First, thanks to God for his mercies on us. Visa or no Visa, He is always merciful to us starting from the life He gives us.
So my story is that I have been rejected for a tourist visa on 3 occasions before this. I live in a foreign country, first as a student and now as a worker. I got denied twice in the foreign country and once in my home country. I almost lost hope but I persevered.
So this time I realy hoped for the best, but then was prepared for the worst since I was already used to it. The interview was very short.
Me: Goodmorning (With a smile)
VO: Goodmorning (Looking at my passport and my application on his computer screen)
VO: So how long have you lived here?
Me: 5 years now Sir
VO: And why are you going to the US?
Me: to attend a conference
VO: Whats the conference about
Me: told him (In short and precise words)
VO: read my application and most likely read my explanation of my past rejections
VO: do you have any relatives in the US
Me: Distant relatives but haven't been in contact with them
VO: typed on his computer for about 30 seconds
VO: Sir your visa has been approved, the slip will tell you how to mail your passport back to us for printing.
Me: Thank you sir, thanks a lot.
I was elated. Excitement was an understatement.
Notes: It doesn't matter what you do, if they are gonna reject you they most likely will. Your application matters.
However things like dressing well, smiling, answering in short and precise responses.
It is never easy to get rid of nervousness, but it helps to plan for the worst even while you are hoping for the best. That helps you shake the nervousness a little.
Thanks to immihelp for valuable feedback and experiences, it realy helped reading previous experiences on here.
God Bless you all