Being on time and bringing an experienced immigration attorney with you can help your USCIS immigration interview go as smoothly as possible.
Concluding How to Prepare for an Immigration Interview, the following lays out some final immigration interview tips regarding what you SHOULD do when sitting down for these interviews with USCIS officials.
- Remain calm and collected – Although you may be nervous, anxious or stressed out about sitting down for the immigration interview with the USCIS agent, do your best to stay calm, not get agitated by any questions you are asked and provide honest answers. Your demeanor can go a long way to the USCIS agent’s impression of your honesty and intentions, so don’t sabotage yourself by being aggressive or doing anything that may make you look suspicious or untrustworthy.
- Be on time to the interview – Showing up late for a USCIS immigration interview can start off the process on a negative foot and may put you in an agitated or anxious state of mind before the interview even starts. To make sure you are on time to the interview, it’s a good idea to plan to be at the designated interview location about 30 minutes ahead of time. That way, you will be prepared and calm when it’s time for your interview.
- Bring an interpreter if you may need one – If you, your spouse, your fiancé or your family members are not fluent in English, be prepared by bringing an interpreter with you to the immigration interview. This will help the whole interview process run as smoothly as possible; it can also give the USCIS official the impression that you are serious about your requested status change and that you are prepared to answers his or her questions.
- Bring your immigration attorney to facilitate the interview – Ultimately, one of the smartest things you can do to prepare for a USCIS immigration interview is to bring an experienced immigration lawyer with you to facilitate the interview. Having a lawyer there to help you answer questions (and to help you prepare for the interview beforehand) will give you optimal chances of achieving the best possible outcome to your immigration matters in the most efficient manner possible.
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