Gearing Up For Marriage-based Green Card Interview? Here Are Essential Things That You Must Know!
Marriage-based green card interviews can give you jitters similar to the one you feel while anticipating a surprise. The interviews are conducted either at the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office if you are applying for adjusting your status in the country or at a U.S. consulate.
The interview is in detail and thorough and hence you must go prepared for it. Importantly the test is more on how much you know about each other. You need to take this interview seriously because if you fail to convince the immigration authorities they can make it difficult for you to get that green card. They may also ask you questions separately in a Stokes interview and later on compare the answers. So you simply cannot afford to fail.
Here we have discussed a few sets of questions that have a high probability of being asked. Of course many more questions can be asked that are different from these but still the question set below will help you make a good start and impression.
How Did Your Relationship Develop?
That’s a basic question about your relationship. In this they may ask:
- When or where did you meet for the first time?
- What are your common favorites or points?
- Which spot did you prefer for dating?
- How long did you date before deciding to marry and who proposed first?
- Details about your engagement
- Participation/approval of your parents at the engagement
How Did The Wedding Go?
The questions will be:
- Number of people who attended the wedding
- Venue, date, entertainment or music at the wedding
- Did parents of both groom and bride attend it?
- Type of food/cake distributed and liquor served
- Names of the bridesmaids and groomsmen
- Any unforgettable incident like someone getting drunk or giving an emotional speech
- Time of reception, your arrival, honeymoon date, place, how you reached it and when you arrived back
How Is Your Routine?
- Who is the first to get up, when, alarm clock settings, and more?
- Who prepares breakfast, what are the preferences for breakfast-food/tea or coffee?
- Who is the employer of spouse, past employer, current workplace location, name of the boss?
- Earnings of spouse, arrival time at home from work
- Who cleans house, picks up garbage, pays the bill, and feeds pets (if there are any, details about them)?
- What are the medicines that your spouse takes?
- What are the religious functions or services that your spouse attends?
- Do you have a joint account if yes in which back?
Kids, Bedroom And More
They may ask questions related to kids such as their age, name of the school, in which class do they study, who picks and drops them to school, their baby sitter’s name, favorite toys/activities, sports, and so on. Similarly, some questions that are very general but can be very important for the interview include those related to cooking, bedroom, your relatives, close family members, friends, days you love to celebrate- when and where, and more.
Preparing thoroughly and in advance for the marriage-based green card interview will surely help you finally get it.