U.S. Embassy’s Consul General Shares Tips on Applying for Visas and Avoiding Fraud

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DHAKA, JUNE 14, 2016 – Consul General Elizabeth Gourlay of the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh held a press conference today to share tips on applying for U.S. visas. Ms. Gourlay also introduced a video produced by the U.S. Embassy in an effort to educate Bangladeshis about visa fraud and scams.

In her remarks, Ms. Gourlay stressed the importance the embassy places on providing high standards of customer service to visa applicants and noted that tourists, students, business travelers, and immigrants from Bangladesh are valued by the U.S. Government. “Each year, thousands of Bangladeshis successfully apply for a U.S. visa. We want to ensure that all potential applicants avoid scams and fraud, so we produced this video,” said Ms. Gourlay.

The U.S. Embassy launched its anti-fraud campaign, starting with this video, to protect Bangladeshi visa applicants. The message is simple and applies to all visa applicants: tell the truth, fill out your own application, and if you have questions, ask the embassy. The video was created in partnership with Bangladeshi arts firm Creative Media Limited and employs an inventive form of stop-motion animation.

More information on how to apply for a U.S. visa can be found on the embassy’s webpage at https://bd.usembassy.gov.

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