Green Card Through Spouse: Prep Help with Documents, the Interview, and More 

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Have you and your spouse discussed getting a green card? Do you want to get a green card through your spouse and want to give yourself the best possible chance of success? Here at the Rijal Law Firm, we have helped so many to do exactly that. If you and the love of your life want to live in America, we very well may be able to help you to do exactly that. There are certain requirements that you will have to meet and actions you will have to take. However, by working with an experienced attorney who knows exactly what the USCIS is looking for, we can help you every step of the way, from the free initial case evaluation through a successful resolution. 

What Documents are Required? 

Everyone’s case is different. Your relationship and your immigration path will be different from anyone else’s. That having been said, we can tell you, based on our experience, that many of our clients have needed to provide their birth certificate, marriage certificate, proof of your sponsor’s citizenship/lawful permanence residence, your m medical examination results, tax returns, bank statements, and more. Depending on your life and the life of your love, then you may also need to provide a police clearance certificate, death certificates/divorce decrees, military records, and others.

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What to Remember About Petitioning to Get a Green Card Through Spouse

You may look at those and think: “Wow, those sure are a lot of documents.” They’re actually just the basic documents, some of what you may need. Remember: the government wants to make sure that you’re not scamming them, that you and your beloved really are truly in love and planning on being together, etc. So, you’ll also need to make a strong case for that, too. This can require a whole other set of documentation that’s very different from what’s mentioned above. For example, it can help your case to have photos that you’ve taken as a couple, proof that you went on trips together/have been together, a lease with both of your names on it, and so forth. “Joint” documents can also be very useful. Those include joint tax returns, bank statements for joint accounts, joint utility bills, and so forth. In many cases, the more wedding information, the better. Yes, photos from the wedding are great, but you can also boost your candidacy with invitations, guestbooks, and more. When you reach out to us, we can go over your case. During that, we’ll let you know exactly which documents can best serve your case, to make the most compelling petition on your behalf. Then, we’ll work with you to put all of that together. 

What’s the Interview Like? 

It may sound a bit odd, but, typically, the final stage in this process is to have an interview with an official from the USCIS. Here, too, their purpose is to make sure that your relationship is legitimate, that you two plan on doing what you say you’ll do. We can prepare you for this interview. As you might imagine, every interview is different. At the end of the day, the USCIS interviewer will ask any question that they believe will help to determine, one way or another, if your relationship is bona fide. Some of the questions our clients have been asked in the past can be answered factually, such as when/where you met, you/your spouse’s birthday, where did you go on your honeymoon, how many people were at your wedding, etc. Some of these questions, on the other hand, can be about the future. You might get asked if you plan on having kids, that kind of thing. In fact, in some cases, you could even potentially have what’s called a “Stokes” interview. That’s one where the USCIS will put you and your spouse in separate rooms, trying to see if your stories match up. We understand that the idea of an interview about your relationship can be stressful, frustrating, and the like. Before you and yours go into the interview, we can make sure that you’re as prepared and comfortable as possible. 

Multiple Ways to Come to America to Live the Life You Want 

Getting a green card through your spouse is a fine way to immigrate to America, a path that we have helped many to take over the years. That having been said, it’s just one of the ways that we can help you to immigrate to this country. If you want to immigrate to the United States, we encourage you to reach out to us. Whether you know how you would like to do so or if you would like to know more about your options, you can reach us through our site or by giving us a call. 


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