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It is our opinion that the United States embassy interview is the most crucial stage of the process. At the interview, the consular officer will question your fiancé(e), in detail, in order to determine the legitimacy of your relationship. If the consular officer concludes that you and your fiancé(e) have a genuine relationship and bona-fide intent to marry, then the fiancé(e) visa will be approved.

The consular officer’s determination is based largely upon your fiancé(e)’s responses to questions. Please note that the sample questions below are the result of our years of experience with this type of case and are intended as a basic guide only. Each consular officer will ask different questions as the circumstances dictate.

Initial Meeting

  1. How did you meet your fiancé(e)? Describe the circumstances.
  2. When did you first meet your fiancé(e) in person? Describe the circumstances.
  3. How long have you known your fiancé(e)?
  4. Please state the date and place you last saw your fiancé(e), in person, prior to this interview.
  5. How much time have you and your fiancé(e) spent together in person?
  6. How do you and your fiancé(e) communicate (i.e. telephone, text, email, letters)?
  7. How often do you and your fiancé(e) communicate? Describe the circumstances.

Biographic Information

  1. What is your fiancé(e)’s birthday?
  2. What is your fiancé(e)’s place of birth?


  1. Where does your fiancé(e) live?
  2. Where do your fiancé(e)’s parents live?
  3. If your fiancé(e) has siblings, where do they live?

Education and Employment Status

  1. What does your fiancé(e) do for a living?
  2. Where does your fiancé(e) work?
  3. What is your fiancé(e)’s educational background?

Cultural Background

  1. What is your fiancé(e)’s religious background?
  2. What is your religious background?
  3. Does your fiancé(e) speak and understand your language?
  4. Do you speak and understand your fiancé(e)’s language?

Common Interests

  1. What do you like about your fiancé(e)?
  2. What are your fiancé(e)’s hobbies and interests?
  3. What are your hobbies and interests?

Prior Marital Status

  1. Has your fiancé(e) been divorced?
  2. If yes, when did your fiancé(e) get a divorce?
  3. If yes, why did your fiancé(e)’s prior marriage end in divorce?


  1. Have you met your fiancé(e)’s family? If yes, describe the circumstances and who you met.
  2. Does your fiancé(e) have any siblings? If yes, state their names and ages.


  1. Does your fiancé(e) have any children? If yes, state their names and ages.
  2. If yes, do the children live with your fiancé(e)?
  3. If yes, are you willing to take care of your fiancé(e)’s children if they live with you?
  4. Do you plan to have children with your fiancé(e)?

Engagement and Wedding Plans

  1. What did your parents think about this engagement? Did they approve of it?
  2. What did your fiancé(e)’s parents think about this engagement? Did they approve of it?
  3. Did you have an engagement party? If yes, describe the circumstances.
  4. Did you make a formal announcement of your engagement to family and friends? If yes, describe the circumstances.
  5. How do other members of your families feel about your plans to get married?
  6. When and where are you going to have the wedding?

Travel to the United States

  1. When do you intend leaving for the United States?
  2. Have you ever been to the United States? If yes, what type of visa did you use travel to the United States?
  3. If yes, how long did you stay in the United States?
  4. If yes, when did you return from the United States?

Post-Wedding Plans

  1. At what address will you reside with your future husband/wife in the United States?
  2. Do you plan to get a job in the United States?
  3. Do you plan to attend school in the United States?

Criminal History

  1. Has your fiancé(e) told you about his/her prior criminal convictions? If yes, what was s/he convicted of and what were the circumstances?

Additional Questions?

You may also wish to read our page on the requirements for a fiancé(e) visa and the fiancé(e) visa FAQs.

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