Sample US Business Visa Interview Questions

Sample US Business Visa Interview Questions
  • Why do you wish to go to the USA? 

  • For how long would you like to visit?

  • When will you be traveling?

  • Could you please show me the invitation letter from the U.S.? How did you get this letter? 

  • How much do you earn? Do you pay income tax? 

    Please answer in the actual currency that you earn, such as the local currency. Please do not try to convert into the U.S. dollars. 

  • What is the objective of your visit? 

  • What will you do on your return? 

  • How much will your visit cost? 

  • Who will pay for your visit? 

  • Where will you go in the U.S., and who will you meet?

  • Why can’t the persons whom you are going to meet in the U.S. come to meet you here? 

  • Where will you stay in the U.S.? 

  • How is this visit going to benefit you/your employer? 

  • Have you met the people in person whom you are going to meet? Have you communicated with them by email, phone calls, or postal mail?

  • What would you like to discuss with them in person? Why can’t you discuss the same thing by email, phone calls, postal mail, or by video conferencing?

  • Who is going to accompany you to the U.S.? If several of your colleagues are going to accompany you, why are so many people required to go the U.S.? 

  • Is your spouse going to travel with you? If yes, does he/she already have the U.S. visa? 

  • Are you married? If yes, what does your spouse do? For how long have you been married?

  • Do you have any children? If yes, how old are they, what do they do, and where are they?

  • Do you have any close family or friends in the U.S.? If yes, when did you last meet them?

  • Do you have any brothers or sisters? What do they do? Where are they? 

  • Who is your contact person in the U.S.? What is his/her role there? 

  • Have you been to the U.S. before? 

  • Have you been to the U.S. (or another country) on a business trip before?

  • Have you ever traveled to any other country, and why?

  • Why do you need to meet the client there? Why can’t they do that work themselves? 

  • Where do you stay? 

  • What is your educational qualification? 

  • From where will you enter the U.S.? 

  • How will you travel from one place to another? 

  • How can you guarantee me that you will come back?

  • Employee
    • Which company do you work for? 

    • What does your company do? 

    • What is your profession? 

    • What is your role in the company? 

    • How many years of total experience you have? 

    • For how long have you been employed with your current employer?

    • For how long were you employed with your previous employer? 

    • Could you please show me your company profile and tax returns? 

    • How many employees are there in your company? 

    • Explain your current project to me. 

    • What is the product you are going to be trained on all about? 

    • You have been with your current company only for one month. Why are they sending you so soon?

    • You just have a diploma and not a degree. How did you get your current position in your company?

    • Why are you required to attend the training in the U.S.? 

  • Business Owner/Partner
    • What kind of business do you do? 

    • For how long have you run the business? 

    • How many employees do you have? 

    • Who will take care of the business in your absence? 

    • Could you please show me your company’s balance sheets and tax returns? 

    • How much is your annual turn over? 

    • What was your company’s profit last year? 

    • Why is your company named XXX? Why not YYYY or ZZZZ? 

    • Where is your office? 

    • What is the production capacity of your company? (Of course, if the company is in the manufacturing business.) 

  • Attend Conference/Exhibition
    • How did you come to know about this conference/exhibition? 

    • Have you attended any conference/exhibition in the past, either in your home country or anywhere else?

    • How will you benefit from attending this conference/exhibition? 

    • Why do you want to attend that conference/exhibition? 

    • How is the subject of this conference/exhibition related to your work/business? How do you already know about this subject? 

  • Previous Rejection
    • What happened to your previous visa application? 

    • Why was your previous application rejected? 

    • What is so different about your current application that I should give you a visa ignoring the decision of the previous officer? 

More questions related to your specific business in the U.S. may follow. Therefore, you should know the details of your business.

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