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Does USCIS still send people home to check on couple if they live together an have bona fide marriage or not ?

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I work mostly at night and my wife told me that some guy with t-shirt and shorts came a couple of times to our place knocking on the door and i wasn't there, she was scared so she didn't open the door..we have been scheduled for the interview in a couple of weeks , I am not sure should i wait for him tomorrow and take a day off or let my wife open the door, because he came twice and the second time was like 9:30 when they come home they wear civilian clothes? i thought they didn't do that anymore

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This is an immigration question.

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If the USCIS has doubts about a marriage, they sometimes do onsite investigations.

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When does that happen?before the interview? and do they wear uniforms , can they come in shorts and t-shirts ?just to make sure because my wife just afraid to open the door ?


This appears to be more of an immigration queston. I will change to practice area so the immigration attorneys ca respond.


Hello. Yes, onsite and 'in field' investigations, and audits, by USCIS may be made. Should you need further attorney assistance: Some attorneys, myself included, will confer for free, at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys, myself included, will provide a reduced fee for need. All the best.

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USCIS does have a fraud detection unit and will sometimes send investigators to a home. It is not clear that this guy in shorts was an investigator though, since no one talked to him and he left no note or card. He could have been anyone. Why doesn't your wife ask "who's there?" without opening door?

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