Should we bring a lawyer to my wife's visa interview?
January 24, 2012 10:57 AM Subscribe
Should we bring a lawyer along to my wife's green card interview, or not? I am tempted to say yes, since it wouldn't cost me anything extra, but I heard from an acquaintance who brought a lawyer to her green card interview that the interviewer did not like this (thought she had something to hide) and was hostile towards her.
posted by verdeluz to Law & Government (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
First, a little background:
I am a U.S. citizen. My then-girlfriend (now wife) entered the U.S. on a tourist visa from an eastern European country. We did not necessarily intend to marry (to enter on a tourist visa with intent to marry would be visa fraud) but nonetheless we were somewhat concerned that the authorities might interpret it that way. We were married more than 90 days after she entered, to avoid the so-called "30/60/90" rule.
Due to this concern, we hired a law firm to do the paperwork for an Adjustment of Status (AOS) to get her a green card -- we wanted to make sure that all the i's were dotted and the t's crossed. The law firm is now offering to send a lawyer to accompany us to the interview for no charge.
Do any of you have any experience with this? We have all our paperwork in order and a bunch of bona fides, so we don't really anticipate any issues.