Marriage Interview Waivers – Who is Getting Them?

Most people who apply for a green card through marriage to a US citizen or legal permanent resident are required to participate in a marriage interview at their local US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office. However, there are some exceptions for certain types of applicants. These include:

  1. Spouses of active-duty military members who apply for a green card while living in the US. These applicants may be required to provide additional evidence of their marriage later on.
  2. Foreign nationals who entered the US on a K-1 fiancé visa. These applicants undergo an inspection and are questioned about their relationship at the US embassy before being granted a K-1 visa and then applying for a green card.
  3. First-time green card applicants who have been married for three or more years.

It’s important to note that these exceptions may not apply in all jurisdictions or to every case. If you have any questions about the marriage green card application process, feel free to give us a call.