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Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by friend(f): 5:14pm On May 01, 2010
What are the likely questions the consular do ask during the intervew to USA for tourist visa, i wish to go for an holiday in USA, i have gotten my Tourist Invitation Letter and Hotel Confirmation,letter from my place of work that i am going on my Annual Leave.
Please, i need you to put me through

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Gilbertman(m): 12:07am On May 02, 2010
I marvel that noone has posted in a reply.Do not fret yourself.Mostly it is the regular what are you going to do where will you stay, what is your marital status, do you have any ties to US or Nigeria etc questions, what is your means of support and who is responsible for the expenses etc.
If you have all your papers and supporting documents okay,you then need to be psychologically prepare and calm for any questions that the Consular may confront you with.
If he/ she feels satisfy with you at least 6:10 you may be lucky.Other wise well, i's not the end of the world.
But do not go in expecting the heaven of being approved.Travelling to US should not be a do or die matter.If you are refuse, note why you are refuse and make corrections forthwith in your next venture to any other embassy or US if you still want to repeat your longings to holiday there.
But from what you wrote,job and letter etc, you may be considered.But like I said it is no win win situation. Be prepare and be yourself.

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by violent(m): 12:30am On May 02, 2010
They'd probably make up their mind in the first 2 minutes, so whatever you do, make sure your charm flows out in the first 5 minutes. Smile but not too much, maintain good eye contact but don't just stare, take your time to speak but don't speak too slow, and if they ask any question you don't understand or one you find confusing/trickish, it is better you tell the interviewer to explain than jump into the answer.

Likely questions are

Why do you want to go to the states

Likely answer: I'm having a short break at work so i'd like to spend some time off with my uncle {make sure he's really your uncle or whatever relative you are mentioning}, and i also believe its the right opportunity for me to get to know some interesting parts of the world.

What would you be doing in the states

I will be visiting {mention names of places you'd like to visit}, i will also be spending some time off with some old friends, shopping, as well as some freelance photography, i will be doing everything to have some great time

how long will you be spending over there

Since you are going on a tourist visa, its always advisable to answer this in days, as it gives the interviewer a mindset that you don't plan to stay long. . . so instead of saying 2 months, i'd rather much just say 60 days

Do you have any relatives? what is the status of him/her?

Yes i do. I have a close Uncle who has been living in New York with his family for over 8 years, he's an engineer and he's aware of my travel plans.

What work do you do? How much is your annual net take home?

I work as a Quality control officer at 7 up bottling company and i'm also an active investor in the Nigerian stock and property markets. On an annual basis, i net close to 4 million on all my total investments.

In all, they'd be looking for strong ties with Nigeria.

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by igbonla(m): 4:04am On May 06, 2010
violent:


Likely questions are


Do you have any relatives? what is the status of him/her?

Yes i do. I have a close Uncle who has been living in New York with his family for over 8 years, he's an engineer and he's aware of my travel plans.


In all, they'd be looking for strong ties with Nigeria.

That portion in bold will raise a red flag especially for people with not so strong ties to Nigeria.

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by friend(f): 10:34am On May 06, 2010
Thanks all.
The only thing that gives me concern is that i am only using a tourist Invitation Letter.

moreover, my balance is just N500,ooo.00, is it okay
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Dantecmu(m): 4:12pm On May 06, 2010
@freinds hope this aint comin 2 late read my own experience n u would understand wats up have u traveled b4 if not u might have to really prove urself ok,
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by K2: 3:25am On May 09, 2010
@ Friend, if N500,000 is all you've got left it might be a problem and it's possible it might not be. I'd suggest also that you never tell them you have any uncle or relative or whatever there. You already said you're staying in an hotel so I don't think you need to mention if you any contact in the US. Remember, all the interview is is trying to convince your interviewer that you'd not abscond. The guideline for them is to always assume that anyone applying for a visa wouldn't come back. Personally, I'd have suggested traveling to other countries first if this is your first time abroad. However, anything is possible. Goodluck!
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by dinggle: 4:20am On May 13, 2010
Ok, be careful when u go into the embassy, its all about choices, sitdown or stand up, one will be good mark the other will be looked upon negatively and a bad score will be accorded. Smile small or smile big, one will be seen as arrogance the other will be seen as no confidence, one will score u good marks the other negative mark. If you look too much or you look less, one will score u good mark the other will score u negative. You are asked a question, you give a lengthy answer or short answer one will could give u a good score the other a negative score. Your dress sense?? you wear english dress, this could be regarded as an imitation and likely transcend into the likelyhood of ur absconding. You dress african, you re seen as too locally made and would nt likely fit into the life style in yankee.
Your account!, too much money above N2,000,000 your source of wealth is questionable and they fear u might be related to James Ibori. Your account is below N700,000 they fear u re a hustler, will to invest on ur trip with hope of hitting it big in yankee.
In a nut shell American embassy is a torture center where they torment ur feelings, u go in with high hope and come out bashed and dazed feeling the world has left u behind. Its worst than having a heart break from a lover. Sometimes it takes 6months to one year to get over it.

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Pittbaby(f): 9:25pm On May 13, 2010
Please kindly advise on the Consular officer that you interviewed before you came up with this your theory . I was not aware that consular officers gave a detailed psychological analysis during visa interviews . Otherwise I agree with you a valid reason for going and luck (God's blessing ) is very much required.
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by z1ra22: 12:04am On Jul 26, 2013
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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by ebjay: 1:47pm On Jul 26, 2013
Hello Nairalanders..

Please I need help. I applied for US visa in April and I was denied... this is how it went.

Me: goodmoring ma

VO: morning pass me your documents please... what are u going to do in the US And where

Me: am going on holidays to Bleep

VO: where will u be staying

Me: I will be staying with my aunty in xxxx

VO: what does she do?

Me: she is an accountant with Bleep

VO: how long are u staying for

Me: Maximum of 2 weeks cos that's how long I can get off work

VO: where do you work and what do u do there

Me: I work with Bleep as a specialist in telecoms where am responsible for Bleep

VO: how much do u earn monthly in naira

Me: Nxxx,Bleep After Tax

VO: have u ever travelled outside Nigeria

Me: to Spain as an infant, as an adult To Ghana, Republic of Benin and UK infact just got in from Uk yesterday

Vo: are u married

Me: no

VO: sorry u are not eligible for the visa now.


Abeg my people I want to reapply again now but I don't know how to go about it... don't know what I did wrong so don't know what to correct. I don't know if I should apply now as if I am going as a family with my mum who already got her Visa and has travelled earlier.... or if I should still stick my going alone for my vacation cos am thinking if I say am going with my mum they won't think we would both abscond.

PLEASE I NEED HELP FROM THE IN HOUSE PROS.

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Godson201333(m): 8:21pm On Jul 26, 2013
ebjay: Hello Nairalanders..

Please I need help. I applied for US visa in April and I was denied... this is how it went.

Me: goodmoring ma

VO: morning pass me your documents please... what are u going to do in the US And where

Me: am going on holidays to Bleep

VO: where will u be staying

Me: I will be staying with my aunty in xxxx

VO: what does she do?

Me: she is an accountant with Bleep

VO: how long are u staying for

Me: Maximum of 2 weeks cos that's how long I can get off work

VO: where do you work and what do u do there

Me: I work with Bleep as a specialist in telecoms where am responsible for Bleep

VO: how much do u earn monthly in naira

Me: Nxxx,Bleep After Tax

VO: have u ever travelled outside Nigeria

Me: to Spain as an infant, as an adult To Ghana, Republic of Benin and UK infact just got in from Uk yesterday

Vo: are u married

Me: no

VO: sorry u are not eligible for the visa now.


Abeg my people I want to reapply again now but I don't know how to go about it... don't know what I did wrong so don't know what to correct. I don't know if I should apply now as if I am going as a family with my mum who already got her Visa and has travelled earlier.... or if I should still stick my going alone for my vacation cos am thinking if I say am going with my mum they won't think we would both abscond.

PLEASE I NEED HELP FROM THE IN HOUSE PROS.












Well,Maybe you simply did not went there with enough documents and you need to show ties and proof that ya coming back to your country.
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by joxiri: 9:27pm On Jul 26, 2013
@ebjay this your case is funny oh I usually urge some cockiness but it seems like it might have been your downfall, and probably your aunt you said you were going to stay with

Its usually best to use a hotel reservation for america

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by ebjay: 8:53am On Jul 28, 2013
joxiri: @ebjay this your case is funny oh I usually urge some cockiness but it seems like it might have been your downfall, and probably your aunt you said you were going to stay with

Its usually best to use a hotel reservation for america

Okay so now that I wanna reapply again do I use the hotel reservation or do I still stay consistent with my aunty
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Godson201333(m): 12:24pm On Jul 28, 2013
ebjay:

Okay so now that I wanna reapply again do I use the hotel reservation or do I still stay consistent with my aunty


Use Hotel Reservation and try to show proof that you are coming back home..

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by joxiri: 2:26pm On Aug 12, 2013
@ebjay
Use a hotel reservation and still mention u intend to visit your aunt! But not staying with her, and also try to emphasize/highlight a change in your circumstances since your last previous application otherwise it would be really difficult to get the visa, maybe new job, payrise or something

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by clickjane: 9:16pm On Aug 24, 2013
@Godson201333, your issue is complex. Why?
You said you just came back from UK and in forth-day you applying to visit the USA for 2 weeks vacation. Does that mean, you're touring round countries while you should be at work? Now, you seeking for 2 weeks off-work like you said while you just arrived from UK. Your consular might have assumed that you've spent your vacation in UK and if you travel to USA, you might not come back since you don't have anything tieing-you down here in Nigeria (like Marriage).

Basically you're meant to use hotel reservation even if you have your aunty's invitation but it should be for backup (if need may arise, that is, if you were asked) after tendering your hotel reservation as your point of traveling.

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Wagnacash: 12:28am On Dec 05, 2013
This infos are very useful may God have mercy on me there@the embassy...favour I need as I go there soon!!!
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by asemotaosazuwa(m): 7:10pm On Dec 12, 2013
hi all.i really need your help.guys.i applied for a visa in august .but the vo,denied me.i dnt kw why i showed him all my document .am going for schooling.but have applied again.30dec is the date lagos.pls guys help me.i dnt kw what to do.am really confuse.and d day is drawing nearer and nearer.pls help me.lv all
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Temmysteel: 7:10pm On Jul 03, 2014
@ASEMOTA....Since u re applying for student visa i think its advisable u joined the student forum,following the trend of conversation there will assist u alot
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by Nobody: 5:25pm On Jul 06, 2014
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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by kadirisola: 11:29pm On Jul 06, 2014
Hello,
Please can any one help me with this question? I travelled to south africa in 2013 with my Daughter and I applied for south african work premit but not yet out (still in pending) but I had to come back this year due to some reasons.But on my daughters passport I was told to pay a penalty when coming back to their country because she over stayed. Now my question is, I want to apply for American visa with my daughter and I like to know if the penalty will not affect them not given us the visa.
Thank you and your kind response will be appreciated.
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by ibe003(m): 11:46am On Jul 24, 2014
Hello guys I appreciate your wonderful work in this forum, its very educating... Please I want to apply for USA tourist visa, with my company account, my reason for traveling is to purchase our company equipments and I am gonna spend only two weeks, i am 27 years and not yet officially married but I have child from my first love and I can provide the birth certificate, I have my hotel and air line reservation, so what more document do I need to back this ones up, please i need your help, its urgent
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by afodam247: 4:03pm On Jul 26, 2014
Hello house,
am having a interview with the German embassy for student visa, and am wondering what kind of question may arise for me. I have already paid the block amount in full and all there requirements are already compiled. I would like anyone to plz share with me any likely question from them.
after the interview with the Germany embassy I will be having anoda with USA for a seminar, but I bliv success in the formal will help boost my chance with the USA.
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by needforspeed: 9:29am On Aug 04, 2014
Does anyone has any experience with B1 visa to share in here ? will be highly appreciated..thanks
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by idrisoyefeso: 7:19pm On Aug 19, 2014
I work in insurance company am going for leave my uncle want to sponsor my trip to Usa for tourism. what does he need to sponsor me pls advice me.
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by chynobaby: 3:25pm On Sep 10, 2014
Helo house! Please i have an interview tomorrow at the US Embassy tomorrow with my sister and her kids for a 10days vacation visit. Please apart from all the necessary document needed pls what other document do i need to go with because am a student. Thanks

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Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by princemoyemi(m): 1:45pm On Sep 12, 2014
hello house, i am going to american Embassy on the 22nd of dis month for a conference that will be sponse my employer, do i still need any bank statement for myself? pls help on likely questions to expect
Re: Likely Questions By Usa Consular During Interview For Tourist Visa And Response by OlufayoE: 5:08pm On Sep 13, 2014
If you're going for a conference you may use your company account and sponsorship letter most be given by your company but secondly you most attach your own statement of account on it. Just to make if strong enough for the VO. Wish you all the best

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