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  • USCIS Advises Family-Based I-485 Applicants to Include I-693 at the Time of Filing to Potentially Speed Up Processing Time

    Recently, USCIS announced that it is expanding potential interview waivers for family-based adjustment cases. Given the potential interview waivers, USCIS advises applicants filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, to include Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, at the time of filing to potentially speed up processing times. […]
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  • USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through January 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors.  Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in certain requests or notices before taking any action, if the request […]
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  • USCIS Extending COVID-19 Flexibilities

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending its COVID-19 related flexibilities through October 23, 2022. These flexibilities are designed to ease the burden on the U.S. immigration system and assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors, and USCIS immigration agents. These flexibilities allow USCIS to consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date […]
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  • USCIS Recommends Sending in Medical Exams Upfront for Employment-Based AOS Applicant

    When applying for an employment-based green card with an Adjustment of Status Form I-495, there is a requirement to obtain a medical examination from a civil surgeon. A civil surgeon is a medical practitioner specifically designated by USCIS to perform these evaluations. When going for this exam, it is important to bring a Form I-693 […]
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  • USCIS Has Extended Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has announced that it is extending the flexibilities initially announced on March 30th, 2020. These flexibilities are designed to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent to Revoke; Notices […]
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  • USCIS Once Again Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    On September 24, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will once again be extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, USCIS announced it would give certain applicants, petitioners, and requestors more time to respond to […]
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  • Biden Administration Closes Chapter on Trump-era “Public Charge” Rule

    On March 9, 2021, the Supreme Court agreed to a Biden administration request to dismiss an upcoming case challenging the Trump administration’s highly contested “public charge” rule.  This means the Biden Administration has officially closed the chapter on the Trump-era Public Charge rule.    Under the Public Charge Final Rule, the Trump administration expanded the application of […]
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  • Immigration Updates from USCIS, CBP, DOS, and DOL due to COVID-19

    COVID-19 is having a vast impact on immigration operations across all government agencies. To help navigate these challenges, Berardi Immigration Law is providing a summary with the most recent updates from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.  Updates from USCIS  Premium processing suspended […]
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