Preparing for your green card interview 

On Behalf of | Jun 7, 2024 | Family Immigration

Applying for a green card involves several legal steps. One of the most important steps is the green card interview. During this interview, you can expect U.S. Citizenship (USCIS) and Immigration Services officers to ask you a series of questions. 

Any interview can feel daunting, but immigration interviews are especially so because the stakes are so high. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get prepared. Here’s what to keep in mind. 

Information about previous visits to the U.S. 

USCIS officers will ask you a series of questions related to your personal life, profession, travel history, relationship and much more. They do not do this to impose but to assess what type of person you are and why you want to reside permanently in the U.S. 

It is important that you are open and honest with your answers. If you are asked how often you have traveled to the U.S., provide an honest answer. This can all be checked anyway. 

Your personal relationships  

If you are applying for a marriage green card, then officers will ask you questions about your relationship. While this may feel very personal, these questions are asked to eliminate the possibility of the marriage being a sham. Some individuals get married purely to gain entry to the U.S., and you must eliminate any suspicions of this. 

Sharing how you met your partner, how long you have been together and what your future ambitions are can help provide officers with the picture they need.  Being prepared for your questions before the immigration interview will put your mind at ease. Having as much legal information as possible will also help.