USCIS Interview Waivers for Marriage Based Visa

Mario A. Godoy
USCIS Interview Waivers for Marriage Based Visa

USCIS has recently started waiving interviews for certain marriage-based visa applications. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has required that a married couple appears for an interview to ‘prove’ that they were in a bona fide marriage – as opposed to a fraudulent marriage entered into for the sole purpose of obtaining a green card. A bona fide marriage shows USCIS that your marriage is legitimate and you both entered into it for the right reasons – and not for immigration reasons.

USCIS has not announced guidelines for waiving interviews for marriage-based visas but appears to be selecting cases that are straightforward with minimal risks. On April 4, 2022, USCIS announced:

“a policy update to adopt a risk-based approach when waiving interviews for conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status”

And maybe using a similar approach to help eliminate the immigration backlog caused by the pandemic.

Bona Fide Marriage Interview Checklist: Download Our Free Guide

Most marriage visa applicants WILL be required to attend a marriage interview with a USCIS officer.

  • Can you prove to USCIS that you have a bona fide marriage?
  • Are you prepared for your marriage interview?

Our free guide includes a bona fide marriage interview checklist. This can help you prepare the documentation to prove to immigration authorities that you have a real marriage. It will also help you prepare for your marriage interview with USCIS.

Our bona fide marriage interview checklist in our free guide can help you to prepare for your marriage interview. USCIS does not require you to hire an immigration lawyer to file for a K-1 fiancé visa or marriage visa. But hiring an experienced immigration lawyer gives you the best chance for a successful outcome for your application.

When you’re ready to hire an immigration attorney, the experienced immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office offer assistance in immigration matters, including business- and family-based visas, green cards and deportation defense. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office or call us at 630-912-0322.

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