I have applied for Form I-485 adjusting status, based on
marriage to a U.S. citizen, do I have to go through an interview process?
If you have applied for a Green Card within U.S. through the
procedure known as "adjustment of status" using USCIS Form
I-485, it is likely to be called in for an interview
by USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), as the last step in your
immigration application process.
With proper preparation, you should not fear the adjustment of status
interview, and it does not mean that your application for adjustment of
status has been singled out for extra scrutiny. An immigration
interview is a normal part of the process, allowing USCIS to confirm
the information you have provided, and review all the facts with you
USCIS may skip the interview in some cases, or requires only the
immigrant to attend, not the family petitioner
or sponsor, if the petition case is especially clear, and not likely to
involve fraud or other complicated circumstances.
If you applied to Form I-485 adjusting status, based on
marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, it is
certainly that you and your U.S. spouse will be
called in for an immigrant interview. The interview is to ensure that the
marriage is genuine, and not merely entered into for the purpose of
obtaining a Green Card.