Top Most Asked Questions during a Visa Interview

Top Most Asked Questions during a Visa Interview

While there is a definite luck-factor involved, your chances of success will greatly increase if you prepare yourself thoroughly for the visa interview.
The interview is mainly to ensure that your application, as well as your intentions, written in the application, are genuine. The officer conducting the interview can ask multiple unrelated questions as well, to know your real interests and objectives.

Over the answers to such questions, the diplomatic official just wants to collect more across-the-board information about the candidate’s situation, especially about its sense of answer-ability and accuracy.
Below, you will find which are the normal questions officials make to their visa candidates.

General questions:

  • Do you Have any Family Member or Friends Living in the Schengen Area?
  • Have You Booked Or Bought The Flight Ticket?
  • Have You Ever Travelled To Other Places?
  • What is your monthly or yearly income?
  • Do you have a credit card?
  • What is your source of income/ where do you work?
  • What is your work all about?
  • What do you know about the country you are visiting?
  • What Is Your Educational Qualification?
  • What assets/property do you have in your home country?
  • Which Countries in the Schengen Area are You Planning to Visit?
  • 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?
  • When Was Your Last Time Seeing Your Son/Daughter?
  • How Do I Know You Will Return Home Within The Visa Allowed Period?

Purpose specific questions:

Questions for employment visa application:

  • what visa type you are applying for?
  • What is the name of your employer company? Contact person?
  • How did you find this job?
  • Where is the job place located?
  • What are your job schedule, salary, conditions?
  • Where you will be accommodated?
  • what qualifications do you have?
  • Is your qualification suitable for this position?

Questions for student visa application:

  • Why did you select this country for your studies?
  • Why did you select this course?
  • Who is going to finance your course?
  • What are your plans after completing this course?
  • What is the source of your sponsor’s income?
Questions for a tourist visa:

  • What is the name of your travel agency?
  • What is the price of your tour package? What’s included?
  • what arrangements have you made if any?
  • Where will you stay? Is anyone sponsoring a part of your trip?
  • How much do you expect this trip to cost?
  • Will your wife/husband accompany you on your trip?
  • What places do you want to visit?
  • Do you plan to visit any other countries?
  • Will you join the group?
  • How long you plan to stay?
  • Did you take leave for this trip?
For a business visit expect the questions like:

  • What is the primary purpose of you travel?
  • Give a brief description of the inviting organization?
  • Who is the contact person in this company?
  • Who is funding for the trip?
  • Where you will be accommodated?
  • How long do you intend to stay there?

Regarding the attire, we recommend business casual or smart casual. Shower. Don’t smoke or eat smelly food beforehand.
Think of it as a job interview. You have to present yourself in a professional manner so definitely no jeans, shirts, shorts, sneakers, slippers, or anything that screams gym clothes. Make-up should be natural as well. On the other hand, do not choose a too strict and solemn style. You look should be simple, neat, and respectable.

All applicants for nonimmigrant visas are viewed as intending immigrants until they can convince the consular officer that they are not. You must, therefore, be able to show that you have reasons for returning to your home country that are stronger than those for remaining.

Do not engage the consular officer in an argument. If you are denied a visa, ask the officer for a list of documents he or she would suggest you bring in order to overcome the refusal and try to get the reason you were denied in writing.


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