If you’re looking forward to your spouse joining you in the U.S., you probably already know that the Green Card interview on Maui is the last step of the green card marriage process.
The interview is scheduled by the USCIS and, even though it may not occur right away, it helps to start preparing for it in advance.
At Maui Immigration Law, LLC, we have helped countless individuals with the application process and preparing for the Green Card interview on Maui and in our experience, knowing what to expect will definitely help you feel more confident.
General considerations regarding a Green Card interview on Maui
Marriage is one of the fastest and surest ways that entitle your spouse to come live with you in the U.S., obtain residency here and find work. That said, the process of obtaining a Green Card through marriage is a thorough one, as the practice of arranging a marriage solely for the purpose of obtaining legal residency is illegal if the marriage is fraudulent.
When it comes to Green Card interviews, the main objective of the interviewing offices is to determine that your marriage is authentic. Therefore, the questions that may be asked will focus primarily on the history of your relationship, your dynamic as a married couple and your plans for the future.
What are the most common questions you may be asked during your Green Card interview
Preparing for a Green Card interview on Maui is a serious matter and, even though there’s no certainty of knowing what questions you may be asked during the process, rehearsing may help you feel more confident.
That in mind, here are some examples of the most typical questions you may be asked during the interview.
- Relationship history – When it comes to the history of your relationship, the interviewing officer may ask you questions like “How did you meet?“, “Do you remember your first date?” or “How long were you engaged before you two got married?“. Even if you may not be asked these exact questions, it’s important that you both prepare to to reminisce about your time together.
- Your wedding – Whether you’ve had a big wedding or a small celebration, the interviewing officer may want to hear some details about the event. In this case, you may be asked to talk about your wedding day and in some cases, describe where and how you’ve spent your honeymoon.
- Routine and personal habits – What side of the bed do you sleep on? Who cooks, who cleans? When it comes to your personal habits and daily routines, the interviewing officer may ask a series of questions that should help determine how well you know each other as a married couple.
- Do you have children? – If you have children, the interviewer may need to know certain details about your relationship with them. For instance, among other possible questions, they may ask where your children go to school or what’s their least favorite food.
- What are your plans for the future? – Last but not least, the interviewing officer may ask you some questions related to your plans together as a married couple. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid if you haven’t planned very far into the future yet. The Green Card interview on Maui should not be a reason for you to panic. As long as you are open and honest, the interviewer will have no reason to suspect there’s something wrong with the dynamic of the couple.