USCIS Grants Greater Flexibility in Late Immigration Applications to Change or Extend Nonimmigrant Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a significant policy update to its Policy Manual, offering greater flexibility for nonimmigrants who encounter unforeseen delays when filing for extensions of stay or changes of status. This announcement, published on January 24, 2024, clarifies that USCIS may allow for late filings to extend or change one’s READ MORE

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on Two-Year Foreign Residence Requirement for J-1 Exchange Visitors

On October 24, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the two (2)-year foreign residence requirement for the nonimmigrant exchange visitor (J) visa classification. Background The J-1 visa classification is for exchange visitors who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, READ MORE