3 Things to Keep in Mind Before Your Immigration Marriage Interview


If you married someone who is not a citizen of the United States, your spouse is going to have to go through an extensive process in order to obtain a green card in order to legally live in the United States and hopefully, eventually obtain citizenship in the United States if desired.

#1 Arrive Early

You are going to have to go through an interview process with your spouse. It is important that you arrive early to your appointment. If the interview is somewhere you have not been before, do a test drive to the location ahead of time if you can so you can see how long it takes you to get there.

Be sure to budget time for parking, going through security, and finding the appropriate office. You are going to have to go through metal detectors so make sure that you leave anything that could be considered a weapon in your car. You should strive to arrive at the office about a half hour before your appointment. This will show the USICS officer who is interviewing you that you respect their time and that you are prepared.

#2 Watch What You Wear

There is no denying what you wear makes an impression on people, especially someone you are meeting for the first time. Although you don't need to wear a suit or an evening gown to your interview, you should strive to dress up as if you were going to a business interview. Business formal or casual should be how you strive to dress.

Keep in mind that you will have to go through a metal detector so don't wear any outfit that will impede or hold you up at security. You should also go with a more conservative look. This is not the time to show off your body or make a political or social statement with your outfit.

#3 Make Sure You Bring The Right Documents

Finally, make sure that you bring all the right documents with you to your interview. You generally need to bring the following documents with you: wedding certification, wedding photographs, wedding invitations, property leases, joint bank statements, insurance documents, and bills. Bring any formal documents that have both of your names on them or put you in the same residence. Bringing along photographs of your wedding and other special events in your life can also help establish your legitimacy as a couple.

Keep the three tips above in mind as you prepare for your USCIS interview. Be sure to consult with your spouse's immigration lawyer as well to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for your interview. For more information, contact a business such as David Borts Law Office.


13 February 2017

help for families going through immigration issues

My son has been best friends with a little boy from up the street for about two years. When his family came to me and told me that they may be leaving because of immigration issues, my heart broke. Those two boys spend so much time together and I knew that my son and his friend would be scarred for life if they were separated like that. I told the family that I would do some digging and talk with an immigration attorney friend of mine and see what I could find out. This blog was created to help this family as well as any others going through immigration struggles.