H4 visa is one of US visa types issued to nonimmigrants to visit the United States temporarily. An H4 visa is issued to the spouse and children (below 21 years) of an H category visa holder i.e. H1B, H1B1, H2A, H2B, H3 visa holders to travel to the USA with the principal visa holder. You need to prepare yourself for an H4 visa interview to get approval for the visa. Let’s go through the most common H4 visa interview questions and answers.
30 common H4 visa interview questions and answers
The immigration official will ask 4 different categories of interview questions. The questions will be about you, your marriage, H4 visa and your spouse.
- About the applicant
- About your marriage
- Your spouse
- H4 visa
Here are the common H4 visa interview questions under different categories:
Questions about you
Where will you stay in the USA?
Mention the name of the town or city you will be living in the US.
What are you planning to do in the United States?
The visa interviewer would like to know the exact answer. Hence, you must be prepared with the answer as per your future plans, considering the consequences.
Do you have any other family members besides your spouse in the US?
Answer the question as applicable. If yes, mention them and your relationship as well.
Do you wish to work in the United States?
The US Government has lifted the restriction on the work permit of H4 visa holders. Hence, you are allowed to work by meeting the eligibility criteria. Give the answer accordingly.
Do you live with your family presently?
If you live with your family, such as your parents or in-laws, answer honestly.
Which city or town do you live in your native country?
Mention your current residential city or town.
Who will you live with in the United States?
Tell the immigration official that you will be living with your spouse in the US.
Who will support you financially during your period of stay in the US?
H4 visa holders have to be financially dependent on the H category visa holder. So, tell that your spouse will be supporting you financially to live in the United States.
Questions about your marriage
The immigration official will verify the details of your marriage by asking a few certain questions as under:
Can you provide any photograph or legal document proof of your lawful marriage?
You must carry important documents that establish your marriage, such as marriage certificate and wedding pictures.
How long have you been married to your spouse?
Answer the question with relevant information.
What was the date of your marriage?
Mention the exact date, month and year of your marriage.
What was your marriage – arranged or love? If arranged, who arranged it?
Give the answer accordingly. If it was an arranged marriage, provide the details of the person who arranged it, your parents, siblings, uncle or friends, etc.
When did you meet your spouse for the first time?
The immigration officer may ask the date you met your spouse for the first time. If you don’t remember the date, you can mention the month and year.
At which location did you get married?
Mention the city, state and country’s name where you got married.
Did you get engaged before getting married to your spouse?
If you were engaged before getting married, show the proof of the same to the immigration officer.
How much money was spent on your wedding ceremony and who sponsored it?
Furnish the details of expenditure of your marriage and mention who financed it.
Do you have any proof of your marriage being registered?
You must carry all H4 visa interview documents, including the marriage certificate, photographs, etc.
Questions about your spouse
What is the date of birth of your spouse?
Tell the date of birth of your spouse i.e. exact date, month and year.
Which university your spouse graduated from and what is the highest educational degree of your spouse?
Tell the interviewer the name of the university and the year in which your spouse graduated. Also mention the highest degree of your spouse.
What is the profession of your spouse?
Tell the interviewer the profession of your spouse. Also provide the details of your spouse’s roles and responsibilities.
What is the name of the organization your spouse works for?
Mention the name of the organization your spouse is currently employed in. Also mention the location details of the organization.
How long has your spouse been employed with the current organization?
Share the exact number of years, months and days for which your spouse has been working with the current organization.
What is the per annum income of your spouse?
Be honest when answering this question as the visa official may ask for proof to verify your answer.
Do you have the bank statement of your spouse?
Furnish the bank statement and receipts of your spouse.
Is your spouse a US citizen?
Provide the right answer.
Has your spouse applied for a Green Card in the US?
Give the answer as applicable.
Questions about H4 visa
Which visa are you applying for?
Mention directly that you are applying for an H4 visa.
Why do you want to obtain an H4 visa?
You need an H4 visa to visit the United States along with your spouse who is an H1B visa holder.
Who scheduled your visa interview?
Answer the question truthfully. If you did not make an appointment by yourself, don’t hesitate to speak the truth.
When did your spouse receive approval for an H category visa?
Share the details of your spouse’s visa approval including date, month and year.
Why didn’t you attend the H4 visa interview with your spouse?
Tell the exact reason why you didn’t attend the interview with your spouse.
The immigration officer will verify the information you provide to him or her. Once you have an idea about H4 visa interview questions, you can prepare yourself to answer confidently and get approval for the visa. As you can see in the above questions that you need to furnish certain documents to verify your answers, carefully review the documents required for H4 visa interview.
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