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Jan 11, 2019

Employment-Based I-485s: Ability to Use the Earlier Date for Filing Charts May Come to a Close

Matthew Galati

Back in September, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) was allowing applicants to file their I-485 applications for adjustment of status in both the employment-based and the family-based categories according to the earlier-in-time Filing Date Charts. Put another way, USCIS has been accepting Form I-485 filings for all prospective qualifying immigrants before a visa number is technically available. Green and Spiegel has been filing our clients’ files in light of this change for months, however, it appears that this will shortly come to an end. Learn more here.

Nov 2, 2018

USCIS Extends Validity of Medical Exams to Two Years

Joshua H. Rolf

As of yesterday, USCIS has enacted new guidelines that provide welcome relief to foreign nationals with long-pending green card applications, extending the validity of their Form I-693 medical examinations from one to two years, so long as the examinations in question were performed within sixty days of filing for lawful permanent residence.