Effective Oct. 1, USCIS will begin to phase-in interviews for the following:
- Adjustment of status applications based on employment (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status).
- Refugee/asylee relative petitions (Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition) for beneficiaries who are in the United States and are petitioning to join a principal asylee/refugee applicant.
Previously, applicants in these categories did not require an in-person interview with USCIS officers in order for their application for permanent residency to be adjudicated. Beyond these categories, USCIS is planning an incremental expansion of interviews to other benefit types.
Employment-Based 即 EB 类移民，包括工作移民 EB-1/ EB-2 / EB-3 / EB-4 和投资移民 EB-5，参见这里介绍。
好消息是公告称“begin to phase-in”，应该不是10月1日全面实施，而是逐步推广，就看你能不能赶上最后一班车。