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USCIS updates Policy Manual guidance on job portability for some employment-based adjustment of status applicants

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 17, 2020

    USCIS updated the Policy Manual to consolidate guidance on the eligibility of certain employment-based adjustment of status applicants to transfer ("port") employment while adjustment of status applications are pending. It also explains how portability requests are made to and adjudicated by USCIS. The guidance replaces and supersedes sections of the Adjudicator's Field Manual. [ID# 1173]

    Job Portability After Filing Application to Adjust Status Job Portability after Adjustment Filing and Other AC21 Provisions
  2. Effective Date

    November 17, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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