Unlike the marriage-based green card process which requires an interview with an USCIS officer, the interview in the I-751 process is discretionary. If the USCIS officer is satisfied that enough evidence exists to prove good faith marriage, the officer can approve the case without an interview. In years past it seemed that USCIS would call for an interview in most cases, but I’ve noticed recently that USCIS has been approving our cases without interviews.
In this case, we included a great deal of evidence to show that the couple was living together and conducting themselves as a married couple. We represented the couple with the initial green card application, so we were familiar with their family history. We included over 150 pages of evidence with our packet. The client was excited to hear the news. He was happy that he would not have to attend an interview, because, although his marriage is legitimate and was entered into in good faith, any interview with USCIS is bound to cause stress even if the couple has nothing to hide.
If you are preparing to file the I-751 joint petition with USCIS, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a consultation. We help countless couples each year with the I-751 process, many of whom we represented in the I-485 process and wanted us to represent them again.