Green Card Renewals Receive 24 months of Automatic Extension
USCIS announced on 09/28/2022 that applicants who have filed renewal of their GC via Form I-90 will receive a 24-month of extension of their current valid or expired Green Card. USCIS had previously provided a 12-month extension. The language on Form I-90 receipt notices will indicate the validity of a green card for 24 months. USCIS will also send out amended receipt notices for those with a...
Update: I-140 Processing Time
I-140 Processing time
TPS for Burma has been extended until May 25, 2024
DHS today announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma for an additional 18 months, from Nov. 26, 2022, through May 25, 2024.
USCIS Expands Premium Processing for Certain I-140s
USCIS Expands Premium Processing to I-140 EB1 (EB1-C) and I-140 EB-2 (NIW)
Current Venezuelan TPS Holders May Now Extend Their TPS and EADs Until March 2024
DHS has announced the re-registration process for current Venezuela Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries. The announcement came at the very last minute as the initial TPS was set to expire on September 9, 2021. USCIS did announce that there will be a renewal option months before but the formal instructions just came out a few days before the expiration. As a form of accommodation,...
New Public Charge Rule Announced
USCIS has announced new public charge rule to be published in the final register. The new rule tries to steer clear of being labeled a "wealth test". Non-cash benefits like SNAP, Child Health Insurance, most Medicaid, housing benefits, are no longer part of public charge determination. The final rule will be effective on Dec. 23, 2022, and will apply to applications postmarked (or...
Adjustment of Status follows the Dates of Filing Chart for October 2022
Please follow the dates of filing chart for filing I-485 in October 2022. For EB2/EB3 China or India, it's about a month to 3 months difference compared to the final action chart.