Policy Update: USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office beginning to Waive Green Card Interview Requirements

In the Summer of 2022, USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office began Waiving some Green Card Interview Requirements as a way to reduce local processing time and the focus of local USCIS field officers.

The local field office is likely to waive I-485 Adjustment of Status interviews where the following have occurred:

  1. The I-693 Sealed Immigration Medical
  2. The I-864 financial stability consistently exceeds the I-864P guidelines
    • Most recent W2
    • Most Recent 1040 Tax Return Filing and IRS Return Transcript
    • Past 12 months of Petitioner’s Paystubs
  3. The I-130 Relationship Supporting Documents easily prove a true, bona fide relationship. For instance, a marriage-based filing can show the marriage is current and loving. How to prove a Bona Fide Marriage can be seen here: https://www.fickeymartinezlaw.com/immigration/adjustment-of-status/joint-bona-fide-documents-how-to-start-meeting-the-uscis-i-130-evidence-requirement-for-a-marriage/

If the filing is missing some of the above, the local USCIS Officer can do an RFE (Request for Evidence) to strengthen the filing to possibly waive the Green Card interview.




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