Spousal Sponsorship Interview Questions

Although officers are told generally to waive interviews wherever possible, occasionally applicants and their spouses will be asked to attend an interview where a marriage of convenience is suspected or facts appear inconsistent in the presentation of the application or if there has been a third party report on the credibility of the relationship.

If a relationship of convenience is suspected officers will interview the applicant and the sponsor separately and here are some of the questions that officers can ask.

The list is not exhaustive, but these type of questions can quickly reveal the knowledge that one party has of the other. In preparing for the interview, the parties must definitely know all details in their applications filed and be aware of the day-to-day living habits of the other. Minor differences in answering are inconsequential, but as you can see a few wrong answers can cause an application to fail.

Examples of interview questions, asked separately.

  • How did you meet?
  • How did the relationship develop?
  • Describe the first time that you met, full particulars?
  • Who proposed?
  • When was the first proposal?
  • When did you get the engagement ring?
  • When did you receive the wedding ring?
  • Where was the wedding ring purchased?
  • When did you begin living at the same address?
  • Describe the accommodation?
  • How many bedrooms are there in the house?
  • Who else lives in the house? How do you get along with those people?
  • How long have you been living at the present residence?
  • What is the landlord’s name?
  • How many bedrooms does the house have?
  • What a colour is the living room, the bedroom you sleep in?
  • Draw a sketch of the bedroom and furniture location, the living room and furniture location.
  • Who does the laundry?
  • Who does the cooking?
  • What did you eat yesterday for the evening meal?
  • What did you have for breakfast this morning?
  • Do you share the same bed?
  • What time did you go to bed last night?
  • What side of the bed do you sleep on?
  • Are you working, where and how long?
  • Is your spouse working?
  • What does he do at work?
  • What time do you get up in the morning?
  • What time did your partner get up today?
  • What did you do last weekend?
  • What restaurant did you last go to?
  • What type of toothpaste do you use, your partner use?
  • Where does your partner keep the car keys?
  • What was the last movie that you both went to?
  • What are your own personal interests or hobbies?
  • What are your partner’s personal interests, hobbies?
  • What was your last vacation?
  • What are your plans for your next vacation?