CR1 Spouse Visa Interview Questions: Examples

by Green Card Holder

in Visas


During a CR-1 or IR-1 visa interview, the applicant will be asked questions about his or her relationship with the petitioner.  Many people prepare for this by reviewing possible questions and rehearsing the answers to them.  Below are a sampling of possible CR1 visa questions taken from various sources, including visa forums and immigration guide books.  Many of these are also asked in K1 fiance visa cases.

These questions are more general than possible “fraud interview” questions.  A fraud interview is more probing than a regular interview.  Also, many regular CR-1 interviews at a U.S. embassy are very brief.  You may be asked only a couple of questions, or you may be asked dozens.  There is no sure way to predict.

Questions About Meeting and Visits

  • When and where did you meet?
  • How did you meet?
  • What website did you meet at?
  • When did you first meet in person?
  • When was the last time you saw each other?
  • Have you visited your spouse in the U.S.?

Questions About Wedding and Engagement

  • When and where did you get married?
  • How soon did you decide to get married?
  • Did your parents attend the wedding?
  • When did you last see each other?
  • Where did you last live together?
  • Did you have a honeymoon?  Where?

Questions About Family

  • What do your parents think of your relationship?
  • Do they approve of your spouse?
  • Have you met each other’s family?

Questions About About the U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Spouse

  • Where does he live?
  • What does he do for a living?
  • When did he graduate from school?
  • Has he been married before?
  • Does he have children?
  • Why did he get divorced?

Questions About About the Alien Spouse

  • What do you do for a living?
  • What school did you go to?
  • When will you move to the U.S.?
  • What do you intend to do in the U.S.?
  • Have you ever had trouble at the border?
  • Have you ever been to the U.S.?
  • Have you been married before?
  • Do you have children?

Many applicants report that the normal CR-1 visa interview is easier than expected, with only basic questions asked.  However as said above, a fraud interview is different.  If someone gets called for one, he or she or they should be prepared for a thorough examination.  They must be able to prove their marriage is bona fide, and not entered into for the purpose of getting a green card for the alien partner.



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