Adjudication and Decision
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rigorously assesses, interviews, and verifies Form I-730 applications, determining approval or denial based on specific criteria.
When an applicant submits a Form I-730, USCIS initially evaluates the petition’s completeness and the validity of the relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiaries. This process includes reviewing the approval of the petitioner’s status as a refugee or asylee and ensuring the application falls within the required two-year filing period post-admittance or asylum grant.
Interview and Verification
In certain cases, an interview may not be conducted if the adjudication process deems it unnecessary. However, if an interview is required, the beneficiary may undergo a comprehensive review process. USCIS verifies the authenticity of the documents and the information provided, assessing any Class A conditions revealed during pre-departure medical examinations which could impact the decision.
Approval and Denial Outcomes
Approval: If USCIS determines that all criteria for the Form I-730 are met, they will approve the application, allowing beneficiaries to join the petitioner in the United States.
Denial: USCIS may deny a petition for several reasons, including but not limited to discrepancies in the application, failure to meet eligibility requirements, or deaths of petitioners before beneficiaries’ arrival in the U.S. In such cases, the beneficiary is ineligible for the benefits sought through Form I-730.