December 26th, 2023 at 02:18 am
USCIS Reduces I-130 Processing Times for Family Petitions
USCIS Initiatives to Expedite I-130 Processing
Premium Processing and its Impact
Challenges in Processing I-130 Petitions
USCIS’s Approach to Accelerate Processing
Predictions for 2024 and Beyond
Get a peek at what to expect when it comes to I-130 processing timelines in 2024. Examine the patterns seen in the past few months regarding wait times and reductions for particular categories. Recognize that while USCIS continues to hone its procedures, additional advancements and quicker decisions are to be expected.
Applicants can expect a more prompt and efficient immigration experience as USCIS makes major efforts to improve the effectiveness of I-130 processing. Keep up with the most recent happenings, investigate 2024 projections, and confidently traverse the changing terrain of US immigration
USCIS Non-Immigrant F&M Visa Guidelines 2024
USCIS updates guidelines for international students about policies. Regarding the F and M student non-immigrant classifications, US Citizenship and Immigration Services is providing policy guidelines. These guidelines also address the agency’s responsibility to decide on applications for employment authorization, change of status, extension of stay, and reinstatement of status for these students and their dependents in the country.
USCIS anticipates that this would bring much-needed clarity to US educational institutions and international students on a variety of subjects, such as eligibility requirements, school transfers, and on-campus and off-campus jobs.
According to the guidelines, F and M students must have a foreign residence that they intend to keep, but they may also be the recipients of an immigrant visa petition or permanent labor certification application, and they may still be able to prove that they intend to leave after a brief stay.
According to the guidelines, F students with a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline who choose to extend their optional practical training may work for startup enterprises. Among other things, the firm complies with the criteria of the training plan, maintains good standing with E-verify, and pays employees in line with what similarly situated US workers are paid.
A non-citizen may enter the country as a full-time student at a college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution, or in a language training program, under the non-immigrant academic student F-1 classification. Students enrolled in recognized non-academic programs, other than language training programs, that are established vocational programs fall under the non-immigrant vocational student (M-1) categorization.
What Happens at a Biometrics Appointment
The applicant will receive an appointment notice from USCIS via mail a few weeks after submitting Form I-90. The notification gives the time, date, and place of the biometrics appointment. To get the permanent residents’ fingerprints and photos, the biometrics appointment takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
The USCIS will perform a criminal history check in addition to using the biometrics to create a new green card. The fingerprints and identity of the applicant will be forwarded to the FBI by USCIS. The FBI will compare the data to databases maintained by various law enforcement organizations.
If the applicant has a criminal history or a history of immigration infractions, USCIS will be able to find out. Before applying for the renewal of their Green Card, anyone who thinks they might have a criminal background should speak with an immigration counsel. A copy of the applicant’s arrest record can be obtained beforehand, and an attorney can guide them through the procedure. An attorney might be able to get a waiver or have the record expunged, depending on the details.
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