Immigration interviews are a regular part of many immigration procedures in Louisiana. During an interview, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer will ask a number of different questions about someone’s background, present circumstances and other relevant information. These interviews are a very important part of U.S. immigration law, but the idea of sitting down to answer a number of different personal questions can feel very overwhelming. Preparing for the process can help.
For example, it is a good idea to bring copies of relevant forms and original documents to the meeting. Having this information on hand will make it easier to answer certain questions without much confusion that could be misinterpreted as trying to avoid answering. It can also come in useful should an officer determine that an application is incomplete, as the person being interviewed can ask to remedy the situation right away.
Many people in Louisiana use jokes or sarcasm to deal with stressful situations. While this may be acceptable in day to day life, it is best avoided during immigration interviews. USCIS officers can easily misinterpret sarcasm related to questions about criminal offenses.
An immigration interview involves answering lots of personal questions, and it is best to be as honest as possible when doing so. Simply skipping difficult questions is not a good idea either, as an officer may think that the interviewee is trying to hide something. Some people even choose to work alongside attorneys who are experienced with U.S. immigration law when they believe there are certain parts of their applications that might raise alarm.