Most applicants for a United States visa (both immigrant and nonimmigrant) and applicants for Adjustment of Status for family-based cases like marriage, will be required to attend an interview. Depending on whether you are inside or outside the United States will determine whether your interview will be at a USCIS local field office or at a United States Consulate or Embassy abroad.
There are certain steps you and your family members can take to ensure that you are well prepared for your immigration interview. It is always encouraged to talk with an immigration attorney who is familiar with the details of your immigration case. It is important to have all your documents and forms organized and ready before you arrive to your interview and you can prepare for the types of questions that you could be asked by the immigration officer.
Below are examples of some of the questions you should be prepared to answer if you or your family member are going to an immigration interview with the U.S. government. It is important to note that the immigration officer will want to see the way in which you answer the questions, as well as the answers themselves.
1. Where were you (or your spouse, children, parents) born?
This question is designed to test the answers you provided on the application forms. Be sure to answer consistently with what you filed.
2. How did you meet your spouse/fiance(e)?
You can expect this question if you are a finance(e) of a U.S. citizen at a visa interview abroad applying for a K-1 fiance visa, or if you are attending the marriage green card interview within the United States. You should expect several questions to test the validity of your marriage or dating relationship. Our Los Angeles immigration attorney can provide you with a detailed list of all these types of questions.
3. What do you plan to do in the United States?
This question is more for applicants of nonimmigrant visas as these are a lot of restrictions on these visa types. You are obligated to answer truthfully, but be careful as the wrong answer could make you nonimmigrant visa ineligible.
Immigration interviews typically last no longer than 20 minutes. We understand how important your immigration matters are and are here to help. Contact us now for a FREE immigration consultation with an immigration attorney.