USCIS Policy Manual Updates
EB-5 Tenant OccupancyUSCIS is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy.
USCIS will conduct system maintenance on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. (Eastern).
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
SAVE CaseCheck Now in Spanish
Benefit applicants can now view their case status in Spanish through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program (SAVE)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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: