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USCIS further extends its closure of in-person services.

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 unless the public closures are extended further. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public. USCIS will continue to provide limited emergency services. Please call the Contact Center for assistance with emergency services. USCIS will provide notices to those affected by the closure. People with InfoPass appointments will have to reschedule them again through the USCIS Contact Center once the field offices are open to the public.

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USCIS extends its closure of in-person services.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services extends its closure of in-person services at field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic to April 7, 2020 (originally set to April 1, 2020).

ALLY LAW temporarily closes IN-PERSON legal services, but ONLINE legal services remain available.

Effective March 20, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and California Governor's "Safer at Home" order, the office will temporarily stop IN-PERSON legal consultation and meetings but the office will continue to assist you with immigration and citizenship matters through ONLINE means (email, video conferencing, online document sharing/editing, etc.). Please stay safe and help your neighbors.

USCIS Temporarily Closes Offices to Public

Effective March 18, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will close in-person services at field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension of in-person services is through at least April 1, 2020.

Premium Processing Fee To Increase

On December 2, 2019, the premium processing fee for Form I-129 (nonimmigrant worker) and Form I-140 (immigrant worker) will be $1,440.00, from the current fee of $1,410. Any such forms postmarked on or after December 2nd will require the new fee.

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Employment authorization documents (EADs) issued to beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation remain valid through January 2, 2020

EADs with a code of either “A-12” or “C-19” and an expiration date (July 22, 2017; November 2, 2017; January 5, 2018; January 22, 2018, March 9, 2018; November 2, 2018; January 5, 2019; April 2, 2019; July 22, 2019, or September 9, 2019) are valid through January 2, 2020.

USCIS automatically extended these EADs.

Employers should not re-verify until January 3, 2020.

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One-time filing extension for CW-1 petition

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is giving a one-time and limited allowance for CW-1 petition worker's in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for fiscal year 2020 CW-1 petitions (employment starts on or after October 1, 2019) to file for an extension of CW-1 validity even if USCIS receives the petition after the expiration of the current CW-1's validity expires.

The one-time extension is given to smoothly implement the new requirement that CW-1 petitions with employment start dates on or after Oct. 1, 2019 include a Temporary Labor Certification (TLC) from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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