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Residence Abroad Requirement for F1 and M1 visa application

Department of States updated the Foreign Affair Manual to include residence abroad requirement for F1 and M1 visa application. As a part of the visa application, applicants must prove that they will intend to depart the US upon completion of their study in the US. According to the new guideline, student visa applicant, by providing evidence to live...

Is it alright to receive Covid-19 benefits in terms of Public Charge?

This is one of the questions most frequently asked by many during the Pandemic times. USCIS has officially issued a memorandum to eliminate the ambiguity surrounding Public Charge Rule and Covid-19 benefits. Here is the Q&A from USCIS official website specifically in pertinent to Covid-19 benefits. Q2: What about other COVID-19 public benefits...

What is good and bad under the new Public Charge Rule

Here is the excerpts from USCIS website in pertinent to new Public Charge Rules. This tells you what benefits are allowable and not-allowable under the new rule. Actually, it is rather returning to the old rule in 1999 than a new law. Q7: Which public benefits does USCIS consider when determining whether an applicant is inadmissible under the publi...

CDC Requirements for Immigrant Medical Examinations

Overview The current pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations. COVID-19 meets the definition of a quarantinable communicable disease under 42 USC 264 and Executive Order 13295,...

Categories allowed for automatic extension of 180 days for EAD

(a)(3) Refugee; (a)(5) Asylee; (a)(7) N-8 or N-9; (a)(8) Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau; (a)(10) Withholding of Deportation or Removal Granted; (a)(12) Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Granted; (c)(8) Asylum Application Pending; (c)(9) Pending Adjustment of Status under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act; (c)(10)...