Foreign nationals who wish to work in the United States with an H-1B visa will need to go through screening by attending an interview. The screening process can be complex and extensive. To help you prepare for an H-1B visa, our team at Yekrangi & Associates has put together tips for attending an H-1B visa interview.
#1: Be Prepared Before the Interview
An important tip to avoid mishaps during your H-1B visa interview is to ensure that you have everything you need. You should check the consulate website to verify that you completed all the prerequisite steps before the interview. The consulate office might ask you to complete the DS-160 form, and complete the fingerprint requirement. You should also ensure that you have all the documents needed for the interview according to the consulate website. Ensuring that you are prepared ahead of time will help you avoid issues after the interview.
#2: Wear Professional Attire
A great tip is to dress professionally during your H-1B visa interview. You should avoid wearing jeans or sneakers to your interview. Wear professional attire that you would wear to your job or a court hearing.
#3: Practice Interview Questions
Another useful tip is to research common questions asked during H-1B visa interviews. This will allow you to prepare ahead of time so that you know what to expect. Common interview questions include:
How did you find out about this position?
How many employees does the U.S. Company have?
Who will you be reporting to? What is their position?
Why do you want to leave your current employer?
How long do you plan to stay in the U.S.?
What is your highest degree?
If you need help applying for an H-1B visa or preparing for the H-1B visa interview, get in touch with our team today at (949) 478-4963!