After two Requests for Evidence, Client’s application for adjustment of status based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen was granted, despite several convictions. Now…
DOS posted the January 2021 Visa Bulletin and USCIS posted the related Adjustment of Status charts. For the first time this fiscal year, USCIS has stated that all employment-based adjustment of status applications must be filed based on the Final Action Dates chart. The Dates for Filing chart may be used for all family-sponsored applications, except that F2A applicants may file adjustment of status applications using the Final Action Dates chart. The Visa Bulletin also contains notes on the diversity visa (DV) category for the month of January, DV category rank cut-offs that will apply in February, and the scheduled expiration of the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and the Employment Fifth Preference (I5 and R5) categories.
USCIS Adjusts Filing Locations for Certain Forms I-485 and Certain Foreign Students Filing Form I-765
USCIS announced that on January 8, 2021, it adjusted filing locations for certain Forms I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and for certain foreign students filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
Application for adjustment of status granted at interview for couple with a 20+ year age difference that met and married within 7 months
USCIS updates discretionary criteria for interview determinations of adjustment of status for refugees or asylees.
USCIS announced updated guidance expanding the discretionary criteria USCIS officers use to determine whether to interview applicants filing Form I-485 based on refugee or asylee status. The…