You know that your marriage is real and not some kind of scam designed to get your spouse a green card — but the authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) weren’t convinced. Now, you and your spouse are scheduled for a second interview. Known as a Stokes interview, this is your shot to prove that your marriage isn’t a fraud.
What should you bring to a Stokes interview?You will probably be given a list of things to bring to the interview, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring more items that lend weight to your claim. Some of the most important things you want to have ready include:
- Photo identification and proof of citizenship for the petitioner’s spouse
- The passport and and identification belonging to the immigrant spouse
- Employment records, including the last several pay stubs
- Your marriage certificate, photo album and other related items
- Rent receipts, utility bills and tax returns
- Insurance policies and bank account information