There are various steps to obtaining permanent residency as a spouse in the U.S. You and your partner have anticipated this day for years, and you’re nearly there. You have one final hurdle, and it’s an important one: your green card interview.
All interview situations can feel daunting, particularly those where the stakes are so high. With honesty, open communication and preparation, you can get your green card interview right. Outlined below are a few things to remember.
Preparation is key
You don’t have to go into the interview blind, there are a number of preparatory steps that you can take. Simple things like familiarizing yourself with the route to the interview setting can put your mind at ease. After all, the last thing you want is to be running late on the big day.
There’s also nothing to stop you from practicing for the interview. While you cannot know exactly what officials are going to ask, you can get a fair idea. They are going to be interested in how you and your partner met, whether or not you have children, what your profession is and what your plans are in the U.S.
Always be honest
There’s no shame in admitting that you don’t know the answer to a question. It’s much better to accept this and tell officials than start to bend the truth. Honesty will go a long way in your interview as it shows you are genuine and trustworthy.
Perhaps the most crucial step you need to take before your green card interview is to seek some legal guidance. This will help set you on the path of enjoying your new life in the U.S. with your family.