questions”
Glenn R Morales – Dalrymple.


■■■■■■“Visas Revoked As A Result Of Legal Problems- & Accusations Abroad” By Glenn R. Morales Many people have been amazed to discover that their U.S. visa applications have been rejected, or worse, that their valid U.S. visas have been revoked because they have been implicated in legal matters that had nothing to do with them. Such visa revocations can take place either at the U.S. consulate abroad in their countries of origin or at any U.S. airport or port of entry. When this happens, the Immigration Officer might ask you some questions or give you some indication of why your visa is being revoked, but in many cases, no consular explanation is given at all, and one is left to wonder. When questions and doubts arise : -If a legal problem I had with my family over an inheritance? Or perhaps a dispute I had with an ex-business partner? -Is it because of something I imported from the U.S.A.? -Have I worked with a foreign company from a country that has no diplomatic relations with the U.S.A.? -Have I ever received any money illegally, although it seemed to be quite legal at the time? -Did I ever work for a U.S. company and had to leave it because of personal problems with the staff or was fired? -Have I ever been wrongly accused of theft or any other offence, either in my home country or in the U.S.A.? -Has anyone ever died from a car accident I had? -Have I ever had any legal problems concerning domestic violence or child support? -Could it be something that I did on the Internet that’s considered a cyber-crime? Undoubtedly, a person could be implicated in many past events that he no longer even remembers, or that he/she was never aware of, which directly or indirectly could affect his/her visa applications or even have his/her valid U.S. visa revoked. The U.S. Judicial – Immigration system collects as much information as possible about every foreign person who they have contact with. Most people who have been wrongly accused of doing something illegal that they never really did, simply forget about the matter without realizing that record are kept about everything, and often, when they travel and want to do business in another country, these issues suddenly arise, and they then have to face the problem and solve it. But first, they generally get angry and have a heated discussion with the Consular Officer who informs them about the visa denial or revocation. Another common problem many people have after they have been refused entry or have been deported from the U.S.A., is that they simply throw away, or lose, all of the CBP s records that they were given about their visa cases, without understanding that every little paper or document concerning their cases can be of help to the lawyer who tries to help them to solve their consular – immigration situation. Glenn R- Morales – Dalrymple