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Use these tips if you’re worried about your green card interview

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2023 | Immigration Law

Most people immigrating to America typically experience a lot of anxiety when dealing with immigration matters. They want to avoid doing anything to hurt their green card opportunity, especially if they are still learning to speak English.

It can help to realize that immigration officers understand and are usually patient with less proficient English speakers. The following interview tips can also help you relax and have a more pleasant experience.

Be on time or early

If you miss your scheduled check-in, it could harm your chance to get a green card. At the very least, it will delay proceedings and cause more stress. It is better to arrive early than late.

Be clean and neat

You do not have to go out and get some fancy clothes to wear for your interview, but you should take steps to present a tidy appearance. Avoid overly casual clothing in favor of your most professional outfit, and ensure it is clean and wrinkle-free.

Be prepared

Wouldn’t it be nice to know what to expect during your interview? An immigration law firm is an excellent source of knowledge about the process of obtaining a green card. Some representatives will help you polish your responses by giving you practice interviews. When the real thing rolls around, you will be ready.

Be prepared to wait

Although you cannot be late for your interview, the immigration officer can. It is not unusual to spend a few hours waiting for your turn as interviewers finish up with those who came first. Knowing this in advance can help you avoid stress and anxiety about the wait time.

Those prepping for a USCIS interview in a Kentucky location can find additional guidance by speaking with a local immigration representative.