It is officially H-1B visa application season.
If you’ve already applied for an H-1B visa and you are waiting to hear back from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you should start researching what steps you need to take if your visa application gets approved. Preparing for your H-1B visa interview is one of the most important steps you will need to take. Our Miami immigration attorneys have put together four tips to help you prepare for your visa interview.
#1: Know What Documents to Bring
There are various documents that are required by all U.S. consulates and embassies during H-1B visa interviews. Some of the documents that you will need to have prepared for your interview include:
A valid passport
A printed confirmation of your DS-160 online application form
The letter you received confirming your interview appointment
Copy of both your I-129 petition and your I-797 notice of approval form
A passport-size photo of you
#2: Review Common Interview Questions
Another great tip that can help you prepare for your interview is to review common questions asked. Below we have put together a list of questions that are often asked during H-1B visa interviews.
Have you had another visa status in the U.S.? Please explain which one of you have
What are your plans after your H-1B validity period ends?
What job requirements will you be expected to perform during your stay in the U.S.?
What skills do you have that make you a valuable candidate for your sponsoring employer?
When and where did you obtain your education degree or master's?
Why are you seeking employment in the U.S.?
Do you have a plan to support yourself before you receive your first paycheck?
#3: Dress Professionally for Interview
Dressing professionally for your interview is also important to help you make a good impression. Take time to find the perfect outfit for your interview.
#4: Arrive at Your Interview Early
You should arrive at your interview at least 30 minutes early. This will give you a buffer in case you need to provide additional information or to avoid any unforeseen delays.