USCIS Expands Interview Requirement

Effective October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews to comply with the Executive Order, "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States."

In-person interviews have been expanded to the following applications:

· Adjustment of status applications that are based on employment form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

· Refugee/Asylee relative petitions for beneficiaries who are in the United States and are petitioning to join a principal asylee/refugee applicant.

· USCIS is planning an incremental expansion of interviews to other benefit types.

USCIS officers will use the in-person interviews as an opportunity to verify the information provided in an individual's application, to discover new information that may be relevant to the adjudication process, and to determine the credibility of the individual seeking permanent residence in the United States.