My employer applied for a green card for me. Will I need to be interviewed at the local immigration office to adjust my status?

Starting October 1, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will probably require you to attend a personal interview even though in the past most sponsored employees had their interviews waived because the employees had already undergone extensive background screens and likely had already been working and living in the US after being vetted by the government.

The policy change affects employment-based green card applicants already in the United States as well as asylees and refugees who petition for a spouse or child to join them in the US.

While USCIS will be conducting more personal interviews, the agency has not increased its resources or capacity so we can expect interviews for all types of cases to slow down even more later this year.

If you have any questions regarding immigration, please feel free to call me, immigration attorney Shawn Mesa at (813) 679-5780.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a public service and not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Any reliance on this information is taken at your own risk.


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