FAQ: USCIS raises burden of proof for extensions of status

8 Nov, 2017

Global Trend

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently rescinded a longstanding policy on the burden of proof for petitions to extend nonimmigrant status, and issued new guidance that affects how USCIS officers will adjudicate extension petitions. Under the new policy, when deciding whether to grant an extension of a nonimmigrant petition, adjudicators will no longer give deference to the prior approval.

BAL has created an FAQ on what the new policy means for employers and individuals in nonimmigrant status, such as H-1B and L-1, when seeking to renew their status.

Complete the form below to read the full FAQ.