Some Common Questions Asked During a US Visa Interview – Visa Agency

Some Common Questions Asked During a US Visa Interview

Some Common Questions Asked During a US Visa Interview

There are 3 main questions that concern our clients going to an interview for a US visa:

  1. What is and is not allowed to bring to an interview?
  2. What will the consul ask and what should I answer?
  3. What can I take additionally during the interview?

What should visa applicants bring to the US Embassy/Consulate interview?

Please only take with you:

  • Letter scheduling an interview.
  • DS-160 confirmation page printed on A4 sheet in portrait format with a readable barcode.
  • Your passport, as well as any previous passports.
  • Bank receipt with paid visa fee for each applicant.
  • One color passport photograph, size 5×5 cm, on glossy paper on a white background.

Do not bring prohibited items with you:

This includes laptops, mobile phones, USB sticks, chargers, cables, batteries, headphones, smart watches, remote car keys, e-cigarettes, cigarettes, lighters, etc. as there are no storage lockers.

Frequently Asked Questions for Interviews at the US Embassy in Jakarta and Consulate in Surabaya

Popular questions during the interview for a B1/B2 Tourist/Business visa:

  • Why do you want to go to the USA?
  • Why did you choose this particular period? Why not another?
  • How long will you stay in the US? Can’t you complete your trip in a shorter period?
  • Do you have a place where you can stay in the United States? Where?
  • How much do you think your trip will cost? Do you have the funds? Can you show me? (bank statement, for example)
  • Can you book a flight to the United States of America?
  • Have you been to the USA before?
  • Who will accompany you on this trip?
  • Will you have travel insurance? If not, are you planning to purchase one?
  • What is your job?
  • What is your annual income?
  • Will you return to your country of origin?
  • How can we be sure that you will return?
  • Do you have real estate?
  • Who will look after the house when you are away?
  • Do you have an invitation letter? If yes, can you show it?
  • How many children do you have?
  • Do you pay taxes?
  • How do you plan to get from one place to another when you arrive in the US?
  • Do you have a car?
  • Do you have brothers and sisters?

Learn how to answer US visa interview questions so you can complete your interview with confidence.

What additional things can you take during an interview?

  1. We recommend printing out a bank statement that could confirm your financial status.
  2. You can grab a certificate of ownership of real estate and transport. Although this is not necessary.
  3. You can invite a translator to the interview, who will undoubtedly help if your knowledge of English is not enough.

It is important to show the US representative in a confident voice that you can always document your words. Keep in mind that the consul conducting the interview is a psychologist and a “lie detector.” He looks at the intonation and firmness in the answers. By the way, in 99.9% of cases they will not ask for additional documents. And if they ask, you can always deliver them.

We wish you success in obtaining a US visa!