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August 2023
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Forms I-765 and I-131 included in myProgress

In July, USCIS announced that it was expanding myProgress (formerly known as personalized processing times) to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. myProgress provides applicants with access, in their online account, to personalized estimates of their wait time for major milestones on their case, including their final case decision. While estimates are based on historical patterns of cases with similar specifics, they are not a guarantee of speed, cannot take into consideration all possible unique application processing delays, and may over- or underestimate the true processing time.

In addition to Form I-765 and Form I-131, myProgress is available for applicants with a USCIS online account who file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization; Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; or Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.

To view estimated case timelines, applicants must first create a USCIS online account or log into their account and select their pending application. If they e-filed or linked one of the applicable forms to their online account using an online access code, they will see a myProgress tab for their application. The myProgress tab displays the estimated wait time until their case has a decision, along with a checkmark beside three milestones as they are completed:

Applicants will still need to visit the public Check Case Processing Times webpage to determine if they are eligible to file an Outside of Normal Processing Times service request.

Online biometrics rescheduling is available

USCIS also launched a new self-service tool allowing benefit requestors and their attorneys to reschedule most biometric services appointments before the date of the appointment.

Previously, benefit requestors and accredited representatives could only request to reschedule a biometric services appointment by calling the USCIS Contact Center. With this new tool, those individuals who have or create a USCIS online account can reschedule most requests for biometric services appointments without having to call the Contact Center. The new tool, however, cannot be used to reschedule an appointment that already has been rescheduled two or more times, is within 12 hours, or that has already passed.

The biometric services appointment rescheduling tool can be accessed via a USCIS online account regardless of whether the pending case was submitted online or by mail. Benefit requestors will still have the option to call the USCIS Contact Center to reschedule.

Sufficient reasons to show “good cause” to reschedule may include, but are not limited to:

 

APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR ​ AUGUST 2023

FAMILY

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

01J​an15

01J​an15

2A

08​Oct17

08​Oct17

2B

22Sep15

22Sep15

3rd

​​​0​8​Jan09

​​​0​8​Jan09

4th

​15Sep05

22Apr07

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

 01J​an1​2

​01Aug23

2nd

 01J​an11

15A​pr22

3rd

​​​​ 01​Jan09

0​1​May20

Other

 01​Jan09

0​1​May20

4th

 01​Sep​18

01​Sep​18

5th

 01​Apr1​7

Current1B

 

 

DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS - AUGUST 2023

 

FAMILY

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

01​Sep17

01​Sep17

2A

Current

Current

2B

​​01​Jan17

​​01​Jan17

3rd

​​0​1Mar10

​​0​1Mar10

4th

22F​eb06

01​​Mar08

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

01Jun22

Current

2nd

01M​ay12 

01D​ec22

3rd

01Aug12 

01M​ay23

Other

01​Aug12 

01Jun20

4th

01O​ct18

01O​ct18

5th

08D​ec19

Current1B


Visa Bulletin for ​​​​​​August 2023 is available on our website. Please go to http://www.khabar.com/magazine/ immigration/ 


 

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