USCIS Will Suspend Biometrics Requirements for Certain I-539 Applicants for a 2-Year Period starting May 17, 2021

USCIS announced that it will suspend biometrics requirements for certain I-539 applicants for a 2-year period starting on May 17, 2021. The biometrics suspension will apply to H-4, L-2, and E-1, E-2 and E-3 categories if

-they were pending on May 17, 2021 and have not received a biometrics appointment notice; and

-new applications received by USCIS from May 17, 2021 through May 17, 2023

subject to affirmative extension or revocation by the USCIS Director. USCIS will retain discretion on a case-by-case basis to require biometrics.