Skip to content
Home » derivative asylee » USCIS rescinds policy requiring interviews of all petitioners filing form I-730

USCIS rescinds policy requiring interviews of all petitioners filing form I-730

USCIS

USCIS reverts to previous criteria for interviewing petitioners

On December 10, USCIS rescinded a November 2020 policy requiring interviews of all petitioners filing Form I-730. Instead, USCIS will return to its prior long-standing practice of making case-by-case determinations on whether to interview Form I-730 petitioners. As a reminder, the Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is interviewing ALL immigrant visa classes, for all relationships, including F2A and F2B.  The embassy does NOT require petitioners to attend the interview, not for any immigrant visa class. The applicant may consider bringing photos or proof of correspondence that show how the relationship has evolved over time, to help support the case. The embassy looks forward to providing the highest levels of customer service to immigrant visa applicants, and that includes making sure that petitioners do not spend the time or money unnecessarily to attend the interview in person.

Requiring Interviews for Petitioners