One of the ways that people get green cards in the United States is by getting married. When someone who isn’t a citizen marries a U.S. citizen, the government will consider giving them a green card in order to keep the marriage together. Many people are trying to change their status after initially coming to the U.S. on a tourist visa, a student visa, a work visa or some other type of documentation.
However, the government wants to prevent people from abusing the system by pretending to be married just to get green cards. As a result, they will likely put you through an interview process. Is there any way for you to prepare or study for this interview?
Preparing with your spouse
The goal of the green card marriage interview is to see if your marriage is fraudulent or real. In this sense, you and your spouse can prepare by talking about questions you may expect or how you think the process is going to go.
But there’s nothing to study. The interviewer will probably just ask you things that you should already know, such as:
- Where did the two of you meet?
- Where did you go on your first date?
- Where did you get married?
- Who proposed?
- Have you met each other’s extended families?
- Do you have any routines around the house?
- What are your plans for the future?
- Where do the two of you like to go out to eat?
- Who is the main breadwinner?
- Are you thinking about having children?
There aren’t right or wrong answers to these questions. The interviewer just wants to see that you and your spouse give similar answers so they can tell that your marriage is real. As you go through this process, carefully keep all of your legal rights in mind.