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USCIS Clarifies Policy Guidance on Expedited Requests

  • U.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.
  • The update also clarifies that USCIS will consider expediting Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to benefit requestors in the United States “when they have a pressing or critical need to leave the United States, whether the need to travel relates to an unplanned or planned event, such as a professional, academic, or personal commitment.”

The content of this article is intended only to provide a general guide to the subject matter. It should not be construed as legal advice. Please contact Fakhoury Global Immigration at info@employmentimmigration.com or 248.643.4900 for guidance if you have specific questions.

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