Effective Sept. 26, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is automatically extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.Read More
USCIS is revising Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, to accommodate the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which made significant changes to both the filing and eligibility requirements for investors under the EB-5 program. The form will be split into two versions: Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor, and Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor.Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released two new forms under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which revised INA 203(b)(5).Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would extend the time that receipt notices can be utilized to show evidence of status for Form i-829. The agency has extended the evidence of status from 18 to 24 months. The change comes as USCIS continues to struggle with processing delays. Read More
Starting Sept. 4, 2021, USCIS is extending the time that receipt notices can be used to show evidence of status from 18 months to 24 months for petitioners who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status.
The USCIS Office of Policy & Strategy published a report in July 2021, comparing the numbers of monthly Form I-526 filings before and after EB-5 regulations went into effect in November 2019. Read More
USCIS published the quarterly statistics for all application and petition form types for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal year (FY) 2021 (January 1st – March 31th, 2021), including the latest data for Form I-526, Form I-829, Form I-924, and Form I-924A. Read More
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued new policy updates in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the criteria and circumstances for expedited processing; improve request for evidence (RFE) and notice of intent to deny (NOID) guidance; and increase the validity period for initial and renewal employment authorization documents (EADs) for certain noncitizens with pending adjustment of status applications. Read More