GyanDhan Partners with Argo : Offering Guidance in Visa Interview Preparation from Ex-US Visa Counsels!

    Updated on: 04 Sep 2023

    It’s an open secret that the US Visa interview process can be tricky & complicated. Some of you must have heard stories of woes involving students who presented everything they were asked for during the visa interview and still their application got denied. Visa applications can be denied on a whim and a denial can be as confounding as it can be distressing. Moreover, re-applying for a student visa without knowing what you did wrong in the first attempt can be a set up for future denials, as the repetition of the same mistake is in the cards. Increasing the despairs will be all the wasted non-refundable visa application fees.

    The best approach to ace the visa interview is to be well-prepared for the process in advance. What can be a better way for this than getting tips & suggestions directly from former US Visa counsels? To provide students with an edge in their visa interview process, GyanDhan has partnered with Argo, founded by officers who have worked for the U.S. Department of State in embassies and consulates around the world.

    Argo: Introduction & Benefits

    Argo is the world's first company to create a modern & sophisticated technology platform that connects visa applicants with former visa officers with vast personal experience on how decisions are made on giving a U.S. visa. They boast a profound understanding of how decisions are made on who is suitable for a U.S. visa.

    Those who offer consultation in Argo are all former U.S. Government employees who have worked as visa officers on behalf of the U.S. State Department in embassies and consulates around the world. During their office tenure, these ex-US consuls have conducted millions of official visa interviews and were accountable for judging non-immigrant visas applications for studies, employment, and tourism, as well as immigrant visas for permanent residence in America.

    Their mission isn’t about coaching or encouraging people to lie– it is about making an immigration process a little easier and fairer for visa applicants. Just think how better will you feel as a visa applicant if you have the required tools and know-how of how a visa interview works? Argo helps students with their members’ wisdom and experience to ensure that they get the best possible results in their visa interviews. It makes students understand how the visa process works and solves all the doubts related to the US visa interview process. It opens a rare opportunity for US visa aspirants to get genuine insider information on what is happening behind the visa window.

    How Argo Works?

    • When you connect to Argo, they will ask you a series of questions and collect information necessary to evaluate your case.
    • You will be given an available time for consultation.
    • You will have to make online payment of their service and confirmation of consultation time.
    • Argo will do a 30-minute phone call with you, in which they will take 2-3 sample visa interviews in the first 15-20 minutes, and will discuss the improvement opportunities along with the last 10 to 15 minutes of Q&A. In the Q&A session, they will also clear your doubts related to US visa process.

    How Much Argo Charges For Interview Preparations?

    Normally, Argo charges somewhere between USD 500 to USD 600 for the 30-minute call. With GyanDhan, you can get the same service at 450 USD i.e. their base price. As they have limited resources, they don't accept the students directly, only via strong referrals. Therefore, if you reach out to them via GyanDhan, you can be sure of getting their appointment and save money at the same time. The fees levied by Argo for the assistance may look on the higher side but the bona fide insider information and help that you get from them make all the expenses worth it!

    If interested, mail us at for further details.

    First published date: 17 May 2020

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About author

Vishakha Bhagia
Interest in Finance with a flair for writing, Vishakha has written on education loans and the study abroad field for the last two years with articles published in Times of India, Outlook India, The Hindu, and many more publications.

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