My husband and I got married this May and we filled I-130 along with I-485.We just received the I-485 interview notification last week and our interview is scheduled on 11/10/14, which is less than a month away. we hired a lawyer when we found out that my OPT status was expiring and were seeking options for me to stay. then we were suggested by our lawyer that getting married was the best option for us. so we got married.
our lawyer hasn't been doing a good job, so we decided to fire him even tho our interview is a few weeks away. We looked at the interview questions and have no problem answering them. We both have good interview skills.
We met in Feb, three months before we got married. should I be honest about that if I were asked about this during the interview?We have plenty of documents to prove that our marriage is bona fide. We have bills together, bank account, auto insurance, cell phone plan,benefit plan, pictures, and cards from family and friends when we got married. should we bring separate copies when we go to the interview? since we will be interviewed separately.
There's no other option but to be honest. You fired your attorney, but you would probably benefit greatly from having one.
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Having good interview skills does not mean you can do it alone in this case. Keep in mind that this is not a job interview, but an interview that could have life altering consequences. Having a good attorney thoroughly preparing you for the upcoming interview and then attending it with you is priceless. And yes, you need to be truthful.
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