Prepare for the US Immigration Interview
Preparing for an immigration interview is said to be a very long and a difficult task. Several rules are laid by the USCIS related to the immigration process. Certain rules are strict and extremely bureaucratic. Certain rules are also confusing. Preparing for the immigrant visa interview is hence a grueling process.
If you are applying for an immigrant visa or a Green Card, you must be sponsored by your US citizen family member or your family member who is a lawful permanent resident in the United States. You may also be sponsored for permanent resident status in the United States by a US employer, who is offering you a job.
You will receive a notification from the USCIS, once your petition is accepted and approved. The notification will indicate the required documents that you must submit at the time of your interview, along with the date and time of the interview. It will also contain information related to the submission of documents before the scheduled interview, if needed.
All the immigrant visas do not require the same paper work. Hence you must go through the notification sent to you carefully, while preparing the paperwork. It is always recommended to keep extra photocopies of the original documents while going for the interview. You will also be required to provide copies of your valid passport.
Make sure that you submit photographs according to their requirements. If you do not submit photographs as per their requirement, your application may be rejected even before your interview.
During the immigration interview, you may be asked about the details that you had provided in your application. You may be asked about your background, family, employment, residence, etc. You must answer without any falsity, as your application may be rejected if any discrepancy if found between your application and your answers.
While preparing for the interview, you must gather much information about the immigration interview process. Careful and accurate preparation ensures a successful immigration interview.
Mostly, the immigration interviews of the United States are long and tiresome. A certified translator may be hired, if you have difficulty in understanding the English language. In this case you must inform the USCIS before your interview, about your requirement for a translator.
The most important thing is arriving for the interview at the right time, even before 15 minutes from the time of the scheduled interview. It is because if you miss an interview, it is very difficult to reschedule it.
You must also take your interview appointment letter that you received from the National Visa Center and you must bring your medical examination reports to the visa interview in an envelope which was sealed by the medical office.
You must always be polite while speaking to the consular officer. You will be informed that an immigrant visa has been issued to you, once you clear the interview. If your visa application is denied, they will give you a refusal sheet, indicating the reasons for refusal.