Be Prepared to Answer Questions about Your Green Card.
An essential part of the process of gaining U.S. citizenship is the citizenship interview. You will have to sit down with an officer from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) who will ask you a number of questions. These questions help to determine your eligibility for citizenship in a variety of ways. An experienced immigration lawyer in Orange County can advise you of common questions and help prepare you for the interview.
One recent trend among immigration officials is to ask applicants details about how they obtained their green cards. Officers are seeking any information that may indicate that someone obtained a green card illegally, which would then disqualify them from citizenship, and it may lead to removal or deportation proceedings. It is absolutely critical that you are ready to accurately answer questions about the process of getting your green card.
Some unlawful ways to obtain a green card can include:
- Forging documents or giving fraudulent information on your application
- Faking an engagement or marriage
Be prepared to answer questions about your personal documents and the answers on your green card application. This application occurred more than five years ago, so it may be difficult to recall specific details if you are not prepared. Not knowing the answers, however, can also raise suspicions for the officer. If you received a green card based on your marriage, you should be ready with dates and details about how you met to prove your relationship is legitimate and that your green card is valid. If you were petition by an Employer, be prepared to submit proof that you worked for that employer after you received your green card.
Discuss Your Citizenship Application with an Immigration Lawyer in Orange County
At Brudner Law, we stay on top of all new trends and developments in immigration policies to best prepare our clients for the citizenship interview and application process. Call 714.794.9366 or contact us online to speak with an Orange County immigration attorney today.