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State Department Updates Guidance on F-1/M-1 student intent to depart and residence Abroad requirements

USA - December 29 2021 The State Department updated its Foreign Affairs Manual on intent to depart and residence abroad requirements for F-1 and M-1 students. The new…

State Department expands Interview waiver program for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants through end of 2022

Turkey, USA - December 28 2021 In response to the ongoing COVID-19-related circumstances that have significantly hampered visa processing, the State Department has announced that…

Travel ban to be terminated Dec. 31, 2021

USA - December 28 2021 According to senior Biden administration officials, President Joe Biden will issue a new presidential proclamation to officially rescind the travel…

ICE Announces Extension to I-9 Compliance Flexibility Regarding Physical Document Inspection Requirements

USA - December 20 2021 On Dec. 15, 2021, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) extended the flexibility previously afforded to the Form I-9 compliance rules…

USCIS temporarily waives 60-day rule for civil surgeon signatures on form I-693

USA - December 9 2021 On Dec. 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily waive the requirement that the civil surgeon…

Biden administration restricts travel from 8 African countries due to omicron variant

USA - December 1 2021 In response to the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus and in an effort to stop the spread, President Biden issued a new Proclamation Nov. 26…

Long Delays for Work Permits for L-2 and H-4 Spouses Are Over

USA - November 10 2021 Due to an immigration application backlog, which was worsened by the pandemic’s adverse effects on USCIS and the nearly four-month office closure of…

Biden administration to relax travel proclamations and allow vaccinated travelers into the United States

Global, USA - September 21 2021 On Sept. 20, 2021, the Biden administration announced it would simultaneously relax travel restrictions for foreign nationals traveling from China…

USCIS announces an expanded collaboration with the social security administration for LPR applicants

USA - August 20 2021 On Aug. 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applicants filing for Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status are…

USCIS extends form I-693 validity period due to covid-19-related delays in adjudication

USA - August 17 2021 On Aug. 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will extend the validity period of Form I-693, Report of…