Day: September 6, 2017

Beginning 10/1/17, USCIS will begin phasing in in-person interviews for employment-based adjustment of status applications (I-485 applications filed with/after I-140 petitions). Previously in-person interviews were waived for these applicants due to the thorough background checks they undergo and the low incidence of fraud in employment-based cases.

The new interview requirement will apply even to multinational executives and managers and will likely cause adjudication delays for all employment-based applicants.

USCIS says the change was implemented in compliance with Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”