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Celebrating Independence Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

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On July 4, we celebrate Independence Day – the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.... Read More

Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

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Change of Filing Location for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a revised filing location for individuals filing an Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur (Form I-526).... Read More

USCIS Grants One-Time Accommodation for Sheepherders in H-2A Status

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USCIS Announces Change to Filing Location for Nepali Adoption Petitions Update

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that any U.S.... Read More

USCIS Extends Closing Date for National Children's Art Project

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will extend the closing date for the USCIS National Children’s Art Project until Aug.... Read More

Change of Filing Location for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced revised filing instructions for petitioners filing an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140).... Read More

USCIS Reminds Haitians to Register for Temporary Protected Status

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Haitian nationals that the registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Jan. 18, 2011.... Read More

USCIS Revises Form for Naturalization Candidates Seeking Medical Disability Exceptions

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Updated Form N-648 and Training Will Enhance Consistency and Clarity... Read More

18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan (USCIS Update)

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USCIS Reminds Eligible Nationals of El Salvador to Re-Register for TPS Update

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U Nonimmigrant Interim Relief Final Filing Date Extended

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that it is extending the filing deadline for the expiration of the U Nonimmigrant Interim Relief Program.... Read More

Questions & Answers: U.S. Suspends Processing New Nepal Adoption Cases Based on Abandonment

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Questions & Answers: U.S. Suspends Processing New Nepal Adoption Cases Based on Abandonment... Read More

18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of Sudan (Questions and Answers)

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18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of Sudan (Questions and Answers)... Read More

USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase According to P.L. 111-230

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IntroductionOn August 13, 2010, President Obama signed Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B and L-1 petition fees.  The following Questions and Answers pr... Read More

USCIS Establishes Transitional Worker Program for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

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Revised Filing Instructions for Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

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Change of Filing Location for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

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USCIS Announces Implementation of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriation for Border Security Act Update

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USCIS Reminds Haitians to Register for Temporary Protected Status Update

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Haitian nationals that the registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is fast approaching.... Read More

USCIS to Naturalize more than 6,000 Citizenship Candidates

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will commemorate the 81st birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read More

Special Humanitarian Parole Program for Haitian Orphan Fact Sheet

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USCIS dit Haïtiens pour inscrire Statut de Protection Temporaire

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WASHINGTON—US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) vle ferre tout haïtiens cône la date limite inscription pour Statut de Protection Temporaire (TPS) l’ap 18 janvier 2011.... Read More

USCIS Issues Final Rule for CNMI-Only Investor Program Rule provides status for eligible long-term investors

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Effects of Invalid Puerto Rico Birth Certificates on the Form I-9 Process

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As of Sept 30, 2010, certified copies of Puerto Rico birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010, will now be valid through Oct.... Read More

Special Citizenship Ceremonies to Commemorate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Special Humanitarian Parole Program for Haitian Orphans Draws to a Close at Request of Haitian Government USCIS Update

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WASHINGTON – The Haiti government has requested that the United States provide them with a final list of orphans being considered under the Special Humanitarian Parole Program for ... Read More

Change of Filing Location for Form I-817, Application for Family Unity Benefits

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USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase According to Public Law 111-230

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WASHINGTON—On Aug. 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B and L-1 petition fees.... Read More

USCIS Initiative to Combat the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law</br> Fact Sheet

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IntroductionThe unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL) endangers the integrity of our immigration system and victimizes members of the immigrant community.  U.S.... Read More

USCIS vle Avèti nou de tout Magouy ki ka Fèt lè Ayisyen ap Aplike pou</br>FÈY ENFOMASYON<!–factsheet:Warning Immigration scams Haitians for TPS-Creole–>

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USCIS vle Avèti nou de tout Magouy ki ka Fèt lè Ayisyen ap Aplike pou                                                Pwoteksyon Estati Tanporè... Read More

Questions and Answers: Transitional Worker Program for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

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BackgroundOn May 8, 2008, President Bush signed into law Public Law 110-229, the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). Title VII of this law amended Pub. L.... Read More

Update: USCIS Amends Immigration Regulations Relating to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S.... Read More

USCIS Reaches FY 2010 H-1B Cap

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"Check Processing Times" features may be unavailable due to maintenance from 8:00 p.m. until midnight Eastern Time on Friday, May 14th

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The "Check Processing Times" features may be unavailable due to maintenance from 8:00 p.m. until midnight Eastern Time on Friday, May 14th.... Read More

USCIS ELIS Webinars

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USCIS Texas Service Center: Academic Community Engagement

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USCIS ELIS: Designated School Official Stakeholder Meeting (LA)

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Federal Register Volume 79, Number 155 (Tuesday, August 12, 2014)

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Nondiscrimination in Matters Pertaining to Faith-Based Organizations

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Medidas Remediales Temporales de Inmigración Disponibles para las personas Afectadas por el Tifón Soudelor

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El 2 de agosto de 2015, el Tifón Soudelor causó da... Read More

Temporary Immigration Relief Measures Available for Individuals Affected by Typhoon Soudelor

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On August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor caused extensive damage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). USCIS reminds customers affected by Typhoon Soudelor that certain U.S.... Read More

Update for DACA Recipients Who Received 3-Year Work Permits

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USCIS has accounted for over 99 percent of the approximately 2,600 identified invalid work permits requiring ... Read More

TPS Registration Deadline for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone is August 18, 2015

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those th... Read More

Extension du délai de dépôt des dossiers de demande de Statut de Protection Temporaire pour les ressortissants libériens, guinéens et sierra-léonais

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Le Département de la Sécurité Intérieure des États-Unis (Department of Homeland Security, DHS) reporte au 18 août 2015 la date limite, initialement fixée au 20 mai, de dépôt des demandes initiales ... Read More

USCIS Launches Citizenship Public Awareness Initiative

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National Effort Highlights Agency’s Free Citizenship Preparation Tools... Read More

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

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WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting... Read More

Initial Registration Deadline for Syria TPS Is July 6, 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Syria (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) who do not currently hold Temporary Prot... Read More

Information on Filing Form I-539

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USCIS reminds applicants to include all required evidence when submitting Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.... Read More

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

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On June 5, 2015, USCIS announced that it had reopened the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the... Read More

Don’t Let Your Work Permit Expire; Follow These DACA Renewal Tips

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Some people wait too long to request DACA renewal or do not correctly submit all the required forms and fees.... Read More

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia

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WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and eligible individuals without nationality ... Read More

Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Final Rule in Effect Today, May 26, 2015

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Certain H-4 dependent spouses may now apply for employment authorization under the H-4 rule.... Read More

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions

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Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015.... Read More

USCIS Publishes Filing Guidance for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

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USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the ... Read More

USCIS Alerts Yemeni Nationals to Available Immigration Relief Measures

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USCIS is closely monitoring conditions in Yemen.  Due to the current unstable security situation, USCIS seeks to highlight several available immigration relief measures that may assist eligible Yem... Read More

Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H–2B Program

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Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H–2B Aliens in the United States

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USCIS Will Accept Only the New Version of Form I-129 Beginning May 1

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Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 USCIS will accept only the new version (edition date: 10/23/14) of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.... Read More

USCIS Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Recipients

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Corte de Distrito Permite a DOL Continuar Trámite Certificaciones para el Programa H-2B y USCIS Reanuda Procesamiento Prioritario de Peticiones H-2B

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Corte de Distrito Otorga a DOL Extensión para Programa H-2B... Read More

USCIS Tool Makes It Easier to Find a Doctor

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched an enhanced tool to find local doctors authorized to perform medical examinations for green card applicants.... Read More

USCIS Revises Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative

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USCIS has published a revised Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative.... Read More

Grace Period Extended for Prior Versions of Form G-28

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USCIS has extended the grace period for using prior versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative to Friday, May 15.... Read More

USCIS Reaches FY 2016 H-1B Cap

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016.... Read More

USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016 Beginning April 1, 2015

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Petitioners are Reminded to Follow Regulatory Requirements... Read More

Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is Now Available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS)

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The Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is now avail... Read More

USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback

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New Version of Form I-407 Now Available

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USCIS has published a new edition of USCIS Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Status (OMB No. 1615-0130). You can download the form on our website.... Read More

District Court Grants DOL Motion Concerning H-2B Program

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On March 18, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida granted a motion filed by the Department of Labor (DOL) effectively permitting DOL to restart its issuance of temporary l... Read More

USCIS Resumes H-2B Adjudications; Premium Processing Remains Suspended

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Today, March 17, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will resume adjudications of H-2B petitions, but will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice. ... Read More

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions Following Court Order

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As of March 5, 2015, U.S.... Read More

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H-2B Cap Reached for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015

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USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated limit, or “... Read More

Final Rule: Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, Effective Jan. 27, 2015

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The final rule, Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, published on Oct.... Read More

Reminder for Requesting DACA

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If you request either initial or renewal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you must submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization... Read More

DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

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WASHINGTON - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from April 1, 2015, thr... Read More

Review and Revision of Request for Evidence Templates

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Implementation of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

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Revamped USCIS Careers Website and Job-Seeker Resources for Employees

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USCIS has redesigned www.uscis.gov/careers to make it easier for job seekers to learn about vacancies, special hiring programs, benefits, career developme... Read More

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