H1B Visa Interview Questions and Answers

General Interview Questions:

Q1. Why do you wish to visit the United States of America/what is the purpose of the trip?
The reason to travel to the United States of America is for the purpose of employment. Applicants must also mention the name of the company that you will be working with.

Q2. What will you work as at the aforementioned company?
Individuals must mention the position that they will be taking up with the company along with the responsibilities that they will be handling.

Q3. Have you been to the United States of America before?
Individuals must answer verifiably and if they have visited before, they must provide details as to when they visited the States and for how long such as business or vacation, etc.

Q3. Have you studied in the United States of America?
Applicants must answer appropriately and if they have studied, they must provide details of the University and course that they studied in.

Q4. Are you planning to return to India? If so, why?
Individuals must respond appropriately and provide all necessary details.

Q5. Are you married? If so, for how long?
Individuals must answer yes or no.

Q6. Do you have family in the United States of America?
Applicants must tell the authorities if they have family members residing in the US and also the cities that they stay in.

Q7. Why do you want to work in the United States of America?
Individuals must provide an honest answer to this question and outline all the reasons as to why they wish to work in the US.

Q8. Have you applied for an immigrant visa in any other country?
Applicants will have to provide appropriate and honest answers to this question and if they have procured an immigrant visa, general details regarding that must be provided.

Q9. Have you travelled outside the country before?
Applicants must answer appropriately and should provide general details of their travels if they have done so previously.

Qualifications:

Q1. What are your educational qualifications?
Applicants must provide verifiable answers.

Q2. Are you studying currently?
Individuals must provide verifiable details regarding the same.

Q3. What subject did you major in?
Applicants must provide details of the subject that have majored in/currently majoring in and also reasons for choosing that particular major.

Q4. Can I see your degree/educational certificates?
Applicants must provide all certificates regarding their degree(s).

Q5. Did you undertake any research projects while studying?
Individuals must provide verifiable answers and also provide general details regarding this.

Q6. What is the subject of this research paper/thesis?
Applicants must provide verifiable details regarding their research paper/thesis.

Q7. Which year did you graduate in?
Individuals must answer this question honestly and also mention details if they have back logs.

Q8. Do you have prior job experience?
Individuals will have to provide verifiable details regarding their job experiences and provide supporting documents for the same as well.

Q9. Have you been a part of any internships before?
Applicants will have to provide details regarding all the internships that they have been a part of along with the duration and provide supporting documents for the same.

Current Employer/H1B Employer

Q1. Which company do you work for as of now?
Individuals must provide details of their current employer along with supporting documents.

Q2. How long have you been working for in this company?
Applicant must provide verifiable information regarding the same and must be honest with their answers.

Q3. What are your current responsibilities?
Individuals must provide details of their responsibilities right from the smallest one to the most important responsibility. Documents supporting this are also welcome.

Q4. Why are you leaving your current company?
Individuals must provide a generic but diplomatic answer such as – International exposure and better growth.

Q5. Please show us your experience letters?
Individuals must show original supporting documents.

Q6. How did you come to know about your employer in the US?
Individuals must provide verifiable and appropriate answers. They can also be specific if they can such as mentioning the name of the job portal they received the answer from and so on.

Q7. How did you contact the employer in the US?
Appropriate and verifiable answer must be given by the individual. In case the individual has a direct answer such as answering to a request online, then they can say so.

Q8. What is the name of the company you will be working at? Is it legitimate?
Individuals must provide a verifiable answer and also proof of the legitimacy of the company by providing supporting documents and information about the H1B sponsor company.

Q9. Provide general information about your employer.
Applicants must provide basic information and structure of the company in easy to understand and simple terms.

Q10. What is the name of the CEO/President of your employer?
Applicant must provide details of their CEO or President of the company as required.

Q11. How many years has your H1B employer been in business and what is their annual turnover?
In case applicants know the exact answer, they must provide the details else it is safer to say that they are not very sure.

Q12. How many employees work at your sponsor company?
In case applicants know the exact answer, they must provide the details else it is safer to say that they are not very sure.

Q13. How many rounds of interviews did you have to go through?
Applicants will have to provide a verifiable answer along with a brief description of each round.

Q14. How was the interview conducted?
Individuals will have to provide appropriate answer such as whether it was over the phone, Skype, etc.

Q15. What is the salary that you will receive in your sponsor company?
Applicants must provide a verifiable and exact figure.

Q16. Where in the United States will you be working at? Do you know the cost of living in that city?
Applicants will need to tell the interviewer exactly where they will be put up and an approximate cost of living, whatever a realistic figure is.

Q17. Did you have to pay for your H1B petition related expenses?
Individuals will have to answer Yes or No as appropriate.

Q18. What will your duties be?
Applicants will have to explain their duties briefly.

Q19. What projects is your sponsor company engaged in?
Applicants will have to give a brief description of the projects that their sponsor company will engage in with examples, if need be.

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