The officers who give consultations on Argo are all ex-Visa Officers of the United States. They all served as diplomats in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, making decisions on all types of visas. Each of them has undergone the intensive consular training course at the U.S. Department of State, and are able to help you plan for your visa interview anywhere in the world.
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All of us are ex-visa officers who went through the State Department’s General Consular course for Consular Officers before being granted our consular commissions by the President of the United States.
This course entails intensive training in all types of visa adjudications, including nonimmigrant visas and immigrant visas. Additionally, we aretrained in U.S. nationality regulations for the issuance of U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad of U.S. citizens.
Each of the ex-Visa Officers at Argo has interviewed tens of thousands of visa applicants overseas. We understand how visa officers like to be talked to, how they like to acceptdocuments (if at all), and what you need to watch out for. We are subject matter experts on the U.S. visa interview process.
We are trained in the languages and customs of the countries where we served. Many of us entered the Foreign Service already proficient in one or more world languages, and the State Department provided us withup to a year of additional training to teach us new languages of the countries where we were assigned to adjudicate visas.
Visa officers are always mobile. No visa officer spends their entire career in one single embassy or consulate. We spend two to three years working in one location and then weare reassigned to another country. This ensures that the visa officers have broad experience around the world, and it also ensures that the same standards are more or less being applied around the world.
Because of this, an officer who served in China will have a very good understanding of the visa procedures and standards applied in India, although she might not speak thelocal language or understand as much of the local culture.