USCIS Error Results in Accidental Rejections and Unnecessary Fees for Certain U Visa Applicants

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has incorrectly denied certain Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization petitioners of U nonimmigrant status. Certain applicants that did not require a fee and filed without one between June 14 and September 29, 2021 may have had their application mistakenly denied. USCIS also accepted fees for submissions that did not require one. Forms submitted on or after September 30, 2021 were processed correctly.