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New USCIS Revises Interview Waiver Guidance for Form I-751 effective 12-10-18

https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-revises-interview-waiver-guidance-form-i-751

USCIS Revises Interview Waiver Guidance for Form I-751

USCIS has issued a policy memorandum (PDF, 115 KB) (PM) providing guidance to USCIS officers on when to consider waiving the interview requirement for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. This PM goes into effect on December 10, 2018 and applies to all Form I-751 petitions received on or after December 10.

Generally, USCIS officers must interview a conditional permanent resident who is the principal petitioner on a Form I-751, unless the interview is waived. This guidance explains that officers may consider waiving an interview if they are satisfied that:

  • They can make a decision based on the record because it contains sufficient evidence about the bona fides of the marriage and that the marriage was not entered into in order to evade U.S. immigration laws;
  • For Form I-751 cases received on or after December 10, 2018, USCIS has previously interviewed the principal petitioner;
  • There is no indication of fraud or misrepresentation in the Form I-751 or the supporting documentation; and
  • There are no complex facts or issues that require an interview to resolve.

When determining whether to waive an interview, these considerations apply regardless of whether the Form I-751 is filed as a joint petition or as a waiver of the joint filing requirement.

This PM applies to all USCIS officers adjudicating Form I-751 and fully replaces the June 24, 2005, PM, “Revised Interview Waiver Criteria for Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence.”


 

K-1 Visa Interview:

POE :

SS Application Sent:

2017-10-17, Approved!:D

2017-12-6

2017-12-12

Married:                                                              2018-1-8

SS Card Received:                                             2018-1-16

SS Application Sent(Name Change):             2018-1-17

AOS Application Sent:                                      2018-2-8

SS Card Received (Name Change):               2018-2-12

 

AOS Application Delivered:                             2018-2-13

AOS Application Accepted:                             2018-2-22

AOS NOA1 Received:                                        2018-2-26

AOS/EAP Biometrics NOA Received:            2018-3-2

AOS/EAP Biometrics Appointment:               2018-3-12

Interview Scheduled:                                         2018-7-6  

EAP/AP Card Received:                                   2018-7-19

Original interview Date :                                     2018-8-24  (USCIS Rescheduled due to Hurricane):cry:

Rescheduled Interview Date :                           2018-10-2, Approved!!  :D

GC Received :                                                     2018-10-18 :thumbs:

SS Card Update :                                                2018-10-19

SS Card Received:                                              2018-10-26
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K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       12/08/18.....ROC window opens

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/19/18....Official NOA1 day

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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oh ok.  thanks.


 

K-1 Visa Interview:

POE :

SS Application Sent:

2017-10-17, Approved!:D

2017-12-6

2017-12-12

Married:                                                              2018-1-8

SS Card Received:                                             2018-1-16

SS Application Sent(Name Change):             2018-1-17

AOS Application Sent:                                      2018-2-8

SS Card Received (Name Change):               2018-2-12

 

AOS Application Delivered:                             2018-2-13

AOS Application Accepted:                             2018-2-22

AOS NOA1 Received:                                        2018-2-26

AOS/EAP Biometrics NOA Received:            2018-3-2

AOS/EAP Biometrics Appointment:               2018-3-12

Interview Scheduled:                                         2018-7-6  

EAP/AP Card Received:                                   2018-7-19

Original interview Date :                                     2018-8-24  (USCIS Rescheduled due to Hurricane):cry:

Rescheduled Interview Date :                           2018-10-2, Approved!!  :D

GC Received :                                                     2018-10-18 :thumbs:

SS Card Update :                                                2018-10-19

SS Card Received:                                              2018-10-26
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From the memorandum: "Cases involving fraud or national security concerns must be referred to the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate according to local procedures."

 

Fraud I understand. The "national security" part I'm curious about. Do we know if this regarding specific national security concerns, or general ones? My wife's country of citizenship is on the travel ban list. Does this mean we're getting another interview?

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