The Legal Services You Need. The Price You Can Afford. Your Hometown Lawyer.

Preparing for green card marriage interview questions

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2022 | Immigration

One way to get a green card is to marry someone who is a U.S. citizen. The goal, of course, is so that you and your new spouse can both legally live in the United States.

This sounds simple, and it generally is for couples who are legitimately married and have a real relationship. However, some people do try to enter into a fraudulent relationship just to get a green card, so the government will sometimes carry out interviews. Answering these questions correctly can determine whether or not you are allowed to keep your green card.

This isn’t a test you can study to take

This isn’t like a normal test that you could study for. Other parts of the immigration process do allow you to study and learn what answers you are expected to give. However, the goal of a green card marriage interview is simply to determine the validity of the marriage, so the questions will usually be simple things that are unique to your situation. 

For instance, they may ask you where you first met or where you went on your first date. You may be asked what your wedding was like or where you held the ceremony. They may also just delve into day-to-day topics, such as what your schedule looks like or where you and your spouse like to go out to eat.

The key is that you and your spouse both need to answer in similar ways so that it is clear that you actually have a relationship, and you’re not just two friends – or strangers – who are pretending to be in a relationship. Even though the questions are simple, this can be a stressful process, and you need to make sure you understand your legal rights.