Most immigration procedures require an interview with a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, for its acronym in English) official.
We know this can be a stressful experience. One of the most frequently asked questions is what is going to happen at the immigration interview and what is the best way to prepare. For this reason, we decided to make an article that will serve as a guide for you at this time.
It’s very important that you understand what will happen in there, so you can calm down and be more prepared to face this situation with a greater chance of success.
WHAT TO DO at the immigration interview?
We advise you to take into consideration the following recommendations:
- Be punctual
USCIS officials don’t look favorably on applicants who are late for their interviews, so make an appearance at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
- Hire your own interpreter
USCIS doesn’t provide an interpreter and your case could be rescheduled if you don’t bring a translator and are interviewed by an official who doesn’t speak your language.
- Dress appropriately
Remember that first impressions are always important and an immigration interview is a formal process.
Seek to project a professional image to the official, so you will feel more confident during the course of the interview.
- Hire an immigration attorney
If the thought of going to the interview alone makes you nervous, don’t hesitate to hire an immigration attorney to support you and handle difficult situations during the interview.
- Avoid carrying prohibited objects
For security reasons, you cannot enter USCIS headquarters with weapons, lighters, matches, scissors, or other dangerous objects. Follow the established code of conduct.
- Study your application in depth
Review your application well before going to the interview. Most of the conversation will be related to the information you provided on the papers, so the more familiar you are with it, the more positive it will be for you.
- Prepare for the meeting
Bring all the original documents and copies of all your forms.
Similarly, you should be open to answering questions of a personal nature, if the interview is related to your marriage to an American citizen.
- Listen carefully
Answer only the question the officer asks you and provide truthful answers to the question.
- Follow the instructions of the USCIS officer
Answer honestly and be transparent. If you don’t know the answer, it’s better to admit ignorance rather than make up and jeopardize the process.
- Always stay calm
If you don’t understand the question, ask the official to ask it again. Always be kind and friendly.
WHAT NOT TO DO at the immigration interview?
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- DON’T be sarcastic or tease the USCIS officer.
- DON’T argue with your spouse or other family members in the middle of an interview.
- DON’T argue with the USCIS officer.
- DON’T lose patience with the USCIS officer and do not refuse to answer questions.
- DON’T lie to the USCIS officer.
At Tramites de Inmigracion USA Corp we work hand in hand with our clients to help them achieve their immigration goals, from obtaining any type of visa to obtaining American citizenship. We will be with you throughout the entire process!
Don’t hesitate to contact us, our experienced team will attend to your particular legal needs in a very professional and confidential way, rest assured that we will guide you on the best path.
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