Today I'm going to answer a very common question: Are we required to participate in an interview? The answer is usually yes. If you're inside the United States and you have applied for adjustment of status based on your relationship to a US citizen, whether that's through marriage, being a parent of a US citizen, or being a child of a US citizen, then the answer is yes.

How common are interviews?

Generally, immigration will call the family in for an interview. They want to have a chance to talk with you in person and make sure that the relationship is real. There is one small exception: If you are the parent of a US citizen, sometimes US CIS will waive that interview. And this can be rather random.

Parents of US citizens

Sometimes, when I file cases, the parents are called in for an interview. And I know they have a random system where they select just a few parents to come in for interviews. Quite often, though, in my cases involving parents of US citizens, the interview is waived.

I hope this information has been helpful to you. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me.