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USCIS opens application period for new status for long-term residents of CNMI

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 19, 2020

    The application period for those seeking the new Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status opens on February 19, 2020 and will last 180 days. [ID #777]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 19, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 17, 2020

    To encourage all eligible parolees in CNMI to apply for CNMI long-term resident status within the 180-day application period, USCIS will automatically extend parole and, if applicable, employment authorization, through August 17, 2020 for parolees whose parole status expires on June 29, 2020.

    USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for Parolees in CNMI whose parole status expires on June 29, 2020
  4. Subsequent Action

    August 11, 2020

    USCIS will automatically extend parole, and employment authorization if applicable, for parolees who timely applied for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status. This specific extension of parole applies only to current parolees who timely filed Form I-955, Application for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and whose applications remain pending on Aug. 17. USCIS will automatically extend their parole (and employment authorization, if applicable) without interruption through Dec. 31, 2020, or the date that USCIS makes a final decision on the parolee’s Form I‑955 and Form I-765, whichever is earlier.

    2020.08.11 USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Humanitarian Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: USCIS Bureau of Consular Affairs

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Subsequent Actions

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