HEY GUYS! So in this post its quite special because i just add one more visa on my passport super power AMERICAN VISA!! WOOHOO many people said it lil bit hard to get and yes it made me worried a bit when i applied. As indonesian passport holder American visa is quite important for helping me get other visa easier. Actually it is not complicated at all if you read all steps through their website carefully. So here it is! Hopefully this post will help you guys who want to apply American visa ahead.
HOW TO APPLY US VISA IN KOREA
HOW TO GO
Gwanghamun MRT Station exit 2 (line5)
서울 종로구 세종대로 188
세종로 82-14 미국대사관
#1 FILL YOUR DS-160 FORM ONLINE!
actually everything written online at their websites. So many types of visa but i choose one for tourist B1/B2 visa. After done filling whole form super long long long pages , you will get your DS-160 confirmation letter and you have to keep it with you and print hardcopy for interview.
#2 PAY YOUR VISA
it cost US$160 or around ₩176000( it will change depends on exchange rate) you can go on this page and you will get special bank account number, FIRST choice you can do wire transfer or SECOND you can go to Citibank and do international money send and don't forget to keep receipt with you
#3 SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
A)you will make new user for your personal appointment, update some personal details AND answer some question whether you can get Visa Waiver (usually for wealth countries like aussie, nz,europian, japan,korea, blabla) or Need to do interview YESS indonesian passport must have interview.
B) you have to choose whether you will pick up your passport OR delivery service (forfree) even for pickup you will not take it at embassy usually they will drop your passport at embassy courier service and you can see address online
C) And fill your special bank account number where you send your money to at payment section.
D)You just choose the available date and usually 1 day has 2 times that you can choose at 08.30am or 09.30 am and finally you'll get final appointment letter and don't forget also print it.
a.k.a most important things
Mine was 08.30am interview, so I arrived around 8.00am but the door was starting opened at 08.15am (right 15 mins before interview time) so before entering, they check your appointment letter and passport and after that, x-ray and you will not allowed to bring anything inside so just document, they will keep your phone and car key till you done and leave the bulding. Go on to 2nd floor (because 1st floor is for american) At the first counter, they double check my DS-160, confirmation appointment letter and stick sticker behind my passport. At second counter, they recheck again the document and take shoot of our fingerprint. And FINALLY third counter INTERVIEW COUNTER all interviewers are American (i believed) no Korean allowed, all should be done in English.
"OUR SHORT 심장 INTERVIEW"
Interviewer: Hello good morning
Me : hey goodmorning!
Interviewer : So why you want to go to America?
Me: i'll go for Holiday with my parents but they will depart from Indonesia and i'm from Korea and meet at LAX
Interviewer: Oh well, it will be your first time to U.S?
Interviewer: So tell me all countries that you've been to..
Me: Japan, Taiwan,China, vietnam, etc etc and hmm.. . (Forget the rest)
Interviewer: you've been to HK and Macau right?
Me: *LOH KOK DIA TAU JIR* oh yeah im forget that's been a long time
Interviewer: So you work here, explain me what you do..
Me: i work at Cosmetic shop i explain products and sell it to tourist mostly i use my mother language Indonesian and English.
Interviewer: So how much your salary?
Me : ₩1.XXX.XXX
Interviewer: How long more you'll work here?
Me: around 2-3 years more since so many places i haven't explored yet.
Interviewer: OK your visa will be ready within 3-4 working days.
Me: *DANCING IN THE SKY SMILE LIKE CRAZY GIRL*
#1 dont be scared and answer all answers confidently so you will not looked like lying
#2 Make sure all answers is true and prepare all reasons that convince that you will not working in U.S and will back to your country
#3 don't NGIDE or trying to be creative with your answers its not a story telling baby
#4 don't use MAYBE or HMM very danger
12FEB FILLING MY DS160& WIRE TRANSFER
14FEB INTERVIEW AT EMBASSY
20FEB GOT MY PASSPORT DELIVERED
I'M READY USA!!
in n out burger, universal studio, liberty statue ~<3 wait for me!!