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America is a developed power in all aspects: politics, culture, economy, education. America is always interested and sought after everywhere. Therefore, settling in this country is the dream of investors around the world. However, the interview is the most difficult and decisive round thus a few simple mistakes will adversely affect the US settlement result.


Frequent mistakes when interviewing for a US settlement visa

Do not bring complete documents

This is the most common mistakes when apply in US Settlement Visa. Investors must ensure to submit all required documents at the interview. Even if you have previously submitted documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), you still need to double-check to make sure your application has all the necessary documents.

Investors need to bring original documents for comparison upon request in the form of previous copies because it is completely possible to edit or forge a settlement record. Therefore, the US Immigration Department always requires to review and compare the original documents during the interview.

Some mistakes in answering interview

Investors should listen carefully to questions from Immigration Department officials. Above all, avoid mentioning things that could be detrimental during the interview. Besides, investors should have appropriate expressions and attitudes. The following errors should be noted:

– Talking too much and not getting to the heart of the question from the Immigration Department officer.
– Dishonesty about Visa documents.
– Dishonesty about the investor’s judicial record.

No interpreter support

interpreter support when interview

Investors do not ask for the help of an interpreter during the interview because they are afraid of the high cost. Besides, investors believe that interviewing in English by themselves will make a low impression on immigration officers.

However, for investors who are not fluent in foreign languages, there is a high possibility that both sides will misunderstand each other. This can make the interviewer doubt the honesty of the candidate, adversely affecting the US settlement result.

Inappropriate expression in the interview

The last thing investors should keep in mind is not to argue with the interviewer. In the event that the investor feels unfairly treated, ask politely to speak to the supervisor.

Investors must always keep calm, not raise their voices to the interviewing officer or argue with the visa interviewer.

Steps to prepare when participating in the US immigrant visa interview

Schedule an interview

When participating in the US immigration visa interview, investors should note that they can only make one appointment with the Immigration Department. This means, if the investor makes an appointment more than twice, the interview will be canceled.

Make sure the information when booking the Visa interview is always honest and accurate. Investors always make sure to bring all relevant documents and records.

Schedule an interview for US settlement interview

Take part in the interview

Investors need to choose neat, polite and comfortable clothes when talking with Immigration Department officials. Investors should research in advance the questions the interviewer may ask. In addition, investors should prepare short, easy-to-understand answers.

– Name? Address? Current occupation? Who do you go with?

– How much income in a month?

– What job are you planning to do in the US?

– Do you have relatives in the US? What is the relationship with relatives in the US? Where? What do they do?

– Where will be, with anyone in the US?

– Have you ever been sponsored by someone to settle down before?

Some other advices

Let the mood be really comfortable, limit pressure on yourself, take deep breaths to regain your spirit. Always smiling and friendly to everyone around. Consider this a presentation to win the sympathy of an Immigration officer.

When participating in the interview, investors should direct their eyes to the interviewing officer, showing the attention. Besides, the investor’s voice should be clear, decisive, moderate volume, not faltering.

It is necessary to listen carefully to the interviewer’s question, if you do not really understand the question, the investor should ask again with a polite proposal. Limit misinterpretation of the question and answer at your own discretion, causing a diversion and affecting the results.

When participating in the interview, investors should go straight to the content of the question, avoiding lengthy answers. This is an important note because foreigners do not like the “roundabout” answer. In order to minimize the case that the interviewer does not understand, investors’ answers must be short, concise, and easy to understand.

In particular, investors’ answers must be honest and true. Present relevant documentation to authenticate and demonstrate the relationship in a clear profile.

US settlement program

US settlement program

EB-5 Visa program is the greatest of interest today as getting an EB-5 Visa is an opportunity for investors to have a good life. However, in order to have a perfect life in the US, it is necessary to meet the immigration conditions.

– Satisfy the conditions for continuous residence in the US: Permanent resident for at least 5 years before the date of application;

– Satisfy the number of days of physical presence: Be present in the US for at least 6 months per year for the 5 years prior to the date of application;

– Satisfy the English proficiency requirements: be able to read, write and speak basic English;

– Have a clean judicial record;

Understand and accept the principles of the US Constitution.

The US EB-5 Visa Program

The US EB-5 Visa Program

Choose one of the following minimum investment options:

– $900,000 into Targeted Employment Areas or High Unemployment Areas;

– 1.8 million USD in projects outside the Target Employment Area;

– Create 10 jobs (directly or indirectly) for US citizens.

The main applicant should reside in the United States for at least 6 months per year.

Investors can refer to the official information of the EB-5 Visa Program HERE


From the above experiences, investors can prepare themselves the best luggage for the interview. In addition, the successful completion of the interview allows the qualified investor to receive a Lawful Permanent Resident.

Portico & Bridge is a leading European immigration consulting group, with more than 35 years of experience and a team of more than 50 professionals worldwide. For more information about the program, please contact Portico & Bridge for detailed support.

Call us now at 0909.898.758

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