The interview process can be a rather daunting experience for many clients. It’s very understandable for clients to go into the interview with a great deal of anxiety. This anxiety is understandable given that the decision made by the sole officer can potentially have a huge impact on the client’s future. That said we’ve compiled a few tips and pieces of advice to get you through the interview process. Remember, it’s the job of the officer in charge of the interview to detect fraud, thus even a small lie can potentially have an extremely negative impact on your case. That said, take a deep breath, relax, and prepare yourself by reading our step by step guide on what to expect at a meeting with the immigration officer.
While we do not pretend to cover all the possibilities of an interview, we will try to address a few of the common interviews, give you some helpful advice, while throwing in a few general tips. Note that interviews do not generally follow a pre set pattern. They are done on a case by case basis and it would be virtually impossible to predict an exact scenario. Based on my personal experience in the practice of immigration and nationality laws, I will cover many issues in this article.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
– Sun Tzu (The Art of War)