Although most marriages between U.S. citizens and immigrants are bona fide, some are not. It is the job of the USCIS to determine which ones are real and which ones are not.
It is best to go over these questions with your spouse prior to your interview.
Our best advice is to:
1. Always tell the truth.
2. Keep your answers short.
3. If you are not 100% sure of the answer, don’t guess.
Common Green Card Marriage Questions
Spend some time with your spouse studying the questions & answers on:
- The I-130 Visa Petition;
- The I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status;
- The I-864 Affidavit of Support; and
- Any other documents which you submitted to the USCIS.
- When and where did you meet?
- Who introduced you to each other?
- Where was your first date?
- When did you meet each other’s parents?
- What are the names of your spouse’s father and mother?
- What did your spouse wear at your wedding?
- Who attended your wedding?
- Where did the wedding take place?
- Were your parents there?
- Where did you go on your honeymoon?
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- When is your spouse’s birthday?
- Where have you gone on vacation together?
- What is your spouse’s religion?
- When is your anniversary?
- Do you live together 24/7?
- Who takes care of household finances?
Your Daily Life
- Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
- Do you have any pets?
- How does your spouse get to work?
- How many bedrooms are there in your house/apartment?
Your Friends and Family
- How often do you see each other’s families?
- When was the last time you saw your spouse’s parents?
- What are the names of your spouse’s brothers and sisters ?
- What’s your spouse’s best friend’s name?
- Where did your spouse go to school?
- Did he/she go to college?
- What subject did your spouse major in?
- Does your spouse have a college degree?
- Where does your spouse work?
- What is your spouse’s occupation?
- How long has your spouse been working there?
- What is your spouse’s salary?
If the USCIS is suspicious about the bona fides of your marriage, they may separate you and your spouse and interview each of you in separate rooms. If there are any inconsistencies between your answers, they may send an investigator to your home early one morning to interview you, your spouse and your neighbors.
It is best for you go over the above questions with your spouse prior to your interview.
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