US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) utilizes several different Form I-797 notices to notify applicants and petitioners of actions taken on their cases. We discuss what the different USCIS Form I797s mean here.
After you have filed an application, petition, or other benefit requests with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS schedules a biometrics appointment at a local Application Support Center (ASC). During a biometrics appointment, USCIS may take your photo, signature, and index fingerprint for purposes of a background and security check. Find out about the USCIS biometrics appointment and what is required here.
If you are working in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa, your employer will ask for your Social Security number (SSN) along with proof of your legal authorization to work in the United States. In general, only those authorized to work in the United States by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can obtain an SSN. But if your visa has expired, you’ve changed employers, or you have a new visa, what happens to your SSN?
Depending on the circumstances, a TN Visa holder that loses their employment or fails to renew before it expires might be eligible for a grace period allowing them to remain in the US while they take action to preserve their legal status. But there are a LOT of rules to consider, and breaking the rules could mean “unlawful presence.” Find out how to avoid that worst-case scenario.
Mexican citizens have a couple of options to handle a TN Visa status change of employer at the border.