Navigating Marriage Based Green Card Interview Questions

The Marriage Based Green Card Interview can be one of the most stressful parts of the whole immigration process. Whether your interview takes place at the Consulate abroad or in the offices of USCIS, the officer’s primary objective is to make sure that your relationship was authentic and not entered into solely for the purpose of getting a green card.

To prove that the marriage is bona fide, the interviewing officer will ask a series of questions related to the history of your relationship. The interviewing officer will also review all of the documents that you submitted as part of your petition. The questions asked can range from the basic to the very personal. It is important to prepare for all of these questions before the interview and to be ready to explain any discrepancies in your story.

Some of the most personal questions may deal with your sexual history, your use of birth control or any other medication you both take and any other aspects of your daily life as a couple. If you feel that a question is inappropriate, it is perfectly okay to say that you don’t feel comfortable answering it. It is always better to be honest than to try to answer a question that you know nothing about.

The interviewing officer will want to know what activities you and your spouse enjoy doing together as a couple. This can include where you like to eat, where you go for vacation and even the specific details of how you spend your time together at home. For example, they will want to know which side of the bed you sleep on, how your day starts and what your kids’ favorite foods are.

If you are applying for a marriage based green card interview questions as the sponsor, the interviewer will also want to know how your husband or wife makes ends meet and will likely request an affidavit of support from you. The affidavit is meant to prove that you can financially support the immigrant spouse. If the interviewer suspects that you are not telling the truth, they can send you back for a second interview.

If you are worried about how to answer these questions or are concerned that your application may be denied, it is important to consult with a skilled immigration attorney. The attorneys at Ybarra Maldonado Law Group have years of experience in fighting for the rights of immigrants and can help you to navigate this process. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We will help you to create an application that is error-free and will provide you with the best chance for success. Start your application in just 90 minutes.

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