An Important Announcement About Changes To Immigration Procedures

Two New Announcements That Change Immigration Law Procedures By Laraine E. Schwartz, Esq.There are two important new developments in the field of immigration law:

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has started to allow naturalization applicants to pay with credit cards, instead of having to pay the full application processing fee upfront.

The N-400 is the only form that can be paid for by credit card, and applicants may pay using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as gift cards with any of these 4 logos appearing on them.

If you choose to pay with a credit or gift card, keep in mind that you must pay the entire fee using a single card.

  • USCIS has announced that it has revised its procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based and family-sponsored adjustment of status. 
  • Under the new changes, the filing of permanent residence petitions will be allowed even though final adjudication of these applications may still be years away. This change is expected to benefit large numbers of applicants, who will now be able to file applications for permanent residence sooner than was possible previously.

If you have questions about either of these two new announcements, please contact an experienced immigration law attorney to help you understand how they might affect you or your family.  

Larraine Schwartz, Lobbying for Immigration Reform

Laraine E. Schwartz, Esq.
Winograd and Schwartz Attorneys at Law,

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