Your ability to answer questions correctly determines if you’re granted that visa or not. And before you travel to any country in the western world you would be confronted by the consular who would drill you before stamping your visa.

It does not matter if you have been rejected before, you would be rejected over and again until the consular is convinced you have all it takes to make the trip. It is advisable to be thoroughly prepared for the interview because hundreds of questions might be thrown at you based on the training and whims of the interviewing officer, the following 10 questions and the answers might help put you in the right frame of mind to meet with the consular. Let’s take US as an example, you might be asked:

Why do you want to travel to the USA?
Be truthful about your purpose of visit because the consular is trained to detect a lie. You could say: I am travelling for tourism and probably mention the names of the places you intend to visit.

Why must you visit at this time?

This is summer and the best time to visit places in the US. But apart from this, our daughter arranged for her leave to fall to this time so that she can have the time to take us round places within and outside her city. Due to our age, visiting during winter might not be too suitable for us because of the snow and weather storms.

Why do you want 1 year visa when 3 months is okay for you?

There is always a lot to see during Christmas in New York and Detroit (mention the state you’re visiting) among others. We’d love to see the fireworks and displays and even do some Christmas shopping. There are always a lot of places to visit and see in your country, and due to our age we may not have another opportunity to visit again.

Where will you be staying in the US? 

We shall be staying at XYZ street, city, state, and zip. Ensure to memorize the address and make sure it tallies with what you have on your visa application.
Who is sponsoring your trip and expenses over there?

Our daughter is taking care of all our expenses. She works at XYZ and has been in the US for 11 years. Provide proof.

Can I have the contact details of your relatives in the US?

Yes, her phone number is XXX-YYY-ZZZ and her home address is XXX-YYY-ZZZ. Ensure you know this information off-hand without having to peruse through jotted notes.

Will you take up job offers or engage in business when you get to the US?

I do not intend to take up job offers or engage in business during this trip. I’m only visiting my daughter and wish to visit exotic and fascinating places with her. So I intend to return to my country as soon as my daughter nudges me to return home.

Who will take care of your home and business when you are gone?

My partner will run the business in my absence and I also have overseers to manage things behind me. Meanwhile, I have arranged for my accumulated leave to fall within this period to enable me travel.

Will you take up job offers or engage in business when you get to the US?

I do not intend to take up job offers or engage in business during this trip. I’m only visiting my daughter and wish to visit exotic and fascinating places with her. So I intend to return to my country as soon as my daughter nudges me to return home.

 Have you bought airline tickets or medical insurance? 

No. But we shall buy it as soon as we get our visa.

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