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USCIS Resumes Concurrent Adjudication of H-4 and L-2 Dependent Spouse Applications with Primary H-1B and L-1 Applicants

15 Feb

Effective January 25, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has returned to its policy of adjudicating Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization for H-4 and L-2 derivatives, along with the principal applicant’s underlying Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, when these forms are filed concurrently.

This applies in cases filed together via regular processing or via the Premium Processing service. If these forms are filed separately, USCIS will not bundle the adjudication of the forms. 

Foster will continue to monitor USCIS adjudication changes and trends and will make future updates available via the Foster website at