Top 10 Visa Myths

There are a lot of misconceptions out there on getting a U.S. Visa

While obtaining a U.S. Visa requires some effort and preparation, you shouldn’t sweat the small details. Fact or myth: the day and time you interview will impact your Visa application. This is a #VisaMyth. Fact: Any day of the week is good to interview and Visa eligibility is about preparation, not luck.

This is just one of many myths behind applying for a U.S. Visa. Courtesy of the U.S. Consulate of Mumbai, U.S. Embassy of India, and U.S. Consulate of Chennai, here are ten commons myths when applying for a U.S. Visa.

1. There is a Limit on the Number of Visas Given Every Year

2. You Need to Be Proficient in English

3. What School You Get into Affects Whether You Get a Visa or Not

4. You Must Travel Abroad to Be Eligible

5. Your Relatives Can Sponsor You for a Work Visa

6. You Must Travel for a Long Time to Be Eligible

7. A Mean Visa Officer = You Won’t Get Your Visa

8. You Must Dress up for Your Interview

9. Thursday & Friday Are the Best Days for Your Interview

10. You Must Show up Hours Before Your Visa Interview

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