The Fiancee Visa Interview
The fiancee visa interview at the American Consulate in your fiancees
country is the final step of the fiancee visa process. The
interview is also the most dreaded step. This is where your
fiancee will be interviewed by a consular officer who will
determine whether to grant the visa. The purpose of the
interview is for the consular officer to try to determine
the legitimacy of your relationship. The consular officer
has discretion to determine whether the relationship is
legitimate or not.
The consular officer assesses the following
1. Your fiancees knowledge about
you and your life;
2. Your fiancees knowledge regarding
the evolution of your relationship;
3. Your fiancees demeanor (whether
she seems honest and sincere);
4. Your fiancees romantic interest
The key to passing the interview is preparation.
The prepared fiancee is not only able to answer the factual
questions but she is also calm (good demeanor) because
she is prepared. I consider it important to personally
prepare all fiancees for their interview. Below are some
sample interview questions that all fiancees need to be
able to answer:
Questions About Her
1. Fiancee's educational and employment
2. Fiancee's family background (brief questions about
her parents, siblings, etc)
3. Fiancee's different places of residence (questions
such as: Where did you live from 1998-2001?, Why did you
move from one city to another?, etc.)
4. What type of work do you do in your home country?
5. What type of work do you plan to do in America?
6. What religion are you?
7. What are your hobbies and interests?
8. Do you speak the same language as your fiancee? If
you do not speak a common language, how do you plan to
Note: The fiancee does not much preparation for these
questions because they are about her.
Questions about the American Man
1. How old is he?
2. Has he been married before?3. Does he have children
and if so what are their names and ages?
4. If he was previously married, when did he get divorced?
5. What are his parents names?
6. Are his parents alive and if so where do the live?
7. What does he do for a living? Or What is his job? Or
What company does he work for?
8. How long has he been doing this job? (Not a very likely
question, but possible)
9. Does he live in a house or apartment? (this question
does get asked
sometimes and you need to know the answer)
10. What city does he live in? (Also asked sometimes)
related question: Where do you plan to live in America?
The consul might also ask for the Americans home
11. What is his middle name?
12. Why do you think he wants to marry you (stupid question,
but sometimes asked. The answer is: because he loves me.)
13. Where did he attend college (sometimes asked - she
should know the answer)
14. Does your fiance want children?
15. What is his religion?
16. What are his hobbies and interests?
Questions about the Relationship
1. How did you meet?
2. When did you meet?
3. Where did you meet?
4. When did you meet in person? Describe your meeting.
5. Why are marrying this man? (Best answer: because I
love him and want to spend my life with him.)
6. Why do you want to go to America (answer: because this
is where the man I love lives)
7. What are you plans once you go to America? (Best answer:
I intend to marry my fiance.)
8. Do you want children?
9. If there is disagreement between you and you fiance
regarding children, how do you feel about the disagreement?
10. What activities do like to do together?
11. If your religion is not the same, is there conflict?
How are you going to resolve the religious conflict?
12. How long have you known your fiance?
I make sure all my clients walk into the
interview calm and confident. Indeed many of my clients
have told me that my work to prepare them for the interview
was the key factor in the consular officer approving their
visa. A huge percentage of cases end with an unsuccessful
interview and a visa denial. Do not let this happen to
you. I recommend hiring an experienced immigration attorney
to handle your case. Neither an immigration form preparation
service nor an inexperienced lawyer can provide legal
representation comparable to the representation provided
by an experienced immigration attorney. To consult me
about your case please contact me at 952-544-6804.