Yesterday I had my interview at the American Embassy after I e-mailed them for an non-immigrant tourist visa! On the 30th of July I e-mailed the embassy here in Kuwait and asked them for an interview appointment. The replied on the same day with my appointment date which happened to be yesterday (23rd of August 2005)! They also sent a list of things they wanted me to bring with me for the interview! They made things seem pretty simple!
Anyways, I was informed to be there for an 8:30 interview appointment but I knew that wasn't going to happen! I went to the embassy once a year or 2 back in order to renew my student visa and I was told to be there at 8:30 and I didn't leave till 1PM! Yesterday though I was done by 11AM! Granted it was 3 hours since I got to the gates of the embassy till the time I was done, I think everything went smoothly.
They told me to bring my passport next week and finish the rest of the procedure but the good thing though is that I don't have to do it! They said the driver or the "mandoob" at work could just bring it in and finish everything!
Those of you out there who are going to apply or are waiting for their interview appointment, good luck and make sure you bring a book or magazine! They do not allow any electronics into the embassy so your MP3 players won't do you any good!