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What if the beneficiary can’t speak English fluently during the interview?


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Sep 15, 2021


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What if the beneficiary can’t speak English fluently during the interview?

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Green card applicants who are not fluent in English are permitted to bring an interpreter with them to the green card interview. The interpreter does not have to be certified, but they do need to be fluent in both languages. Additionally, the sponsoring spouse cannot be the interpreter. The government requires interpreters to take an oath and sign a note during the interview.


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