Unveiling Union Essential Queries for Green Card Marriage Interviews

When a couple applies for their green card, they must undergo a process called a marriage interview. This is an opportunity for the officer to determine whether the marriage is legitimate and not a scheme to fraudulently obtain U.S. lawful permanent residence green card. In this article, we will discuss questions for the interview for a green card marriage.

This type of interview can be conducted at a USCIS office in the United States, at a US Embassy abroad, or at a Consulate in another country where the U.S. spouse must attend the interview. Regardless of where the interview takes place, the immigration officer will seek to understand the nature of the relationship and the legitimacy of the marriage.

During the questions for interview for green card marriage, the couple must be prepared to answer any number of questions relating to their marriage and their daily life together. This includes questions about how the couple meets their daily obligations, what the couple does for entertainment or relaxation, who does most of the cooking in the household, how the couple communicates with one another, and where they spend their leisure time. The officer may also ask the couple to provide evidence of their relationship, such as copies of wedding invitations or photos, letters from friends and family addressed to both the husband and wife, shared bank and credit card statements, vacation or holiday photos, copies of bills or receipts, etc.

The types of questions asked during the interview will vary depending on how suspicious the officer is of the marriage or if he or she believes that the marriage is a fraud to obtain U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence. In general, the more suspicious the officer, the more in-depth the interview will be and the more questions will be asked of both the husband and wife.

The list of questions provided in this article are based on the experience of our attorneys and couples we have worked with over the years. However, there is no official set list of questions created by the U.S. authorities and even if such a list existed, it would likely be a closely-guarded secret. Therefore, the questions that are asked of you and your spouse during the interview for your green card marriage will vary. However, if you have been informed by your immigration lawyer about the possible questions that may be asked of you and your spouse during the interview, then you will be better prepared to answer them. This can help reduce the stress of the interview and increase your chances of success. If you have questions about how to prepare for your green card marriage interview, please do not hesitate to contact our offices. We will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Contact us today to get started. We have offices in Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco. We handle all aspects of marriage based green cards and citizenship including petitions, filings, interviews and appeals.