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What categories of Green Card applicants (I-485) can get interviews, based on marriage with a US Citizen, in the United States?

Marietta, GA |

On what basis USCIS allow some applicants of Lawful Permanent Resident to have their interviews conducted into the US, at a local office branch, while some other Green Card applicants have to go to their home country to have theirs?

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  1. If you are in the U.S. and eligible to file an I-485 application based on an I-130 immigrant petition, your interview will be in the U.S.

    If you are not eligible to file an I-485 or if you are residing outside the U.S., then the approved I-130 is sent to the National Visa Center which sends your file to the consulate for an immigrant visa interview.

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