I got my travel and work authorization after filing I-751, is there an interview after this or.....,

Asked 9 months ago - Irving, TX

I got my travel and work authorization after filing I-751 and had my finger prints done, is there an interview after this or will i get my GC after 3-4 months directly.I am a programmer working for IBM and I have to leave for a contract assignment to south america for 2 months and not sure what to do?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Go about your travels without hesitation. If the I-751 was filed jointly, there is little chance for an interview to be scheduled.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Viera Buzgova

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . It tends to depend on the strength of your case that you filed. If you have a strong case, there is typically not an interview. There are two other options - the USCIS may ask you to provide additional information or they may schedule you for an interview.

    Viera Buzgova (512) 476-7163. The information above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. The... more
  3. Angelique Giselle Montes

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . You won't really know for sure until you receive communication from USCIS. USCIS has the discretion to approve you I-751, request that you submit additional evidence or request that you attend an interview. I have seen cases that were required to attend an interview where I believed they met the burden of proof to establish a bona fide marriage.

  4. Haroen Calehr


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . You can travel as this is really not an issue at this early stage. You may be placed in Secondary Inspection if you are utilizing your I-751 extension letter in conjunction with your existing green card. The extension letter allows you to travel until there is a final determination/adjudication of your joint application. In so far as being re-interviewed or not its usually a 6-10 ratio, with 4 out of 10 applicants being re-interviewed and usually this also depends on whether you applied jointly or alone (waiver), submitted a lot of documentary joint-cohabitation evidence or not. Often times as the other colleagues pointed out if you filed jointly but did not include to much proof of joint cohabitation, USCIS usually will issue an RFE-Request for Additional Evidence and ask for more. Good luck.

  5. Alexus Paul Sham


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . There is no hard and fast rule about I-751 cases. Sometime they do conduct interviews and other times they just send the green card. It is best to consult an attorney.

    Alexus P. Sham alexuspshamesq@gmail.com (917) 498-9009. The above information is only general in nature and does... more
  6. Tatyana A Edwards


    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . No problem to travel. There is little chance to be scheduled for an interview if you filed jointly and satisfied the bona fide requirements by providing sufficient documentation to USCIS.

    Warning: Unless you have a signed engagement letter with me, you should not consider information contained herein... more

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