Written by attorney Thomas Esparza Jr.

Volume 7 – Adjustment of Status, Part A – Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures Chapter 5 – I

All adjustment of status applicants must be interviewed by an officer unless the interview is waived by USCIS. [1] is.

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Footnotes ________________________________________ 1. See 8 CFR 245.6. 2. See 8 CFR 103.2(b)(7). 3.See 8 CFR 245.6. USCIS is not required to waive the interview, even if an applicant falls within one of the categories listed in 8 CFR 245.6 or in this section. 4. See 8 CFR 245.6 (refers to adjustment applicants clearly ineligible for adjustment of status based on INA 245(c) and 8 CFR 245.1). 5. An asylee or refugee derivative seeking adjustment of status who was not previously interviewed by a USCIS officer during the asylum or refugee process must be interviewed as part of the adjustment of status adjudication. Such applicants are not eligible for an interview waiver.

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