US Visa Interview

US Visa Interview

The US Visa interview is part of the process when applying for a US visa. When you have applied for a US visa you need to attend an Embassy interview in Bangkok. If you are thinking of using a US tourist visa for a Thai girlfriend other than for tourism. That is a bad idea. You can also look at the K-3 visa requirements if you are married or consider a K1 visa from Thailand.

You have to bring with documents to the interview which would be requested beforehand and which your lawyer in Thailand will have prepared for you. The purpose of the interview is to ensure that the relationship exists and is real. These are the basic sample questions at the interview which they may ask which has been listed below.

Q: Why are you going to the US?

If this is for a tourist visa they will want to know that you will not overstay your visa while in the US. If it is for a fiancée visa or spouse visa they will ensure that you know what has been applied for and that there is no fraud. This is all part of the US Visa interview process.

Q: Where will you stay in the US?

If this is for a tourist visa they want to ensure that you have a place to stay beforehand. Also that you do not have any other intentions like getting married without the appropriate visa. If it is for a K1 Visa for a K3 visa then they want to see how much you know about your fiancée or spouse. It’s a good indication of the relationship during the US Visa interview questions.


Family Visa


Q: What does your son/daughter-in-law do?

They would ask for a fiancé/spouse visa to see how much you know about your in-laws. Again it shows that the relationship is real and that there is no fraud.

Q: Where did you meet?

This is a good question as it will tell them what you did before. If you told them we met at a restaurant where I was working and your employment shows employment at a restaurant then it’s a good indication of a valid relationship and good employment. If for example, you mentioned the word ‘bar’ then it raises many issues. Not only about the relationship but also about your character as the Embassy has become very strict.

The questions are basic however they also want to ensure that you have not committed fraud, that the relationship is valid, and also that you meet what the US government would consider being of ‘good character’. US visa applications can be very difficult so it is best to ensure that all the documents you have submitted is correct as your answers. For a tourist visa, they would ask questions such as:

Q: Who will take care of your property while away?

Now if you said you are giving it away or selling it that would indicate that you are not going to return to Thailand. That is the purpose of the questions for a tourist visa – ensuring your return to Thailand once your holiday is done.

If you have any questions about a US tourist visa, US Fiancée visa, or a US Spouse visa then call us toll-free from the US or walk into any of our offices in Thailand for further information and assistance as well as with your US Visa interview.

US Interview FAQ


The US visa interview in Thailand takes anywhere form 2-3 hours to complete. You may need to bring with all your documents if there are questions asked. This is mainly for your US fiancee and US spouse visa from Thailand. This is the final step when obtaining your visa.


What you should and should not do at a US visa interview in Thailand is simple. Pay careful attention to the questions as they are going to see if you are telling the truth. They will also check to see if your documents are correct. Do not tell them your sad life story or ramble along.


In short take all your documents with including all the receipts where you paid the US government fees for the application. Your current passport (which is best to have a long expiration date) as well as your photos.They may allow your attorney with you if your English is not very good.


Try and keep things formal. Wear a skirt and proper formal shoes. Don’t wear a jeans or tight fitting outfits. Think of it as an employment interview when you consider the dress code. Keep it simple and put your best foot forward.


This is going to depend on what type of visa you are apply for. For a tourist visa they would want to know what you are going to see on your tourist visa. Whereas for a fiancee visa they will want to know where you met or what your fiancee does for a living.