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  • Congress Requests Answers from USCIS

    Congress Requests Answers from USCIS

    Members of Congress are asking for answers from USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it would resume premium processing for select H-1B petitions.

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  • USCIS Revises Form I-539 and to Publish New Form I-539A

    USCIS Revises Form I-539 and to Publish New Form I-539A

    USCIS announced it had updated Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish a new form, Form I-539A.

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  • USCIS February 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS February 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS released its Feb. 2019 Visa Bulletin. Read for more details.

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  • USCIS Will Close Its Moscow Field Office

    USCIS Will Close Its Moscow Field Office

    USCIS recently announced it will close its field office in Moscow, Russia.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    Starting Monday, Jan. 28, USCIS will resume premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions that are currently pending.

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  • January 2019 Visa Bulletin

    January 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS released its January 2019 Visa Bulletin. Read for more details.

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  • Government Shutdown Does Not Impede USCIS Operations

    Government Shutdown Does Not Impede USCIS Operations

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) will continue to operate normally despite last week's government shutdown.

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  • USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Form I-131

    USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Form I-131

    USCIS recently updated its practice of denying pending Form I-131 advance parole applications for abandonment due to international travel.

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  • USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum for Form I-751

    USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum for Form I-751

    USCIS issued a policy memorandum that revises interview waiver guidance for Form I-751.

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  • E-3 Visa Bill Gains Year-End Momentum

    E-3 Visa Bill Gains Year-End Momentum

    New legislation that would add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program has made significant strides in Congress as the year ends.

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  • USCIS Clarifies L-1 Visa Requirements

    USCIS Clarifies L-1 Visa Requirements

    USCIS recently issued a policy memorandum (PM) that clarifies the L-1 visa’s one-year of continuous foreign employment requirement.

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  • What You Need to Know About the H-4 Visa and Proposed Changes

    What You Need to Know About the H-4 Visa and Proposed Changes

    H-4 visa dependent spouses and others in the business community have been keeping close tabs on the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the H-4 visa.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    DHS announces proposed changes which would impact H-1B cap petitions. These proposals will be published on 3rd December 2018, after which USCIS will accept public feedback for the next 30 days.

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  • New H-1B Cap Proposal One Step Closer to Implementation

    New H-1B Cap Proposal One Step Closer to Implementation

    U.S. Office of Budget and Management recently approved a proposed regulation from USCIS regarding H-1B cap registration that may have an impact on FY 2020.

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  • USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Forms I-131 for Abandonment Due to International Travel

    USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Forms I-131 for Abandonment Due to International Travel

    USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna recently revealed USCIS will end the practice of denying pending I-131 applications when applicants are traveling overseas.

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  • USCIS Continues Implementing Policy Memorandum on NTAs

    USCIS Continues Implementing Policy Memorandum on NTAs

    USCIS announced that it will continue to implement its June 28, 2018, PM that provided updated guidance for the referral of cases and issuance of NTAs.

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  • USCIS Revises Policy Regarding Form I-693

    USCIS Revises Policy Regarding Form I-693

    Effective Nov. 1, 2018, USCIS will mandate that applicants submit a form I-693 signed by a civil surgeon “no more than 60 days before the date an application for the underlying immigration benefit."

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  • USCIS November 2018 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS November 2018 Visa Bulletin

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released its November 2018 Visa Bulletin.

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  • USCIS Starts Implementing New Policy Memorandum on NTAs

    USCIS Starts Implementing New Policy Memorandum on NTAs

    USCIS) will start implementing its Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuances of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens Policy Memorandum.

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