Great news! U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new updates in the Policy Manual to improve immigration services and process. There are three main areas to update. Let's check out what this is all about!
USCIS Issues New Policy Updates for Better Immigration Services
1) USCIS Begins to Issue an Requests for Evidence and (RFE) Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) Again
Remember the new rule about denying applications without issuing an RFE? USCIS is going back to the old rules now!
USCIS will be issuing an RFE or NOID when additional evidence could potentially demonstrate eligibility for an immigration benefit.
What does this mean? This updated policy will give applicants a chance to correct innocent mistakes and unintentional omissions.
2) Two-year Employment Authorization Documents (EAD)
To ease the problem of ongoing processing delays, USCIS will now increase the one-year validity period on both initial and renewal EADs to two years for certain adjustment of status (AOS) applicants.
3) Warranted Expedited Processing
USCIS officers are provided guidance on when expedited processing may be warranted. Also, nonprofit organizations may request a benefit for expedited processing even if premium processing is available for that benefit.
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