When we want to travel to the United States and plan a vacation or business trip, we must consider that the first thing we have to do is apply for a visa.
This can be a confusing and cumbersome process for many people, especially those who are doing it for the first time. As if that were not enough, any mistake could cause us not to obtain the visa and cause our plans to collapse.
Next, we will see some of the most common mistakes people make when applying for this procedure. Hopefully, it can help you avoid them when it’s your turn to apply for yours.
Common mistakes when applying for a visa
● Not having a valid passport. Before applying for your visa, ensure you get your passport or that it is not expired. This is the first document you must have in force to carry out the process. If your passport has already expired, make sure you have time to renew it before going to your visa appointment.
● Information that does not match. For the visa process, you will have to fill out several forms requesting information about your name, address, date of birth, etc. All the data must be the same as they appear in your passport, do not omit any part of these. For example, if you have two names, and that is how it appears on your passport, then you will have to use both names in all formats. If the information doesn’t match, it’s easy to get denied your application and make sure you don’t make any mistakes.
● Not having the requested documents. On the United States embassy page, you will be able to see a list of the documents that you will have to take with you on the day of your appointment, such as birth certificates, account statements, etc. Make sure you have them on hand, and don’t forget any of these so you don’t run into any problems and your application is denied.
Also, remember that during peak seasons, you must be very careful with your schedule since many people go to carry out this procedure. At the Shanfield law firm, we can help you with some immigration situations. Call us today!