Preparing for the Green Card Interview

How to successfully navigate the USCIS or NVC interview

What to Expect

One of the last steps in the marriage green card process is the interview. Although this interview may still be many months or more in the future, we want you to be able to feel confident and prepared.

Whether your interview is here in the U.S. or abroad, the interviewing officer’s primary goal will be to assess the authenticity of the marriage. Questions can focus on the history of your relationship, your daily activities as a married couple, and your future plans as a couple.

USCIS Interview Questions

While you and your spouse can never be certain about the questions that the USCIS interviewer is going to ask, below is a list of common interview questions:

History of your relationship

  • How did you meet?
  • Where were some of your first dates?
  • How long were you dating before you decided to get married?
  • What’s the story of your marriage proposal?

The wedding

  • What was your wedding like?
  • Who attended your wedding?
  • What food was served?
  • Were there any special rituals performed?
  • Did you go anywhere for your honeymoon?

Your daily routines

  • What is daily life like for you and your spouse around the house?
  • How do you start your day?
  • How often do you text or talk on the phone when you are apart?
  • Who likes to cook?
  • Who likes to clean?

Stories about your kids

  • How do your kids get to school?
  • Who are their friends?
  • What are their favorite foods?
  • Do they play any sports?

Personal information

  • What side of the bed do you sleep on?
  • What pajamas do you wear?
  • What medications does your spouse take?

Big events, rituals, or celebrations

  • When are your birthdays?
  • What did you do to celebrate?
  • What did you get each other for gifts?
  • What’s the most important holiday of the year in your household?
  • Where do you typically celebrate it?

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