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Sample Questions for H-1B interview at a Foreign Embassy/Consulate

The following are some sample questions that may be asked at an H-1B visa interview. These questions are compiled from experience in this field. Since each case is different, expect some variation in these questions during your interview. Please note that these are not an exclusive list of questions but mere reference to prepare for the interview:

Questions about H-1B candidate’s intent:

  1. What is the purpose of your trip to the United States?
  2. Do you have any family in the United States?
  3. Why are you changing your Job?
  4. Why do you want to work in the US?
  5. Have you applied for visa for any other country?
  6. Do you know the cost of living in the U.S. specific to the place where you are going?
  7. When are you planning to travel?
  8. How will you survive for the first month?
  9. Have you been to any other country before?
  10. If yes, how long was your stay there?
  11. After the conclusion of your visa, what do you plan to do?

Questions about H-1B candidate’s education and experience:

  1. Are you a student?
  2. Which university is your degree from?
  3. What was your thesis about?
  4. What is the difference between PL/SQL and SQL?
  5. What software do you know? Do you have work experience with these?
  6. What courses did you complete in India?
  7. Show me your certificates.
  8. Show me your educational certificates and experience letters?
  9. Tell me about the jobs you have done, and your work experience.
  10. What is your highest educational qualification?

Questions about H-1B candidate’s current job and company:

  1. How long have you been working?
  2. Where are you working currently?
  3. What is your current salary?
  4. What is your current role in the current company?
  5. Is it an Indian company you currently work for?

Questions about the H-IB sponsoring company:

  1. What is the company you are going to work for in US?
  2. Where are you going to work in the US?
  3. Why are you joining [New Company]?
  4. How do you know this is a real company?
  5. When did you receive your offer letter?
  6. What will you be working on there? Is it an internal project?
  7. I need a client letter describing your work project.
  8. Tell me what do you know about [New Company]?
  9. When was the US Company founded?
  10. Tell me about the project and the company that (client) you will be working for?
  11. How did you find out about this company?
  12. How did you contact the [New Company]?
  13. What is the current project you will be working on?
  14. What are your responsibilities and for which client are you going to work for?
  15. Do you have any proof from your new employer regarding your responsibilities?
  16. Do you have any company photographs?
  17. How long has the company been in the current location?
  18. How many rounds of interviews has the USA Company conducted?
  19. What is the name of your interviewer?
  20. Can you give me the dates of your interview?
  21. Who are the clients for your U.S. company?
  22. What are the technologies you are working on?
  23. Who is the President/CEO of the U.S. Company?
  24. What kind of projects is the U.S. Company working on?
  25. What is the annual turnover of the company?
  26. How many employees does the U.S. Company have?
  27. What’s your designation in [Previous Company] and what’s your designation in the [New Company]?
  28. Will you be working from [New Company] office or client’s place?
  29. Can I see the Employer’s petition to USCIS and the Tax Returns of the Company?
  30. What will be your salary in the U.S.?
  31. How many rounds of interviews did the U.S. company conduct?
  32. What types of interviews did the U.S. company conduct?
  33. Can I see your end-client letter and itinerary of services?