Interview in the Consulate.
Recently I was approached by a woman who was to be interviewed at the US Consulate. About three years ago, she married an American who worked in Russia. Then he left and began to draw up a green card for her. However, the registration lasted quite a long time, and while it was going on, the spouses began to have conflicts.
In the end, a couple of weeks before the interview, her husband said in a telephone conversation that he wants to withdraw his petition and get a divorce. A few days later he changed his mind and said that he wants his wife to go to the interview, & laquo; and then we’ll see & raquo ;.
Advising the client, I stressed that in any case I do not advise lying to the US immigration authorities. However, with regard to intentions, the last thing she heard from her husband is the intention to remain married. Her intentions, as far as I understand, are the same.
Therefore, if she does not go into details of the quarrels that occur between any spouses, but simply say that she wants to come to America to her husband, and he wants it, too, & ndash; it will be pure truth. And the intentions of a potential immigrant during the interview & ndash; this is basic. Life is life, and later intentions can change. The main thing is that at the time of the interview, she does not lie.
In this regard, we recall the famous precedent among American immigration lawyers, illustrating this thesis.
And then in an interview with the US Immigration Service, a touched husband, showing family photos to an employee of the SHI, told him the entire story.
As a result our hero did not become a citizen, he lost his green card and was deported. Because, according to his own admission, at the time of the marriage, his intention was to enter into a fictitious marriage, i.e. to deceive the immigration authorities in order to obtain a green card. In general, I repeat: intentions & ndash; that’s the main thing from the point of view of immigration legislation.
If the immigration petition is filed by an American spouse in favor of a foreign spouse, the US State Department recommends bringing the following types of evidence for the validity of the marriage for an interview:
documents evidencing joint responsibilities for the ownership or lease of real estate, as well as for the costs of maintaining the family; documents evidencing the joint financial obligations of the spouses; documents evidencing the joint ownership of any property; telephone bills, photographs and correspondence between spouses; correspondence between spouses and other family members; testimonies of people who know a married couple; tax returns filed jointly.
However, if you doubt that you will pass this procedure quickly and without problems, I recommend that you seek advice from an experienced US attorney.
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Interview in the Consulate.