27 Frequently Asked Questions in a US Tourist Visa Interview

After the release of my video on my article and video on HOW TO APPLY FOR A US VISA IN THE PHILIPPINES I got several questions from my subscribers and readers, sending me messages on the Exotic Philippines fan page and even to my personal Facebook account (by the way, no need to find my personal account since I do respond to messages and comments on the fan page).

And I do understand that heart pumping feeling, that feeling you’re going to faint any time soon because you don’t want your P8,000+ go to waste for getting a DENIED VISA just like me. And a lot want to know what questions are asked, and what documents they asked for.

So I decided to compile questions that basing from my research the US Embassy ask to their TOURIST VISA APPLICANTS. This is basing to what people I know have been asked, people who also shared their experience online, etc. This way you can take advantage of this list, print it out or paste it on your own file, and put in your own personal answers.

But before anything else, please do note that I don’t work as a US visa assistant, I don’t do this as a profession, not paid to do this, and not even employed or even been part of the US embassy to know your chances or the chances that these questions are asked. This is all are basing to my experience, what my ears heard while waiting for my turn for my US visa interview, and my research before applying for a US visa.

27 Frequently Asked Questions in a US Tourist Visa Interview

If you have more questions to add that are not added here, please do feel free to leave the comment below and I’ll add them up. Here’s the list of frequently asked questions in a US tourist visa interview to help you prepare yourself your own answers for your US visa interview.


Here are the common questions in a US TOURIST visa interview, make sure you answer these questions truthfully and it does match on your DS160 form.
  1. What’s the purpose of your visit? / Why are you going to the US?
  2. Have you been to the US before?
  3. How long do you plan to stay for your visit?
  4. Who will be paying for your trip?
  5. Where will you be staying in the US?
  6. What do you do for a living?
  7. How much do you earn for a living?
  8. Do you have any relatives in the US?
  9. Are you married?
  10. Do you have any children? How many?
  11. Where are your children now?
  12. Who will be taking care of your kids while you’re in the US?
  13. Do you have any grand children? How many?
  14. Where are your grandchildren now?
  15. Have you been to any country for the past 5 years?
  16. Who will be accompanying you on your trip?
  17. When do you plan to travel to the US?
  18. What are you going to do in the US?
  19. What property do you have here?
  20. Which places are you going to visit in the US?


If someone else is paying for your trip, here are some questions that they’ll possible ask. All of these questions have been actually asked to me and my mom, since my sister will be paying for the trip.
  1. What does your sponsor (son/daughter/brother/sister/bf/gf/etc) do for a living?
  2. Where does your sponsor (son/daughter/brother/sister/bf/gf/etc) work?
  3. How long has your sponsor (son/daughter/brother/sister/bf/gf/etc) been in the US?
  4. When did your sponsor (son/daughter/brother/sister/bf/gf/etc) enter the US?
  5. What visa did your sponsor (son/daughter/brother/sister/bf/gf/etc) enter in the US on?
  6. Is your sponsor (son/daughter/brother/sister/bf/gf/etc) married?
  7. Does your sponsor (son/daughter/brother/sister/bf/gf/etc) have children?
Make sure you answer the questions in direct. No need to prepare a paragraph for just a YES or NO question. Be truthful, since there’s a great possibility that they already have checked your background and your sponsor.

Please do note that all of these questions may not be asked, you might be only asked a few or all, or more of these. It all depends on the consul.

I haven’t put some sample answers here, but if you wish for me to do so. Let me know. J

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