USCIS Removes Receipt Requirements for H and L Adjustment Applicants

USCIS Removes Receipt Requirements for H and L Adjustment Applicants

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USCIS published its final rules for foreign nationals traveling on H and L visas today, making travel for adjustment applicants easier. Effective immediately, the USCIS no longer requires adjustment applicants traveling on their H and L visas to provide the official final receipt notice for their adjustment petitions (Form I-797) upon reentry into the country. Upon reentry, H and L visa holders must demonstrate that they remain eligible for their current visa status and are in possession of a valid visa. They also must demonstrate that they will resume employment with the same employer for which they had been authorized to work in their current visa status. This change means that foreign nationals with pending adjustment applications will not risk abandoning their adjustment petitions by traveling without or before receiving their I-797 receipts.