USCIS changes name-check policy

By |2008-02-07T17:23:38+00:00February 7th, 2008|Categories: Green Cards|Tags: , , |

On Feb 4th, the USCIS issued a new policy stating that they will proceed with the adjudication of certain petitions, most notably I-485 cases if the FBI fingerprint check and IBIS check have both cleared but, where the FBI name check has been pending for more than 180 days without any negative information. It is not known whether this new policy will be extended to H-1b petitions, many of which remain held up in name check delays from FY 2007 filings.