- What should I bring to the interview?
- How long does the interview last?
- What should I expect during the interview?
- What happens after the interview?
What should I bring to the interview?
Be sure to bring original documents, where needed, for example:
- marriage certificate;
- birth certificate(s);
- police certificates;
- court records;
- divorce decrees;
You should bring copies of all original documents you are required to deliver
If you have updated financial records, like new Federal tax returns, please bring those as well.
Additionally, we always recommend that our clients bring 15-20 color photographs to show the relationship between beneficiary and petitioner.
Lastly, you should always refer to the appropriate consulate’s website for any specific information.
How long does the interview last?
What should I expect during the interview?
The officer may also ask you some questions. The most common questions are:
- When did you enter the United States?
- How did you enter?
- When did you get married?
They may also ask about whether you have worked in the U.S. without authorization
Whatever the question, it is important to answer truthfully and to the point. The officer already knows a lot about you, so it is best to not contradict the information they already have!
You will know at the end of the interview if your greencard has been approved.
What happens after the interview?
After you re-enter, you are considered a green card holder (congratulations!). You should receive your greencard and social security card in the mail within a few weeks of your re-entry.