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What do you need to study for a green card marriage interview? 

On Behalf of | Feb 27, 2023 | Green Card

When you first came to the United States, maybe you were on a work visa or a student visa. But you met someone while you were here, the two of you fell in love and you got married. Now you would like to use your marriage as grounds to get a green card so that you can permanently stay in the United States and you won’t have to leave just because your visa expired.

Part of this process may include a green card marriage interview. Naturally, you’re wondering what you’ll need to know and what you can study to make sure that you pass the interview and are given your green card.

The focus of the interview

The truth is that you can’t really study for a green card marriage interview, other than simply knowing what it entails upfront. The specific questions and answers are going to be different for every couple.

The focus of this interview, after all, is just to determine if the two of you are in a genuine relationship and actually have that romantic connection or if you are just using the marriage as an excuse to get a green card. There have been situations in which people who are friends or even acquaintances will pretend to be in a marriage so that one of them can get a green card.

As such, the interviewer is going to ask you questions about your life together, such as where you got married, what daily routines you have,  if you want to have kids and other things of this nature. The answers will be unique to your case, but you and your spouse should theoretically have the same answers on many of these topics.

Working through the process

Getting a green card can be complicated. No matter where you are in this process, be sure you know exactly what legal options you have and what steps to take.