USCIS resumes bundling adjudication of H4/L2 applications with principal applicants.
Following a settlement reached in the class action suit Edakunni vs Mayorkas et al., USCIS has agreed to resume adjudicating of H4 and L2 applications along with the principal H1B/L1 petitions if they are filed together. Please note the following –
- The I-539 (and I-765 application, if filing for EAD) must be filed along with the principal’s H1B or L1 petition.
- This will apply to both applications filed under regular processing or premium processing.
- This agreement will remain in effect for two years (until January 25, 2025).
This is welcome news for H4 and L2 applicants who have endured very long adjudication times for these applications.