USA B1 B2 Visa Interview Questions and Answers

USA B1/B2 Visa Interview Questions and Answers This is Fred Wahl the VisaCoach Today’s topic is: “The Visitor Visa Interview,
what questions are asked and how to answer them” You or your loved ones may someday wish to
visit the USA. Maybe you want to visit
Disneyland, Las Vegas, Hollywood. Or maybe wish to visit family, friends even
potential fiances or spouses. Well it turns out that while all applicants
usually bring plenty of supporting documents and proofs
to a visitor visa interview, including letters from American sponsors, in practice the
consular officer at the embassy most likely will make his decision based on
what is said during the verbal interview. Knowing in advance what the questions will
be and preparing your answers will greatly improve your chances to be approved
for the visa. In this video I will teach you the questions
you can expect, and how to answer them. I am Fred Wahl the VisaCoach and I work for
you to prepare and craft your marriage based visa application, such
as a Fiance or Spouse Visa for life togehter in the USA. My work doesn’t stop
when a VisaCoach application is submitted to US immigration, instead I continue personally
working with you, providing advice and guidance, and
preparing the additional forms and submssions needed, working with
you ALL the way through to the final happy end of your immigration journey
and arrival to the USA. My personal goal is to reunite you with your
partner as smoothly and as quickly as possible. Please watch this video to the end, because
after I have discussed the questions you can expect, I will also provide some general
useful tips to help improve your chances for a successful interview. Now, lets talk about what Questions you should
prepare for for your “USA Visitor Visa Interview”. Question Number 1. May I see your passport? Can I have your passport? Answer: “here it is” Be prepared,Have the passport already in your
hand. There should be no fumbling. The officer is busy, A lot of people are waiting
in line behind you, don’t delay him, don’t irritate him. Question Number 2. What is the purpose of your trip? Why do you want to travel to the US? What is the reason behind it? What is your aim? Ideally you have a simple and clear-cut reason
for your trip. Perhaps “visit Disneyland”,
“get medical treatment at Mayo clinic”, “visit family”, “Attend convention”,
“visit boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé,or spouse”. The consular officer is always on the lookout
for someone who may have plans not to return to home country, who might have plans to remain
permanently in the USA. So if the purpose
of your trip is to meet people who could help you to stay in the USA such as family or romantic
partners expect some follow up questions. To those, provide simple and honest answers,
and without prompting ALSO include reasons WHY you
are going to return to home country. For example “I plan to visit with my family
this summer to go sightseeing in the USA, before I return in the fall to have my third
year of studies at Manila university”, or “I am visiting my fiancé, we were planning
on attending a concert, and meeting his family, We have already applied for a fiance visa
and we are well aware that I must return to home country
for the fiance visa interview” or “My American spouse and I live together
in home country, he is an expat working for Bechtel, he / we
do not plan to return to the USA for many years
until after his contract expires. but we were hoping to visit the USA during
his next annual Home leave, in order to enjoy the holidays with his mother
who is 82 years old, and a little bit frail, when the time comes for him to return to the
USA, at that time we plan to apply for a spouse visa for me”. Of course, provide honest details, never make
any false statements, as they will come back to hurt you later. Question Number 3. Who is accompanying you on this visit? “Mom, dad, boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse,
classmate,” “I am traveling alone”. Question Number 4. How long do you intend to stay? Know the answer in advance and answer with
a concise “one week, two weeks, two months”. And best if you bring to the interview a return
plane ticket or reservation that exactly matches your answer.. Question Number 5. Why are you planning such a long trip? Most visitors come for short stays, as they
have job or school or family responsibilities and
can’t abandon them for long. If your plans are for a longer stay, be prepared
to explain why that amount of time is needed. Such as: “I return to to school in September, so I
plan to spend my entire summer vacation in the USA” Question Number 6. Why have you chosen this time to visit and
why not some other time? Answer: “I want to attend the Consumer Electronics
show, it is held the second week in January” or “This is my semester break, It’s my only
time to get away” Question Number 7. Do you have family or friends in the US? “no” or “yes”. If yes, there will be followup questions. These will be similar to your answer on “What
is the purpose of your trip”. Identify what relatives or friends you have
and state what their relationship is to you and whether or not you’ll be meeting them
during your trip. If it is a boyfriend, girlfriend, fiance or
spouse, again be very clear to identify who you’re going to meet, and in answering
re-confirm that you understand the visitor visa is only for a temporary visit,
that you will be returning to home country. Explain what responsibilities or reasons you
have back in your home country that ensure you will definitely, positively, respect
the terms of a visitor visa and leave the USA within your allowed stay. Question Number 8. Where will you be staying? Answer: “Hotel, Airbnb,” Be prepared with the actual name and location
of the hotel. Ideally bring copies of the reservation as
well. If staying with family or friends, again be
prepared to explain who they are, what their relationship is to you
and your plans and reasons to return to home country, without fail. Question Number 9. When did you last travel to USA? If you previously had the opportunity to visit
the USA, and respected the terms of the visa you
had at that time, that is strong evidence you can be trusted again to use the visitor
visa properly. So answer,: “I previously went to school in
the USA”, or “I had a visitor visa before and now I’m renewing it”. Question Number 10. Why will you come back to your home country? If you have not already had the opportunity
to explain why you’re coming back and the officer now
specifically ask you why, provide good reasons why you MUST return,
and return on time. Answer: “My school resumes in September”,
“I can’t stay away from my business very long”,
“I need to care of my elderly parents”, “I own property that I must be managed”,
“My vacation only lasts till mid June, and my boss expects me to report for work on time” Question Number 11. Who is paying for your trip? Answer: “I am”, and bring proof that your
income is sufficient to pay for your holiday in the USA. such as a recent tax return or copies of bank
statements. .
Or if the answer is “my family, boyfriend, girlfriend, fiance, or spouse”
once again be prepared to explain who they are, what their relationship is to you is
and what your plans and reasons to return to home country,
on time are. In addition to preparing your answers to the
consular officer questions, here are some tips to follow for the day of
the interview. Tip number 1. Arrive at the consulate well dressed. Make a favorable impression. Show you could afford
travel even if someone else is paying for the trip. Tip number 2. Arrive Early. Acclimate yourself, look around, find out
where to go. Take deep breaths, be calm. Pay attention to hear when your number is
called, and it is your turn to be interviewed. Tip number 3. Avoid appearing nervous. Look the officer in the eye. Appear confident and poised. Tip number 4. Keep answers short when reasonable to do so. Listen carefully to what is asked. Only answer that question. Once the answer has been given, stop talking,
don’t elaborate. (unless confirming reasons
to return to home country, on time, when appropriate) Tip number 5. Be honest. If you have an American boyfriend, girlfriend,
fiance or spouse, and you are planning to visit them, be sure to honestly reveal the
facts. What you tell the officer at the visitor visa
interview and at US border crossings is typed into your
permanent US immigration record. This means if in the future you finally apply
for a Fiance or Spouse visa, the next set of reviewers will know exactly what you said
today and WILL your statements against the what you tell them in the future. If you deny having a courtship when you really
have one, if you falsely deny your partner, then during
a future Fiance or Spouse Visa interview for that partner you run the risk of denial. Now, you know what to expect, and how to prepare
for your visitor visa interview. Good luck. Let me know how it went. This was Fred Wahl, The VisaCoach If you haven’t done so already please subscribe
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