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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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