What can you expect at a marriage-based green card interview?

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2021 | Family Immigration

If you’re planning to get a green card through marriage, then you can expect the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to require you and your spouse to be interviewed before adjusting your status. Their goal in doing so is to confirm whether your relationship is real and that you’re not just getting married to stay in the country.

While there’s no definitive list of questions that USCIS officials may ask you, there is a certain line of questioning that they’re likely to pursue to ascertain how legitimate your relationship is.

Questions USCIS might ask

Any questions that USCIS may ask are likely to center around how well you and your spouse know each other. These may include:

  • Basic data like your dates or places of birth
  • How you met one another
  • When and where your marriage ceremony was (and how you arrived at the venue)
  • Your living arrangements before and after your marriage
  • Some of your everyday habits
  • Who carries out different household chores
  • Whether you plan to have kids
  • How many rooms the home has and other details about its setup

There are more than 60 potential questions that USCIS officials may ask to determine if you and your spouse are in a genuine marriage. They do this to ensure that you didn’t just marry to secure legal status in this country.

It can be nerve-wracking navigating the whole marriage-based green card process without knowing what to expect. The more you know about it, the more likely it is that your pursuit of a green card will be successful.