Visa myths

Before starting your non-immigrant visa application, we suggest reviewing the following “visa myths” that we published on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Remember that the U.S. Embassy is the only official source of information on visas to the U.S.

Applicants for non-immigrant visas (B1/B2) do not necessarily need to speak English to obtain a visa.  All of the consular officers at the U.S. Embassy are bilingual.

We do not recommend buying an airline ticket or tourism package until you have your passport with valid visa in hand.

Remember that a prior visa refusal does not mean that you will necessarily be refused the next time you apply.

Many non-immigrant visa applicants have family and friends in the U.S.  This is not necessarily a factor that disqualifies an applicant from receiving a visa.

Your marital status does not determine your eligibility for a non-immigrant visa.

Remember that financial solvency does not guarantee that you will receive a visa.

There are no visa “quotas”; we approve visas to all qualified applicants.

We do not recommend using “tramitadores” or “visa fixers” to prepare your visa application.  You can prepare your visa application on your own following the instructions at this link: