Many foreign nationals who apply for or are sponsored for immigration benefits receive requests for personal interviews at local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices. These interviews may be related to I-130 petitions or to I-485 or N-400 applications. USCIS officers conduct these interviews as part of their adjudication of requests for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or naturalization. USCIS officers are trained to examine each applicant or petitioner’s eligibility for the requested benefit and also to look for disqualifications such as arrests, the accrual of “unlawful presence” in the United States or other circumstances that may make someone inadmissible to the U.S. or ineligible to receive LPR status or become a citizen. Some foreign nationals, after their USCIS interviews, receive letters asking for more information or documents. Other applicants are fortunate enough to receive the news that their applications or petitions have been approved.