Do you have a visa interview appointment and are wondering what type of questions would be asked? Then you have landed on the right page. When attending a visa interview, the visa officer is interested in finding out if you would return to your country of residence after your visit to the USA. There are a variety of questions that could be asked depending the purpose for your visit, the answers you give to previously asked questions, the status of the one inviting you and your country of residence. My advice to you is that you are not stressed about the questions or the interview. Understand that you are going to spend money in the USA, be sure within you that you want to come back to your country of residence and be well prepared. The fact that you are reading this is already a good preparation for the visa interview appointment. You may also get the Ultimate Visa interview Kit for more tips to prepare for your interview.
Here are some questions that could be asked if you are a friend visiting the USA for your annual vacation.
- How do you pronounce your name?
- What are you going to do in the USA?
- Is this your first time of applying for a visa to visit the USA?- I know a few people who have lied on this question and jeopardized their chance of getting the visa
- Do you have any relatives in the USA?
- Who is he or she?
- Where do you plan on staying during your visit? (You should have prepared an answer for this question – If staying at a hotel, have the name or if staying with your host, just say so and mention the address.)
- What does your friend do for a living?
- Where does he or she work? – Have the correct name of the Company your friend works at
- How will you be funding your trip? (Have financial documents ready for this question)
- Is your friend married?
- Do you know their status in the USA? (Mention the type of visa they have or that they are citizens)
- How long will you be staying in the USA?
- What will you be doing for the 3 weeks? Any Plans?
- Do you plan on working while you are there? You should always say no to this question. A visitor visa does not permit you to work.
- If you have the opportunity, would you stay in the USA? The answer is no. Give reasons why you have to return to your country of residence.
- What do you do for a living?
- So what will happen to your job while you are away? – Mention that you are on Annual Leave.
- Will you be going with your family?
These are just sample questions. During the interview you may be asked only a few questions. In most of my interviews the questions have been about 10 or less. In one case I was barely asked 3 questions and I got the visa. Many times the visa officer has formed an opinion by just looking at your documentation but she wants to confirm her opinion or see if you can produce other documents or explanations that will convince her otherwise. Always remember that the burden is on your to show to the visa office that you deserve to get the visa because you will surely return to your country of origin.
If this has been helpful, I suggest that you get the Ultimate Visa Interview Kit to help you prepare properly for your interview. In it you will find these and other valuable tips that will help improve your chances of receiving your travel visa.