I applied for a B1/B2 visa to attend internal business meeting and my interview was on April 13, 2017 at 11:30. I was tensed because of two back to back rejections in 2007.
The first question VO asked was “So, you have applied for this type of visa earlier as well?” I got confused and said “No”. (I got confused with the type of visa because in 2007 the trip was self sponsored and this time it is company sponsored. Although, I mentioned about the rejection in form DS 160.) Then, he sarcastically confirmed “didn’t you ever apply for US visa?” I realized I have messed up in the first question itself; however, covered it by saying “Yes, I applied for the similar type of visa in 2007.” His next words were- “let’s find out the truth.” My heart beat got 10 times faster.
After that, he asked all the general questions like- purpose, job profile, clients, project, marital status etc. He didn’t ask for any documents. Then, he started typing for 30-40 seconds and I can’t express the feeling of those a few seconds. I was thinking he is typing the reason of rejection. However, he said those golden words “Your visa is approved.” I thanked him and came out. I was very happy.
I received my passport yesterday (April 19, 2017, third working days from the interview) with 10 years visa stamp.
Like many other members who have shared their visa experience, I would also advise to dress formal and wear a tie. An additional advice to read as many visa experiences as you can from this site. It will give you a fair idea about the whole visa process.
Special thanks to Immihelp.com and its members for sharing their experiences which helped me a lot in preparing for the interview.