Immigration Law Is All About Family

Can you study for a green card marriage interview?

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2023 | Permanent Residency/Green Cards

If you’re interested in taking a test to become a citizen of the United States, you can study for it. There are certain subjects that are going to be covered, such as an understanding of your civic duties as a citizen and how the U.S. government works.

You don’t have to take this type of test to get a green card. If you got married and that’s why you’re eligible for a green card, you may have to go to a green card marriage interview instead of taking a test. You and your spouse will both be interviewed about your relationship.

You can prepare in advance

You cannot necessarily study for this interview, but there are ways to prepare. For instance, you can gather necessary paperwork, such as documentation relating to your marriage. You may also want to bring things like photographs that you have of the two of you, showing that you’ve been in a relationship for the amount of time that you claim. Oftentimes, in the modern era, social media profiles can serve as a source of evidence of how long a couple has been together.

But you can’t necessarily study because the interview questions are going to relate to your life together. Examples of questions you may be asked include:

  1. Where did you first meet?
  2. Where do you live?
  3. Where did you get married or go on your honeymoon?
  4. What are your plans for the future?
  5. Do you plan to have children?
  6. Where do you like to go out to eat together?
  7. What types of hobbies do you enjoy or what TV shows do you watch?

Essentially, the interviewer will try to get a sense of whether or not the two of you know each other in ways that would be expected of a couple in a romantic relationship. If you provide wildly different answers to some of these questions, or if you don’t appear to have any idea about the other person’s daily habits, they may suspect that your relationship is fraudulent. But as long as you authentically are in a relationship, then the answers to these questions should be easy and should naturally align with one another.

Exploring your rights

Whether you’re considering citizenship, getting a green card or any other aspect of the immigration process, you’ll want to know about all of the rights you have and the steps you need to take. Working with a legal professional can result in this clarity and the ability to make informed decisions.