Automatic Termination of Optional Practical Training for F-1 Students If They Transfer to a Different School or Begin Study at Another Educational Level
USCIS reminds F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) that transferring to another school or beginning study at another educational level (for example, beginning
05-18-2018
USCIS Policy Manual Updates
EB-5 Tenant OccupancyUSCIS is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy.
05-16-2018
USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions
USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process.
05-15-2018
USCIS to Recall Incorrectly Dated Green Cards
On May 14, 2018, USCIS will begin recalling approximately 8,543 Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) due to a production error.
05-14-2018
Tools Outage
USCIS will conduct system maintenance on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. (Eastern).
05-04-2018
USCIS Completes CW-1 Cap Lottery for Fiscal Year 2019 and Returns All Unselected Petitions
On April 15, 2018, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough petitions to meet the fiscal year (FY) 2019 cap of 4,999 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Is
05-02-2018
USCIS Updates Policy on DNA Evidence in Support of Sibling Relationships
USCIS has updated its policy on the acceptance of DNA evidence supporting sibling relationships.
05-02-2018
Outage: Case Status by Text Message
Because of system maintenance, we are not able to send you text messages updating you about changes in the status of your case. We do not know when the system will be back to normal.
04-25-2018
Credit Card Payment Now Available for Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
The USCIS Phoenix Lockbox facility is now accepting Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document.
04-24-2018
E-Verify Outage and New Features
E-Verify, the free system that allows employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work
04-20-2018
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019
On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated cap and the U.S.
04-12-2018
USCIS Will Conduct a Lottery for CW-1 Petitions for Fiscal Year 2019
USCIS has received petitions for more than the number of visas available for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) progra
04-11-2018
USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap
USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S.
04-06-2018
Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days
Starting April 2, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S.
04-03-2018
USCIS and CBP to Implement Form I-129 Pilot Program for Canadian L-1 Nonimmigrants
From April 30, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2018, the USCIS California Service Center (CSC) and the U.S.
03-30-2018
USCIS Will Begin Accepting CW-1 Petitions for Fiscal Year 2019 on April 2, 2018
First-time CW-1 Lottery Ensures Fairness to CNMI Employers
03-20-2018
USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
Starting April 2, 2018, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap.
03-20-2018
New Home Page and Website Header
We’ve created a new look for our website’s home page that will help you easily navigate our site.The new design includes:
03-13-2018
February 2018 Preliminary Injunction on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
The scope of the preliminary injunction issued on February 13, 2018 in the Eastern District of New York is the same as the preliminary injunction issued on January 9, 2018 in the Northern District
02-14-2018
Surge in H-2B Petitions Possible for Second Half of FY 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor announced it will not begin releasing H-2B temporary labor certifications until Feb.
02-07-2018
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Today, on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services joins other U.S.
02-06-2018
USCIS is Strengthening Screening for Family Members Abroad Seeking to Join Refugees in the United States
On Feb.
02-06-2018
Processing Change for Certain Form I-730 Petitions
On January 12, 2018, USCIS changed the processing location for certain Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, filings.
01-29-2018
USCIS Launches Naturalization and Citizenship Certificate Redesign Pilot
On Jan. 22, 2018, four USCIS field offices and one service center will participate in a 10-day pilot to issue redesigned citizenship and naturalization certificates to U.S. citizens.
01-22-2018
USCIS Will Email Notifications to H-2A Petitioners, Use Pre-Paid Mailers to Send Requests for Evidence
Beginning today, Jan.
01-22-2018
Lapse in Federal Funding for Certain USCIS Operations
The current lapse in annual appropriated funding for the U.S. government does not affect USCIS’ fee-funded activities.
01-20-2018
USCIS Announces Countries Eligible for the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have published the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to receive H-2A and H‑2B visas i
01-18-2018
Texas Service Center to Begin Processing Form I-129 for L Visas
On February 12, 2018, the Texas Service Center (TSC) will begin processing certain Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker petitions for L nonimmigr
01-12-2018
The USCIS London Field Office Is Moving
The USCIS London Field Office in the United Kingdom is moving to the new U.S. Embassy facility in the Nine Elms area of London.
01-09-2018
Updated USCIS Procedures for Cuba
Due to staff reductions at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, USCIS will temporarily suspend operations at its field office in Havana, effective immediately.
12-22-2017
USCIS Updates Policy on Determining Cuban Citizenship for Those Born Outside of Cuba
USCIS is no longer considering a consular certificate documenting an individual’s birth outside of Cuba to a Cuban parent as sufficient evidence of Cuban citizenship.
12-21-2017
USCIS Electronic Reading Room opens the door to transparency
USCIS is opening the door to its updated Electronic Reading Room to fulfill our commitment to increase transparency with the Ame
12-19-2017
USCIS Issues Clarifying Guidance on NAFTA TN Status Eligibility for Economists
WASHINGTON —U.S.
12-18-2017
USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues
The information below was an alert posted on November 30, 2017.
11-15-2017
Status of the Central American Minors Program
On Nov. 9, 2017, the Department of State stopped accepting new applications for the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program. USCIS will stop interviewing CAM cases on Jan. 31, 2018.
11-15-2017
Changes to Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129 Petitions
On October 12, 2017, USCIS will change the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.
10-12-2017
USCIS Makes Additional Data on Employment-Based Visa Programs Available in Support of ‘Hire American’ Executive Order
U.S.
10-12-2017
Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Natural Disasters
We offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters.
10-06-2017
Employers Must Use Form I-9 With a Revision Date of 07/17/17 N
Beginning Sept.
09-20-2017
Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Hurricane Irma
USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including disasters such as Hurricane Irma.
09-13-2017
USCIS Alerts Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey to Available Immigration Services
USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.
08-30-2017
USCIS Grants All Available U Visas for Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has approved the congressionally mandated annual limit of 10,000 petitions for
08-30-2017
TPS Re-registration Deadline for Haiti is July 24
The deadline for eligible nationals of Haiti (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) to re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Monday, July 24, 2017.
07-20-2017
USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS announced on July 19, that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.  USCIS
07-19-2017
Revised Form I-9 Now Available
USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Em
07-17-2017
USCIS Reaches CW-1 Cap for Fiscal Year 2018
As of May 25, 2017, USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the maximum possible numerical limit (the “cap”) of workers who may b
05-26-2017
USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions
USCIS announced on May 3, 2017, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random process.
05-03-2017
USCIS Will Implement New Interpreter Policy on May 1, 2017
The policy memorandum “The Role and Use of Interpreters in Domestic Field Office Interviews” became USCIS policy on Jan. 17, 2017.
04-27-2017
Scam Alert: DHS OIG Hotline Telephone Number Used in Scam to Obtain Personal Information
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a fraud alert on April 19, 2017, to warn the public about a scam using the DHS OIG hotline telephone number.
04-26-2017
Certain Students Applying for English Language Study and 24-month STEM OPT Extension Programs Affected by the ACICS Loss of Accreditation
On December 12, 2016, the U.S.
04-20-2017
New Direct Filing Addresses for L, O, and P Nonimmigrant Petitions for Beneficiaries in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina
USCIS has changed the direct filing addresses for where to file certain forms for beneficiaries who will be working or training in Florida, Georgia, or North Carolina.
04-20-2017
USCIS Reminds Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone of May 21 Termination
USCIS is reminding the public that the designations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone terminate effective May 21, 2017. 
04-19-2017
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2018
USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal y
04-17-2017
Employment Authorization Documents Issued by the Potomac Service Center
On April 17, 2017, the Potomac Service Center (PSC) will begin handling corrections to Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued by the PSC that may have incorrect information due
04-03-2017
USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated
03-16-2017
USCIS Will Accept CW-1 Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3, 2017
On April 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting CW-1 petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2018 cap.
03-09-2017
Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on President's Executive Order Signed Today
“Fourteen years ago on March 1, 2003, DHS was established. We did so as a nation because we needed to rethink our approach to homeland security.
03-06-2017
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Validity Extended for TPS El Salvador Beneficiaries
USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador for an additional 6 months.
03-06-2017
USCIS Is Reissuing Receipt Notices to Certain EAD Renewal Applicants
Starting February 16, 2017, USCIS began reissuing receipt notices (Form I-797) to individuals who applied to renew their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) between July 21, 2016 and January 16
02-24-2017
New Immigrants Can Now Create a USCIS Online Account When Paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee
A message for new immigrants:
02-21-2017
USCIS Will Accept Only New Forms Starting Feb. 21, 2017
Important reminder: Please check our website for our current filing fees and acceptable versions of forms.
02-10-2017
DHS Statement on Compliance with Recent Court Order
On February 4, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement reflecting the most recent cour
02-08-2017
USCIS Implementation of Jan. 27 Executive Order
USCIS continues to adjudicate applications and petitions filed for or on behalf of individuals in the United States regardless of their country of origin, and applications and petitions of lawful p
02-03-2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Information About the January 27, 2017 Executive Order
U.S.
02-01-2017
Civics Test Answer Updates
Are you preparing for the naturalization test?As you study for the U.S.
01-23-2017
Employers Must Use Form I-9 Dated 11/14/2016
Beginning Jan.
01-23-2017
DHS Publishes Final International Entrepreneur Rule
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published a final rule to improve the a
01-17-2017
USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated
01-13-2017
Previous Editions of Forms Accepted Until Feb. 21, 2017, but Must Include New Fees
When new fees for most USCIS forms went into effect on December 23, 2016, we published updated versions of the forms at
12-29-2016
USCIS Fee Changes Take Effect Dec. 23
USCIS reminds applicants and petitioners to pay our new fees with forms postmarked or filed on or after Dec. 23, 2016, or we will not be able to accept the filings.
12-23-2016
H-2B Returning Worker Program Expired: Employers Should Stop Identifying “Returning Workers” in Petitions for FY 2017
The H-2B returning worker provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-113) expired on Sept.
12-21-2016
Citizenship Resource Center Improved for Mobile Devices
Beginning December 12, the free citizenship preparation and study materials in USCIS’ Citizenship Resource Center will be easier to use from a smartphone,
12-12-2016
EB-5 Regional Centers Must File Form I-924A by Dec. 29
USCIS reminds all EB-5 regional centers with a designation letter dated on or before Sept.
12-07-2016
USCIS Announces Addition of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Eligible Countries for the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added St.
11-08-2016
USCIS to Centralize Processing of Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases
Starting on November 1, 2016, USCIS will centralize the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program.
11-01-2016
USCIS Reaches CW-1 Cap for Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the numerical limit (the “cap”) of 12,998 workers who may be issued CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) visas
10-21-2016
SAVE CaseCheck Now in Spanish
Benefit applicants can now view their case status in Spanish through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program (SAVE)
10-12-2016
USCIS Alerts Customers Affected by Hurricane Matthew to Available Immigration Relief
USCIS offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including natural disasters, such as Hurricane Matthew.
10-11-2016
USCIS Increases Validity of Work Permits to Two Years for Asylum Applicants
Effective October 5, 2016, USCIS has increased the validity period for initial or renewal Employment Authorization Documents for asylum applicants from one year to two years.
10-06-2016
Form I-131A Now Available
USCIS has published Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation), a new form that allows lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to apply for a travel document (carrier documentat
09-30-2016
Expiring EB-4, EB-5 Programs Extended Through Dec. 9
On Sept. 29, President Obama signed into law H.R.
09-30-2016
Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians in U.S.
USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents
09-28-2016
Les Bénèfices du Statut Temporaire Protègé Sous les Désignations de la Guinée, du Libéria, et de la Sierra Léone Prolongés de Six Mois pour une Sereine Transition Avant leur Expiration en Mai 2017
WASHINGTON – Le Sécrétaire de la Securité du Territoire Jeh Johnson va prolonger les bénèfices du TPS sous la désignations de la Guinée, du Libéria, et de la Sierra Léone pour 6 mo
09-23-2016
Temporary Protected Status Benefits Under Designations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Extended Six Months for Orderly Transition Before Termination in May 2017
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is extending TPS benefits for beneficiaries of TPS under the designations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for 6 months fo
09-22-2016
DOS Publishes Visa Bulletin for October 2016
DOS Publishes Visa Bulletin for October 2016
09-21-2016
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule
On Wednesday, August 31, USCIS published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register inviting public comment, for 45 days, on the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule.
08-31-2016
Avoid Payment Scams: USCIS Does Not Accept Fees By Phone or Email
Immigrants all over the country are being targeted in scams. Don’t be one of the victims! Scammers may call or email you, pretending to be a government official.
08-24-2016
USCIS Alerts Customers Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana to Available Immigration Relief
USCIS offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as disasters like the recent severe storms and flooding in Louisiana.
08-19-2016
Reminder: H-1B Workload Transfer Transition Period Ends Aug. 31, 2016
On July 1, 2016, as part of a workload transfer from the California and Vermont service centers, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) began accepting certain Form I-129 H-1B and H
08-05-2016
Federal Register 30-Day Comment Period for Revised Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i)
On July 26, 2016, USCIS published a
07-28-2016
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Is Still Available
The Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision (PDF) in United States v.
07-27-2016
Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants from India
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for August 2016 reflects a
07-11-2016
USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS announced on July 8, 2016, that it has returned all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.
07-08-2016
Federal Register Comment Period for Proposed USCIS Fee Schedule Extended
On May 4, 2016, USCIS published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register inviting public comment, for 60 days, on the proposed U.S.
06-29-2016
Try USCIS’ Improved InfoPass Appointment Scheduler
Today, USCIS launched a refresh of InfoPass, our online system that lets you schedule an appointment at one of our offices.
06-27-2016
USCIS Celebrates SAVE’s 30th Anniversary
Today, USCIS celebrates the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program for providing top-notch customer service for 30 years.
06-23-2016
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to E-Verify
On May 20, 2016, USCIS published a
06-16-2016
Nebraska Service Center to Begin Processing Certain Form I-918 Cases
In July, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will begin processing cases involving Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status.
06-09-2016
Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants From Mexico
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for July 2016 reflects a final action date
06-08-2016
Clarification on CW-1 Extension of Stay Petitions
On May 20, USCIS announced that it had received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the numerical limit (the “
06-07-2016
Nebraska Service Center to Accept Certain H-1B Petitions
On July 1, 2016, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will begin accepting Form I-129 for H-1B and H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore Free Trade) petitions if the petitioner requests a “Conti
06-01-2016
New Web Page on the H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase (Public Law 114-113)
USCIS has posted a new Web page on the H-1B and L-1 fee increase required by th
05-26-2016
Employers May Submit Online Inquiries for Certain Form I-129 Petitions
As of April 21, 2016, petitioners who filed Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an extension of stay or change of employer, can sub
05-25-2016
USCIS Reaches CW-1 Cap for Fiscal Year 2016
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the numerical limit (the “cap”) of 12,999 workers who may be issued CW-1 visas or otherwise provided with CW-1
05-20-2016
Status Updates for Cases at Texas Service Center May Be Unavailable Until May 23
Due to system maintenance, status updates for cases pending at the Texas Service Center may be temporarily unavailable through Case Status Onl
05-20-2016
USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2016
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated
05-19-2016
Employers May Submit Inquiries If Extension of Status/Change of Employer Petition Has Been Pending for 210 Days or More
On April 21, 2016, USCIS began allowing petitioners who filed Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an extension of status or change of employer
05-10-2016
USCIS Launches Optional Forms Checklists for Forms I-129F and I-765
On May 9, USCIS launched a pilot study that offers customers optional checklists to assist in the submission of form packages.
05-09-2016
USCIS and Department of State Launch e-Approval for H-2A Petitions
USCIS and the U.S.
05-09-2016
USCIS Will Now Use Pre-Paid Mailers to Send H-2A Receipt Notices
Coinciding with the launch of USCIS/DOS e-Approval, USCIS will
05-09-2016
USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS announced on May 2, 2016, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random process.
05-02-2016
Chicago Lockbox Extends Hours to Accept EB-4 Filings That Meet April Visa Bulletin
As recently announced, the employment-based fourth preference (EB-4
04-29-2016
Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquakes
USCIS offers immigration relief measures for people affected by natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes that recently occurred in Ecuador, Japan and Burma.
04-26-2016
Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin May 12
On May 12, 2016, U.S.
04-22-2016
New Workload Transfer Updates Web Page
USCIS has created a new Workload Transfer Updates page on our website where customers can keep track of workload transfers between our five service centers.
04-21-2016
USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Use of Pre-Paid Mailers for Certain H-1B Cap Subject Petitions
For two weeks after premium processing resumes for H-1B cap-subject petitions, USCIS will not use pre-paid mailers to send out final notices for premium processing H-1B cap-subject petitions.
04-20-2016
Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for May 2016 reflects a
04-15-2016
Deadline to Apply for Citizenship and Integration Grants Is April 22
Applications for USCIS’ Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2016 are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 22, 2016. 
04-14-2016
USCIS Publishes New Edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
On April 13, 2016, USCIS revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The revised version is available at uscis.gov/n-400.
04-13-2016
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
U.S.
04-12-2016
Current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Remains Effective After March 31, 2016
Until further notice, employers should continue using Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
04-05-2016
Federal Register Comment Period for Revised Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
On March 31, 2016, USCIS published a
03-31-2016
Civics Test Answer Updates
Are you preparing for the naturalization test?As you study for the U.S.
03-30-2016
Potomac Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
On March 28, 2016, the Lockbox began sending certain cases to the Potomac Service Center.
03-29-2016
Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the Nebraska Service Center
USCIS recently began transferring certain casework from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) to balance workloads and decrease processing times.
03-29-2016
Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center
USCIS recently began transferring certain casework from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the California Service Center (CSC) to balance workloads and decrease processing times.
03-29-2016
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9
On March 28, 2016, USCIS published a
03-28-2016
USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2016
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated
03-21-2016
Potomac Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
Updated Guidance on Fixing EADs with Errors
03-18-2016
Texas Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
USCIS recently began transferring certain cases from the Vermont Service Center to the Texas Service Center to balance workloads.
03-03-2016
USCIS Issues Guidance on Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures
Effective February 25, 2016, new guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual provides information on the general policies and procedures for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence as well as ad
02-25-2016
TPS Registration Deadline for Yemen is March 1, 2016
The deadline for eligible nationals of Yemen (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Tuesday, March 1, 2016
02-16-2016
Vermont Service Center Customer Service Hotline Outage
USCIS will conduct system maintenance from Tuesday, February 9 at 8 a.m. (Eastern) to Thursday, February 11 at 8 a.m. (Eastern).
02-09-2016
New Law Increases H-1B and L-1 Petition Fees
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.
01-12-2016
USCIS Alerts Customers Affected by Severe Weather to Available Immigration Relief
USCIS offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as the recent severe weather and flooding in areas of the Southern and Midwestern United Sta
12-31-2015
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Affecting Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs
USCIS is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would modernize and improve certain aspects of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs.
12-31-2015
Customers Must Mail Form I-290B for Form N-600 or Form N-600K to the Chicago Lockbox
Starting January 1, 2016, customers who wish to file Form I-290B, Notice of Motion or Appeal, in response to a decision on their Form N-600 or N-600K must mail their Form I-290B to the Chicago Lock
12-30-2015
Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center and Nebraska Service Center
USCIS recently began transferring certain casework from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the California Service Center (CSC) and Nebraska Service Center (NSC) to balance workloads.
12-29-2015
USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 7th Straight Fiscal Year
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2016.
12-29-2015
EB-5 Regional Centers Must File Form I-924A by December 29
USCIS reminds all approved EB-5 regional centers with a designation letter dated on or before Sept.
12-03-2015
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9
USCIS published a notice
11-23-2015
USCIS Announces Addition of 16 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Lux
11-18-2015
Reminder: You Can Use Credit Cards to Pay Naturalization Application Fees
As a reminder, if you are applying for U.S.
11-16-2015
USCIS Updates Welcome Guide for New Immigrants
USCIS has published an updated Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants.
11-02-2015
USCIS Alerts Customers Affected by South Carolina Floods to Available Immigration Relief
USCIS offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as disasters like the recent severe flooding in South Carolina.
10-15-2015
Updated Instruction for Using the DOS Visa Bulletin
Beginning with the November 2015 Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin, if USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for suc
10-14-2015
Transferring Forms I-600 Filed on Behalf of Children from the Republic of Korea from National Benefits Center to USCIS Seoul Field Office
Since Oct.
10-13-2015
I-140, I-485 Workload Transfers and a Change in the Direct Filing Address for Certain Form I-140 Petitions Submitted Together with Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing
To improve efficiency, USCIS recently rebalanced the workload distribution of certain Form I-140 petitions and employment-based Form I-485 applications between the Texas Service Center and the Nebr
10-07-2015
USCIS Uses Secure Laminates on Certain Forms
On Oct. 5, 2015, USCIS began applying secure laminates to certain secure forms that authorize travel to the United States. The affected forms are:
10-05-2015
DHS to Create Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is creating a parole program to allow certain family members of Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veteran
10-02-2015
Public Law 111-230 H-1B, L-1 Additional Fees Expire
H-1B and L-1 petitions filed on or after Oct.
10-01-2015
Revised International Office Pages Now Available
USCIS published revised versions of its 25 international offices pages on USCIS.gov.
09-28-2015
DOS Publishes Updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015
On Sept. 25, the Department of State (DOS) published an updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015. This bulletin supersedes the bulletin for October 2015 that was originally published on Sept.
09-25-2015
USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications for the Remainder of FY 2015
Starting today, USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485 applications (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) bec
09-24-2015
USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status
Note: The October 2015 Visa Bulletin was updated on Sept. 25, 2015. For additional information, read the latest web alert.
09-09-2015
Extension of Temporary Immigration Relief Measures for Individuals Affected by Typhoon Soudelor
On Aug. 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.
09-03-2015
USCIS Simplifies the Immigrant Fee Payment Process
USCIS has simplified the process for paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee online in our electronic immigration system.
08-31-2015
USCIS Discontinues Legacy e-Filing System
USCIS will discontinue its legacy e-Filing system in order to maintain data security standards and focus resources on the replacement Electronic Immigration System.
08-24-2015
Transferring Cases From Vermont Service Center to California Service Center
In order to balance workloads, USCIS recently began transferring some cases from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center. The affected cases include:
08-24-2015
Temporary Immigration Relief Measures Available for Individuals Affected by Typhoon Soudelor
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.
08-07-2015
Update for DACA Recipients Who Received 3-Year Work Permits
USCIS has accounted for over 99 percent of the approximately 2,600 identified invalid work permits requiring
08-05-2015
TPS Registration Deadline for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone is August 18, 2015
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
08-04-2015
La date d’échéance de l’inscription au TPS pour le Libéria, la Guinée et la Sierra Leone est le 18 août 2015
Le mardi 18 août 2015 est la date d’échéance pour les citoyens éligibles du Libéria, de la Guinée et de la Sierre Leone (et pour les personnes apatrides qui ont résidé habituelleme
08-04-2015
Re-registration Deadline for Somalia TPS is July 31, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015, is the deadline for current Somalia Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from Sept.
07-27-2015
URGENT: Some DACA Recipients Who Received Three-Year Work Permits Must Return Them Immediately
 Note: As of August 3, 2015, the July 15, 2015 Fact Sheet has been archived.
07-27-2015
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
USCIS is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence.
07-22-2015
USCIS Clarifies Eligibility Requirements for Modifications to the Oath of Allegiance
Effective July 21, 2015, new guidance (PA-2015-001) in the USCIS Policy Manual clarifies the eligibility requi
07-21-2015
Final Guidance on When to File an Amended or New H-1B Petition After Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC
On April 9, 2015, the precedent decision Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC (Simeio) was issued.
07-21-2015
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
USCIS is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence.
07-15-2015
USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS announced on July 14, 2015, that it completed processing the return of fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.
07-14-2015
USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions
Beginning July 13, 2015, USCIS will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Work
07-13-2015
USCIS Launches New Resources in Spanish
USCIS is strengthening its commitment to the Spanish-speaking community.  We have launched USCIS Facebook in Spanish and the new home of our Spanish b
07-09-2015
USCIS Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens July 1-4 to Celebrate Independence Day
Libraries and Landmarks Are Among Sites for Special Naturalization Ceremonies 
06-29-2015
Temporary Protected Status Registration Period Extended for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the initial registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from May 20, 2015, to Aug.
06-25-2015
Extension du délai de dépôt des dossiers de demande de Statut de Protection Temporaire pour les ressortissants libériens, guinéens et sierra-léonais
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
06-25-2015
Initial Registration Deadline for Syria TPS Is July 6, 2015
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
06-22-2015
USCIS Discontinues Electronic Form I-539, Form I-526, and Regional Center Document Library
On June 15, 2015, USCIS stopped accepting electronically filed Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and Forms I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur.
06-16-2015
USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
On June 5, 2015, USCIS announced that it had reopened the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the
06-15-2015
International Operations Processing Times Now Available Online
On June 9, U.S.
06-10-2015
USCIS and the City of New York Expand Immigrant Integration Efforts and Support for Aspiring U.S. Citizens
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06-10-2015
USCIS to Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
On June 5, 2015, USCIS will reopen the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, re
06-05-2015
Did You Know? A Green Card Does Not Always Have a Signature
We want you to know that Green Cards (also known as Permanent Resident Cards) do not always include the holder’s signature.
06-04-2015
USCIS Will Accept Only the New Version of Form I-907 Beginning June 1
Beginning Monday, June 1, 2015 USCIS will accept only the new version (edition date: 01/29/2015) of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.
05-27-2015
Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Final Rule in Effect Today, May 26, 2015
Certain H-4 dependent spouses may now apply for employment authorization under the H-4 rule.
05-26-2015
Revised Form I-765 Now Available
***Please note that you may not apply for employment authorization under the new H-4 rule until May 26, 2015***
05-22-2015
USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions
Please note: This is an update to the alert that we issued on Tuesday, May 19 with the same headline.
05-22-2015
USCIS Draft Guidance on When to File an Amended H-1B Petition after the Simeio Solutions Decision
On April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision, Matter of
05-21-2015
USCIS Publishes Filing Guidance for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses
USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the
05-20-2015
USCIS Will Accept Only the New Version of Form G-28 Beginning May 18
Beginning May 18, USCIS will accept only the new version (edition date: 03/04/2015) of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative.
05-15-2015
Reminder of Federal Register Comment Period for Revised Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver
On March 17, 2015, USCIS published a 60-Day notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on a revised vers
05-12-2015
TPS Registration Deadline for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone is May 20, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 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 thr
05-11-2015
La date d’échéance d’inscription pour le TPS concernant le Libéria, la Guinée et la Sierra Leone est le 20 mai 2015
Le mercredi 20 mai 2015  sera la date d’échéance pour les ressortissants éligibles du Libéria, de la Guinée et de la Sierra Leone (et pour les personnes apatrides qui ont résidé en
05-11-2015
Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Application Deadline is May 15
Applications for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2015 are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2015.
05-07-2015
Immigration Relief Measures for Nepali Nationals
USCIS has several immigration relief measures that may be available to Nepali nationals who are affected by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.
05-05-2015
USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS announced May 4, 2015, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random process.
05-04-2015
Revised Form I-907 Now Available
USCIS recently published the revised Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service with a 01/29/15, edition date.
05-01-2015
New rules for the H-2B visa program announced by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security
In response to recent court decisions that have created significant uncertainty around the H-2B temporary foreign nonagricultural worker program, the U.S.
04-28-2015
USCIS Alerts Yemeni Nationals to Available Immigration Relief Measures
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 Yeme
04-28-2015
USCIS Will Accept Only the New Version of Form I-129 Beginning May 1
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.
04-27-2015
USCIS Tool Makes It Easier to Find a Doctor
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.
04-15-2015
H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27
On April 27, 2015, U.S.
04-14-2015
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2016
U.S.
04-13-2015
Grace Period Extended for Prior Versions of Form G-28
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.
04-10-2015
AAO Seeks Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) Briefs
The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) is seeking amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs from stakeholders concerning whether beneficiaries of certain immigrant visa petitions have a
04-08-2015
Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filings
USCIS would like to inform stakeholders about the proper action to take if cap-subject filings for fiscal year 2016 H-1B petitions are mishandled by delivery services. If a petitioner filed an FY16
04-06-2015
USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2015
USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for fiscal
04-02-2015
Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is Now Available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS)
The Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is now avail
03-30-2015
Workload Transfer within Service Center Operations
USCIS recently made two operational changes to balance our overall workload.Workload Realignment
03-26-2015
New Version of Form I-407 Now Available
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.
03-23-2015
District Court Grants DOL Motion Concerning H-2B Program
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
03-19-2015
USCIS Resumes H-2B Adjudications; Premium Processing Remains Suspended
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. 
03-17-2015
Guidance for TPS Beneficiaries Filing Late Re-Registration Applications
If you are a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiary who is eligible to re-register for TPS but did not file your application before the deadline for your re-registration period, USCIS reminds
03-11-2015
USCIS Temporarily Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions Following Court Order
As of March 5, 2015, U.S.
03-09-2015
USCIS Revises Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative
USCIS has published a revised Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative.
03-06-2015
Re-registration Deadline for El Salvador TPS is March 9, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015, is the deadline for current El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from March
02-27-2015
Important Information for Pending Cases During the Transition from the Current Version of the Form G-28 to the Revised Version
Release Date: Feb. 18, 2015
02-18-2015
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02-09-2015
H-2B Cap Reached for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated limit, or “
02-02-2015
USCIS to Begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on Feb. 18
Update: This alert was posted on Jan. 30, 2015. Due to a court order issued Feb.
01-30-2015
Final Rule: Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, Effective Jan. 27, 2015
The final rule, Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, published on Oct.
01-27-2015
Reminder for Requesting DACA
If you request either initial or renewal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you must submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
01-20-2015
Revised Form I-129 Now Available
USCIS recently published revised Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The revised Form I-129 is labeled with an Oct. 23, 2014, edition date.
01-09-2015
USCIS Announces 68 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, has added the Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden to the list of countries whose n
12-16-2014
USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 6th Straight Fiscal Year
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2015.
12-11-2014
Revamped USCIS Careers Website and Job-Seeker Resources for Employees
USCIS has redesigned www.uscis.gov/careers to make it easier for job seekers to learn about vacancies, special hiring programs, benefits, career developme
12-08-2014
EB-5 Regional Centers Must File Form I-924A by December 29
USCIS reminds all approved EB-5 regional centers with a designation letter dated on or before Sept.
12-03-2014
Service Interruptions With Customer Service Tools
Some customer service tools are experiencing intermittent service interruptions and, as a result may be unavailable when you select them.
11-10-2014
USCIS Website Gets a New Look and Enhanced Tools
On Friday, Nov. 7, USCIS’ website will have a new look and a better Case Status tool.
11-07-2014
Form I-751 Workload Transfer From the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center
USCIS recently began transferring some casework from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center to balance workloads. The affected casework includes:
11-06-2014
Reminder for Temporary Protected Status Applicants and Re-registrants
You must submit biometrics if you are applying or re-registering for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and are over 14 years old.  Biometrics include a photograph, signatur
11-05-2014
DHS Publishes Final Rule on Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status
On Oct.
10-29-2014
USCIS Expands the Definition of “Mother” and “Parent” to Include Gestational Mothers Using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
USCIS issued a new policy (PA-2014-009 (PDF)) clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under
10-28-2014
Some Biometric Appointment Notices Issued in Error
Recently USCIS erroneously scheduled some customers for more than one Application Support Center (ASC) biometric appointment (Form I-797C). 
10-03-2014
Clarification: USCIS Customers Can Select Delivery Service to Receive Certain Documents
USCIS customers, whose petitions or applications are processed at a USCIS Service Center or the National Benefits Center and who wish to receive certain documents by overnight delivery service, mus
08-20-2014
Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
08-15-2014
INFOPASS System Outage
06-13-2014
USCIS Issues New Policy on Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
Starting June 1, 2014, USCIS will limit the validity period for all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to one year from the date of submission to USCIS.
05-30-2014
Applications for the FY 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Due by May 16
On April 1, U.S.
05-08-2014
USCIS Will Accept Only the Current Version of Form N-400 Beginning May 5
Beginning May 5, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept only the current edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, dated 9/13/2013.
04-29-2014
USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28
On April 28, 2014, U.S.
04-17-2014
Deadline May 2, 2014, for Haitian Temporary Protected Status Re-registration
Eligible nationals of Haiti who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) must re-register for TPS by May 2, 2014.
04-17-2014
USCIS Changes International District Names
Effective April 10, 2014, all USCIS offices will begin using new district names in all references to the international districts. The new names are as follows: 
04-10-2014
USCIS to Begin Premium Processing of H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions by April 28, 2014
The filing period for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 numerical cap begins on April 1, 2014.
03-25-2014
USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of Fiscal Year 2014
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
03-14-2014
USCIS Introduces Form I-910 and Centralizes the Civil Surgeon Application Process
USCIS has implemented a new process to receive and adjudicate applications for civil surgeon designation centrally at the National Benefits Center.
03-11-2014
USCIS Revises Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
As part of its form improvements initiative, USCIS is today releasing a revised
02-04-2014
USCIS Introduces Form I-910 and Centralizes the Civil Surgeon Application Process
Starting on March 11, 2014, USCIS will implement a new process to receive and adjudicate applications for civil surgeon designation centrally at the National Benefits Center.
01-28-2014
USCIS Announces 63 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
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01-17-2014
Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently began transferring some extension of stay casework from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center to balance workloads.
12-23-2013
USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 5th Straight Fiscal Year
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2014.
12-11-2013