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USCIS issues policy alert updating guidance on O visas

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 17, 2020

    USCIS issues PA-2020-24, updating Policy Manual guidance on the O visa classification. The update adds guidance on O -1 status eligibility, especially evidentiary requirements. Under the revision to the Policy Manual, a petitioner using comparable evidence must still present three categories of evidence and show why each category is comparable to the regulatory criterion it is intended to replace. [ID #1062]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 17, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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