How to Apply for US Visa?

NoorNazuha | 9:17 PM | 9Comments |
Bonsoir friends...

Ok. Let me make it short. Anyone has plan to visit/travel to United States?Well, obtaining for a Visa is one of the primary step to get into US. If you want to travel all by yourself, then you have to get it yourself. Let me simplify the steps on how to apply for US Visa. US embassy is located at Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur,just opposite PNB and Tabung Haji.

Step 1
Firstly, you have to identify what type of Visa that you are applying. There are a numbers of Visa type including, immigrant and Non Immigrant. Select  for Non immigrant and look for a type of Forms depending on the purpose of your visit.It can be travel/tourist/medical purposes/Business etc.Refer to this link

Then go to Visas for Non Immigrant. Normally. for leisure and travel purposes, you have to choose the B1/B2 type of Visa.

Step 2
Please fill in the DS-160 online form. Before that, make sure you already have with you 4 Standard US Visa photos with white Background both hard copy and soft copy. Click this:-

Whenever you want to complete this form, you have to create an account basically your email address and password. Then you will be given a confirmation No and this No will be used when you want to re log to your account. Keep your Confirmation No safely.

Remember to fill in each and every items in the forms. For example, if they request for a hotel name or travel agent contact no, if you haven't make any booking yet, just fill in the proposed itinerary like i did to ensure the process of the Visa online is smooth.

When you have completed the form, kindly upload the Visa Photo onto your Form and save. Then print the confirmation page (2 pages) for your safe keeping and to be brought together during the interview. This confirmation contains Bar Code on the first page.

Step 3
Once you have your DS-160 Confirmation with you, then we can move on to the next step, i.e Payment. Before that, please print this:-

Bear in mind that each Deposit slip has its own expiry date. Please ensure that payment made before the expiry of the deposit slip. Please pay the exact amount which is currently RM512 per Applicant. Also noted that, this fee is not refundable either your Visa approved or denied.

Then, if you have the Standard Chartered Account, or online Banking, you can opt for Online Payment. If otherwise, then you have to go to any Standard Chartered Branch yourself like i did and make the payment.Once the payment is complete, then keep the  receipt and the Customer's Copy of the Deposit Slip.

Step 4

This step, you have to schedule for your interview.  Click this link:-

Once you have logged in, please create your account. This account is more alike the first account that you have created during the DS-160 Application. After the account has been created, then you can see most of the items of your information has been key in and we have to add a bit more of our info in there. 

Then, when the dashboard of your account displayed, opted for schedule for interview. Fill in the required fields and at the end fill in the receipt no. Choose the desired date and time at your convenience. The interview session will only be conducted in the morning from 7.40am to 10.00am. 

When the scheduling process is completed, then please print the interview confirmation slip.

During the interview

Please bring along these items when attending the interview session:-
  1. Your printed 2 pages DS-160 Online form confirmation.
  2. Your Interview Confirmation slip
  3. Your Visa Photo
  4. Your payment receipt
  5. IC
  6. Valid Passport
For other documentations, please bring along  your proof of means (salary slip, Letter of Appointment, Your Saving account to show that you have enough means to support your stay in the US.) In my case, i have prepared extra documents like marriage certificates (to proof ties) and Credentials (Degree/Diploma) in case it will be needed.

Please be there as early as possible so you don't have to stand in the long line. When you arrived, you can see that there are 2 forms of line. Just queue at the back and please standby with your IC and  Interview confirmation Slip Then get your Visitor Pass. After getting your Visitor Pass, proceed with the second line. Only 5 persons are allowed to go in and pass through the security. Your Hand Phone, Car Key and metals items are not allowed to bring in.

Then, get your Number and wait quietly in the waiting room. Wait till your number being called up and standby in your hand with your Photo, Your DS-160 Confirmation Slip and your Payment Receipt.When your number is up, go to the designated cubicle and hand over the items. Then you have to wait again. Then your number will be up once again but this time for Biometric Scan. During this process, place four of your fingers except your thumb onto the Scanner. Then place your both right and left thumbs onto the Scanner. Once the process is complete, you'll be asked to wait again until your number is up again.This 3rd calling will be the hardest one, ie the interview.


The interview will be conducted by American or most likely Chinese American. If you travel as a family, then the whole family members are to be present during the interview session. As for me, i and my Husband were called at the same time.

The interviewer is sitting behind the glass and speaks through the microphone which we can heard from outside.When your number is called, proceed to the designated cubicle and greet the interviewer. Dress in formal attire and some said, it would be better to wear necktie for a guy. The questions are varies depending on the interviewer. Pray for your luck because it is very much depends on how you can convince the interviewer. The question that i answered:-

Mr America: Good Morning

Me and Hubby: Good Morning Sir.

Mr America: How are both of you related?

Me: Husband and Wife Sir (as Mr Hubby tetiba gugup pulak)

Mr America: (Nodded) and further asked, When are you going to US?

Me and Mr Hubby: This coming 29th January until 9th of February 2013

Mr America: (Nodded) and asked, do you have any relatives staying in the US?

Me and Mr Hubby: No, We don't.

Mr America:What did you do sir (asking Mr Hubby)

Mr Hubby: I am..........................(as requested)

Mr America: Then how about your Madam?

Me: I am a..................(as requested)

Mr America: What area are you Practicing?

Me: In Banking and Litigation

Mr America: (Nodded)..ok, i think there should be no problems.I noticed that both of you opted a different methods of delivery. (as i opted for courier and Mr Hubby opted for Self picking at Wisma MCA.) Then he informed me that i can still change the delivery methods before midnight.

Both of us: Thank You very much sir.

Then, we pulled the door with huge smile......Relieve!....Selamat RM512.....

Tips: always say "No" whenever they asked whether we have relatives staying in the US. It would be much easier. Try to answer as simple as we can and do not open the answer for further interpretation. Simple and always precise.

So....Congrats then.......

Terima kasih, datang lagi.


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puteri kasih said...

nice info kak zuha..I'm sure alot of people out there are looking for this info :)

justablogofmine said...

zuha..tak perlu 'akak'..kita sebaya :)

aisya said...

begitu rupanya..
bila la nak merasa g melancong ke sana ni kak. :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to ask , do I have to take one number or 2 number at the machine since I'm going with my mom ?

Anonymous said...

a ah .. Berdebar2..dah la saya tak pandai speaking.. Tp lepas jugak ..yeay!!!

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