I'd like to know whether the question in DS-160 form implies other country refusals as well? In 2009, I was refused and banned by UK for future applications for 10 years since they did not find my language requirement document genuine.
I have been currently working for a global company and thus need to travel to US with B1/B2 visa; however, I do not actually know what to answer for below question:
"Have you ever sought to obtain or assist others to obtain a visa, entry into the United States, or any other United States immigration benefit by fraud or willful misrepresentation or other unlawful means?"
Does that question related with my current situation? I sought advice from my company's own visa department, and they told me that related question is only for United States applications and thus need be answered as "No".
I would gladly answer “Yes” and explain my situation rather than misrepresent myself, but would like to get your advice about the situation as well as I am not comfortable giving unnecessary details if it is not mandatory.
Update: As of 2019, I succesfully been granted a visa to US for my business travel. Answered the question "No" like suggested here if anyone's wondering. Please note that application been done after my ban for UK expired, though I am not sure if it is effected anything at all.