It could be that you are planning to visit a country where a visa is required. If you have never done it before, it will obviously be stressful regardless of how much people say it’s simple. From the documents needed, the format that they should be in to the interview itself. You must get everything right for a successful application. Besides submitting the documents, interview is an integral part of acquiring a visa.
- Know How to Speak for Yourself
This is very vital. It’s you who will be interviewed and not anybody else. Even when you go to the interview with a close family member or friend, they will not speak on your behalf. Learn about the most common questions and how to answer them confidently.
- Be Attentive
In most cases, people visualize themselves holding their visa. You definitely want to go on that dream holiday to Europe and you do not want a simple mistake holding you back. One way to ensure this does not happen is to pay attention to the interviewer. Look them into their eyes as they ask questions, don’t take your thoughts anywhere else, listen to the questions carefully and think your answer through before answering.
- Be Well Presented
You have to look your best when going for that interview. Dress presentably and don’t forget your hair. The documents that are needed should be presentable and it should be clear to the interviewer what documents you are presenting. How you present yourself could determine whether you get your tourist visa or not.
- Have a Positive Attitude
Probably you feel that the officer interviewing you is asking too many questions and all you need is a tourist visa. Be calm and don’t look offended or be angry. There is a protocol in getting a visa and not all the embassies are the same. Don’t even ask why they are asking a certain question and it’s not necessary when applying for a one week visa.
- Ask Questions
In case you are denied visa, get to know what the reasons could be in a polite way. This could help you in a retrial or your next visa applications. Good officers will give you a reason why you have failed the interview.
Despite having all the documents that an embassy needs for a tourist visa application, you could be denied. There are things that come into play such as being presentable during the interview, having a positive attitude, being attentive and being able to speak for yourself.