#immigrationforinnovators

May I apply online to extend or change my nonimmigrant status?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows for electronic filing of certain applications for immigration benefits, including certain Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.  The agency claims that this will get your application into their processing queue faster than mail delivery.  Given the significant case backlog, any changes that lead to faster processing […]

Automatic EAD Extension and New Work Authorization Policy for H-4, L-2, E Spouses

November 15, 2021 As a result of a settlement agreement in a federal lawsuit Shergill et al, v Mayorkas (21-cv-1296-RSM)., U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will change its employment authorization (EAD) policies with respect to some H-4, L-2 nonimmigrants. The new USCIS policy guidance applies to applications for initial work authorization and renewal for holders […]