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Additional Evidence Required for US Visa Applications

3 years 11 months 19 hours ago Tuesday, October 24 2017 Oct 24, 2017 October 24, 2017 11:27 AM October 24, 2017 in News

WESLACO – The federal agency in charge of issuing visas said they’ll soon change the way some applicants seek entry into the U.S.

More evidence will be required by those asking for a work permit, according to a policy memo released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday. It details updated policy guidance for the agency’s workers.

USCIS is instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial petitions and extension requests for certain non-immigrant visas.

USCIS adjudicators were tasked with fact-checking and determining prior eligibility. The documents said USCIS officers were having to do more work and sometimes failing to catch irregularities in applications.

Now, it’s up to the petitioner to provide those documents and proof of eligibility.

Applicants will face stricter review.

The agency has the authority to request additional evidence. 

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