Transfer of preference category of a pending I-485 application (Interfile) & recent USCIS updates regarding the H-4 & L-2 EADs. 

In the recent past, we have been receiving a lot of questions regarding the interfiling process, its eligibility requirements, advantages & disadvantages of going with an interfiling, etc. We are hopeful that this newsletter will answer most of your questions. What is interfiling?   Interfiling is a process by which you make a formal request to …

DOS Confirms NIEs Automatically Extended for 12 Months

Dear All,  DOS updated its FAQs concerning the automatic extension of NIEs for 12 months. In those FAQs, DOS confirms that Customs and Border Protection will recognize the validity of all NIEs approved by DOS.   DOS posted guidance on its website that confirms earlier reports of NIEs issued in the last 12 months being automatically …

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USCIS Further Extends Flexibilities to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT until October 31, 2021

Dear All, Pursuant to the Court order in the matter of (Juyi Li v. USCIS), USCIS has extended the  flexibilities for refiling rejected Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorizations for Students. In February 2021, USCIS announced flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. These flexibilities apply only to applications …