162777RE: Re: US Visa Requirements
- Sep 28, 2013
---In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, <eskasue@...> wrote:> Is the only way [...] to secure a visa to the USA via on-line and in English ?I'd hate to say the ONLY way as there likely are exceptions, butgenerally, yes, for a non-immigrant visa to the US, one must fill outthe DS-160 Online Application and do it in English. There are 3rd partyfolks that will do it for someone, and one can often find a friend to help.I've helped probably a dozen or more Ticos do it. The online form doeshave some tool-tips in Spanish, but that's not enough to get a non-Englishspeaker through the form.> where do you get the digital photo taken for uploading ?I have never had any luck with the digital foto -- and I used to try. WhatI always have done to get past that part is to upload some bogus foto thatI find on the computer (e.g. smallish JPEG), then the website rejects itand I get fotos taken inside the consulate. I've also never had a suitable"passport' type foto taken before we got to the consulate accepted. Assoon as one gets past security, in the outside waiting area there is afoto shop that will take and sell an appropriate foto for a couple mil.Good luck!--Sam
---In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, <email@example.com> wrote:Don't expect to get a visa to the US if you don't have access to a
computer. First, you can only easily get a list of things they look for
in a successful applicant on the US Dept of State web site.
Basically, you have to provide damn good evidence that you won't STAY in
the US if they let you in -- such as a job, owning property, family, etc.
Read their web site. That will give you the answers.
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