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Spouse-Sponsored Green Cards: Interview Preparation

Preparing for your interview can cause a lot of anxiety, both for the sponsor and beneficiary. It’s important that you feel prepared – not just with the correct paperwork and documents, but emotionally. FordMurray Senior Counsel Aga Asbury diligently prepares clients for their interviews, making sure they are prepared to answer the questions asked by immigration professionals. Her thorough process ensures you have all the appropriate documentation and paperwork, eases anxiety and helps the sponsor and beneficiary feel completely ready for this important step. Here is an overview of what you will need at USCIS and consular interviews.

Adjustment of Status Interview

Your attorney can be present at an Adjustment of Status interview. You will need the following documents for your interview:

  • Original copies of relevant civil documents, including marriage certificate, divorce decree, birth certificate of sponsor and beneficiary
  • Unexpired passport of the sponsor, and a photocopy of the biographic page
  • Passport of beneficiary
  • Documents pertaining to any criminal history, such as original or court-certified arrest records of beneficiary
  • Documents establishing a relationship between sponsor and beneficiary. These documents can include photographs of the couple, bills and bank account statements that show joint financial obligations and/or written correspondence

Consular Processing Interview

An attorney may not be present during a consular processing interview. You will need the following documents for your consular interview, and extra copies of original documents:

  • The unexpired passport, and a photocopy of the biographic page of the beneficiary
  • An original birth certificate
  • Original civil documents, including the marriage certificate and divorce decrees, if applicable
  • Certified translations of any document, if not written in either English or the language of the country where your interview takes place
  • An original police certificate
  • Sealed medical exam results from your physician
  • The confirmation page from Form DS-260 that you submitted
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  • A signed Affidavit of Support from your petitioner
  • Financial evidence showing your petitioner’s income
  • Original court and prison documents (if applicable)
  • Proof of your petitioner’s status and residence

Contact us today if you would like help preparing for a family sponsorship or naturalization interview. We offer flat fee services.