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  • Form I-693 Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Valid Indefinitely

    Form I-693 Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Valid Indefinitely

    A Form I-693 filed on or after November 1, 2023, will not expire and can be used indefinitely. A Form I-693 filed prior to November 1, 2023, continues to retain evidentiary value but expires two (2) years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature.

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  • Updated USCIS Processing Time Data

    Updated USCIS Processing Time Data

    USCIS released updated case processing time averages April 3, 2024. A chart and graph of the median processing times for some common forms are below showing 2022 (blue), 2023 (red), and thus far in 2024 (green) as of today. FORM Classification or Basis for Filing 2022 2023 2024 I-765 Based on a pending asylum application…

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  • Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    The 04/01/24 edition of Form N-400 is the first USCIS form to include the “X” gender option. Today, April 1, 2024, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a big announcement that we hope isn’t a bad April Fool’s Day joke of some kind. USCIS’ update to their policies take effect immediately. Applicants filing…

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  • New USCIS Filing Fees Take Effect April 1, 2024

    New USCIS Filing Fees Take Effect April 1, 2024

    New USCIS Filing Fees and policies take effect April 1, 2024. Some USCIS Forms have new Form Editions taking effect April 1, 2024 with no grace period. Updates to USCIS Filing Fees Most forms filed online are discounted by $50 now.  Most forms now have the $85 biometric services costs incorporated into the main benefit…

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  • How to Update Your Personal Information With USCIS

    How to Update Your Personal Information With USCIS

    Changing Personal Information With USCIS If there are changes to your personal information that you need to update with USCIS such as your name and/or gender you have two potential options. If you have been scheduled for an interview at a USCIS Field Office, you can update your information at that interview. Otherwise, you can…

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  • New Filing Fees Starting April 1, 2024

    New Filing Fees Starting April 1, 2024

    The new fees will go into effect on April 1, 2024. Click here for the New Filing Fee Schedule or download the pdf. Final Rule U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. The final rule will allow…

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  • USCIS Reduced Its Backlog for the First Time in Over a Decade

    USCIS Reduced Its Backlog for the First Time in Over a Decade

    USCIS completed over 10 million cases in 2023. This information is according to a press release from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The press release states: In FY 2023, USCIS received 10.9 million filings and completed more than 10 million pending cases– both record-breaking numbers in the agency’s history. In doing so, USCIS…

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  • USCIS Policy Alert: Family-Based Conditional Permanent Residents

    USCIS Policy Alert: Family-Based Conditional Permanent Residents

    USCIS Policy Alert, PA-2023-33, dated December 12, 2023https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/policy-manual-updates/20231212-Family-BasedCPRs.pdf U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding family-based conditional permanent residents. The update clarifies what noncitizens must do to change the basis of filing in cases of waivers based on battery or extreme cruelty. It also clarifies that if…

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  • Emergencies or Unforeseen Circumstances

    Unforeseen circumstances, such as natural catastrophes (hurricanes, wildfires, severe weather, etc.), national emergencies (public health emergencies), severe illness, or conflicts abroad, can sometimes affect the processing of your USCIS application, petition, or immigration request. USCIS has discretion to take the below measures on a case-by-case basis upon request, if you have been affected by an…

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  • USCIS Enhancing Transparency Introducing myProgress for Application Tracking

    USCIS Enhancing Transparency Introducing myProgress for Application Tracking

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has taken a significant stride towards improving the application processing experience with the introduction of myProgress, formerly known as personalized processing times. What is myProgress? myProgress offers enhanced transparency for applicants, allowing them to track the progress of their Form I-485 or Form I-821 in real-time. This…

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  • New USCIS Form Editions (Form I-601A, G-325A, & I-907)

    New USCIS Form Editions (Form I-601A, G-325A, & I-907)

    On November 13, 2023, USCIS released a new edition of the Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. The new edition is the 08/31/21. You can find the edition date of a form on the bottom of the page. See uscis.gov/forms/forms-update for information about updates to USCIS forms. On October 31, 2023, USCIS announced…

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