This week, the USCIS announced that it has suspended all biometric appointments for H-4 and L-2 extensions. This suspension will remain in effect until May 17,2023. It applies to filings made after May 17th and previous filings that have not yet been issued a biometrics notice. If you have received a biometrics notice, you must attend the appointment. It is expected that this change will result in faster processing of I-539 petitions. We also expect that any biometrics fee paid, but unused, will be refunded but, we do not have any idea on the timing or if this is in fact, accurate. For cases filed after May 17th, the biometric fee need not be paid.