The following are possible questions you may be asked in an H1B visa interview along with their answers.
General Questions and Answers
Q: good morning. How do you do?
A: good morning. How do you do?
Q: please do you have your Labor Condition Application (LCA)/ Non-immigration petition application (1-129)/ H1B approval document (1-797) here?
A: yes (produce the required documents)
Q: let me see your passport?
A: give your passport to the officer (ensure that your validity period is at least six months)
Q: are you with your old passports (if any)?
A: hand them in if any
Q: what qualification do you have?
A: give an appropriate answer (EG: masters in law)
Q: did you obtain your qualification in the US
A: yes I did. (Name appropriate school you graduated from)
Q: do you have your degree diploma here?
A: yes (hand the diploma over)
Q: how many years have you stayed in the US?
A: mention the correct number of years
Q: which city in the US do you reside currently?
A: mention your current place of residence
Q: do you intend to return to India?
A: answer appropriately (EG: yes! I’m going there for a temporary assignment which may last 3 years, I will be back immediately the project is over)
Q: who do you work for?
A: mention the company name you work for
Q: how long have you worked there?
A: mention the number of years or months you have worked there
Q: do you have an offer letter from your employer?
A: yes I do (let the officer see your letter of offer)
Q: can I know the kind of projects your employer handles?
A: give an appropriate answer (you can check your employer’s website)
Q: who are the clients your employer works for?
A: mention a few clients
Q: how many employees does your employer have?
A: mention an approximated range of current workers Q: what is the yearly turn up?
A: give an appropriate answer (you can confirm with your employer)
Q: how much is your salary
A: mention amount per year
Q: can you produce any employer documents? A: sure! (Give the documents to the officer)
A: how can you meet this employer?
Q: give appropriate reply
Q: have you ascertained that this company is credible?
A: sure! I have gone through their track record and found it to be well established.
Q: for how long has this company been in operation?
A: it has been operating for x years now; it was established in xxx(year)
Q: what qualifications are necessary for the job?
A: answer appropriately
Q: can I know the name of the company’s CEO?
A: mention the CEO’s name
Q: can you provide your current pay stubs from your employer?
A: yes (show pay stubs for last three months)
Q: can you produce a W2 form from your current employer?
A: yes! (Produce the form)
Q: can I see your bank statements?
A: yes! (Show the statements)
Q: which client do you work for? / What kind of work do they do?
A: I work for XYZ based at XXX (City, state) / describe what the clients do Q: do you work at the actual client location?
Q: can you name where the client is located?
A: it is located in XXX (City, State)
Q: How long have you worked with this client?
A: I have worked with him for X years/ months
Q: what are your duties?
A: I am a system analyst/ I specialize in developing, designing and testing applications (give appropriate answer)
Q: who do you direct your reports to?
A: I have a supervisor I direct them to (Show your supervisor’s business card if available)
Q: is your client letter available?
A: yes! (Hand in the letter)
Q: are there usually layers/ vendors in between?
A: give appropriate answer
Q: can I see the vendor letter if any?
A: answer appropriately
Q: may I see any pictures of the client location you are working?
A: ensure that you have a screenshot of the company’s website and other pictures
Q: why did you resolve to work there?
A: I see it as an opportunity to gain more knowledge and help me to be comfortable with foreign cultures. With this, I can enhance my career.