21 Apr 2020

NewsFlash! USCIS Waiving In-Person Interview Requirements for Some Cases

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has received numerous reports of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sporadically waiving the in-person interview requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the reports are related to family and employment-based adjustment-of-status (form I-485) cases. The USCIS suspended...

01 Apr 2020

NewsFlash! USCIS In-Person Services Suspended Until at Least 03.May.2020

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) will remain suspended until at least May 3, 2020. In-person services may resume on May 4, 2020, depending upon what transpires with...

20 Mar 2020

NewsFlash! USCIS Temporarily Accepting Forms with Photocopied Signatures

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that, effective March 21, 2020, it will begin accepting all benefit forms and documents with reproduced signatures. Per the announcement, "[t]his means that a document may be scanned, faxed, photocopied, or similarly reproduced provided that the...

17 Mar 2020

MurthyAudio: The Public Charge Rule – Implementation at USCIS and DOS

Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss the Public Charge rule in effect as of 24.Feb.2020, with emphasis on the Form I-129, Form I-485, and at consulates abroad, in this teleconference that aired on March 4, 2020.The MP3 is available here, and is listed in the archive...

13 Mar 2020

NewsFlash! All Visa Appointments at U.S. Consulates in India Canceled

The U.S. Department of State announced today that, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa appointments at U.S. Mission India posts - which includes the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and all U.S. consulates in India - have been canceled. This measure...

06 Feb 2020

My uncle (father’s brother) is a U.S. citizen. Can he sponsor me for a green card?

Answer No, generally speaking, a foreign national cannot be directly sponsored for a family-based green card by their aunt or uncle. (06.Feb.2020)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs here. Copyright...