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Blog Posts in September, 2023

  • USCIS Increases Employment Authorization Document Validity Period for Certain Categories

    USCIS is updating its guidance to increase the maximum validity period to 5 years for initial and renewal Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for certain noncitizens who are employment authorized incident to status or circumstance, including those admitted as refugees, paroled as refugees, and granted asylum, as well as recipients of withholding of removal. USCIS is also increasing the ...
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  • USCIS Exempts Biometric Services Fee for all Form I-539 Applicants

    USCIS announced that it is exempting the biometric services fee for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. Beginning October 1, 2023, USCIS will exempt the $85 biometric services fee as part of the application process for Form I-539. You do not need to pay the fee if your application is postmarked Oct. 1 or later. However, if you file Form I-539 prior to Oct. 1, certain ...
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    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) updated the Form I-983, Training Plan for STEM OPT Students to remove language requiring wet signatures. Students and employers may continue to physically sign the Form I-983 or input their own electronic signatures. SEVP accepts electronic signatures in the following formats: Electronic signature using software programs or applications and ...
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  • A Guide to Adjustment of Status for Spouses of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

    Immigrating to the United States as a spouse of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is an important step toward building a life together. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be eligible for an adjustment of status , which allows you to change your immigration status and become a lawful permanent resident. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process, eligibility ...
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