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Immigration Updates: February 13, 2023 – February 17, 2023

Immigration Updates: February 13, 2023 – February 17, 2023

PUBLISHED ON: February 17
USCIS Will Now Use the Dates for Filing Chart to Calculate Noncitizens’ Ages for CSPA Purposes

USCIS issued policy guidance in the Policy Manual on Feb. 14, 2023, to update when an immigrant visa “becomes available” for the purpose of calculating the CSPA age for noncitizens seeking lawful permanent resident status in a preference category. Visit the USCIS site to learn more.

USCIS Clarifies Physical Presence Guidance for Asylees and Refugees Applying for Adjustment of Status

USCIS has updated its policy manual to clarify that asylees and refugees must have been physically present in the US for one year when their Form I-485 is adjudicated, rather than at the time of filing. Additionally, refugees with J-1/J-2 status are not subject to the two-year foreign residence requirement. Click here to learn more.

Asylee and Refugee Adjustment 1-Year Physical Presence Requirement

USCIS is changing its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the 1-year physical presence requirement for refugees and asylees applying for adjustment of status. Click on the link to learn more.

Reminder to Submit All Required Initial Evidence and Supporting Documentation, including Form I-693, for Form I-485

This article provides information on the required initial evidence and supporting documentation you must submit when filing Form I-485. Click here for additional information.


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