USCIS Clarifies Policy Guidance On Expedite Requests

Published date05 April 2024
Subject MatterImmigration, General Immigration
Law FirmKlasko
AuthorKlasko &nbsp

.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 21, 2024, that it has updated guidance in its USCIS Policy Manual, effective immediately, to clarify how the agency considers expedite requests related to government interests and emergencies or urgent humanitarian situations, including travel-related requests. The update also clarifies how to make an expedite request and explains how USCIS processes expedite requests.

USCIS said it "may expedite cases identified as urgent by federal, state, tribal, territorial, or local governments of the United States because they involve public interest, public safety, national interest, or national security interests." When an expedite request is made by a federal government agency or department based on government interests, USCIS generally defers to that agency or department's assessment.

The update also clarifies that USCIS will consider expediting...

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