Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:34 pm
Now, as stated, many of these "employers" claim that they can complete the process required for the applicant/employee, and all they need to do is to supply the necessary fees. This is not true, as all applicants for a non-immigrant visa (NIV) MUST attend a personal interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate. The following rules (as can be seen on this page) are strictly observed:The U.S. Mission to India is alarmed by a rush of clearly unqualified visa applicants in recent weeks, creating a scarcity of visa appointments in New Delhi and Mumbai for legitimate Indian travelers during the busy summer travel season.
America is an open society, proud to welcome visitors from all over the world. However, in light of this rush and the wake of reports on human smuggling to the United States and other countries, the U.S. Mission to India is increasing its vigilance to eliminate illegal smuggling and visa fraud - people intending to illegally migrate to the United States.
There are individuals and companies who are taking advantage of Indian citizens by suggesting they can provide a short cut to an American visa. These people are deceiving innocent people into wasting their money and making it harder for legitimate travelers to obtain visa appointments.
We especially want to tell everyone in India that no firm or person can help you obtain a U.S. visa. The only way to obtain a U.S. visa is to present legitimate documents. The U.S. cooperates with the Government of India on the arrest of people with false documents and those who seek to gain U.S. visas fraudulently.
Rules for Interested Parties
Due to security concerns and space limitations, U.S. consular sections do not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys, or business contacts to attend the visa interview of a nonimmigrant visa applicant or intervene on their behalf during the interview.
If an interested party wishes to provide information to a specific consular section concerning a particular visa applicant, they are encouraged to supply this information directly to the applicant. The applicant can then bring this information to their visa interview.
If anyone living in India has received such an offer for working in the US, and have received information within emails or by postal mail about which they are unsure, they can always contact the Visa Fraud departments of the US Embassy. The contact details can be found at this page:
and specifically within the Visa Fraud section on that page.
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