Complete List of H1B Visa Interview Questions

Immigration Attorney Murali Bashyam today posted the following list H1B Visa Interview questions asked in US Consulates in his blog.

As you are preparing to attend H1B Visa Interview, you should expect a certain set of questions. Then practice answers to those questions.  Full-Time Employee’s directly employer by a Employer typically don’t expect lot of questions. But, IT consulting H1B interviews can be dicey. So, you have to go prepared.

Here’s a sample list of questions to expect during H1b Visa Interview at a U.S. Embassy or a Consulate.

H1B Visa Interview Questions

These are some of the H1B Visa Interview questions being asked by Visa Officers in US consulates.

  1. What does your employer do?
  2. Who is the end client?
  3. Who assigns your day-to-day activity?
  4. Which division do you work for?
  5. What is the name of your supervisor? Spell it for me?
  6. Do you have any documents mentioning your employment?
  7. Is your manager on site?
  8. How often does he/she visit?
  9. How long does he/she stay at client site?
  10. Who is the manager for the client?
  11. When do you interact with him/her?
  12. Did your employer provide any tools or devices to perform your duties?
  13. Do you use that laptop at the client site?
  14. If any situation arises at the client site then who do you inform?
  15. Who has the right to hire, fire, and pay you?
  16. To whom will the client report your evaluation?
  17. Do you have any benefits?
  18. Who is the health insurance carrier?
  19. How many do employees work on this project for your company?
  20. Do you have a copy of the agreement between client and employer?

As you can see following  H1B Visa interview questions are aligned towards the verifying Employer-Employee Relationship

  1. Who is the manager for the client?
  2. When do you interact with him/her?
  3. If any situation arises at the client site then who do you inform?
  4. Who has the right to hire, fire, and pay you?
  5. Do you have a copy of the agreement between client and employer?
  6. Who assigns your day-to-day activity?

Now, if you work for an consulting company and your answers looks bit shaky, then you would have every reason to worry about your chances of getting H1B Visa.

Possible Results of Not Strong H1B Interview

  1. Administrative Processing
  2. Visa Rejection
  3. H1B Could be Revoked (along with Rejection)

Consult an Immigration attorney before going for H1B Visa stamping, if you work for a consulting  company. Hearing about H1B experience, folks with direct, full time employment are not having much issues during stamping.

Image Courtest: U.S. Embassy in Philippines.

1 Comment

  1. Raj on April 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Hi,

    I am working as an Individual contractor from last six months for my client directly. There is no layer in between me and my client. He has filed H1b for me. Can you guys please tell me what are the chances to get H1b for me? And what type of questions can be asked to me.

    Looking for your response.

    Thanks,
    Raj

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