Posted : May 15 07:39 AM
USCIS temporarily suspends biometrics requirement for Form I-539 applicants
Effective May 17, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will temporarily suspend the biometrics submission requirement for certain applicants filing Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, requesting an extension of stay in or change of status to H-4, L-2, and E nonimmigrant status.
In a May 13, 2021, notification (uscis.gov), the agency said it will allow adjudications for those specific categories to proceed based on biographic information and related background checks, without capturing fingerprints and a photograph.
This suspension will apply through May 17, 2023, subject to affirmative extension or revocation of the suspension period by the USCIS director.