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Do I Have to Go Through an Interview after Submitting the I-485 Application?

Hi William,

My employment-based Green Card application has been approved, and I have submitted the I-485 application. Do I have to go through an interview? What kind of questions will be asked of me at the interview?


In years past, employment-based Green Card applicants have found that the interview requirement was waived for them on account of their qualifications. Now, interviews are a standard part of the process after filing Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status.

The I-485 interview is almost a certainty if you submitted an adjustment of status application these days. USCIS may waive the interview for some applicants with especially straight forward cases with strong evidence. But this is the exception.

Some of the more common questions that are asked at an I-485 interview include questions about your work in the U.S., your experience, your employment and ability, and your arrangements in the U.S. You should answer honestly and accurately. Not knowing is better than lying. 

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