ironlady wrote:tommy525 wrote:However, the USA being a human rights believin country gives leeway in the case of an abused partner.
As long as the abused party is the foreign applicant spouse, not the US national spouse. In practice, if the case does not look suspicious to them or have statistical "red flags", they will not even interview you, just send you a form that has you check whether or not you (the US national spouse) entered the marriage in good faith. No questions at all about the foreign spouse's behavior or intentions (I suppose they do a criminal recrord check, but not sure).
At least this was my personal experience. On the plus side, I am good Facebook friends with the second ex-wife.
Yes I meant the abused being the foreign spouse. What ? NO interview? There definitely is going to be an interview when you are going for your initial temp Green Card. Even if there is no suspicion, I have not heard of anyone getting a form to just send in these days. At best the interview will go very smoothly (like ours did).
And far as I know, when you pay your 800 plus dollars for the Permanent Green Card there will be another interview. I don't think they will just send us a form for us to fill in and send in. That would be great, but that is not what I gathered will be the situation.
At the interview for the Permanent Green Card (after one's marriage is in effect over two years), one is supposed to once again present evidence of the union . Show joint ownership of property or loan (such as being together on an Auto loan or mortgage or at least the lease agreement). Pictures together. Affidavits from neighbors that the union is together could be helpful, etc. And the Immigration Occifer will perhaps ask some tricky questions or not.
Our first interview was luckily smooth and was over in about 15 minutes. Others report quite a trying interview. IF they suspect you are in a fraudulent marriage they will separate you and grill the shitzle out of you.