Top AOS Interview Questions

Questions About Your Marriage

  • When did you get married?
  • Where did you get married?
  • Did you go on a honeymoon?
  • Where did you go on your honeymoon?
  • What does your spouse do for a living?
  • Where do you live?
  • What is your current address?

Questions On How Well You Know Your Spouse

  • What are your spouse’s parents names?
  • Does your spouse have any siblings?
  • What are your spouse’s siblings names?
  • When is your spouse’s birthday?
  • What is your spouse’s favorite food?
  • What is your spouse’s favorite hobby?
  • What do you and yours spouse normally do on Sundays?
  • When was the last trip you took together?

Questions About Your Finances & Household

  • Who pays the bills?
  • How do you pay your bills?
  • What is your current rent/mortgage payment?
  • Has your spouse had any medical procedures?
  • What health insurance do you have?
  • Do you have any car payments?
  • What is the amount of your car payments?
  • Who is your auto insurance company?

What Happens After The Interview

After the interview, you will either be told that you have been approved or you will be handed a piece of paper that says “221g” indicating further review of your case.

The interviewer will return any original documents to you and keep all the copies for your case. If you are approved on the spot, expect your temporary 2 year green card in the mail within 1-2 weeks. It will be delivered by courier but will not require a signature so make sure they have your current address.

If you have been placed on administrative processing, your case is under review and you should expect a letter asking for further evidence or documents. Respond quickly to any requests and USCIS contact customer service once a month for updates until your adjustment of status case is approved.

In some situations where fraud is suspected, you will be asked to attend a second interview which is referred to as a “Stokes Interview”.  If you are ever asked to go to a second interview, you and your spouse will be separated and interviewed on camera.

The interviewer will then compare your answers to personal questions that only a couple would know. This interview is very serious and you need to prepare for it to avoid being denied and placed in removal proceedings.

List of the most common stokes interview questions.