Automatic Citizenship for Children

On 18 September 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued Policy Alert (PA-2020-15) regarding automatic citizenship for permanent resident children born to military service members and U.S. Government employees living abroad. The amendments occur in response to Congress’s amendments to Immigration and Nationality Act § 320, 8 U.S.C. § […]

Deadline Extension for Responses to USCIS

In response to COVID-19, USCIS extended the deadline for applicants to respond to Requests for Evidence, N-14 Continuations to Request Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, Notices of Intent to Revoke, Notices of Intent to Rescind, Notices of Intent to Terminate regional centers, Motions to Reopen N-400 pursuant to 8 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Restriction for Travelers Arriving from India.

UPDATE: Effective 8 November 2021, the United States Government rescinded Proclamation 10199, which restricted travel from India. The U.S. Government enacted Proclamation 10294, which implements COVID-19 vaccination requirements for travelers. For more detail regarding exemptions, please see the Federal Register Notice. Effective 4 May 2021, Proclamation 10199 temporarily restricts nonimmigrant […]