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What Questions Will I Be Asked During a Marriage-Based Visa Interview?

Marriage-based visa interviews typically take place at a U.S. consulate abroad, meaning if your spouse currently lives in the United States they most likely will be unable to attend the interview with you. This may sound intimidating, which is why our South Carolina immigration team outlines everything you can expect from the process below.

What Kind of Questions Will They Ask?

It is important to note that there is not a set-in-stone list of questions that your interviewer will ask you. The reason for this is partially due to the fact that they are trying to reduce marriage fraud and keep interviewees from being fully prepared for the questions.

Typically, if all of your paperwork appears to be correct, you may only be asked a few questions about basic parts of your relationship with your spouse like where you met, how many people were at your wedding, and what you did on your last birthday.

However, if the authorities were to believe you were being untruthful, you can expect to be asked a much larger amount of questions, and if your spouse is in attendance, they may even separate you to make sure your stories match.

Below you will find a number of possible questions regarding various aspects of your relationship with your spouse.

Relationship Development

  • Where did you and your spouse meet?
  • Where was your favorite place to go on a date?
  • How long into the relationship did you decide to get married?
  • Who proposed and where?
  • How long was your engagement?

Your Wedding

  • Where was the wedding?
  • How many people were there?
  • Was there a DJ or music?
  • How many bridesmaids/groomsmen were in attendance?
  • How late did the reception go?
  • Did you go on a honeymoon? If so, where?

Around the House

  • Who primarily cooks?
  • Do you live in a home or apartment?
  • Do you have a garage? Who parks in it?
  • How often do you have guests over?
  • Which company provides your home with internet/cable?

Your Children

  • Who usually picks the kids up from school?
  • What are their favorite toys?
  • Do you have a babysitter? If so, what is their name?
  • What are their ages?
  • Do they have a favorite/least favorite food?

Routines & Daily Life

  • Who typically gets up first in the morning?
  • Who makes breakfast?
  • Do you and your spouse drink coffee?
  • Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
  • Where does your spouse work? Where did they use to work?

Obviously, we could not include every possibility of the type of questions you could be asked during your interview, but there is no need to panic if you get a question wrong or don’t remember an answer.

One of the best ways to be prepared for these interviews is by consulting with experienced legal guidance to make sure you are prepared for anything immigration authorities would want to question you further about.

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