Can anyone tell me about the immigration interview?

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Re: Can anyone tell me about the immigration interview?

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 29 Jun 2010, 11:15

adamstrm wrote:Northcoast Surfer: Although the questions the kid asked weren't standard, could you give me a few examples so I can see what area they're going to be looking into? Am I going to have to remember the date of our first kiss or all of his extended family's Chinese names, or what?
No, no, it's nothing. I mean really. Please put the pin back in the stress grenade! Maybe this will put your mind at ease. He didn't ask me anything about my Taiwanese family at all. Also, my NIA officer wasn't a kid. He was at least 35 years old and probably an important NIA investigator, at least in his mind. Tip: See if he pulls out his identification when he arrives and identifies himself by name. Mine didn't and I demanded to see his identification when he arrived. Unprofessional little idiot. He's probably used to checking up on mail order brides and getting a royal welcome into their homes and offers of food and drink! What a shock he got by coming to my house! "Yeah, who the hell are you, why are you at my front gate, and what do you want? NIA? Show me your badge and why are you here?" :roflmao:

These questions are not in the order he asked them. Just some of the main ones I can remember without watching the video. Hopefully you will get a more professional NIA officer.

1. Where did you meet?
2. How long have you been married?
3. What do you both do for a living?
4. What's your education level?
5. How much money do both of you make?
6. Did you buy this house or are you just renting?
7. How much money did you pay for this house? You must be rich!
8. Why do you have 14 dogs? Don't they bite?
9. Why don't you want to live in the US? I would if I could.
10. Why do you live so far out in the country?
11. Why don't you have children? Why won't you have any children? Are you unable to have children?
12. Why isn't your wife a US citizen? Doesn't she want to get a passport?
13. Do you like living in Taiwan?
14. Do you eat Chinese food?
15. Can you speak Chinese? How about Minnan?
16. Whose cars are those outside?
17. Why do you have four cars?
18. Is that a surfboard? Can you surf? That is really a long surfboard!
19. Where are you from in the United States?
20. What was your occupation in the United States?
21. Wow! That's a huge bed! Where did you buy such a big bed!
22. Isn't it lonely and scary living out in the country without any neighbors? It sure seems inconvenient to me!
23. Is that a real wood burning stove? Where did you get that? That's really cool. Do you really use it or is it just for show?

So.....now that I've kicked in, please come back and tell us how your interview pans out and the stooooopid questions your NIA officer asks you and your husband. OK?
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Re: Can anyone tell me about the immigration interview?

Postby bababa » 29 Jun 2010, 12:15

Northcoast Surfer wrote:9. Why don't you want to live in the US? I would if I could.

An immigration official admitting during the interview that he'd rather live in a different country himself! You'll never see that in an immigration interview in the USA or Canada.

Most of the first questions are the typical things asked at an immigration interview. Most of the rest sound like the typical things Chinese or Taiwanese people ask someone the first time they meet.
Though I would have thought the 14 dogs was the answer to why you live so far out in the country, and why you're not scared living so far from neighbours.
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Re: Can anyone tell me about the immigration interview?

Postby bismarck » 29 Jun 2010, 13:37

13. Do you like living in Taiwan?

No, f***head! I just want Taiwanese citizenship because I'm collecting passports. :roll:

Seriously? What a dumb question to ask someone who's in process of applying for naturalization. :loco:

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Re: Can anyone tell me about the immigration interview?

Postby TainanCowboy » 29 Jun 2010, 14:07

LOL...Two guys came to visit me. One didn't speak english and the other one had just returned to Taiwan after 14 yrs in southern California. He spoke excellent english.
The non-english speaking guy was the 'senior' of the two and tried to do the interview. It was a farce. I finally told the other guy I was not going to go thru this crap and if he had any questions I would only speak to him. He told his boss what I said...boss man harrumphed about it and went outside.
I told the younger guy that I came from Southern California to Tainan to get married. I came here so my wife wouldn't have to leave her job of many years. That was it.
He was amazed and we spent 20 minutes talking about what we missed about SoCali. Beach, cars, real motorcycles, food, etc...standard homesick fare.
Nothing else. That was the total of the "interview."
That was 5 yrs ago and they've never been back.

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Re: Can anyone tell me about the immigration interview?

Postby Okami » 29 Jun 2010, 14:36

TainanCowboy wrote:LOL...Two guys came to visit me. One didn't speak english and the other one had just returned to Taiwan after 14 yrs in southern California. He spoke excellent english.
The non-english speaking guy was the 'senior' of the two and tried to do the interview. It was a farce. I finally told the other guy I was not going to go thru this crap and if he had any questions I would only speak to him. He told his boss what I said...boss man harrumphed about it and went outside.
I told the younger guy that I came from Southern California to Tainan to get married. I came here so my wife wouldn't have to leave her job of many years. That was it.
He was amazed and we spent 20 minutes talking about what we missed about SoCali. Beach, cars, real motorcycles, food, etc...standard homesick fare.
Nothing else. That was the total of the "interview."
That was 5 yrs ago and they've never been back.

Must be my honest face and mature demeanor....:howyoudoin:
I preferred NCS's style. Honest face?!?! :roflmao:
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