USCIS has a new policy to use more discretion for waiving the immigration interview for the I-751 conditional green card case – but only if your case is well documented with lots of evidence. If you have a 2-year conditional green card, you must apply to get the 10-year green card using form I-751. Our office handles many of these types of cases and we can help you avoid the USCIS interview!
“Implementing a risk-based strategic approach to the CPR-interview process will increase efficiencies that improve processing times, allow for a better use of agency staffing resources, and help reduce the pending caseload while still maintaining procedures to identify fraud and protect national security,” said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou. “This update is consistent with agency priorities to break down barriers in the immigration system, eliminate undue burdens on those seeking benefits, and effectively respond to stakeholder feedback and public concerns.”
This is good news for our clients because they can avoid having to go to another immigration interview together. These interviews can be very stressful on the couple and they take up considerable time. We are pleased that USCIS recognizes that they must do more to alleviate the backlogs for these conditional green card cases. We make sure to submit a thorough package to USCIS the first time so that it can get approved without an interview! Be sure to reach out to us if you need help with this type of case. If you do not file the I-751 conditional green card case, you will eventually get referred to an immigration judge to appear in court for a removal order, and you do not want that to happen.