U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of a new program called eProcessing as part of USCIS’s effort to transition to a digital business model. eProcessing allows applicants to apply for a benefit, communicate with USCIS, and receive a decision on a case. The new technology connects previously separate technology systems within the agency to improve processing timelines, increase transparency during the application process and accelerate availability of online filing for all immigration benefits. Currently, only certain visitors for business, visitors for pleasure and vocational students can apply online to extend their stay in the U.S. via filing of a Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, but, USCIS expects that additional classifications under the eProcessing program will be available soon.