The applicant will be scheduled for a biometric services exam at a local Application Support Center. At the exam, you will need to provide your fingerprints, have a photograph taken, and provide your signature. The notice for the biometric exam will include the date, time, and location. The biometric exam is used to verify the applicant’s identity and to “conduct required background and security checks.“
The applicant may also be required to attend an interview. If an interview is requested, the applicant will need to “appear at a USCIS office to answer questions under oath or affirmation regarding Form I 485.” The USCIS will notify the applicant of the location, date and time of the interview. Experienced immigration attorneys can explain what questions are likely to be asked and how to conduct yourself at the interview.
If you are asked to come to the interview, your spouse and dependents (if they are seeking entry into the US) should also be prepared to attend the interview. Applicants will need to bring “originals of all documentation submitted with the Form I-485 application. This includes passports, official travel documents, and Form I-94, regardless if they are expired.”
Common interview questions require applicants to explain why they have extraordinary skills or other qualification criteria and their plans for obtaining work and living in the US if the application is approved.