USA visa interview questions are listed over here. This works as a sample question for USA visa interview. Students applying for USA visa can prepare these sample questions. We have collected these questions from various source.
We have categorized the possible questions in different sections namely, educational plan, background information, and financial background. We have already provided the Prepare guide for US Embassy Interview in our previous post. You can go through it.
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Things to carry during USA Visa Interview
They may ask for your photo if they find your photo not clear in the online submitted application form. So it’s better to carry them.
USA visa interview experience
These are the interview experiences posted by students who took interview recently for USA visa.
Student visa interview 1
Program: PhD in Transportation Engineering
University: Utah State University
Date: Nov 14, 2019
Me: Namaste Sir
VO: Namaste, pass me your documents
Me: (Passed documents)
VO: why this university?
Me: I haven’t searched for university, I have searched for the perspective advisor.
VO: what are you saying?
Me: I have searched for professor whose research interest matches with mine in field of traffic safety.
VO: (Looking MSc Transcript) what will you do after graduation?
Me: I will return back to Nepal and continue my career as an academician and researcher.
VO: You are too cool, I will issue you a USA visa.
Me: Thank you sir, have a nice day.
Student visa interview 2
14th June 2019
Humboldt State university, Arcata
Counter no : 6 A young beautiful vo with blonde hair (goddess of visa)
Coa and exp about 35k
Ielts: 6.0(not asked)
No SAT no scholarship
Academics : 62% with 2 year gap.(not asked)
I probably think I had a weirdest interview ever in USVNS history. There were many applicants before me getting yellow paper and exiting. I had couple of problems like in photo before interview and reciprocity fee afterwards but who cares…
Let’s jump directly to interview rather than bluffing.
It was about a minute and half.
Me: good morning ma’am. How you doing?
Vo: I am doing great. What about you?
Me: absolutely fine.
Vo: pass me your I 20, transcript and passport.
Me: here you go ma’am.
Vo: so, which university you applying?
Me: Humboldt State university ma’am.
(she looked my i20 2 to 3 time and start typing) then she directly skipped all the questions like (why Humboldt, how did you get to know about it and why this major, how many universities did you applied?).
Vo: what is your plan after graduation?
Me:(sorry ma’am)I didn’t hear you correctly!
Vo: plans after graduation?
Me:oh, After graduation my main intention is to return Nepal and currently I have 2 ideas either work in a government Org like (NARC) Nepal agricultural research council in fisheries research division(started typing again)to enhance(interrupted).
Me: I am planning to open a recreation farm where I will be farming popular fish like(again interrupted).
Vo: Do you have a farm?
Me: I do. In my own city.
Vo: who’s s going to sponsor you for studies?
Me: my maternal uncle.
Vo: what is his job?
Me: he’s a manager in (NEMS) north east medical services in US.(typed, typed typed) and I was like okhooo reject garne bichar garo yesle tw.
Vo: ok, how much does he earn?
Me: told. (After hearing she again asked me because she didn’t t believe me). And she gave a sespicious glance.
Vo: what does he exactly do?
Me: He manage medical records software.
(This is where I think I made a awesome move yo nagare vaye I wouldn’t have got USA visa). I said I do have his annual income sheet. Shall I show you?
I passed my mama’s w-2 and earning summary sheet. She was pretty amazed and she asked.
Vo: Is he married?
Me: No he is single.
Vo: how many member are in your family?
Vo: Do you have any relatives in US?
Me: No, ma’am.
Vo: I am issuing you visa got it the counter 11 and pay the reciprocity fee.
(I didn’t hear her correctly)
Me: can you repeat it again?(wondering it was a question)
Vo: go and pay you are selected..
Me:(I was like hell yeah)thank you ma’am. Thank you so so much(with a joy smile) she also smiled mazza le. Eye contact was from the start to end plus Idk there a magical vibe with her.
I recommend to every body if you have enough funds then nothing matters plus having good scores and grades might help some students but luck also decides.
Student visa interview 3
My USA visa interview was scheduled for 8:30 am but as soon as I entered this officer asked my name and told me that there was an error in my DS 160 form. So I had to walk outside and ask one of the studios to fill out the form which took about half an hour. It took longer because I have been to the US 5 times already.
I am gonna skip waiting in the line part and having cute conversations with the two old women next to me.
After being ten printed I was sent to this counter which I don’t remember the number. She was a good looking middle aged lady with her hair right above the shoulder.
Me: hi (with a smile) and slided my documents through the glass without even her asking
Her: hi (smiling back). So what do you want to study?
Her: Hmm and what do you plan to do with this degree?
Me: I wanna come back home to Nepal and give back to my community. We have a wellness Centre in my school which focuses on the mental and emotional wellbeing of students and staff which none other schools have in my town have so I wanna come back and work along my school to promote being mentally and emotionally healthy.
While I was saying this, she was smiling a lot
Her: I am sorry I am smiling so much because I also went to Whitman.
Me: yess literally we were giving each other air five
Her: How many colleges did you apply to?
Me: only this college. I did ED2nd.
Her: I see. And you also have full scholarship. Anyways how did you find Whitman? I love walla walla
Me: So I graduated from UWC Maastricht in the Netherlands in 2018 and then went on a gap year in Senegal. A lot of US universities came at uni fair in my school and that’s how I found Whitman. I applied and they accepted me with full funding.
Her: well I am very happy to issue your visa and I hope you have a wonderful time in walla walla. Please pay your fee at counter 11
Me: thank you! have a wonderful day
Honestly, I didn’t prepare at all for this interview even though I was bit nervous but I did read some of the experiences on this page which kinda gave me idea of what I was gonna be asked. I also didn’t focus so much on my answer that would give me anxiety because I feel like your answer for after the graduation doesn’t have to be solid that you will work for specific company or organization. It can be simple as giving back to your community. I had given multiple visa interviews for B1/B2 so That might have eased it a bit.
There might have been a bit of favoritism from the interviewer as I was going to the same college as she did so she had given me this positive vibe since the interview started.
Student visa interview 4
Me: Goodmorning sir. How are you doing?
VO: I am doing great. Please pass me your i20,transcript and passport.
Me: here you go sir(handed my documents)
VO: So, you’ve been here before?
Me: yes sir. I was here last month, on May 17th
VO: (yesai passport paltayo thyakka Mero visa stamp bhako page parecha) oh! ma’am you’ve been to US before?
Me: yes sir. I went to US 4 years back.
VO: for what reason?
Me: I visited states to attend my brother’s convocation sir.
VO: okay, you have your brother in US? What is he doing rn?
Me: he is doing his graduate degree.
VO: in which state is he studying ?
Me: sir, in Texas.
VO: okay..where did you graduate your high school from ?
Me: sir, from st.xaviers college, maitighar.
VO: ummhmm how did you get to know about this university?
Me: (told that I got to know abt the university from collegeboard and USEF ko Kura Haru Ni bhanethye and bich ma interrupt garyo)
VO: so what made you choose this major?
me: sir, I was inclined towards the genetic disordered diseases since my early childhood since I lost my maternal grandfather who was diagnosed cancer at his 4th stage when the treatment was almost impossible. So from that particular time I really felt that delayed diagnosis and the traditional techniques used for the diagnosis is the major problem faced in Nepal . So Persuing biochemistry as my major I want to work for the imp(interrupted)
VO: okay okay. So who is going to sponsor you for your studies ?
Me: sir my family will be sponsoring me.
VO: can you give some details ?
Me: sure sir. My dad is a lecturer of mechanical engineering in Pulchowk engineering college, and my mom runs a boutique shop in my hometown. Similarly my elder brother is a civil engineer who might also sponsor me if necessary.
VO: wait where does your dad work ? Is it in Nepal?
Me: yes sir. Pulchowk engineering college is in lalitpur
(I don’t remember him asking about total income hai)
VO: ok ma’am….Khai k bhanyo tala herdai k golo golo gare jasari boldai thyo.. Mata Feri k ma golo layo bhaneko Ta VO ko signature Nai duita golo combine gare jasto raicha. Ani malai passport diyo sign gareko part dekhne gari .
So I have issued you a f1 visa. Congratulations have a good day bhanyo
Mata khusi bhaisake thye Khai last ma namaste garera, Thankyou so much sir. Have a great day bhanera hiney.
This is a perfect preparation guide for US Embassy interview. If you are going to apply for student visa, this example will of course guide you for preparing to interview. If you are applying on student visa and if you are a genuine student, then you will not have any problem on getting visa. USA student visa interview guide for students will help you to prepare well before interview.
Prepare guide for US Embassy Interview
Why are you reapplying or why you got rejected last time?
Last interview was my first interview , so i got nervous and didn’t get good chance to explain my cases . So i’ m reapplying.
US degree are given perferance for job opportunity in nepal as compare to any other countries degree. This will secure my future. In USA the syllabus and curriculum are designed according to modern standards and needs. There is small size classroom, highly skilled and experience professer and lecture with practical based teaching helps to learned things better. So by seeing this facilities i choose USA for study.
Why USA universities ? Why not UK ,canada universities?
There is no schoolarship opportunities available for international students in UK , Canada universities. As in comparision the tuition fees and living expenses is also so high.
Why did you chose MBA?
First, it is related to my prior study Bachelor in Business Administration.Second, As you know so many FDI and international trade is going on in Nepal, which brings lots of opportunities for me once i have this degree from US Which has great value.
How will this course of study benefits your carrier and your country?
Studying MBA in Management and Operations definitely has advantage for me. As you know so many MNC’s are entering into Nepal, which brings lots of opportunities for me once i have this degree from US Which has great value., and studying management and operations doesnt have to be engaged in MNC , there are various big industries in Nepal who requires such human resource. Also because,most Nepalese universities provide specialization either in Fianance, Human Resource Management or Marketing. So, there are few people here who has the knowledge of management and operations. And this will give me the advantage over my competitors.
Why this university?
Well, among the university I applied , this university was particularly in there to replies my email. So that, I could know about university fees structure, my chance of scholarship, international student and Nepali society. This university provide me some scholarship also and the tuition fee and living expenses is also not so high as compare to other university which i’ve applied. International admission adviser of this university is also so kind and co operative .So ,taking everything into consideration I have chosen this university.
How can you tell me that you are returning back to Nepal?
As you know that , Since my childhood my parents are investing to my education and also I am the only child of my parent. So, after graduation I have got plenty of responsibility towards them. And after getting US degree i will get good opportunity in my country that will help to build my reputation in my society. My parents , family,my property, relatives, culture and tradition every one has equal part to play in my return.
Where you will staying in USA?
I intend to stay at the accommodation provided by the university.
Tell me about your university?
My university name is Atlantis University and it is located at Miami, Florida. It was originally established on 1905 AD. The president of the university is Dr John Jasinki .There are around 7000 students are studying in my university among them about 130 are Nepalese student. The student to the teacher ratio is 21 to 1 so there will be proper interaction between teacher and students. And the international admission adviser of my university is Bianca Palacios.
Why not in Nepal ?
Well, I have completed my bachelor level in Nepal and I have my friends who have studied in USA. And I can fell the difference in the thinking and the knowledge. I will be closer to my friend and my family if I study in Nepal. However at this stage of my life staying in USA help to make me responsible and independent . It will help to develop my personal and intellectual growth. And US degree are given priority in every field as compare to Nepal degree.
What will you do if I don’t issue your visa?
Well, as for the embassy requirement I have fulfilled everything. So I hope you will issue my visa.
Because , my university is located in Miami, Florida. And the temperature of Miami is similar to my hometown where I have lived most of my life. This place is safe for international students. And in Miami i will found many Nepali students , this will helps me to learn and settle in new culture easily. So i chose Miami.
Who is your sponsor?
My father and mother and my maternal uncle are sponsor. My father is a branch manager in National Life Insurance Company who has annual earning of around 10 lakhs rupees and my maternal uncle has a medical shop who has annual earning of around rs 25 lakhs. And my mother is a school in-charge who has an annual earning of around rs 1 lakhs 80 thousand.
Whom do you share your room/appartment with? Neplease or international students?
Yeh! I will perfer international american students to share my room, it will provide me a great opportunity to learn about culture and tradition.
How long will you staying on USA?
I intend to stay untill my study last. It is 36 months for my course of choice.
How did you find this institution?
I used different methods to find this university. By takingadvice from senior. By visiting different website .By taking advise from guideness counseler. My personal search corresponding to international admission advisor.
Do you have any relative in USA?
No , till now no body has visited USA from my family and my relative . I hope i will be first person to visit USA.
Whom do you correspond with?
Bianca Palacios , my universitiy’s international advisor .
Can you tell me about currency of USA?
The currency of the USA is US dollar. It is the most popular and globally acceptance currency in the world.
What did you know about USA? How did you apply?how did you get your I-20?
Yes , At I search my university, then I went to the USEF to the my academic character. Then I fill online form and send my document to the university via DHL and after few days they provide me email that i was accepted by university. Few days later they send my I -20 to my home address.
How many university did you applied?
Yes i have applied to 3 universities. First is Warner University. Second one is Webber International University and finally I got admission to Atlantis University.
What do you do on holiday?
Well , during holidays time I will go through my course of study and i will enjoy my times with new friends.
What are your quality so I issue you a visa?
Well, my parents are sponsoring my education and they have got proper source of income, property and bank balance. I am the geniune applicant and my academic background is also good. I have got affordable I-20 from well reconized university . And as for the embassy requirement I have fulfilled all things . So i hope i am suitable for entry.
What is your future plan?
Well, after completing my education I will return back to my country. And I would like work as a Head of Operations Department .
What will you do?
US law doesn’t permit international students to work during study period. I will do within rules and regulation. After i complete my coursr and such opportunities, definitely to some extend I will do it. So that i can utilized those skill and experience when i return back to nepal.
Do you have any education gap? If yes what you did in that period?
Yes, I have 2 year education gap and I have utilized those gap period by doing computer coures from 3 star DPT training center and practising toefl and searching and applying for USA universities.
What is your academic background?
I have complete my Bachelors in Management with first division marks.
Can you tell me how do you transfer money from Nepal ?
Yeh! After i get visa I will get no objections letter from ministry of education. Then I will go to bank and utilized different methods to sends money from Nepal. Like Bank overdraft Wire transfer Mobile cheque etc.
How will you find your college after landing in USA?
Before my departure, I will send my traveling itinerary to my international admission advisor and she will manage to pick me up.