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USCIS Announces Employment Authorization Procedures for Palestinians Covered by Deferred Enforced Departure

Eligible Palestinians can now apply for EAD valid through Aug. 13, 2025 WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today posted a Federal Register notice establishing procedures for Palestinians covered by Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that will be valid through Aug. 13, 2025. President Biden issued a memorandum on DED for Palestinians on Feb. […]

Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Redesignation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status

Release Date 04/12/2024 Redesignation Allows Additional Eligible Ethiopian Nationals to Apply for TPS and Employment Authorization Documents WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced the extension and redesignation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from June 13, 2024, to December 12, 2025, due to ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary […]

Temporary Rule Increasing Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization and/or EADs for Certain Individuals

On April 8, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a second temporary final rule (89 FR 24628) temporarily increasing the automatic extension period for employment authorization and/or Employment Authorization Documents (EAD, Form I-766) to up to 540 days. This temporary increase is available to certain individuals who timely filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, renewal applications on […]

USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period

Release Date 04/04/2024 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced (PDF, 317.28 KB) that any Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after Nov. 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence to show that the applicant is not inadmissible on […]

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension of Certain Employment Authorization Documents to Improve Access to Work Permits

Release Date 04/04/2024 WASHINGTON— Building on extensive modernization efforts that have streamlined and improved access to work permits for eligible noncitizens, USCIS today announced a temporary final rule (TFR) to increase the automatic extension period for certain employment authorization documents (EADs) from up to 180 days to up to 540 days. This announcement follows improvements that have reduced processing […]

Frequently Asked Questions on the USCIS Fee Rule

On Jan. 31, 2024, USCIS published a final rule that, for the first time since 2016, adjusts certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees. With the final rule, we can recover our operating costs more fully and support timely processing of new applications. Unlike many other federal agencies, we are almost entirely fee funded. About 96% of our […]

USCIS Announces Filing Location Change for Certain Employment-Based I-485 and Related Forms

Release Date:03/29/2024 On, April 1, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is changing the filing location for concurrently filed Forms I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service; I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; and I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and for related Forms I-131, Application for Travel Document; I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; and I-824, Application for Action on […]

Memorandum on the Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Palestinians

February 14, 2024 HOME BRIEFING ROOM PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBJECT:       Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Palestinians Following the horrific October 7, 2023, terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel, and Israel’s ensuing military response, humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian territories, and primarily Gaza, have significantly […]

Reminder: Adjustment to Premium Processing Fees Takes Effect Today

Release Date 02/26/2024 As previously announced, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new inflation-adjusted premium processing fees take effect today, increasing the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. USCIS published a final rule announcing the change on Dec. 28, 2023. The USCIS Stabilization Act established the current premium processing fees and the authority for the Department of […]