On April 27, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was reinstating its guidance to immigration officers to defer to prior nonimmigrant petition approvals when adjudicating
Continue Reading USCIS Issues Guidance Reinstating Deference Policy for Prior Approved Nonimmigrant Petitions

The Department of State (DOS) has announced that it will extend until Dec. 31, 2021, its expanded visa interview waiver eligibility policy for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in
Continue Reading State Department Extends Revised Interview Waiver Eligibility Criteria Through Dec. 31, 2021

As you may have read, many media outlets and other sources are reporting that the Trump Administration plans to issue an additional Proclamation or Executive Order (EO) in the coming
Continue Reading Possible Presidential Proclamation to Limit Entry of Foreign National Workers into the U.S. and additional regulatory measures on the Horizon

There is no premium processing available for any nonimmigrant status requested using a stand-alone Form I-539. Until recently, however, the USCIS would traditionally grant courtesy premium processing for I-539 applications
Continue Reading I-539 Applications are Treated as Stand-Alone Applications and are No Longer Eligible for ‘Courtesy’ Premium Processing with I-129