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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

USCIS Updates Advance Travel Policy for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

On 5/17/2023, the USCIS updated the review process for advance travel authorization for nationals from Cubans, Haitians,Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans.   The initial authorized numbers per month was 30,000.  Due to high demand for these authorizations, USCIS is updating the review process.   

Under the new review process, USCIS will randomly select about half of the monthly total, without regard to filing date, from all the pending Form I-134A applications to determine whether the case can be confirmed.  USCIS will then review the other half of the monthly total of Forms I-134A on a "first-in, first-out: basis. Duplicate Form I-134A for the same beneficiary is not allowed and will be rejected. Sponsors can find out about the case status online.  The USCIS contact center will not be able to provide case status information. 

(Immigration laws and policies change regularly.  If you have any questions regarding this article, please visit www.1visa1.com to schedule a legal consultation.)  

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