Beginning October 2, 2017, all I-140-based adjustment of status applicants will be required to appear for an in-person interview at a USCIS Field Office.
USCIS suggests that applicants/attorneys bring the following documents to an employment-based adjustment interview:
• Visa Bulletins. Bring the current Visa Bulletin to show eligibility for adjustment of status.
• Regulations and Policy Guidance. Consider bringing copies of relevant regulations, excerpts from the USCIS Policy
Manual, I-485 instructions, etc. to show that items listed in interview notices (such as the I-864 Affidavit of Support) are not required.
• Evidence of Education/Experience. Bring documentary evidence demonstrating the adjustment applicant qualifies for the PERM/I-140 position, such as original diplomas, degrees, university transcripts, experience letters, and license s/certificates, if applicable, along with certified English translations if necessary.
• Evidence of Maintenance of Status. Bring evidence that the client has maintained status or meets the requirements of INA §245(k).
• Evidence of Bona Fide Family Relationships. In cases involving derivative family members, bring original marriage certificates (and proof that each party was free to marry, if applicable) and birth certificates for children, along with certified English translations if necessary.
• Evidence of Current Employment. Bring recent paystubs and a letter from the employer confirming that the individual is employed in the same or a similar occupational classification.
• Supplement J. Bring a new Supplement J, if there has been a position change and there is no approved Supplement J.
• Medical Examination. Bring a completed Form I-693, Medical Examination if a medical examination form was not previously submitted or if a previously submitted form has expired.
With these in mind, it is suggested that applicants and their attorneys thoroughly prepare themselves and attend the interview armed with all possible documents.