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How can you handle your immigration interview?

| Jul 22, 2020 | Immigration Law

Immigrants to Colorado like you have to go through an immigration interview. And like many other immigrants, you are likely nervous about this interview. After all, your performance here may impact your ability to stay in the country.

Because of this, it is important to know exactly what you are facing when you go in for the interview. There are some things you should know to avoid. There are also some tips you can use, too.

Things to avoid during an interview

The World Education Services look at tips for handling your immigration interview. First, here are some things you should not do. Do not argue with the interviewing officer. Do not argue with them, either. Remember that even irrelevant or invasive questions are allowable within USCIS policy. Do not argue with family members or spouses that you may take the interview with. Do not joke around with the interviewing officer. In particular, avoid jokes or sarcasm about hot button issues like drug dealing. Finally, do not lie. Consider hiring an attorney to speak on your behalf if you have anything that is hard to explain.

Things that may help you in an interview

Second, here are some things that you should do. You should prepare well for the interview. Have your documents ready. Double and triple check everything. Follow the directions of your USCIS officer. If your immigration relates to marriage, prepare yourself for personal questions. Show up on time. Remain calm. Dress appropriately to make a good impression. Bring a translator if you need to. Listen to the questions and only answer what the officer asks you.

In following these tips, you can streamline the interviewing process. It may help improve your chances.