Updated Posts 06/14/2022

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I-751 Interviews No Longer Mandatory

On April 7, 2022, USCIS revised its policy to allow the waiving of interviews for conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status via I-751. This means that if there is sufficient evidence of bona fide marriage, a USCIS officer may decide to waive the interview and approve the I-751 based on the documentary evidence...

Suspension of Visitors From South Africa And Surrounding Countries Due To Risk of Transmitting Omicron Variant

Due to the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the white house has issued a proclamation barring the entry of nonimmigrant/immigrant visitors who were physically present in the following countries: Republic of BotswanaKingdom of EswatiniKingdom of LesothoRepublic of MalawiRepublic of MozambiqueRepublic of NamibiaRepublic of South AfricaRepublic of Zimbabwe This proclamation is...

USCIS May Accept Secondary Evidence When Adjudicating I-485 Under LRIF

USCIS issued a policy alert on 10/29/2021 to help some Liberian Nationals in meeting the filing deadline (12/20/2021) for Adjustment of Status under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) law. LRIF allows certain Liberian nationals and their spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, or unmarried sons and daughters 21 years or older living in the United States who meet the...

Individuals From Hong Kong May Apply For Employment Authorization Through 02/05/2023

USCIS announced today that eligible Hong Kong residents may apply for employment authorization covered under President Biden's Aug. 5 memorandum directing Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for 18 months, through February 5, 2023. See Biden Grants “Safe Haven” to Hong Kong Residents Eligible Hong Kong residents who were present in the United States as of August 5, 2021, may apply for an...

USCIS May Lose Your RFE Response

Yes, it's true that your filings may get lost after they've been delivered to USCIS. In our experience, it's extremely rare for USCIS to lose a package after it has been delivered to its facility. Oftentimes, it's the carrier that may have lost/damaged the package while on route to USCIS. This may happen due to no fault of anyone such as extreme weather or a car accident. For time-sensitive...