Protection Visa Interview

Protection Visa Interview Questions

Before we delve deep into the protection visa interview questions let me first stress some important actions you must take beforehand when you are called for a protection visa interview:

  • Make sure you find out the address where the interview will take place and you know how to get there. Plan to arrive there at least 30 minutes earlier.
  • If the interview will be conducted online, make sure you have installed the ZOOM application or any other application required and double check that everything is working properly, including speakers, sound and headphones.
  • Before the interview, re-read the statement you gave in your written application to the DHA. Study it and get to know exactly what it says.
  • If you have found any new information that was not included in your application, you should send it to the DHA before the interview. Or present it at the start of the interview.

Protection Visa Interview Questions – What happens before the interview starts…

First, if required, an interpreter will be introduced to you by the Immigration Officer.

If you can’t understand the interpreter, you can ask him (her) to speak more slowly. And if necessary, ask them to repeat what they said. If it’s still hard to understand, you should notify the DHA Officer. In this case, the interview will be postponed to another day with a new interpreter.

The officer may begin the interview by explaining to you the visa application process and what a refugee is.

He may also ask you if you promise to tell the truth. If you are religious, this could happen with the use of a religious book.

Then the protection visa interview questions will start.

What kind of protection visa interview questions may the officer ask you?

One of the questions that you will be asked is:

How likely is it that you will suffer harm if you return to your country of origin?

Then the officer will ask you some questions to test if what you have said in your written application is really true.

He or she will try to find any differences between what you have written in your application and what you are saying during the protection visa interview.

Do not make things up during your protection visa interview.

If there is any difference between your story now and the story you wrote in your application, explain why there are differences.

If you don’t remember something, just say you don’t remember.

The officer should tell you if he finds out any discrepancies between your protection visa interview answers and your written application, giving you a chance to explain that.

There might be questions regarding travel records. Which countries have you travelled to and from?

There might also be questions regarding information you have shared on social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube).

However, most questions are very specific and related to your case. I will explain this in just a moment.

Before that, I want to touch on the reasons you may fail your protection visa interview…

A great proportion of protection visa applications are refused soon after the interview…

The reason?

The officer spotted differences between the applicant’s written declarations and his answers during the protection visa interview and he was not able to justify that.

It doesn’t matter if you are nervous or have a memory blackout. Anything you wrote and anything you said may be used against you.

The protection visa interview will be recorded. Therefore, you cannot undo what you have said.

Just like a school exam, you need to be well prepared for your protection visa interview. Otherwise you will fail.

So, how do you prepare for your protection visa interview questions?

Gold Migration Lawyers is the only migration company in Australia that has a robust system in place to train people for the protection visa interview questions…

Gold Migration lawyers will tailor mock-up protection visa interviews to meet each individual case.

Based on the applicant’s reason for protection visa, we create a series of protection visa questions that could be asked by the immigration officer during the interview process.

And we simulate the entire interview process in our office.

Then after the simulated interview, we provide feedback to our clients. And we arrange a time for another simulated interview.

And we repeat the process until we feel the client is well prepared to answer all protection visa interview questions satisfactory.

We also prepare our clients psychologically, so they know how to react in front of the officer and answer every question in the smartest possible way.

Not only that, we also attend the real interview with our clients. And during the interview break, we are there to assist them with any problem that may arise.

After the interview we have a good idea if our clients have performed well or not. And most of our clients who attend our mock-up interviews and follow our advice will do extremely well.

If we find necessary, we will also make new submissions right after the interview.

If you want us to prepare you for your protection visa interview, give us a call or click here to send us a message as soon as possible. Our calendar is usually very busy.

Apart from training our clients for the protection visa interview, we also strengthen our clients written applications with as much evidence and new country research information as possible, before they attend the protection visa interview.

To give you an idea, on 03 March 2022, when we attended a protection visa interview with one of our clients, the case officer said this, at the start of the interview:

“I’ve never said this to anyone, but this is the most detailed Protection Visa Application I have ever seen.” 

Protection Visa Interview

SBS published on 9 September 2019 that “more than 90 per cent of protection visa cases are refused” in Australia. And a poor performance in the protection visa interview is the main culprit.

So what happens if your protection visa application gets refused.

If your protection visa application gets refused the first time, your chances of staying in Australia will be very slim.

You will have to appeal.

You may have to go to court. 

Avoid that at all costs. 

Prepare for your protection visa interview as best as you can.

We are the No. 1 protection visa lawyers in Australia, and potentially the only ones truly helping applicants to prepare for their protection visa interview…

Last year, we were rated as “Best Protection Visa Lawyers in Melbourne” by “Top 10 Lawyers”. 

We have even successfully represented individuals at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) when their protection visa applications got refused and they had little hope to stay in Australia. 

But as I said before, you want to avoid getting your protection visa refused at any cost. And the best way is to prepare to perform at your best in your protection visa interview. 

If you want us to help you with your protection visa interview, fill in the form below…

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