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COVID-19 Update: USCIS Announces Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency

  This is a notice to all of our clients and anyone submitting an application to USCIS, that USCIS will now also accept the reproduced original signatures on all the forms and documents, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond. Now, a document may be scanned, faxed, photocopied, or similarly reproduced, provided that the copy must be of an original document containing an original handwritten signature unless otherwise specified. This temporary change only applies to signatures. All other form instructions should be followed when completing a form. USCIS advises all individuals or entities that submit documents bearing an electronically reproduced original signature must also retain copies of the original documents containing the “wet” signature. USCIS may, at any time, request the original documents, which, if not produced, could negatively impact the adjudication of the immigration benefit.

Please refer to our previous articles on COVID-19. We will regularly update the blog as soon as any new information is available on COVID-19.

Previous Articles on COVID-19:

  1. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/covid-19-treatment-or-preventive-services-not-to-negatively-impact-the-aliens-seeking-extension-of-stay-change-of-status-or-adjustment-of-status/ (Date of Publication: March 16, 2020)
  2. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/covid-19-update-uscis-suspension-of-in-person-services-and-services-available-only-in-emergency-situations/ (Date of Publication: March 18, 2020)
  3. http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/covid-19-update-uscis-suspends-premium-processing-for-all-i-129-and-i-140-petitions-and-dos-suspends-routine-visa-services-at-all-u-s-embassies-and-consulates/ (Date of Publication: March 20, 2020)

 

Disclaimer

This article aims to provide new information concerning COVID-19 and its effect on the Aliens. This article, under no circumstances, acts as legal or medical advice; therefore, for any further case-specific question, please contact your doctor and attorney or the Ahluwalia Law Offices, P.C. (Team ALO).

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