Giving Thanks for a Joyful Celebration

In the spirit of gratitude and togetherness, we at Onal Gallant Bayram & Amin celebrated Thanksgiving with a delightful dinner at Mohamed Amin's house. We're thrilled to share a snapshot from this memorable evening, showcasing the warmth and camarade...

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OGP Welcomes Its Newest Associate Attorney

OGP Welcomes Its Newest Associate Attorney...

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USCIS Increases Employment Authorization Document Validity Period for Certain Categories

We are updating guidance in the Policy Manual to increase the maximum validity period to 5 years for initial and renewal Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for certain noncitizens who are employment authorized incident to status or circumstanc...

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USCIS Exempts Biometric Services Fee for all Form I-539 Applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it is exempting the biometric services fee for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. Beginning Oct. 1, we are exempting the $85 biometric services fee as ...

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Affirmative Asylum Applicants Must Provide Interpreters Starting Sept. 13

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds affirmative asylum applicants that, starting Sept. 13, 2023, you must bring an interpreter to your asylum interview if you are not fluent in English or wish to proceed with your interview in a languag...

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USCIS Expands myProgress to Form I-765 and Form I-131

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that we are expanding myProgress (formerly known as personalized processing times) to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. my...

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USCIS Expands Premium Processing for Applicants Seeking to Change into F, M, or J Nonimmigrant Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the expansion of premium processing for applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and seeking a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimm...

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USCIS Removes 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form I-693

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is removing the requirement that civil surgeons sign Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an individual applies for an underlying immigrati...

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OGP Welcomes Its Newest Counsel

OGP Welcomes Its Newest Counsel...

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Premium Processing: New Online-Filing Procedures for Some F-1 Students Seeking OPT or STEM OPT Extensions

On March 6th, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services revealed new online filing procedures for F-1 students looking to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or STEM OPT extensions. As part of this announcement, USCIS also expanded prem...

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