NewsFlash! USCIS Proposes Eliminating D/S on I-94s for F, J, and I Visa Categories

Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed eliminating the D/S (“duration of status”) designation routinely issued on I-94s for nonimmigrants in F, J, or I status. If the proposed regulation is enacted, I-94s for these categories would instead be issued with a set end-date, as is typical for nearly all other nonimmigrant visa categories. For those entering in F or J status, the I-94 could be issued for a maximum period of 4 years, or 2 years, if the person is enrolled in a 2-year program. The I-94 may also be granted with a grace period to prepare for departure or apply for extension or change of status. MurthyDotCom will post a more detailed summary of this proposed rule in the near future.


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