USCIS Teleconference on NTA memo on September 27, 2018

On September 27, 2018,​ USCIS hosted a teleconference and discussed the policy memorandum regarding the issuance of NTA’s.

Notice to Appear (NTA) memo was issued on June 28, 2018,​ and will be incrementally implemented starting October 1, 2018.

– USCIS in general will not issue NTA immediately upon denial of a case though USCIS reserves the right to issue an NTA immediately. In general USCIS will wait for the ​expiration of motion/appeal period.
– Withdrawing an application does not cancel USCIS’ authority for issuance of NTA.
– USCIS policy will not be implemented with respect to employment-based​ and humanitarian filings such as H-1B etc for now and current rules will stay in place for such filings.
– I-539 filings (F-1 or H4 or B1/B2 Change of Status cases) and I-485 filings will be impacted by this memo for now.
– USCIS will setup a website to provide​ the​e ​ public with more additional guidance.

This policy is subject to change in future and one should stay updated with the latest rules and regulations as they constantly change.

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