Your interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is an important step on your journey to become a citizen. You must take this immigration interview seriously and do everything that you can to prepare yourself for it. If you do not make a good impression here, you may never get another chance to. Fortunately, you do not have to do this alone. A naturalization lawyer in New York City can do a lot to assist you with your interview, so contacting our law firm should be your next step.
What Do I Need for My Immigration Interview?
Before your immigration interview, you need to take some important steps to prepare. You must gather together any relevant documents and anything else that can help you argue your case. In situations where marriage residency is being evaluated, having pictures of you, your spouse, and your family and friends together can be helpful. In cases like these, there is rarely such a thing as “too much” proof. Bring everything that you think you might need for this interview, and keep it all organized.
When it comes to official documents, you should make copies. That can make the process easier. If you require an interpreter, you should find one before the meeting. Usually, USCIS prefers this person to be someone outside of your family.
How Should I Act at My Immigration Interview?
When it comes to the interview itself, there are a few simple rules:
- Show up on time
- Dress well for the interview
- Listen carefully to the questions asked
- Answer any questions directly and stay on topic
- Avoid talking about anything that you are not asked about
- Be honest if you cannot remember something exactly, like a date
Your attorney should be familiar with the kinds of questions asked during these interviews, so we can tell you a bit more about what to expect. We can also help you get together all of the relevant documents before the interview.
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Interview?
Yes, having a lawyer with you for your interview is advisable. Your interviewer may not want to wait for your attorney. They may try to get you to sign something that says you agreed to an interview without your lawyer.
Do not sign anything. You do not want to go into this interview alone. Your lawyer can make sure that your rights are protected and that you can put your best foot forward during this interview after all of the work you have done to prepare for it.
Talk to An Experienced Immigration Attorney
Immigrating to the United States can be a lengthy and complex process. Having a knowledgeable attorney by your side at every step of the way can be incredibly beneficial. So contact the Law Offices of Cheryl R. David and schedule an appointment today. We would love to tell you more about how we can help you.