U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released an updated policy memorandum advising the Department of States (“DOS”) on adjudicating Form I-130 Petitions for Alien Relatives at U.S. Embassies and Consulates through Direct Consular Filing (“DCF.”)
The policy memorandum clarifies that USCIS will no longer accept and adjudicate routine I-130 Petitions at its remaining overseas field offices. The memorandum also removes the requirement for DOS to seek USCIS permission in advance of accepting an I-130 through DCF and instead, allows DOS at U.S. Embassies and Consulates to exercise independent discretion in determining whether to accept an I-130 Petition.
For more information, contact us today and speak with a U.S. immigration attorney in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, or Taipei.
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