US B1/B2 Visa Interview – Mock Questions to Prepare

If you are going to attend a US B1/B2 interview (or, H1 for that matter), it is natural that you may worry as to what kind of questions you should expect. Below are some sample questions you can expect. Practice them well.

These are not exhaustive. If you have more, please add them to the comments section.

Download the questions here.

Probable US B1/B2 Visa Interview Questions

  1. Which company are you working for?
  2. Where is your company?
  3. What is your company doing?
  4. In which countries do you have offices?
  5. Why do you want to travel to the US or what is the purpose of your travel?
  6. Where are you going to in the US?
  7. How long will you be staying in the US?
  8. Why are many team members travelling to the US? OR, Who else is going with you? OR How many people are going with you from your company?
  9. What is your role in the company?
  10. What are your designation and current role and responsibilities in your company?
  11. Why must you travel when your seniors are not travelling with you?
  12. Where will you be staying?
  13. When did you join the company?
  14. Why is the meeting in the US and not in India?
  15. Can’t this meeting/training be online? OR, I think you can handle these discussions through a video call and do not require a long journey to the US— Isn’t that right?
  16. How long will you stay in the US?
  17. Why do you want to visit <any place other than the office; e.g: if your ticket has a layover and you have personal trip plans within the US>?
  18. Why do you have a longer layover time in <city’s name>?
  19. Show me the training/meeting schedule/plan. OR, Show me the agenda for the week?
  20. Can I see your flight tickets?
  21. Can I see your accommodation reservations?
  22. Can I see your invitation letter from the US?
  23. Can I see the letter from your company showing the purpose?
  24. Can I see the letter showing the purpose of your travel?
  25. What is your experience with the current company?
  26. What is your annual income?
  27. How can you survive in the US?
  28. Can I see your payslips?
  29. Have you ever visited any other country other than home?
  30. Can I see your Business/visiting card?
  31. Do you have a credit card?
  32. Are you married?
  33. Who are there in your family?
  34. Do you have any children? How many do you have? And where are they? What do they do?
  35. Do you have any relatives in the US? Where are they? What do they do? How are they related to you? Do you plan to visit or stay with them?
  36. Will you work while in the US? Or is it going to be just the training/meetings?
  37. Will you come back? OR, do you intend to look for a job while in the US?
  38. How can you assure me that you will come back?
  39. Who will look after your local team in our absence while your entire team travels?
  40. Do you have any plans to extend your stay in the US?

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This article is also published on LinkedIn and Medium.

Work From Home Musings

Here’s the snapshot of my WFH experience (though I’ve done it in the past, not as many continuous days as this time).

Work From Home, Working From Home
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  1. Gained weight. I was on a consultant diet for the last three weeks and had lost 3 kgs. Looks like I eat at leisure while at home and gained 2 kgs over the last one week.
  2. I eat my meals on time, but while at the office I am known to procrastinate meals and eat them all together later. However, I drink less water while at home. And I miss pantry talks.
  3. Missing the office AC. The room where I’ve set up my work from home corner is damn hot. Internet at the office was heavenly, too.
  4. Missing my people around, especially the G&A team of FullContact. Meetings having been moved online, I’ve started missing meeting people in real. Added to it, I am in HR.
  5. I fail to switch to work attire though many on the web suggest doing so.
  6. Productivity swings. At times, I am underproductive while productivity soars up sometimes.
  7. Feeling unnaturally sleepy after lunches (while at the office, it doesn’t happen quite often).
  8. Kid at home & Working at home together is a bad idea.
  9. Last but not the least, I am living two more days in a month. I have a two-hour transit daily, multiply that by 24 and you get 48 hours = 2 days!
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