Interview Preparation

Accént Legal the law office of Mark Kowalewski

We provide assistance with your green card (485) interview. naturalization (n400) interview or other interview with US citizenship and immigration services while attending the interview with you at the immigration office.

After an application is reviewed for completeness and background information, USCIS contacts applicants with an interview time. This interview may be very quick, or it may lead to problems with your application. This interview is another opportunity to use an attorney to protect your interests.
  • Do not lie. Always assume the USCIS officer has more information on you and your past than you think they would have access to know.
  • Do not guess. If you do not know the answer, you can say I do not know or ask for clarification if you do not understand the question.
  • Answer the question you have been asked. Do not offer additional information that has not been asked about. Do not overshare or talk about a back story or a related story. Only answer the question asked.
Each interview is different. As of now, check with the office where your interview is being held for guidance on COVID restrictions.

No. Each interview may be different based on the type of interview, such as asylum, green card or naturalization. 

Understand that your interview is important. The interview is part of your application and something said during your interview can disqualify you for the immigration benefit. Be prepared for the questions from the immigration officer. 

If you are feeling uncertain, you may have an immigration attorney accompany you to the interview. 

​Yes. If you offer false information, deceive or mislead the interviewing immigration officer, they may recommend your application be denied. Just because you have an interview, does not mean you are guaranteed an immigration benefit. 

Yes. If the individual is attending an interview for a benefit that they are not qualified to receive, ICE may take the applicant into custody at an interview. USCIS will work with ICE to have the applicant present themselves for the interview so that ICE can refer the individual to immigration court for removal. 

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Green Card/Adjustment of Status/Consular Processing

A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.”


Naturalization is the process of U.S. citizenship being granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Request for Evidence

A Request for Evidence (RFE) can be alarming.  However, these are often an opportunity for clarification on your application package.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allow some individuals who entered the United States as minors, and either entered illegally or over stayed their visa, to receive a renewable two-year period where they are deferred from deportation and are eligible for a work permit.

Deportation Defense

Deportation (sometimes called “removal”) occurs when the federal government formally removes an alien from the United States for violations of immigration or criminal laws by going through Immigration Court proceedings. 

Work Permit

A work permit may be available to you based on your status, circumstances, and your opportunity to submit applications that include a work permit.