Visa interview

Preparing for the Visa Interview

Now that you have schedule your visa appointment, you must prepare for it. You can practice for it using sample questions, collecting the necessary documents to present to the official. 

OCPD Resources to Prepare You for Your Interview

The Office of Career and Professional Development have a multitude of resources available through their website.

  • Updating your Resume
    • Set a virtual appointment with a staff member from OCPD to review your resume
    • Read articles on what your resume needs to include
  • Go over the Visa Interview Questions
    • Set a virtual appointment with a staff member who can provide feedback on your answers
    • Use Standout, a virtual platform that lets you input interview questions and gives you feedback on your responses. 

Sample Visa Interview Questions

  • What is the reason for your travel to the United States?
  • Where will you be staying?
  • What are your plans after the visa expires?
  • Why have you chosen this time period? Why not another?
  • What do you do for a living?
  • What are you planning to study?

More questions can be found here.