100+ Frequently Asked Visa Interview Questions (Updated 2024)

Many Nigerian visa applicants are not always well prepared for visa interviews and they go and make costly mistakes that make their visa application to be rejected.

In this post we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the questions you will encounter during any visa application interview in Nigeria.
frequently asked visa interview questions

The questions may not be asked exactly as listed here but they will be very similar.

During any visa interview, try to be truthful and sincere because if you try to play smart, you may probably be caught which will result in your visa refusal.

Nigerians are usually rejected visa because they think most Nigerians are criminals so they always conduct interviews in a strict way.

Visa Interview Questions

  • Do you intend to find a spouse in the country you want to travel to?
  • Are you travelling alone or with someone
  • Will you choose another trip or another country if you have the opportunity
  • Why do you need a 3 months, 6 months,1 year or 2 years visa
  • Can you show us your bank statement
  • Are you on any scholarship
  • Do you have health insurance for the trip
  • Are you in a relationship
  • Do you have a job leave or approval
  • Do you have a child or children
  • How many children do you have
  • How old are your children
  • What do your children do
  • Do you have any family member or members in the country you are travelling to
  • Do you know anybody involved in terrorism
  • Do you know anybody in the university you want to go and study abroad
  • Do you know the annual income of your children
  • Do you pay taxes
  • Do you want to get a masters degree after your undergraduate degree
  • Do you have grand children
  • Did you apply to other universities
  • Did you get admitted to the university you want to go and study in
  • Have you booked your flight
  • Have you ever travelled to any other country
  • How long are you going to stay in the country you are travelling to
  • How did you know about the university you want to enroll in
  • Why did you choose the university
  • Will you return during the valid visa period
  • How long are you going to stay
  • How long have you been working in your company
  • How many siblings do you have
  • Where do your siblings live
  • What jobs do your siblings do
  • How many children do your siblings have
  • Do you own a business
  • What kind of business do you run
  • How many employees do you have
  • How much do you earn
  • How much will the journey cost you
  • How will you spend your time when your relatives leave for work
  • How much pension do you get
  • Is this your first time in the country
  • Is your daughter or in-law pregnant
  • Is any of your child married
  • What are your plans after you return
  • What does your father do
  • What are your plans after you return
  • What does your mother do
  • What do you do in your country of residence
  • What do you know about the country you are visiting
  • What do you know about the education in the country you want to visit
  • What does your company do
  • What does your child do in the destination you are travelling to
  • What is the visa status of your child
  • What is your educational qualification
  • What is the purpose of your visit
  • What is your daughter’s birth date
  • What are your parents birth dates
  • How much does your partner earn
  • What is your universities yearly cost
  • What Property do you have in your home land
  • What will you do if your visa application is rejected
  • Will you seek employment in your destination country
  • When last did you see your child
  • When will you travel to your destination
  • Where are you going to stay
  • When did you finish your undergraduate studies
  • Which company do your work for
  • Which countries will you visit from your destination
  • Who will pay for your trip
  • Why do you want to travel to your destination when you already have a job
  • Who lives with you
  • What do they do
  • Will you do business in the destination you are travelling to
  • Will your spouse join you
  • When are sure you will come back to your home country
  • Why do you want to visit your destination only at this time
  • How long will you stay
  • Do you have any child studying in your travel destination
  • Where is your child studying
  • What is your child studying
  • When did you retire
  • Do you have a car
  • How many servants do you have
  • Who will take care of your house when you are away
  • Do you have your passport number of hand
  • How much are you carrying for your trip
  • Will you marry in your destination if you have the opportunity
  • Will you work part time in your destination country
  • What if there is no job
  • What will you do if you win a jackpot in your destination country
  • If you are offered a high paying job in your destination country will you accept
  • Do you know anything about the destination you want to go to
  • What is the location or city you want to stay inyour destination
  • Who are you staying with
  • Do you know any terrorist
  • Do you take hard drugs
  • Have you ever been to a mental hospital
  • Have you ever had immigration issues
  • Are you homophobic
  • What is you expectations when travelling
  • Do you have a blog
  • Give me your blog address
  • Do you write controversial articles
  • Do you have a history of any crime
  • What crime have you committed
So above are the visa interview questions you will likely encounter in most visa interviews for Nigerians.

Most asked visa interview questions

There are no specific questions we can say are the most asked during visa interviews, all the visa interview questions listed above are what you should expect, nothing more nothing less.

Are visa interview questions usually hard?

Visa interview questions are not hard at all, they are just questions to test how sincere you are about your purpose of visit to a specific country and you should try all your best to just be sincere so that you won't be denied the visa.

The questions above are basically what you will be asked at any visa interview. Don't expect the questions to come directly as written here. Most times the questions are not asked exactly but they might mean the same thing and require the same answers. Just use your initiative in understanding and answering the questions.

Visa interviews are psychological interviews, that is why in some cases fraudsters are granted visas while gentlemen are denied. It is mainly a psychological test.

When you enter the interview room, don't be afraid, be very bold and answer the questions you will be asked with confidence.

If the interviewers notice that you are frightened and afraid, they might deny you the visa because they might think that you have other intentions for intending to visit their country.

Try and be sincere by all means but don't be sincere in everything. This is what i mean, if you are asked of the reason why you want to visit their country, just tell them the truth about your purpose of visit.

Don't lie because you might be caught, and if you are caught lying then just forget about getting the visa.

Another scenario. If you are asked if you know any criminal, even if you know, you have to deny that you don't know any because if you tell the truth in this kind of scenario, there is nothing that will make them issue you a visa.

So just be wise and bold as you go for any visa interview.

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