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USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities

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Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents... Read More

CNMI E-2 Nonimmigrant Status For Foreign Nationals With Long-Term Investor Status Questions & Answers

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IntroductionU.S.... Read More

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship to Enhance Security and Combat Fraud Fact Sheet

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State-of-the-art technology will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication... Read More

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 17 in remembrance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.... Read More

Celebrating Presidents Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

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On February 15, we celebrate Presidents Day to honor the birth of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and all presidents who have led this country.... Read More

Why Request a USCIS C-File?

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Quick Guide to finding INS Case and Correspondence Files Related to Specific Individuals

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Why Some C-Files May Lack a Declaration of Intention

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Vermont Service Center Customer Service Hotline Outage

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USCIS will conduct system maintenance from Tuesday, February 9 at 8 a.m. (Eastern) to Thursday, February 11 at 8 a.m. (Eastern).... Read More

USCIS Ciudad Juarez Field Office No Longer Accepting Form I-601

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Effective Dec.... Read More

New Law Increases H-1B and L-1 Petition Fees

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, increases fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners.... Read More

USCIS Interesa Obtener Comentarios sobre Cambios Propuestos al Formulario I-9

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USCIS publicó un aviso e... Read More

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9

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USCIS published a notice... Read More

World Refugee Day: June 20, 2011

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What is a Refugee?Under U.S. law a refugee is an individual who:... Read More

Update to Form I-698, Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of Public Law 99-603)

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New edition dated 12/29/2009. Previous editions not accepted after 04/15/2010.... Read More

Iraqi Refugee Processing Fact Sheet

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Updated: June 06, 2013U.S. Refugee Admissions ProgramThe U.S.... Read More

San Francisco BART Fire: Those Missing Interviews as a Result to be Automatically Rescheduled

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The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in San Francisco experienced a fire on Thursday, June 14. As a resu... Read More

United States and Taiwan Discuss Implementation of a Pre-Adoption Immigration Review (PAIR) Process

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From September 17–24, 2012, a joint Department of State and U.S.... Read More

USCIS Reminds Grant Applicants of May 7 Deadline

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USCIS reminds potential grant applicants of the May 7 deadline to apply for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program.... Read More

USCIS Implementing New Immigrant Fee Today

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Starting today, Feb. 1, 2013, foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the United States will need to pay a new $165 USCIS Immigrant Fee.... Read More

Department of State Announces Cut-Off Date for EB-2 Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines

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The Department of State recently posted its July Visa Bulletin indicating that t... Read More

Feb.8: USCIS Offices in the Northeast Close Early due to Storm; 1-800 Number may be Impacted

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EARLY CLOSINGS: Due to the onset of inclement weather, the following USCIS Offices and Service Centers will be closing early today.... Read More

Winter Storm Closes Several Offices

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March 6, 2013: A number of offices in the Washington, DC area are closed due to inclement weather.... Read More

Winter Storms Close Several Northeast Offices

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January 27, 2011: A number of offices in the Northeast are closed due to inclement weather.... Read More

2011 Citizenship Day Naturalization Ceremonies

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Released Sept. 15, 2011... Read More

Winter Storms Close Several Offices

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Many USCIS offices, including the Texas and Nebraska Service Centers, closed during the week of January 31, 2011, because of severe snow and ice storms that paralyzed much of the United States.... Read More

I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect

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USCIS is considering changes that would allow certain immediate relatives (the spouse, children or parents of a U.S. citizen) who can demonstrate extreme hardship to a U.S.... Read More

18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan (Arabic version)

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Genealogy Program's Online Request Website Unavailable

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The Genealogy Program's online request website will be down for scheduled maintenance from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2010, until 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 19, 2010.... Read More

Processing Delays for Re-Registration of El Salvadorans for TPS and Form I-130

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Fingerprint Notification for California and Arizona Asylum Applicants

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USCIS Reminds Sheepherding Industry that One-Time Accommodation Ends in January 2012

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USCIS reminds the sheepherding industry of the upcoming expiration of the one-time accommodation giving them more time to fully transition to the three-year limitation-of-stay requirements for the ... Read More

Questions & Answers: USCIS Issues Guidance Memorandum on Establishing the "Employee-Employer Relationship" in H-1B Petitions

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Published Jan. 13, 2010; revised Aug. 2, 2011 and March 12, 2012Introduction... Read More

Transition Period for Streamlining N-Form Processing Ends Dec. 2, 2011

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On Oct. 19, 2011, a USCIS Update was issued announcing processing improvements for certain naturalization and citizenship forms.... Read More

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity

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WASHINGTON - U.S.... Read More

Message from Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas

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Update to Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal

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New edition dated 06/04/12. Previous editions accepted.... Read More

Update to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

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New edition dated 03/22/12. (06/17/11; 01/18/11; 11/23/10; 04/05/10; 01/15/10 and 01/22/09 editions also accepted.)... Read More

USCIS Launches Spanish-Language Version of E-Verify Self Check

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Aug. 15, 2011 Online Service Also Expands to 16 Additional States... Read More

Message From Director Alejandro Mayorkas

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is pleased to release The Handbook for Employers (Rev.... Read More

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities

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Jan. 20, 2011... Read More

Salvadorans Provided With Interim Employment Authorization Documents

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March 8,  2011... Read More

About The Office of Fraud Detection and National Security

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The Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) is a division within USCIS National Security and Records Verification Directorate (NSRV).  FDNS was created in 2004 to enhance the quality... Read More

Public Comment Period for Professional Conduct Rule Reopened and Extended

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the reopening and extensi... Read More

National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

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DHS, DOJ and FTC Collaborate with State and Local Partners in Unprecedented EffortReleased June 9, 2011... Read More

USCIS Welcomes 50 New Citizens at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

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BALTIMORE— Lauren Kielsmeier, Acting Deputy Director and Chief of Staff, U.S.... Read More

Scheduled Application Outage on Feb 5 and 6.

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There will be a scheduled application outage starting on Saturday, Feb. 5, 8 a.m. EST until 9 a.m. EST Sunday, Feb 6. During this time you will not be able to access:... Read More

USCIS to Issue Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Card for Adjustment of Status Applicants: Questions and Answers

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Feb. 11, 2011Introduction... Read More

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship to Enhance Security and Combat Fraud

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State-of-the-art technology will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication... Read More

Update to Form G-639, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request

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New edition dated 01/29/12. Previous editions accepted.... Read More

H-2A Petitions: Best Filing Practices

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On June 10, 2011, USCIS invited interested parties to participate in a teleconference to discuss best practices for filing H-2A petitions.... Read More

Update to Form G-845, Verification Request (SAVE agencies)

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New edition dated 01/08/12. Previous editons not accepted.... Read More

Recursos Disponibles para Cónyuges Abusados, Hijos y Padres

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Existe ayuda disponible por parte del Centro Nacional de Violencia Doméstica por medio de la lίnea de ayuda 1-800-799-7233 o 1-800-787-3224 (TDD).... Read More

USCIS and Mississippi Implement New E-Verify Tool to Combat Fraud </br>Fact Sheet

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Improves Accuracy and Integrity of E-Verify by Validating Driver's License... Read More

Update to Form I-508, Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities (Under Section 247(b) of the INA)

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New edition dated 01/12/12. Previous editions accepted.... Read More

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nicaraguans

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Released Nov. 4, 2011... Read More

Questions & Answers: Filing Instructions for the E-2 CNMI Investor Classification

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Background... Read More

USCIS Continues to Accept FY 2012 H-1B Petitions

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released April 8, 2011... Read More

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

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Released Aug. 16, 2011USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents... Read More

Update to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

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New edition dated 04/25/12. Previous editions dating back to 05/27/08 also accepted. Editions prior to 05/27/08 not accepted.... Read More

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Salvadorans

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Re-registration Open Until March 12, 2012 Released Jan. 10, 2012... Read More

USCIS Continues to Accept FY 2013 H-1B Petitions

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Update to Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

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New edition dated 01/08/12. (08/15/11;11/23/10; 06/14/10; 05/27/08 and 01/31/08 editions also accepted.)... Read More

CIS Ombudsman Teleconference: USCIS Website Redesign, January 27, 2010

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1. Please tell us about new features, functions or information that you made available on the new website for the first time?... Read More

Update to Form I-129S, Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition

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New edition dated 04/01/12. (11/23/10 edition still accepted.)... Read More

18-Month Extension and Re-designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status Fact Sheet

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 Filing Instructions for Haitian Nationals Requesting TPSReleased May 19, 2011Introduction... Read More

18-Month Extension of Honduras and Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status

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Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for Honduras and Nicarag... Read More

USCIS to Welcome More Than 24,000 New Citizens During Fourth of July Celebrations

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Released June 30, 2011... Read More

Notice to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Re-registrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua

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On October 7, 2010, USCIS advised customers from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, who successfully re-registered for TPS and requested an EAD that they may not receive their new Employment Auth... Read More

USCIS Announces "Entrepreneurs in Residence" Initiative

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Agency focuses on fully realizing the job-creating potential of current immigration lawReleased Oct. 11, 2011... Read More

USCIS Reminds Eligible Nationals of Haiti to File for Temporary Protected Status

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Temporary Protected Status Extended for Hondurans

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Released Nov. 4, 2011... Read More

USCIS Hosts Entrepreneurs in Residence Information Summit

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Agency kicks off effort to ensure that immigration pathways for foreign entrepreneurs are clear and consistent, and better reflect today’s business realities... Read More

USCIS Reminds Japanese Nationals Impacted by Recent Disaster of Available Immigration Benefits

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WASHINGTON—In light of the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Japanese nationals of certain U.S.... Read More

USCIS Seeks Public Comment on Proposed H-1B Registration System</br> Fact Sheet

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March 2, 2011Advance Registration Process Would Reduce Costs for U.S. Businesses... Read More

DHS Announces Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status

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Registration and Re-registration Period Opens May 1, 2012... Read More

USCIS Issues Final Rule on Employment Eligibility Verification Form

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April 14, 2011Final Rule Adopts Interim Rule Improving Integrity of Form I-9 Process... Read More

Message from Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas on Proposed Changes to EB-5 Processing

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May 19, 2011... Read More

CIS Ombudsman Teleconference: "FOIA – How is it Working for You?" December 6, 2010

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1.  What was the purpose of centralization of FOIA processing? Was it accomplished?  How many FOIA staff are at the NRC?  Are there staff located elsewhere?... Read More

USCIS Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Amend Special Immigrant Juvenile Regulations

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Released Sept. 6, 2011... Read More

USCIS Announces End of Parole Program in Moscow Questions and Answers

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Released July 12, 2011... Read More

18-Month Extension and Re-designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status Update

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Released May 19, 2011... Read More

Update to Form N-426, Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service

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New edition dated 02/09/12. Previous editions accepted.... Read More

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians, Questions and Answers

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Released Aug. 25, 2011USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents... Read More

USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers

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Update: I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect. To learn more, read this alert.Introduction... Read More

USCIS presenta formulario de exención de tarifas por primera vez

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WASHINGTON— El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció la introducción de un formulario estandarizado para solicitar la exención de las tari... Read More

Employment-Based Second Preference Immigrant Visa Category Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Entrepreneurs and the Employment-Based Second Preference Immigrant Visa Category

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Questions and AnswersQ1. Where can I find the laws governing the Employment Based Second Preference (EB-2) Immigrant Visa Category?... Read More

Be Aware of Diversity Visa Scams

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Individuals have contacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about fraudulent e-mails and letters saying they have been selected in the Diversity Visa program.... Read More

DHS Launches E-Verify Self Check Fact Sheet

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Released:  March 21, 2011... Read More

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