Top 10 Tips For Acing Your Fiance Visa Interview
1. The number one thing you can do to make sure you do well at your K-1 visa interview is to know your fiancé very well. You should know about his past (previous marriages, criminal matters etc.) and know all about his current situation (where he works, where he lives, does he have children etc.)
2. Talk to your fiancé and review the facts surrounding your relationship prior to the interview. Be able to explain the relationship in detail, how you met , when you met, when the relationship became serious, when you were formally engaged, what attracts you about your fiancé. What does your fiancé do in the United States, do they have living parents, children, siblings, what are your joint plans for the future.
3. Bring documentation to proved the validity of your relationship, if your fiancé sends you money, bring the proof, bring the documentation to show the time you spend together, to prove your contacts through social media, joint photos, trips you’ve taken together
4.You should also review any and all paperwork which was filed in your case. Look at the questions and answers on every form. You want to be able to bring to the attention of the immigration officer any mistakes in the paperwork. (If you discover mistakes in your paperwork you should consult with an attorney on how to handle the situation before the interview.)
You will also review the paperwork in order to know what the immigration officer knows about your case. The paperwork you filed will be the minimum he know about your case.
5. Bring all the paperwork that the embassy requests you to bring to the interview. This also includes your entire K-1 package and supporting documents that you have filed during the case. Bring more documents than you think are necessary. You do not want problems to occur in your case simply because you left a document at home.
6 Never lie or mislead the Immigration Officer at your interview. Tell the truth. Lying can have long lasting and very severe consequences in your case.
7. Never argue with the Immigration Officer handling your interview. Always stay calm. In the history of fiancé visa interviews I do not think arguing has ever improved the chances of a fiancé obtaining a fiancé visa.
8. Answer the question you have been asked. Do not go off on tangents about things you think the immigration officer needs to know. He will ask you what he needs to know.
9. Stay calm and do not appear nervous. The entire interview is likely to last only 15-30 minutes. It could even be shorter if the Immigration Officer is satisfied with the file and the interview.
10. Do not, under any circumstances, open the thick sealed envelope that you receive at the end of your interview. Doing so can have very severe consequences including having your fiancé visa revoked and a denial of entry into the United States for years.
Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney, k1 visa attorney and green card attorney located in Sacramento California. He would be happy to talk to you Free of Charge about your case. He may be reached at 888-801-6558
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