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Old 02-13-20, 01:26 PM
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Visa interview went horribly wrong..maybe Adhd to blame?

Trying to keep it a bit short, this was regarding my US visa. I was very excited to visit and attend a concert in San Fran. All the formalities done,application submitted, it was time for the interview.

Although I usually suck with interviews, Id prepared well for days together in advance for this one.Im sure as far as I can recall,had anxiety under control(didn't sweat/overthink/fidget around)and was generally confident about the outcome. My turn came and started with me greeting the officer.
Upon being asked questions regarding my previous visits, I named 4 places I went but forgot to mention 2 of them. I do suffer from brain fog and sometimes have trouble recalling from memories. A few other questions to which I needed repeating,much to his annoyance.(I'm serious)He proceeds to ask for the passport and in turn,goes through it and asks me the reason I skipped out on the 2 places, to which I honestly replied about my memory not serving me well. Next came the 'purpose of visit' and promptly 'what kind of visit'. While answering the latter he simply pushes the refusal letter and shrugs saying "I cant do this. I ASKED YOU 3 TIMES YOU'RE AVOIDING A DIRECT QUESTION"

that was really unexpected and if my taking a bit of time to assimilate and reply affects outcomes, I can safely say Id never get a visa in future.

I really get into trouble during job interviews and viva exams as well and situations like this crush my confidence even further.I take time replying, make mistakes and it works against me.No amount of preparation EVER helped. Can anyone relate?
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Re: Visa interview went horribly wrong..maybe Adhd to blame?

Could be, and I can relate to fumbling interviews.

I will say, without getting into politics (which is a prohibited topic), that I know a number of people from South Asia and elsewhere who have had difficulty getting visas in recent years. This includes a student who was admitted to a graduate program, and whose spouse was already in the U.S., and who was then then questioned repeatedly and repeatedly denied. So it may also not be you specifically. It's just more difficult to get a visa these days.
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Re: Visa interview went horribly wrong..maybe Adhd to blame?

agreed. I think it was more of a combination of factors. What I figured was that fumbling or nervousness is simply looked upon with suspicion and if you make mistakes,god help you.I remember even a mild stammer was enough to predispose a cold,judgemental stare from the officer.

factor in adhd and odds are against your favour
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