EOIR, Dec. 1, 2023
"Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023"
American Immigration Council and the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic of the James H. Binger Center for New Americans, University of Minnesota Law School, Nov. 28, 2023
"This practice advisory...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/30/2023
"On October 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of State (Department of State) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...
On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Wilkinson v. Garland. Issue: Whether an agency determination that a given set of established facts does not rise to the...
On Nov. 17, 2023 the AAO reversed an EB-2 National Interest Waiver denial by the Texas Service Center, saying: "The Petitioner has met the requisite three prongs set forth in the Dhanasar analytical...
State Department, Jan. 27, 2021
"When the Department of State's and Department of Homeland Security's public charge rules went into effect on February 24, 2020, Form I-864W was eliminated from U.S. government use. Those applicants who were previously required to file form I-864W are no longer required to do so, and as such, are not required to pay the affidavit of support fee to NVC. Individuals who were not required to submit an affidavit of support but who paid the affidavit of support fee on or after February 24, 2020, may be eligible for a refund of that fee.
You may request a refund of the affidavit of support fee, if:
Review the requirements for an applicant to benefit from the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 or the 40 quarters of qualifying employment under the Social Security Act exemption to determine whether you may qualify for a refund.
How to request a refund of the affidavit of support fee
Complete the online inquiry form for NVC at https://nvc.state.gov/inquiry with the following information:
Note: The fields with asterisks* are required fields for submitting the NVC inquiry form. You do not need to repeat that information in the body of the inquiry.
All refund requests must be received by NVC before close of business on July 30, 2021.
How long will it take to process my refund request?
Please allow up to twelve weeks for your refund to be processed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider refund requests on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the claim qualifies for a refund."