US Citizenship and Immigration Services (used to be BCIS, INS)

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through March 23, 2023. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and March 23, 2023, inclusive:

Effect of typos on immigration documents

Question details

One of my friends has just completed a master's (F1 Visa) in Dec 2022 and has traveled to India (outside the USA). However, he hadn't noticed that the EAD card had incorrect DOB (date of birth). Would he have any issues while entering back to the USA? Will he have issues returning to the USA, how can he ensure that his DOB issue in EAD is sorted out?

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You could send in  a request to the USCIS for correction of the typographical error by taking a screenshot. Attach it with the rest of the documents and now you have enough proof to show who you are. Also, typographical error depends upon who made the error and in which context it's being raised. Sometimes it is  just an easy fix and complicated at times. Let your lawyers help you with that decision in this case. I think if you have a screenshot of a requested correction you should be fine.


AAO Processing Times (October - December 2022)

Timeliness of Fiscal Year 2023 First Quarter Completions (October - December 2022)
Form Type Case Type Completed 0-180 Days Quarterly Completions
Cumulative total of all completions   69.69% 848
I-129CW Petition for CNMI Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker 66.67% 3
I-129F Petition for Fiancée 100% 14


Immigration Law

USCIS Issues Proposed Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

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WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees. The new fees would allow USCIS to more fully recover its operating costs, reestablish and maintain timely case processing, and prevent the accumulation of future case backlogs. USCIS receives approximately 96 percent of its funding from filing fees, not from congressional appropriations.