guys i specified that i have no relatives in US in ds-160 form,but my brother is in US currently. does this effect me during my visa interview? does the VO know about my brother.
You cannot modify your DS160 after once submitted. If you wanna do this then you have to refill another DS 160 and take care such that even in your slot confirmation letter, the DS160 confirmation number is same as newly filled. And VO may or may not know untill and unless if he finds it out through your last name. I dont think it becomes a problem to you. better take others suggestions too regarding this.
Did someone advice you to state 'no' to your brother's presence in the United States? This is wrong advice as visa approvals are more complex than simply having a relative present in the US. You are okay if your brother travelled to the US AFTER you filed the DS-160. Does this lack of declaration affect you? It depends on how honest your mistake was. In reality, all this becomes a problem if your brother has been involved in activities that are prohibited by law in the United States. All the best Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University, Denver, CO. email@example.com;[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fwvru51l6Q](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fwvru51l6Q)