85 Questions to Help You Prepare For a H-1B Visa Interview

85 Questions to Help You…

These are the types of questions you should expect on the day of your H-1B visa interview. This is only a guide for informational purposes and must not be relied upon. The Consular officer may ask you different questions from the ones listed here and/or may ask the questions in a different way. Some of the sample questions provided here may not apply to you at all. You must be honest in all your answers. Never lie to an immigration officer or other Government official. Serious consequences attach to fraud and/or misrepresentation. If you don’t know the answer to a question, tell the officer you don’t know the answer. If you don't understand the question, ask the officer to clarify their question. Take your time, be confident, be polite, and provide answers only to the questions asked. Draft answers to the following questions in your preparation for the interview to help you become familiar with the types of questions you will be asked and to collect your thoughts. Feel free to add your own questions. Best of luck!

  1. Who will you be working for in the US?

  1. What does the company do?

  1. Have you ever worked for the company?

  1. How many employees does the company have in the US?

  1. How many employees does the company have outside the US?

  1. What year was the company first established?

  1. What is the gross annual income of the company?

  1. What is the net annual income of the company?

  1. What will be your salary in the US?

  1. Is this a full-time or part-time position?

  1. Did you receive a copy of the LCA?

  1. When did you receive a copy of the LCA?

  1. What type of visa are you applying for?

  1. Have you ever been to the US before?

  1. How long were you in the US previously?

  1. Have you ever entered the US without a visa?

  1. Have you held any other US visas or non-immigrant statuses? If so, which ones?

  1. What is the highest level of education you hold?

  1. What was your primary field of study?

  1. What year did you graduate?

  1. Why do you want to work in the US?

  1. How long will you be in the US?

  1. Will you return to (your country of origin)?

  1. When will you return to (your country of origin)?

  1. Do you have any immigrant petitions filed on your behalf?

  1. Do you have any family in the US?

  1. Where does your family live in the US?

  1. How did you hear about the Petitioning employer?

  1. How did you contact the employer and how did you obtain the contact information?

  1. How did you apply for the position?

  1. How was the recruiting process conducted?

  1. Were you interviewed for the position?

  1. Who interviewed you for the position?

  1. What position does the person who interviewed you hold with the company?

  1. When were you interviewed for the position?

  1. Have you ever been employed in the US for any other employer?

  1. Are you currently employed?

  1. What do you do for money at the moment if you’re not working?

  1. How long were you in the US previously?

  1. What was the last university you attended?

  1. Where is the university located?

  1. When did you graduate?

  1. What degree did you obtain?

  1. Are you licensed to practice your profession in the State you will be working in?

  1. When were you first licensed?

  1. Were you in status when you previously applied for a change of status?

  1. What were you doing in the US after you graduated?

  1. Have you ever overstayed your authorized period of stay in the US?

  1. Why was your change of status denied?

  1. Why was your visa denied?

  1. Has USCIS or an Immigration Judge ever determined that you violated your status in the US?

  1. How do you know this company is real?

  1. When was the company founded? How long has the company been in existence?

  1. Where will you work in the US?

  1. How long has the company had the office location at which you will work from in the US?

  1. When do you intend to travel to the US?

  1. Where will you stay in the US?

  1. How will you support yourself in the first month before you get paid?

  1. Do you know what the cost of living is in the city you will be working in?

  1. Will you be working off site?

  1. What will you be doing for the company? Also, please describe your job duties.

  1. What will be your job title with the employer?

  1. Are you related to the employer?

  1. Is the employer a friend of yours?

  1. Do you have an ownership interest in the petitioning employer?

  1. Who paid for the H-1B filing?

  1. How much did you pay towards the H-1B?

  1. Are you married?

  1. Do you have any children?

  1. Where is your spouse? Where does he/she work?

  1. Will your spouse/children be traveling with you?

  1. What cities does the petitioner currently have offices in?

  1. Does the petitioner have offices in countries other than the US? If so where?

  1. Where is the head-office/headquarters of the company located?

  1. Who will you report to within the company?

  1. Has the company ever sponsored anyone on H-1B before?

  1. What is your area of specialty?

  1. Will you be working at a new office?

  1. Does the company have any plans to expand into any other cities?

  1. What type of business is your employer?

  1. Where are you currently staying?

  1. Have you ever been arrested, anywhere in the world? If so, where and for what?

  1. Have you ever been convicted of any crimes anywhere in the world? If so, where and for what?

  1. Is this new employment?

  1. Have you ever been deported or removed from the United States?

Stuck in administrative processing? Check out the article: “Why administrative processing can suck the life out of you and how to keep your sanity.”

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Sunil C. Patel is an experienced immigration attorney and himself a first-generation immigrant. Formerly a managing attorney with a multinational immigration and corporate law firm, he now focuses his practice exclusively in immigration law at his own law firm, Sunil C. Patel Immigration Law, LLC. To schedule a consultation, please call (770) 756-6056 or visit www.sunpatlaw.com. You can also schedule an appointment by selecting an available time on his calendar.

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