Some of the weird questions asked by visa officers and applicants
There are some countries that require a visa so before planning your itinerary, this is the first thing you need to focus on. Whether you are travelling for leisure or work, you need to convince the visa officer that you are eligible to enter that place – meaning you are not a threat to security or wouldn’t illegally stay for a longer period.
It is advisable to practice answering a list of anticipated questions, but there are some incidents that you will get caught off guard when the officer suddenly asked you an unusual question. To help guide you on your next visa interview, VroomVroomVroom has come up with a list of strange visa questions. Some of the list came from The Telegraph which shared results of a survey. We also listed down some of the weirdest questions asked by applicants to a visa officer as shared by Mirror.
Before you can enter the country, they will ask questions like: “Have you been to a farm in the past six weeks?” and “Did you bring any fresh products?”
Two travellers were asked by US authorities this personal question: “What side of the bed does your wife sleep on?”
A businessman applying a visa was asked: “How many wives do you intend to bring?”
Overseas students experienced being asked this question: “In times of either peace or war has the applicant ever been involved, or suspected of involvement, in war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide?”
One of the questions in a visa application form was “Describe your moustache/beard.” You need to choose from the following options: scanty, bushy or clipped.
If you are agnostic, then you will be forced to select “Other” instead of “None” since that is the only closest option available in the visa application form under the question “State your religion.”
Visa Applicant Questions
A Peruvian applicant asked, “Do you know if it’s easier to find a wife in England? I’m struggling here.”
A Japanese applicant asked, “Is everybody friends with the Queen?”
A Filipino applicant asked, “If I live in America, will I be a movie star?”
A Malaysian-based applicant asked, “Somebody told me that Australia was founded by criminals. Do I have to have a criminal record to move there?”
A USA-based applicant who’s planning to relocate asked, “Is it legal to marry your car?”
Schengen Visa (Portugal)
A UK-based applicant asked, “I don’t have a passport. If I sail to Portugal but don’t fly will they let me live there?”
Schengen Visa (Netherlands)
A Middle Eastern applicant asked, “Is it illegal if I don’t speak Dutch?”