Are you getting ready for a marriage-based green card interview? Your interview is approaching, and you want to know everything that you can encounter there. If your response is uncertain or discrepancies with your spouse’s, the officer can become suspicious or believe that your marriage might be a fraud. If this happens, they can separate you and conduct individual interviews in the “Stokes” format.

This list of questions that the interviewing officer can ask is an insight into what you can expect. However, it is not exhausted, and it depends and adjusts to your specific situation.

Your Relationship

  • Where and when did you two meet?
  • When did your relationship turn romantic?
  • What do you have in common?
  • How long were you dating before you decided to get married?
  • What do your parents think about your relationship? Do they approve of it?

The Wedding Day

  • How guests attended your wedding?
  • Were your parents present?
  • When and where was it organized?
  • What music there was and who chose it?
  • What about the food you served?
  • What are the names of the bridesmaids and groomsmen?
  • What kind of liquor did you serve?
  • Describe any uncommon event from that day, for example, if anyone gets drunk or otherwise embarrass themselves at the reception?
  • What about a honeymoon? Where were you? Who chose the place?

Daily Routines

  • What time do you get up? And what about your spouse?
  • Who makes breakfast, and what do you usually eat?
  • What is the morning routine of your spouse? Does he or she drink coffee?
  • Where does your spouse work, and do you know the name of her or his boss? What is the location of that workplace?
  • What is the monthly salary of your spouse?
  • Who pays the bills?
  • Do you have any pets? Who takes care of it?
  • Do you attend regular religious services together? Where?
  • What did you do before coming to the interview or this morning/yesterday/last weekend, etc.?
  • Does your spouse take any regular medications?

The Cooking

  • Who does most of the cooking, and who does the grocery shopping? Where do you buy food?
  • How many times a week do you eat out?
  • What is your spouse’s favorite restaurant? Do you have any particular place you visit on essential occasions?
  • Do you eat any specific food every week?
  • What are your spouse’s favorite and least favorite food?
  • Do you have a barbecue grill? Do you use it?
  • Do you have a gas stove or an electric?

Technology in Your Home

  • How many telephones do you have at your house? Where are they placed?
  • How many televisions are in your home? In which rooms are they? Name the last show or movie you watched together.
  • Do you have a subscription to any streaming video service?
  • What company provides your cable service and internet service?
  • Does your spouse listen to the radio? What station?

The Bedroom

  • What size is your bed?
  • On what side of the bed you sleep?
  • When was the last time you had intimate relations?
  • What kind of toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap does each of you use?
  • What is your routine before going to bed? Do you watch TV or read?
  • What color are the curtains in your bedroom?
  • Do you have any carpets? Where? What color or patterns they are?

Celebrations

  • What did you buy as a present for your spouse’s last birthday? What did you do that day?
  • Do you celebrate any religious holidays? What? Describe those events.
  • What did you do last New Year’s Eve?

This list of questions, however, is not exhaustive. It represents only guessing of what kind of questions the officer will bring up to you. Try to imagine if you were an interviewing officer, what answers would you like to get?

Nevertheless, the important thing is to sit together with your spouse a week before the interview and have fun remembering all the small details about each other and your relationship. As long as you are relaxed and honest, the process will have the course you are looking for.

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