USCIS is revoking a November 2020 policy memorandum requiring interviews of all petitioners filing Form I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition. USCIS will revert to its prior practice of making case-by-case determinations on whether to interview Form 1-730 petitioners. The policy memorandum requiring in-person interviews imposed significant burdens on refugee and asylee populations. USCIS can still perform efficient fraud and security screenings without the blanket interview policy. USCIS will continue to reserve its authority to interview any petitioner where USCIS determines there is a need to do so.

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