USCIS updates policy to waive interview
waiver criteria for family-based. USCIS issued policy guidance regarding conditional permanent resident (CPR) cases, stating that USCIS officers may consider waiving an interview in these cases if an candidate meets certain condition and improve interview waiver basis to eliminate automatic referrals in certain cases. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a policy update to adopt a risk-based approach when waiving interviews for conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status. Prior policy requiring mandatory CPR interviews did not prove to be an efficient use of USCIS staffing resources. After you send your waiver criteria for family-based adjustment of status application packet to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency will eventually schedule you for an in-person interview. This interview take place at one of USCIS’s local offices, hopefully near where you live. Family based immigration allows United States citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) to bring their family members into the country. The most common form of legal immigration, family based immigration makes up two thirds of immigration into the United States.