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Hi 🐠 I left the US in August cuz I didn’t get in the H-1b lottery. Now I want to apply for a B1/B2 (tourist) visa and am concerned about the interview. Any experiences or tips to share? cont.

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In formal terms the H1B is a temporary work visa, not an attempt at immigration. From your description it sounds like you have close ties with your employer, since this is the second country you live in following their direction. This is a good sign if you are seeking a B1/B2 visa, intended for business and tourism, not work. Beyond that, you could still have strong connections in your native country.

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I was transferred, but not to my home country. My concern is that interviewer doesn’t see my “ties to home country” as I am completely on my own here

What P1 said. As long as you prove to them you would need to leave the US after certain time.

I would also make sure you have worked for 6 months with your current employer

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