"Refusals are rare... over 30,000 Malaysians were issues with visas last year. The embassy also issued more student visas in 2010 compared to any other year since 1997," he said.
Wintheiser, who was in Penang to give a talk on 'Updates On US Visa Procedures' organised by investPenang, attributed the myth to word of mouth by applicants who were rejected.
"Applicants who have had their visas approved will now be able to have their passports with visa delivered to their home or business address for free, or they can just pick it from the courier centres in George Town, Klang, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
"We also had the courier service back then but approved applicants has to pay," he said, adding that further details could be obtained from their website (http://malaysia.usembassy.gov/visas.html ) or by calling the embassy (03-2168 5000). Source: The Star
How To Apply For A U.S. Visa?
|Step 1||Obtain a visa photo. See http://www.ustraveldocs.com/my/my-niv-photoinfo.html for requirements|
|Step 2||Complete the visa application online at http://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. Print the Confirmation Page when finished.|
|Step 3||Pay the fee at any Malaysian branch of Standard Chartered Bank. Bring along your passport and the printed confirmation sheet. (If you have a Standard Chartered account, you can pay online. See http://www.ustraveldocs.com/my/my-niv-paymentinfo.html)|
|Step 4||Go to www.ustraveldocs.com/my to make an appointment for an interview at the Embassy, or call 03-2302 3988. (You must wait at least 4 hours after paying the fee). When making an appointment, you will also choose where you want your passport sent.|
|Step 5||Come to the Embassy on the appointed day. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.|
|Step 6||If your visa is approved, it will be returned to you at the address you chose in Step 4.|
Further information is available at www.ustraveldocs.com/my.