US VISA Interview Questions

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These are commonly asked questions during USA visitor visa interview that I’ve encountered personally and my friends who experienced a US visa interview in the Philippines for B2 visa too.

Q: Why are you going to the US?

A: To visit my relatives/friends or for tourism purposes

Q: Have you been to the U.S. before?

A: Yes, or No. (The officer can check to confirm this answer.)

Q: Have you been outside Philippines before?

A: Yes, or No

Q: Where was the last country you’ve visited?

A: Japan (be sure to bring your Japan’s visa and passport for proof)

Q: Do you have relatives in the US? If yes, who?

A: Yes, or No. “My aunt/uncle lives there.” If you have other relatives in the U.S. mention them. (Do not give details of other relatives unless they ask)

Q: Who is going to sponsor your visit?

A: My aunt/uncle

Q: Where will you stay in the US?

A:  Los Angeles, CA (only give complete address if asked so memorize the address. It should correspond to the one on your visa application.)

Q: What do you do for a living?

A: “I’m an architect for name of company.” (Memorize the designation and name of company. Show proof of employment and other employment-related papers if asked)

Q: How much do you earn?

A: I earn 40,000 pesos each month. (Bring financial documents to support your answers. Answer must correspond with the amount given in the visa application)

Q: Will your wife/husband accompany you on your trip?

A: Give the true Answer. “Yes, my wife/husband will accompany me.”

Q: Why are you traveling alone? OR Why isn’t your husband/wife accompanying you?

A: My wife/husband is unable to get leave to go to the U.S.

Q: When do you plan to travel?

A: “We plan to travel in name of month.”

Q: Why do you want to travel at that time?

A: “I arranged for leave from work during that period.” Or “It is my friend’s wedding day at that time” Give true answers and make sure you are aware of what is good to see at the time of your visit.

Q: What are you going to do in the US?

A: “We are going to travel/visit the interesting places there like: (give some names of famous tourist spots) Disneyland, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C, Las Vegas and spend time with some of our relatives/friends there. (Make sure this answer corresponds with the answer for the previous question)

Q: What is the purpose of your trip?

A: For vacation/wedding/tourism purposes.

Q: Have you blocked your tickets?

A: “Yes, we have.”

Q: Do you have return air tickets, medical insurance etc.

A: We/I will arrange for that after our/my visa is approved.”

Q: How much expense do you expect from this trip?

A: My relative/friend will be sponsoring this visit.”

Q: Is this your first visit to US?

A: Give the true answer Yes or No. (The consulate can check to confirm your answer, tell the truth. If you have visited U.S. before, be prepared to answer questions about your previous visits)

Q: What places do you want to visit?

A: “We want to visit give names of interesting and famous U.S. tourist attractions like Disneyland, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C etc.”

Q: How long will you stay in the US?

A: “We want to stay for number of months, for example six in the U.S.”

Q: What is the guarantee that you will come back?

A: “I have family and property here in Philippines, so I will definitely come back.” Give all the reasons. If you have other children and grandchildren in Philippines definitely mention that.

If you have a job or run a business, mention it. (Have papers (property; financial) to prove it.)

Q: If you run a business, you may be asked: Who will look after your business in your absence?

A: “I have arranged for ____person to take care of my business in my absence” OR “My partner will take care of it.”

Q: Will you work in the US?

A: “No, I am going for tourism and sightseeing. I have no intentions or reasons to work in the U.S.”


Tip: Be sure you give truthful answers and consistent answers based from your visa application as all of your answers will be check thoroughly by the consulate to prove accuracy and consistency.

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How to APPLY for a USA Nonimmigrant visa for Filipinos-Manila Philippines

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How to APPLY for a USA Nonimmigrant visa for Filipinos-Manila Philippines

So you are dreaming to have this American dream vacation?

Here’s my guide in applying for a USA VISA for Filipinos,

I will try my best to be as straightforward as possible here.

First, be sure you are patient to go through all the procedures of application

Second, there are no shortcuts as every process takes time and focus to comply.

Third,  have a very strong reason why they should grant you one.

HOW TO APPLY for a USA VISA (detailed)

  1. GET a passport! – get a passport first before you dare to apply online and submit your application form and pay your visa fees. They will need your passport in the day of your interview so do this first.


PASSPORT – The passport must be in good condition, i.e., photo lamination is undamaged, and all passport pages are intact.” Applicants must also present all previously issued passports or notarized affidavits of loss, if applicable.” –


  1. Take your photo (professional photos only- NO CAM photos please!)



 One 2″ x 2″ standard photo.  The photo must be:

In color

2″ x 2″ in size

Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance

The ears should be exposed, if local or religious custom does not prohibit.

Taken in front of a plain white background

Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

With a neutral facial expressionand both eyes open

  1. Apply for a nonimmigrant visa ONLINE- yes you need computer for this! They don’t have walk-in applicants in the embassy every application should be done online and please answer everything in ENGLISH ( native language is NOT APPLICABLE)!


Go to this URL:


You need to know what kind of visa you want to apply

So please read this:


STEP 1: click your location , enter the code shown and click test PHOTO


STEP 3 start an application

  1. answer security question
  2. answer personal info 1 click save
  3. answer personal info 2 click save then next
  4. answer address and phone info
  5. answer passport ( use regular)
  6. answer travel info purpose TEMP business pleasure visitor specify it to tourism/medical be honest about your intended arrival date and the length of stay.
    you need to have US address too and indicate who will pay for your trip you have 3 options self, other person (indicate all info or other company info) 
  7. answer travel companions
  8. answer previous US travel info
  9. answer us point of contact info
  10. answer family info /relatives 
    Important: Do you have any immediate relatives, not including parents, in the United States?
    please answer YES!! (you should have one or you’ll look a bit suspicious.)
  11. answer present work education training and organization
  12. Briefly describe your duties
    tip: Remember this answer (for your interview) 
  13. Answer Security background part 1-5
  14. Confirm photo
  15. Review all info you have input
  16. Sign and submit


you will receive a confirmation EMAIL 😉

After this, you will need to pay the amount of US VISA type to be able to get a specific date of interview.

  • Tip:There’s a lot of individual application so if you plan to be in USA on JUL you should have applied and scheduled your interview already by APR-MAR to guarantee that you can fly by JUL.

I went to BPI and paid my non-immigrant visa fee and it’s easy as  you just have to make sure you have with you your printed US visa fee deposit slip


Take the printed deposit slip with you to pay your fee and then you will receive an appointment email confirmation!

For brief payment details and updated us deposit slip click this link:

For any questions just feel free to write your comments in the comment box section below!

for my next blog entry…

I’ll be teaching you how to prepare for your VISA INTERVIEW to get a 10 yr multiple entry 😉