USCIS wants to increase fees!

USCIS proposes increasing filing fees of a lot of commonly used applications.  Most of them are for business immigration filings and family based immigration applications.  See some of the proposed fee increases below. You can make a comment on the fee … Continue reading

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USCIS Implements Customer Identity Verification at Field Offices

Starting September 9, 2013, if you are appearing for an interview or applying, or receiving evidence of an immigration benefit, you will be fingerprinted and photographed. This process is in addition to the biometrics check you may have already attended … Continue reading

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USCIS releases FAQ on Immigration Benefits for Same Sex Marriages

USCIS Makes Good on its Promise After the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down as unconstitutional, USCIS issued a two-point FAQ today on filing for same-sex spouses. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued the following statement: “After last week’s decision … Continue reading

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USCIS Enters the Digital Age

In an effort to modernize and systemize immigration policy, USCIS recently launched the USCIS Policy Manual Page. The Policy Manual page will be split into three phases: the first phase is information on USCIS Citizenship and Naturalization policies — following … Continue reading

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USCIS Develops Tools to Help Foreign Entrepreneurs in the US

In late November, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas revealed a new addition to the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative, an online resource center called Entrepreneur Pathways. The digital resource center will aid entrepreneurs, who are looking to start a business in the US, … Continue reading

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USCIS EIR Initiative

Draws on industry expertise to strengthen USCIS policies and practices critical to American economic growth. The team comprised startup business experts and USCIS immigration experts working collaboratively over a short period of time to streamline pathways for a range of existing nonimmigrant visa … Continue reading

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USCIS Centralizes Filing and Adjudication of I-601 and I-212

23 May 2012 Today, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the centralized filing and adjudication of certain waivers for grounds of inadmissibility. Beginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a … Continue reading

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Applications to USCIS

USCIS Centralizes Filing and Adjudication of I-601 and I-212 I-601 Centralized: What You Need to Know DHS Enforcement Actions What An Employer Should Do Now that H-1B Visas are Over Slow Pace of H1B Adjudications Affects US Businesses & Economy … Continue reading

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USCIS Centralizes Filing and Adjudication of I-601 and I-212

Today, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the centralized filing and adjudication of certain waivers for grounds of inadmissibility. Beginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a US … Continue reading

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USCIS Creates a New Online Filing System

Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the first phase of its Electronic Immigration System, known as USCIS ELIS. The system has been created to enable immigration benefit seekers and legal representatives to create an account to file for … Continue reading

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