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Does USCIS require I-485 interviews for EB-5 investors currently?

I just received my combo card based on my EB-5 I-485 application. Does USCIS require applicants to have in-person interviews at this stage?

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Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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There was talk that all EB-5 based adjustments would require interviews but as a practical matter, most are being waived presently.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, you are required to attend the interview.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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It appears that USCIS is exercising some discretion and waiving some employment-based adjustment of status interviews on a case-by-case basis. Prior to the pandemic, EB-5 investors were receiving their conditional green cards in the mail without an adjustment of status interview, unless there were eligibility issues.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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At this time, I-485 interviews for EB-5 investors are waived.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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Usually, they do.

Michele Franchett

Michele Franchett

Immigration Attorneys
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Typically no interview is required. We have seen them on occasion where there is a special issue. For instance, DUI arrest, etc.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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In theory, yes, but some are being waived.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, I-485 interviews are required currently.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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Not yet. When EB interviews became mandatory, EB-5 was left out, and has not been added since.

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