The settlement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Edakunni v. Mayorkas, which provides structural changes for nonimmigrant H-4 and L-2 spouses suffering from long delayed processing times which often lead to delayed employment authorization. On 1/20/2023, the government and plaintiffs have signed off on a settlement in which USCIS would agree to return … Read more
Certain applicants who have filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, qualify for automatic extensions of their expiring employment authorization and/or EADs for up to 540 days if they: Properly filed Form I-765 for a renewal of their employment authorization and/or EAD before their current EAD expired, and Are otherwise eligible for a renewal, which … Read more
For all H-1B and H-1B1 petitions received on or after April 1, 2022, USCIS will no longer accept a single, combined fee payment when Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status; Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; or Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition, is filed together with an H-1B … Read more
Great news for immigration applicants to start the new year. USCIS has announced that it is dropping it’s legal challenges to the October 2nd 2020 proposed fee increase. This means that, for the time being, the USCIS fees will remain the same.
From uscis.gov on July 1st 2020. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent to … Read more
The June 2020 signed executive order applies to all H4 visa holders, who are outside of US and do not have a valid H4 Visa stamp in their passport now. It applies to all H4 holders, including spouses and children. The executive order quotes this as “any alien accompanying or following to join such alien”. … Read more