My wife is going to apply for US B1/B2 (Tourist) visa next month. On the day of her visa appointment (22 Nov 2023), she will be unemployed (in-between jobs) as the last day for her current employment is 10 Nov 2023. Her new job will start on 10 Dec 2023 - she has already signed the employment paperwork for her new job.
She has already filled out the DS-160 form by mentioning her present employer truthfully. However, at the time of the interview, the information about her "present employer" will no longer be accurate, since she will have left her job then. For such a case, does she need to update her DS-160, or will it be sufficient to explain this to the consular officer and keep her DS-160 unchanged?
- In the updated DS-160 (if required), should she keep the current employer section blank, or write the name of the new employer?
- Is there anything else that we could do on our side to provide proof of strong ties to the home country which would make it more likely that she gets her visa?
Basically, my question is what does "present" mean in DS-160? Is it "present at the time of filling out the DS-160" or "present at the time of the visa appointment"?