55 Marriage Interview Questions to Prepare for Your Green Card Interview

Marriage Interview Questions

 

If you’re applying for a marriage green card, you should know that you may be required to attend a marriage interview. The purpose of this interview is so that the immigration official can better determine whether your marriage is legitimate or not. The marriage interview is a highly-important step to getting your green card.

 

To help you prepare for the marriage interview, I’ve put together a list of 55 sample marriage interview questions. This list is based on questions asked in previous marriage interviews. Remember, this is not a complete list. You may be asked questions that are not on this list. Additionally, the questions on this list may or may not come up in your interview.

 

To best prepare yourself for the marriage interview, you should use these questions as a general guide. Once you have an understanding of the types of questions that may be asked, you can better prepare for a successful interview.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like me to handle your case, email me directly at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I’m very responsive via email and I’d be happy to discuss with you.

 

Now let’s get started.

 

The questions that an immigration official will ask you during the marriage interview fall into 4 main categories:

 

i. Spouse’s Background and Basic Information About Spouse

ii. Information Regarding Your Relationship with Your Spouse

iii. Information Regarding Your Marital Household

iv. Spouse’s Personal Information

 

i. Spouse’s Background and Basic Information About Spouse

 

  1. What is your spouse’s full name?
  2. Where was your spouse born?
  3. How did your spouse come to the United States?
  4. Where did your spouse enter the US?
  5. Does your spouse have children from before your marriage?
  6. Has your spouse ever been married before?
  7. How many siblings does your spouse have? What are their names?
  8. What are your mother-in-law and father-in-law’s names?
  9. When is the last time you saw your spouse’s parents?

 

 

ii. Information Regarding Your Relationship with Your Spouse

 

  1. When did you and your spouse get married?
  2. Where did you and your spouse get married?
  3. Are you and your spouse planning on having children?
  4. How many people were at your wedding?
  5. How did you get to the wedding?
  6. How did you and your spouse meet?
  7. Where did you and your spouse meet?
  8. When did you and your spouse meet?
  9. Did you and your spouse live together before you got married?
  10. Do you are your spouse currently live together?
  11. What is the address that you and your spouse live at? How long have you lived at this address?
  12. Did you have a honeymoon? Where was it?
  13. Where did your spouse propose to you?
  14. How did your spouse propose to you?
  15. Which one of you pays for the bills?
  16. Do you and your spouse have a shared bank account?
  17. Do you and your spouse attend religious services? How often? Where?
  18. Do either you or your spouse cook? How often?
  19. How did you and your spouse celebrate your last birthday?
  20. What did you get your spouse for his/her last birthday?
  21. What television shows do you and your spouse watch?
  22. Did you and your spouse have dinner together last night? What did you have?

 

 

iii. Information Regarding Your Marital Household

 

  1. Do you live in a house or an apartment?
  2. What is the color of your apartment building/house?
  3. Does your apartment building have an elevator?
  4. How much is your rent/mortgage payment every month?
  5. What type of flooring is in your bedroom? (carpet, wood, etc.)
  6. What is the color of your refrigerator? (Tip: You should know the colors of the appliances and the furniture in your home)
  7. How many bathrooms are in your apartment/house? How many showers?
  8. How many televisions are in your home?
  9. What are the colors of the walls in your home?
  10. Do you have a television in your bedroom?

 

 

iv. Spouse’s Personal Information

 

  1. Does your spouse have any tattoos?
  2. Does your spouse have any scars?
  3. Does your spouse smoke?
  4. What color are your spouse’s eyes?
  5. What is your spouse’s cell-phone number?
  6. Where does your spouse work?
  7. What time does your spouse usually come home from work?
  8. What time did your spouse come home last night?
  9. What time does your spouse usually wake up in the morning? Who wakes up first?
  10. What does your spouse usually eat for breakfast?
  11. Does your spouse drink coffee in the morning?
  12. Do you have any nicknames for your spouse? What are they?
  13. What cologne or perfume does your spouse wear?
  14. How much does your spouse earn each year?

 

Conclusion

 

The marriage interview is one of the most important steps in the marriage green card process. To give yourself the best chances of approval, you should be prepared for the marriage interview.  Preparation will lead to confidence and certainty in the marriage interview, which can highly improve your chances of approval.

 

At this point, you’ve seen 55 sample marriage interview questions. You are now in a much better position to understand the types of questions that have been asked in the past and what may be asked during your interview. Remember, this is not a complete list. You may be asked questions that are not on this list. Additionally, you may not be asked some of the questions on this list.

 

If you have any questions about this guide, or if you would like to hire me as your immigration lawyer, feel free to email me at Michael@AshooriLaw.com I’m very responsive via email and I would be happy to help you.

 

Resources:

 

 

 

  • Immigration Law and the Family: A Practical Guide to Family Sponsored Immigration (4th Edition)

 

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