I finally managed to pay the fee. Well, actually, I got someone to do it for me. Tee hee. And in parallel of doing so, I managed to go online and fill out a form called the DS 160 which is the typical form for the typical (fidgety) traveller like me.
It can get a bit overwhelming, as I’ve heard from people that they bombard you with questions. Trust me. It’s not that bad. So here are some tips on filling it out:
– If it is your first time application, then go to Start An Application
– Once you click that, there will be an ID number, make sure you save that as you will be asked that ID when you would like to retrieve the application again.
– Take time to answer the questions carefully.
– And as it get to the end, make sure you print the confirmation letter.
– Oh, and this is probably a good time to take a good head shot of yourself. Just go into any photo developing shop like Fuji, Adorama etc and ask for a US embassy shot.
– Go over the questions and answers at least twice to make sure you acknowedge the truth. These answers will be asked again during the one on one interview.
– Once it’s done give yourself a pat in the back and pray for the interview to go well! :)
– Don’t forget to go over necessary documents that may help with the interview process.
Apart from the confirmation letter that has a barcode, I brought:
– Hubby’s passport
– Ticket itinerary and booking confirmation
– Kartu Keluarga
– Me and Jaron’s passport
– The email from my husband’s company inviting him to attend a marketing meeting, which lead us to the main reason why we are all travelling.
– The original receipt of the visa fee
– 2 copies of your photo
In my next post, I will tell you on how my interview went. :)