How to Get a Marriage-based Green Card Interview Approval

How to Get a Marriage-based Green Card Interview Approval


Hi. My name is Elizabeth Blandon. I’m going to be giving you some videos to
help you navigate the immigration waters and get approved. If you have some questions after hearing the
information on this video, feel free to leave a comment or call the office. This episode is about how to avoid a denial
based on marriage fraud. There’s no magical formula that indicates
to an immigration officer or an immigration judge that a marriage is valid. Each one makes their decision based on your
responses to their questions. They also use their gut instinct, developed
from experience and training. Our experience at Blandon Law has taught us
that there are some things that should be done to ensure the highest likelihood of success. First, answer the basic question on their
mind: Did you intend to establish a life together at the inception of your marriage? Although you both may have souvenirs attributed
this summer, also provide to the officer the menu of your wedding reception, for example,
that was held three years ago. A couple that – you know – worried about whether
to serve vanilla rum or blackberry swirl cake, and actually saved the menu of that, would
impress anyone. Number two, tread carefully when you’re deciding
to make unusual living arrangements. Prior to the residency interview, I encourage
my clients to live in the same home, share expenses, share responsibilities, and know
as much as possible about each other’s finances. If you decide for one of you to live on the
Gulf Coast while the other one lives in a beach house, just know that that’s gonna spark
something in the immigration officer’s mind. You may want to speak to an immigration attorney
before even filing the case. Third, there is no such thing as being overly
prepared. I ask my clients for all their documents:
their life insurance, employer benefits, credit cards – basically, if you have the document,
I’m going to use it, and if you don’t have it, I’m going to suggest you get it. I want to portray the life you have together. Finally, as with documents, there’s no such
thing as being overly prepared with information. The officer’s going to want to know – as am
I – how did you both meet? What was your first date like? As with insufficient documents, inconsistent
responses are a reason for a denial. By the way, lying is the kiss of death. If you think you have to lie to get an approval,
go see an attorney first. It maybe your subconscious telling you that
you think you’re going to be denied. Don’t let your case be denied or delayed. Either of those outcomes are going to make
many uncomfortable evenings together. This is Elizabeth Blandon. Again, looking forward to helping you make
your success happen.

3 Replies to “How to Get a Marriage-based Green Card Interview Approval”

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