Policy Update: USCIS Updates Guidance on Expedite Requests.

Effective immediately, the USCIS is updating the USCIS Policy Manual guidance regarding the criteria that is used to determine whether a case warrants expedited treatment. The USCIS will consider all expedite requests on a case-by-case basis.

New Expedite Policy Highlights

  • Clarifies the criteria and circumstances under which USCIS will generally consider expedite requests from nonprofit organizations as determined by the Internal Revenue Service;
  • Provides additional examples of when USCIS may consider expedite requests made by federal, state, or local agencies, including labor and employment agencies;
  • Adds examples to further illustrate how the expedite criteria relates to emergencies and urgent humanitarian reasons; and
  • Explains that some circumstances may affect or delay our ability to expedite an application or petition.

Policy Alert link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/policy-manual-updates/20220125-ExpediteCriteria.pdf

If you have any questions about how these immigration and nationality laws in the United States may impact you or your family or want to access additional information about United States or Canadian immigration and nationality laws, please feel free to get in touch with the immigration and nationality lawyers at NPZ Law Group. You can send us an email at info@visaserve.com, or you can call us at 201-670-0006 extension 104. In addition, we invite you to find more information on our website at www.visaserve.com