How long did you date before deciding to get married?
What is the story of your marriage proposal?
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How Many Questions Will the Officer Ask About the Marriage?
If everything appears to be in order and the officials are treating yours as a regular adjustment of status or visa interview, you can expect only a few questions. Basic ones about where you met, how many people attended your wedding, and what you did for your last birthday or holiday are common.
If the immigration authorities become suspicious, however, believing that your marriage could be a fraud to get a green card, you can expect a greater number of questions to be asked of you and your U.S. petitioner.
In fact, they may separate the two of you and do whats called a “Stokes interview,” in which they ask both of you the same question, then compare your answers later.
Where did you meet?
What did the two of you have in common?
Where did you go for dates?
When did your relationship turn romantic?
How long was it before you decided to get married?
Who proposed to whom?
Who chose the ring?
Why did you decide to have a [long, short] engagement?
Did your parents or friends approve of the match? Why or why not?
How many people attended your wedding?
Did each of your parents attend?
Where was the wedding held?
Was there music or other entertainment?
What kind of cake (or other food) did you serve?
Who were the bridesmaids/groomsmen?
How late did the guests stay?
Did the bride change clothes for the reception?
Did you serve liquor? What kind?
Did anyone get drunk or otherwise embarrass themselves at the reception? Who? Describe.
What time did you and the [bride or groom] leave the reception?
Did you go on a honeymoon? When did you leave? How did you get there? What airlines?
Who gets up first in the morning? At what time?
How many alarm clocks do you set in the morning?
Who makes breakfast?
What do each of you eat for breakfast?
Does your spouse drink coffee in the morning?
Who is your spouses current employer? Past employer? What is the location of your spouses workplace? What is the name of your spouses boss?
How much does your spouse earn every month or year? How often is your spouse paid?
What time does your spouse arrive home from work?
Who cleans the house?
What day is your garbage picked up?
Who takes care of paying the bills?
Do you have a joint bank account? Where?
Do you have a cat, dog, or other pet? Who feeds it? Who walks it (or cleans its kitty litter box, cage, etc.)?
Do you and/or your spouse attend regular religious services? Where?
Where do you keep the spare toilet paper? Who scrubs the toilet?
Does your spouse take any regular medications?
What did you do…[this morning, yesterday, last weekend, etc.]
Who picks up the children at school?
Who packs lunches for the kids?
What are their favorite toys/activities?
What are their least favorite foods?
Which children (if any) still use a car seat?
What is your usual babysitters name?
How many times a week on average do you eat out?
What is your favorite restaurant for special occasions? For weekly outings?
Who does most of the cooking?
Who does the grocery shopping? Where?
Is there a particular food that you eat every week?
What is your spouses favorite/least favorite food?
What color are the kitchen curtains?
Do you have a barbecue grill? Do you use it?
Is your stove gas or electric?
Have you met each others parents?
How often do you see each others parents? Where do they live?
When was the last time you saw them? Where? For how long?
On important holidays, do you buy individual gifts for your parents-in-law? Do they buy individual gifts for you?
How do each of you get along with your parents-in-law?
How many brothers and sisters does your spouse have? What are their names?
Which other members of your spouses family do you see frequently? What are their names? When was the last time you saw them? What did you do together?
How many land-line telephones are in your house? Where are they?
What type of mobile phone does your spouse have? Whats the phone number?
How many televisions are in the house? In which rooms? Do you watch shows together, or separately? Name one show you always watch together.
Do you subscribe to a DVD rental or streaming video service? Which?
What company provides your cable service? Internet service?
How many computers, laptops, or tablets are in the house? What kind are they?
Does your spouse listen to the radio? What station?
What kind of car does your spouse drive?
What size is your bed (Twin, Queen, or King)?
Do you have a regular mattress, futon, or waterbed?
How many windows are there in your bedroom?
What color are your spouses pajamas?
Who sleeps on each side of the bed?
What form of contraception (birth control) do you use?
When was your wifes last menstrual period?
When did you last have intimate relations?
Where do you keep your toothbrushes? What kind of toothpaste, soap, and shampoo does each of you use?
Do either of you read or watch TV before going to sleep? Do you have lamps next to your bed?
Have you ever had an argument that resulted in one of you sleeping in another room? Who, and which room?
Do you live in a home or apartment? Who pays the mortgage or rent? How much is it?
Do you have a garage? Who parks in it? Do you use a garage door opener?
Is there a carpet in your front hallway? What color? Is your sofa a regular one or does it have a pull-out bed?
Have you ever had houseguests sleep there?
What type of curtains or window coverings are in your living room? What color?
How many staircases are in your house?
How many sinks, toilets, and showers are there in your house or apartment in total?
Do you leave any lights on when you go to sleep at night?
When is your spouses birthday?
What did you do for your spouses last birthday?
What did your spouse give you as a present for your last birthday?
How did you celebrate your most recent wedding anniversary?
What religious holidays do you celebrate together?
Whats the most important holiday of the year in your household? Where do you typically celebrate it?
Have you and your spouse gone to see a movie or other form of entertainment lately? When, and what did you see?
What did the two of you do last New Years Eve? Fourth of July?
Who takes pictures at important family occasions?
Where did your spouse go to school?
Did they go to college?
What did your spouse major in?
What did your spouse get a degree in?
Was your spouse a good student?
What extracurricular activities were your spouse involved in?
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Questions About Your Relationship
Did your relationship turn romantic right away or later on?
Where did your spouse work when you first met?
Did you live together before getting married?
What do you both like to do as a married couple?
When and where was the proposal?
How long were you in a romantic relationship before you decided to get married?
When did you first see each other’s parents? Do they approve of your relationship?
How many brothers and sisters does your spouse have?
Questions About The Wedding Day
When do you decide to get married?
How many guests you had at your wedding? Was your family there?
Have the parents of both of you attended your wedding? What bout other family members?
When have you met each other’s parents? When was the last time you saw them?
What music was on your wedding day, and who decided about it?
Where did you go on a honeymoon and who chose the destination?
Questions About Your Daily Routines
What time do you and your spouse go to sleep, and when do you both get up?
Who makes breakfast in the morning? What do you usually eat, and what about your spouse’s favorite food in the morning?
What is your morning routine? Does your spouse drink coffee in the morning? (before leaving for work, before or after breakfast, etc.)
Does your spouse have a job? What is his or her career, and when he or she started working there? What is your spouse’s salary?
Do you know what the monthly salary of your spouse is?
Are you and your spouse religious? Do you attend religious services together, and where?
What did you do this morning, before coming to the interview, etc.?
Does your spouse take any regular medications or have any allergies?
Questions About Preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Who does most of the cooking?
What does your spouse usually eat for breakfast?
What is your favorite restaurant? And what about your spouse?
Do you have any particular place you like to visit on important occasions, such as a spouse’s birthday?
What does your spouse like to eat the most? What food is his or her least favorite?
Do you have a barbecue grill? How often do you use it?
Do you use a gas stove or an electric?
Questions About Your Home
What size is your bed?
On what side of the bed do your spouse sleeps?
How many TVs do you have?
Do you have a carpet in the living room?
How many beds do you have in your home?
What kind of toothbrushes and toothpaste does each of you use? What about the shampoo, and soap, or any other product?
Do you have any routine before going to bed? Do you watch TV or read, and what your souse does before sleep?
Do you have a night table in your room? How does it look like?
What about the color of the curtains in your bedroom?
Do you have any carpets? What color or patterns are they?
Questions About Celebrations
What is your spouse’s date of birth? What did you give as a present for your spouse’s last birthday? How do you typically celebrate it?
Are you religious, and do you honor any religious holidays? Describe what you do during those events.
How you celebrated last New Year’s Eve?
This list is only exemplary. The green card questions can be diverse and mostly depend on your situation and how the U.S. government official sees you. So, compare what you will provide and imagine what a person could ask you to check whether you are telling the truth.
However, the most essential for you and your spouse is to talk to each other and go through all the documents you put into your application package. Try to remember what brought you together in the first place, what memories you created, and what you went through. Keep being relaxed and honest, and you will see how the process is a pleasant experience. What Happens After the Marriage Interview?