Immigration clients who come in for their initial attorney consultation always want to know what they will be asked to show at their interview as evidence of their marriage. I believe that the best way to succeed at the interview is to begin preparing far in advance. Generally, the USCIS is looking for items containing both the husband’s and wife’s names. After we file our clients’ applications, we provide them with a list of instructions which includes suggestions for items that they may want to collect as to use as evidence of their good faith marriage at their interviews. Some examples of documents or items containing both names include: auto insurance, health insurance, leases or mortgage/deed documents, joint bank statements, joint investments or credit card accounts, life insurance where one party is the beneficiary of the other’s policy, wills, income tax returns, joint credit card statements, joint utility bills, birth certificates of children born of the marriage, wedding and other photographs, etc. The list can go on and on, but you can see the gist of what serves as good evidence. Once this evidence is collected, it has to be sorted for relevancy, copied and organized. If you make the interviewing officer’s job easy by coming to your interview prepared and organized you will see that they can make your life easier in return.