Weird visa application questions revealed

Author: jayzep  |  Category: Travel News

Most countries around the world require some sort of visa to authorise an individual to enter or leave the country, many of which involve filling out a form with a bunch of questions.

A study by visa advice website IXPVisas.com has highlighted the top ten weird questions found on visa application forms or asked by authorities, some of them you won’t believe:

1.    Describe your moustache/beard – found on a Mexican visa form.
2.    Have you been to a farm in the past six weeks? – found on the Australian visa form.
3.    How many wives do you intend to bring? – found on a Middle Eastern visa form.
4.    What side of the bed does your wife sleep on? – A question asked by US authorities.
5.    Reasons for visiting? – found on a Chinese visa form (one of the options was ‘visit’).
6.    State your religion – found on an Indian visa form (there is not an option for ‘none’, instead you have to tick ‘other’ then write none.
7.    Foreigners please sing in the box – typo seen on a Mexican visa form.
8.    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? – Applicant was asked question by UK authorities.
9.    Has the applicant ever been involved in, supported or encouraged terrorist activities in any country? – found on both British and US visa forms.
10.    Name three things about… – potential students are asked this to make sure that they are knowledgeable about the subject they plan to study abroad.

Do you have any weird and wonderful questions that you have been asked when applying for your visa? Let us know below.

Picture: Ian Mackenzie

Leave a Reply