Biometrics for I-539 Applicants

Effective 17 May 2021, USCIS announced that the agency will not require biometrics for I-539 applicants in the E-1, E-2, E-3, H-4, and L-2 categories. This temporary policy applies to foreign nationals requesting extension of stay or change of status. USCIS’s policy applies to I-539 applications pending as of 17 May 2021 if the applicant did not receive a biometrics appointment notice and I-539 applications filed on or after 17 May 2021.