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Old 21.05.2015, 17:11
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It's actually you who is awesome and to top it wow
that's really funny

I have a question about when will I receive my passport? Just today I received an automated email with a tracking number.

Could anyone tell me how many days will it take to receive my passport?

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Old 26.05.2015, 17:12
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Hi all

Thank you everyone those who replied my questions and given their suggestions.

I had the visa interview today and it went good. The supporting documents I submitted were as follows:

1. Account balance of both
2. Rental contract
3. Invitation letter (it was not necessary so they returned it to me)

The questions they asked were:

1. The purpose of my visit
2. Which place I am going to travel
3. When am I willing to travel (dates)?
4. Do I have family here in Switzerland?
5. After my answer for the above question then they asked me why OH is not travelling with me?(I replied due to the work it is impossible to travel together)
6. How many years do I live in Switzerland?

That was it. They told me that I will get a B1 / B2 visa with a validity of 10 years. I observed that they were quite friendly to everyone.

My observation regarding the interview:

It is more than enough to arrive at the Embassy 15 minutes before the appointment time otherwise one has to wait unnecessarily.

Thank you and wish you a nice afternoon.

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Hi awesome-wow,

I have only one page left in my passport, do you think it can be a problem for tourist visa. I have interview next week.
You said appointment is not necessary, can you please confirm.
How much balance did you show in the bank account?
Did you submit and tax return proof?
Did you take original rental contract?
Thanks for your help.
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Old 15.07.2015, 14:37
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Hi awesome-wow,

I have only one page left in my passport, do you think it can be a problem for tourist visa. I have interview next week.
You said appointment is not necessary, can you please confirm.
How much balance did you show in the bank account?
Did you submit and tax return proof?
Did you take original rental contract?
Thanks for your help.
Hi fromsiggenthal

Sorry for replying very late which was not intentional :-(

I believe and hope by this time you have already got your visa.

I never told that an appointment is not necessary so one must take an appointment unless you are using the ESTA facility.

I did not submit any proof of tax returns.

Yes, I took the original rental contract which it seemed the most important out of all.

Hope it helps.

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Re: US Tourist Visa: Weird form of discrimination

Is your wife religion different from your religion ?


Both my indian friends got 1-year visa after having waited for a few months.

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I am an Indian national living in Switzerland for the last four years and I have applied for US B1/B2 visa (for attending conferences and visiting friends) twice so far- both times with excessive processing times (~ 2 months) making my travel plans tentative until the last minute, with the result of being given ONLY a 1-year visa.

Now here's the crazy part: the second time I applied for the visa, I did it along with my wife (also an Indian national) who wanted to come with me when I travel for my conference. Her 10-year visa arrived within 2 days (giving one day for the shipping, I am guessing the entire processing took a few hours max), mine arrived after 2 months, again with only 1-year validity!

And it is definitely not just me... I have already seen this happening with 3 other (Indian) couples, where the wife gets the same type of visa for 10 years, and the husband gets it only for 1 year, requiring the husband alone to apply for a visa again and again when they both want to travel together in the future.... Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone have a clue what's the reason behind this weird policy?
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