Client’s profile : Unmarried Crew member who had an active C1D visa wanted to travel in US for tourism after their cruise duty.
Role of AVS: Profile analysis, Training for US visitors visa interview questions, Ground support at the time of US visa interview in Mumbai consulate, passport collection, Air Tickets.
Date of Interview: January 2015
Interview questions at US consulate in Mumbai:
RK : Good Morning !
VO (Gentleman) : Good Morning !
VO : May I have your Passport please ?
RK : Here (handed over your passport)
VO : Can I see your Seaman’s book and other documents ?
RK : (Handed over Seaman’s book, appointment letter, old passport)
VO (after inspecting) : But you already have a C1/D Visa ?
RK : That’s right. But I have now applied for a different class of Visa.
VO : Oh Am Sorry Sir ! You can collect your passport between 3-4 working days.
During mock rounds with the client there was lack of confidence which ideally he should have having traveled so much and having active C1/D Visas. he spoke in broken sentences, extremely nervous and did not make an eye contact during the conversation. AVS capacity building helps gain confidence in answering questions during the US visitors visa interview.