1. What’s AOS?
Adjustment of Status, commonly known as AOS, is the process through which certain non-U.S. citizens can apply to change their temporary immigration status to permanent resident status while remaining within the United States. AOS is applicable to individuals who are eligible to obtain lawful permanent residence, or green card, without having to depart the U.S. for visa processing.
2. What’s I-485 Interview?
The I-485 interview is a pivotal step within the AOS process. Once an AOS application, also known as Form I-485, is filed and processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), applicants are summoned to an in-person interview as part of the evaluation procedure.
3. The Interview Process
The I-485 interview is designed to ascertain the eligibility, credibility, and intentions of the applicant. During the interview, a USCIS officer conducts a comprehensive review of the application, verifies information, and may pose questions related to the applicant’s background, immigration history, and the circumstances leading to the AOS request. Additionally, the officer evaluates the authenticity of the relationship if the applicant is applying with family members.