If you have applied for a green card, there is a good chance that you are going to need to go through an interview process. Here are a few tips that will help prepare you for your green card interview at your local U.S. consulate or office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
#1 Go Over Your Application
The first thing that you want to do is pull out your application for your green card and review all of the information that is on the application. Your interview is going to focus to some degree on reviewing and verifying the information that is found on your application. You are going to want to make sure that you spend some extra time reviewing the Affidavit of Support that your petitioner submitted. Make sure that you know how much money they make, where they live, and how many people live with them in their residence. You are most likely going to be asked about these details, and you don't want to not know the answers or provide incorrect information.
#2 Watch Out For Changes
As you review your application, watch out for changes to the application. The green card process can be long and draw out, so it is not unprecedented that some of the information on the application may have changed. If you noticed that anything has changed, you are going to want to make sure that you mention it during your interview and provide evidence to back up the change.
For example, if you moved, you are going to want to bring along your change of address. Or, if your petitioner got a new job, you need to bring evidence that their new income can provide the same level of support that their old income could. Or if your petitioner moved homes or had someone else move into their home, you are going to need to bring evidence of this.
#3 Always Tell The Truth
It is vitally important that you always tell the truth during your interview. For example, if there was a typo on your application and is says that you live at 30 Water Drive and you live at 39 Water Drive, let the interviewer know when they confirm your address. Provide truthful answers to all the questions that you are asked during your interview. You don't have to overshare information, but make sure that the information that you provide is accurate and correct.
Finally, talk with your attorney and see if you go do a mock interview if you feel like you need a little practice feeling comfortable and confident with the green card interview process. For more information, contact an immigration lawyer at a law firm such as Fickey Martinez Law Firm, P.L.L.C.