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Two New Forms Published for Regional Center Designation

May 13, 2022 - 13:54
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published two new forms for regional center designation under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation, and Form I-956H, Bona Fides of Persons Involved with Regional Center Program. Both forms are available on the USCIS website.

USCIS надає інформацію щодо «Єднання заради України»

May 6, 2022 - 16:45
21 квітня Сполучені Штати оголосили про започаткування програми «Єднання заради України», яка є ключовим кроком у виконанні зобов’язання президента Байдена вітати українців, які рятуються від вторгнення Росії в Україну.

USCIS Simplifying, Improving Communication of Case Processing Data

May 5, 2022 - 10:19
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced changes to simplify and improve how the agency communicates case processing time data to the public.

USCIS Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

May 3, 2022 - 11:55
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is honoring its dedicated workforce during Public Service Recognition Week, May 1-7. Celebrated during the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees.

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

May 3, 2022 - 09:04
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, to up to 540 days.

USCIS Provides Information on Uniting for Ukraine

April 25, 2022 - 16:08
On April 21, the United States announced Uniting for Ukraine, a key step towards fulfilling President Biden’s commitment to welcome Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Uniting for Ukraine provides a pathway for displaced Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the United States and stay temporarily for a two-year period of parole.

DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and Sudan

April 18, 2022 - 15:33
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today two Federal Register notices on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine and Sudan. These notices provide information about how to register for TPS under each country’s designation. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Ukraine for TPS and the 18-month designation of Sudan for TPS.

Secretary Mayorkas Designates Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

April 15, 2022 - 09:00
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Only individuals who are already residing in the United States as of April 14, 2022, will be eligible for TPS.

USCIS Announces Online Filing for DACA Renewal Forms

April 12, 2022 - 09:33
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that individuals who previously received deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may now file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, online.

USCIS Implements Risk-Based Approach for Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews

April 7, 2022 - 09:49
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a policy update to adopt a risk-based approach when waiving interviews for conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status.

Tools Outage

April 5, 2022 - 10:41
USCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022 at 11:50 p.m. through Thursday, Apr. 7, 2022 at 3:00 a.m. Eastern.

DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022

March 31, 2022 - 12:38
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022. 

USCIS Service Center Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program to Most Forms

March 30, 2022 - 11:14
As part of our credit card payment pilot program, the USCIS service centers are now accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for most forms.

USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

March 30, 2022 - 09:35
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain flexibilities through July 25, 2022, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors.

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Season Updates

March 29, 2022 - 13:27
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap), including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap).

USCIS Announces New Actions to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing, and Provide Relief to Work Permit Holders

March 29, 2022 - 09:55
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is announcing a trio of efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system.

DHS and DOJ Issue Rule to Efficiently and Fairly Process Asylum Claims

March 24, 2022 - 09:29
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) are issuing a rule to improve and expedite processing of asylum claims made by noncitizens subject to expedited removal, ensuring that those who are eligible for asylum are granted relief quickly, and those who are not are promptly removed.

USCIS Updates Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L Nonimmigrant Spouses

March 18, 2022 - 09:39
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the documentation that certain E and L nonimmigrant spouses may use as evidence of employment authorization based on their nonimmigrant status.

USCIS Urges Eligible Individuals to Consider Applying for Adjustment of Status in the EB-2 Category Based on the April Visa Bulletin Date for Filing for India

March 17, 2022 - 11:56
In the recently published April Visa Bulletin, the Department of State advanced the Date for Filing (also known as the application date) applications for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status in the employment-based, second preference (EB-2) category for India from Sept. 1, 2013, to Sept. 1, 2014.

Secretary Mayorkas Designates Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status

March 16, 2022 - 09:02
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Only individuals who are already residing in the United States as of March 15, 2022, will be eligible for TPS.

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