Preparing for Spousal Sponsorship Interview – Questions You Might be Asked
After submitting all the documentation and paperwork that’s required, you may be invited for an interview by the visa officer. How well you perform during this interview will determine if your application will continue. You must be well prepared for this discussion with a visa officer. The interview is meant to confirm most of the details you provided in your application and also get to understand your marriage better.
Be honest and clear
If you are found to have submitted incorrect information or fraudulent paperwork by the visa official, you may be considered inadmissible to Canada. This may be the result even if you submitted the information by mistake so make sure all information you provide is accurate. Answer questions correctly; as it is in your current application. Hire an immigration lawyer to guide you and ensure you don’t make any mistake in your application.
You can’t predict all questions
It’s impossible to predict all the questions that you and your spouse will be asked during the interview by the visa officer. The officer may even ask further questions depending on your answers in order to confirm all the details given.
We will share with you a list of approximate questions which you might be asked during the interview to help you prepare for it. This list shouldn’t be used as a strict guidance and is only meant to help you understand what might come up during the interview process and prepare you to discuss personal and sometimes intimate aspects of your life with the visa officer.
- When, where and how did you meet your spouse?
- What does your spouse do for a living?
- Where does your spouse work, the name of the company, the position held and how long has he or she worked there?
- What is your spouse’s salary?
- Does he/she like the job?
- What type of music do you enjoy?
- What type of music does your spouse enjoy listening to?
- What kind of books do you read?
- Have you and your spouse ever exchanged gifts?
- Did you have a wedding or ceremony?
- When did you get married?
- Did your family members attend?
- Who were the family members from your side?
- Who were the family members in attendance from your spouse’s side?
- Were friends present at the wedding?
- Who performed the ceremony?
- Describe the ceremony?
- Where was it held?
- Were your parents at the wedding, if not why?
- Were your spouse’s parents at the wedding, if not why?
- Did you receive any gifts?
- Did you do a honeymoon?
- Where did you go?
- For how long was your honeymoon?
- Do you have relatives in Canada?
- What are their names?
- Where exactly do they live?
- Do you receive any financial support from your spouse?
- Do you support your spouse financially?
- Can you show phone-bills, emails?
- What do you and your spouse have in common?
- Have you met any of your spouse’s relatives or friends?
- Has your spouse met your relatives or friends?
- Why did you decide to marry your spouse?
- What relatives do you have in common?
- What are their names?
- Where do they live?
- How did your relationship develop after the first day?
- Why didn’t you get married to someone in your own country?
- What are your future plans?
- Where and when did you get intimate with your spouse for the first time?
- What side of the bed do you sleep on?
- Is she pregnant or not?
- If she is, what are your plans?
- Do you use any contraceptives?
- Have you been on any trips together?
- When and where did you go?
- Do you have pictures of your wedding ceremony?
- How many siblings does your spouse have?
- What day was the wedding ceremony held on?
This just a sampling of potential questions a spouse may be asked at an interview. More specific questions may be directed to an unusual situation or feature of the relationship, so be prepared. Importantly, listen carefully to the visa officer and do your best to answer all questions directly and succinctly. Whatever you do, don’t get angry or impatient with the officer, even if you think their behavior is rude. Remember that it is up to them to approve your application or not, so keep calm and be polite.
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