U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Expands In-Person Interviews for Employment-Based Green Card Applicants


Effective October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will require in‑person interviews for certain green card applicants, including all applicants who apply for a green card based on employment.

Previously, most employment-based green card applicants did not need to attend an in-person interview with USCIS before USCIS adjudication of their applications.  This change in policy relates to Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” and reflects the Administration’s plan to develop more vigorous screening and vetting processes for individuals seeking immigration benefits in the United States.  USCIS plans to expand the in-person interview requirement to additional types of green card applicants in the future.

If you have questions regarding the information in this alert, please contact Carol A. Friend, Meghan N. Covino, or Sarah A. Robison Iyer.

Related Services

Media Contact

To request an interview or find a speaker, please contact: press@honigman.com

Jump to Page

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. We access and process information from these cookies at an aggregate level.