Visa approved

US Consulate
We started the day early to be on time. You don’t want to mess with the officials when you want to get the visa :) We left our phones at the train station, as no electronics are allowed inside the consulate. Some of the applicants didn’t know and the corner store business close to the consulate is thriving thanks to these circumstances. They offer safety deposit boxes there.

After speaking to three officials and leaving our finger prints twice, we got our visa approved.
Hooray :)
It was a cumbersome process, but we got there in the end. We are both really happy to have overcome this hurdle.