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USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

Release Date 05/03/2022 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, to up to 540 days. The increase, which will be effective immediately on May 4, 2022, will help avoid gaps in employment for noncitizens […]

USCIS Stops Applying Certain EAD Provisions for Asylum Applicants

Effective Feb. 8, 2022, USCIS has stopped applying 2 rules: The Removal of 30-day Processing Provision for Asylum Applicant-Related Form I-765 Employment Authorization Applications Rule (also known as the Timeline Repeal Rule); and The Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants Rule (also known as the Asylum EAD Rule). We are applying the provisions governing asylum applications, interviews, […]

Information for Nationals of Ukraine

Last Updated: April 26, 2022 The Department of State is not offering visa services in Ukraine at this time.  We continue to encourage U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance in Ukraine to fill out our online form. The Department of State is sharing the information below to further clarify visa options and outline alternatives to […]

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico

A Rule by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 10/21/2021 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notification of continuation of temporary travel restrictions. SUMMARY: This Notification announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the non-essential […]

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

A Rule by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 04/22/2022 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notification of temporary travel restrictions. SUMMARY: This Notification announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (“Secretary”), after consulting with interagency partners, to continue to temporarily […]

President Biden to Announce Uniting for Ukraine, a New Streamlined Process to Welcome Ukrainians Fleeing Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Release Date: April 21, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, the President will announce Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States, fulfilling President Biden’s commitment to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia’s aggression as a result of […]

Designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. SUMMARY: Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eighteen months, from April 19, 2022, through October […]

Designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. SUMMARY: Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective April 19, 2022, or later […]