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I will be going for my visa Interview come March 6th this year, conference invitation though on Oil and gas, I have taken to memory the hotel, the address as well as the inviting party Invitation Information there in Texas. I am believing By the grace of God I will make a headway, I have over 5 years of experience Working here in Nigeria, Not married.. Now here comes my question.

If I am going for a Conference would the visa officer ask me Questions Relating to the Conference? I am a Solutions Architect / Software Developer and I am going for an Oil and gas conference. We have built some Automated Projects for Some oil and gas companies too, and I stated it in my DS-160. Again, In the University, We did borrowed courses for Engineering and thats how I came to understand this course as well, Though not 100% , its a borrowed course - Remember.

What do you think, I am already studying about the Technology and Naval Architecture. Advise needed.

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38 minutes ago, Kratos said:

If I am going for a Conference would the visa officer ask me Questions Relating to the Conference?

Most likely questions relating to the conference will follow once the officer asks the purpose of you wanting to visit the US, and you tell him it's to go to a conference.


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Good and Fine and I have been brushing up on other aspects of the related topic to the conference as well.

Second of all, do travel History really matter? I mean, I have been a bit busy with work and all. Is it a must I have documented travel History?

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It's not a must. 

Travel history may help to show that you've honored other visas and return home rather than use those opportunities to illegally immigrate to another country with better living standards than your own.  

When you apply for a US visitor visa, everything about you is fair game to the visa officer.  He can ask about anything.  

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2 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

It's not a must. 

Travel history may help to show that you've honored other visas and return home rather than use those opportunities to illegally immigrate to another country with better living standards than your own.  

When you apply for a US visitor visa, everything about you is fair game to the visa officer.  He can ask about anything.  

Like I said, Its a conference I am going for, and this is my first time traveling as I really have been busy with office work and trying to step up my game...

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Best of luck, let us know how it goes.


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Did a Mock visa Interview (V.O Is my cousin)
Needed where I went wrong here 

 

VO :     Good morning 
Me :     Good morning 
VO :     Passport Please 
Me :     Hands over Passport 
VO :     Whats the purpose of your Trip to the US
Me :     I will be going for an Offshore Technology conference in Houston Texas
VO :     How Long do You plan to stay
Me :     I will be leaving on the 4th of May, and should be back on the 12th of May 2019,            will be staying for a week
VO :     Who will be paying for your trip
Me :     My Company
VO :     What is your Designation
Me :     I am a solutions Architect
VO :     How would the Conference help your Company
Me :     We design Solutions for Oil and gas companies. So i wanted to know more about Design of     Automated processes and How their solutions work, inturn we could see what we can         design for companies we have contracts with here.
VO :     Whats your Annual Salary
Me :    1.8 Million (My local currency) After Taxes and Pension

 

this is a Mock Interview, just needed to be sure if I went out of track here

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6 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

You’ll presumably have a letter from your company on official letterhead confirming that you work for them and that they are funding the conference trip?

Yes, I do. and they would be helping with bank Statements as well. What do you think? Am I Missing out anything? I also have the Leave approval from them too.

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Personally, I don't think a VO will ask about how the conference would help the company. The focus is more on the applicant.

 

Other possible questions I can think of off the top of my head...

  • How long have you been working for the company or in that position?
  • Have you traveled to other countries before? If so, where?
  • Do you know of anyone outside of the company that lives in the US? If so, who?

Let us know how it goes.


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34 minutes ago, Kratos said:

Did a Mock visa Interview (V.O Is my cousin)
Needed where I went wrong here 

 


VO :     Good morning 
Me :     Good morning 
VO :     Passport Please 
Me :     Hands over Passport 
VO :     Whats the purpose of your Trip to the US
Me :     I will be going for an Offshore Technology conference in Houston Texas
VO :     How Long do You plan to stay
Me :     I will be leaving on the 4th of May, and should be back on the 12th of May 2019,            will be staying for a week
VO :     Who will be paying for your trip
Me :     My Company
VO :     What is your Designation
Me :     I am a solutions Architect
VO :     How would the Conference help your Company
Me :     We design Solutions for Oil and gas companies. So i wanted to know more about Design of     Automated processes and How their solutions work, inturn we could see what we can         design for companies we have contracts with here.
VO :     Whats your Annual Salary
Me :    1.8 Million (My local currency) After Taxes and Pension

 

this is a Mock Interview, just needed to be sure if I went out of track here

keep in mind if your from a high fraud country, getting visit visa to USA could be slim.

 

I know a friend who was a doctor, who was invited to speak at a conference in USA, he went to his interview with invitation letter, strong ties to his country, as he has his own practice and was still denied a visa to visit for the conference.

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7 minutes ago, NuestraUnion said:

Personally, I don't think a VO will ask about how the conference would help the company. The focus is more on the applicant.

 

Other possible questions I can think of off the top of my head...

  • How long have you been working for the company or in that position?
  • Have you traveled to other countries before? If so, where?
  • Do you know of anyone outside of the company that lives in the US? If so, who?

Let us know how it goes.

 

* How long have you been working for the company or in that position? - 4 years +

* Have you traveled to other countries before? If so, where? - No travel Experience

* Do you know of anyone outside of the company that lives in the US? If so, who? - No family or Relationship

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41 minutes ago, Kratos said:

Yes, I do. and they would be helping with bank Statements as well. What do you think? Am I Missing out anything? I also have the Leave approval from them too.

Sounds odd that a company would be helping with bank statements. Is it a small company or a big one?

if you’re going for a conference for work why do you need leave? That also sounds odd.

 

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