Important Update: USCIS Eliminates Biometric Services Fee for Form I-539 Applicants Effective October 1

Important Update: USCIS Eliminates Biometric Services Fee for Form I-539 Applicants Effective October 1

USCIS announces the elimination of the biometric services fee for Form I-539, affecting various nonimmigrant statuses including H-4, L-2, and E. This change becomes effective on October 1 and will impact both new and existing applicants.

USCIS Expands Premium Processing for F, M, J Nonimmigrant Status Change Applicants: Key Dates and Details

USCIS Expands Premium Processing for F, M, J Nonimmigrant Status Change Applicants: Key Dates and Details

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has broadened its premium processing services for specific Form I-539 applicants, including those seeking to change to F, M, or J nonimmigrant status. This phased implementation starts from June 13 and is expected to make the immigration system more efficient.

USCIS Update: USCIS Resumes Bundling of Form I-129, I-539, and I-765 for Concurrent Filings
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USCIS Update: USCIS Resumes Bundling of Form I-129, I-539, and I-765 for Concurrent Filings

Learn about the significant USCIS policy change following the Edakunni v. Mayorkas settlement, enabling the concurrent processing of Form I-129, I-539, and I-765, and its implications for H-4 and L-2 dependents.

Demystifying TN Visa: DS-160 Requirements for Canadians and Mexicans
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Demystifying TN Visa: DS-160 Requirements for Canadians and Mexicans

Unravel the nuances of TN visa applications within the USMCA framework. Discover whether the DS-160 form is obligatory for your TN visa and explore the distinct processes for Canadian and Mexican citizens. Delve into the details of securing TN visa status directly at the US port of entry for Canadians and the essential DS-160 requirement for Mexican citizens applying through US Embassies or Consulates.

US Immigration Update – USCIS Unveils Strategic Initiatives to Accelerate Premium Processing and Enhance EAD Processing
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US Immigration Update – USCIS Unveils Strategic Initiatives to Accelerate Premium Processing and Enhance EAD Processing

Discover USCIS’s commitment to increased efficiency and reduced case backlogs as they announce a groundbreaking expansion of premium processing to key form types. This strategic move aligns with the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act and includes Forms I-539, I-765, and additional classifications under Form I-140. The phased implementation, set to begin in the fiscal year 2022, aims to provide faster processing and improved access to employment authorization.

Navigating the Transition: A Guide to Changing from TN Visa to Other U.S. Visa Types
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Navigating the Transition: A Guide to Changing from TN Visa to Other U.S. Visa Types

Changing from a TN visa to another U.S. visa involves a strategic process. Whether shifting to an H-1B, L-1, or F-1 visa, understanding the key considerations and steps is vital. From maintaining status during the transition to filing the right forms, this guide provides valuable insights for a smooth transition.