On July 7, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the implementation of new Family Reunification Parole processes… Read More »New Family Reunification Parole Processes
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An Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is a work permit issued to individuals seeking various U.S. immigration benefits. While eligible for… Read More »Automatic 540-Day EAD Extension Will Expire on Oct. 26, 2023
On December 14, 2022, DHS published a notice announcing that USCIS plans to conduct a nationwide trial of proposed changes… Read More »Trial of Proposed New Naturalization Test
On July 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List (“STEM… Read More »Update to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List
On June 28, 2023, USCIS launched a tool allowing immigration benefit requestors to reschedule biometric services appointments online. Under this… Read More »Online Rescheduling of Biometrics Appointments
On June 12, 2023, USCIS announced the expansion of premium processing for applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant… Read More »Premium Processing for Certain Change of Status Applications
On March 6, 2023, USCIS announced the expansion of premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT)… Read More »Premium Processing for F-1 Students Seeking OPT/STEM OPT Extensions
The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was enacted to protect the status of a “child” who is eligible to obtain… Read More »What is the Child Status Protection Act?
On March 28, 2023, U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) published a final rule regarding nonimmigrant visa fee increases at consular… Read More »Visa Fee Increases for Consular Processing