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Tips for a Successful Green Card Interview


The green card allows an individual to obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States, but the majority of applicants will be required to attend an interview before receiving it. As you obviously want to present yourself in the best light and obtain the card, doing a little homework can help with the interview process.

Begin by examining your application. Familiarize yourself with the forms and make sure you know what information is on there, especially if someone else prepared the forms for you. Make sure that nothing has changed, such as a change of address.

Always tell the truth. Attempting to lie during a green card interview can get you into hot water than whatever you feel needs to be covered up. If you have such an issue, make sure to talk with an immigration attorney prior to continuing your application. Answer all questions truthfully, but don’t elaborate if it isn’t necessary.

If you’re applying for a marriage based visa, these interviews will be closely examined and the questions may become unusually personal, including details on how you met your spouse, shopping habits, even what you had for dinner the previous evening. The interviewer is at liberty to come up with questions on the spot, and if he or she feels you’re simply trying to obtain a green card for the other person, separate interviews may be held.

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This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.