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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
|We transferred some of the following cases from the California Service Center to the Nebraska Service Center:|
USCIS is revising guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify its policy on debt arrangements in Volume 6: Immigrants, Part G, Investors. Please see the Policy Alert for more detailed information:
Visit the Policy Manual for Comment page for more information on stakeholder review and comment.
Program provides operational efficiencies, improves delivery of servicesWASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will expand its Information Services Modernization Program to key field offices, beginning with the Detroit Field Office and the five offices in the Los Angeles District on Nov. 13. Field offices in the Newark, Great Lakes, and San Francisco districts will implement the program during the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2019. USCIS anticipates expanding the program to all remaining field offices by the end of FY 2019.
The Information Services Modernization Program ends self-scheduling of InfoPass appointments and instead encourages applicants to use USCIS online information resources to view general how-to information and check case statuses through the USCIS Contact Center. Recent improvements to online tools provide applicants the ability to obtain their case status and other immigration information without having to visit a local field office.
Since USCIS launched a pilot of this program in March, transitioning from the InfoPass appointment system to the Information Services Modernization Program has improved the delivery of emergency and other services that can only be provided in person and made operations more efficient overall.
“Expanding this program is a significant step in our efforts to move more USCIS services and information online,” said USCIS Director Francis Cissna. “It also frees up agency staff to spend more time adjudicating benefit requests which should help reduce case processing times. USCIS remains committed to pursuing the most effective and efficient ways to administer our nation’s lawful immigration system.”
Based on surveys and other data, USCIS determined that most people who made in-person information service appointments through InfoPass could have received the same information by calling the USCIS Contact Center or checking the USCIS website. Importantly, when it is determined an applicant does need in-person assistance under the Information Services Modernization Program, personnel at the USCIS Contact Center will help schedule an appointment without the individual having to search for available timeslots.
Early results indicate the Information Services Modernization Program provides essential assistance while saving the public time and effort. The program will also allow USCIS to better align resources to reduce case processing times.
For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), and Facebook(/uscis).
Monday, October 29, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
|USCIS is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to remove references to Biographic Information (Form G-325A). USCIS previously required those seeking certain immigration benefits to file Form G-325A with their application or petition. USCIS has now incorporated all versions of Form G-325A into USCIS forms that separately required them. Form G-325A is now used only for deferred action requests for certain enlistees and designated family members of certain military personnel, veterans, and enlistees. Accordingly, USCIS renamed the form as “Form G-325A, Biographic Information (for Deferred Action).” The updated guidance in Parts A, F, L, M, and O of Volume 7: Adjustment of Status of the Policy Manual removes all references to Form G-325A.|
Stakeholders may review and comment on the revised policy guidance through Nov. 7, 2018. Please see the Policy Alert for more detailed information on this update.
Visit the Policy Manual for Comment page for more information on stakeholder review and comments.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
|USCIS has completed receipting and data entry for all filings of Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, received between May 1 and Sept. 9, 2018. Petitioners should receive receipt notices by .|
On June 13, 2018, USCIS announced that the California Service Center (CSC) was experiencing a delay in initial data entry for Form I-751. After changing the filing location for Form I-751 from the USCIS Service Centers to the USCIS Lockbox facilities in September, USCIS completed receipting and data entry of these petitions on Oct. 1.
If you submitted a Form I-751 to the CSC between May 1 and Sept. 9, 2018, and you have not received a receipt notice, do not file a duplicate Form I-751 unless you have received a rejection notice or have been instructed to do so by the CSC.
If your two-year green card has expired and you have not received a receipt notice, you may schedule an appointment online for you and any eligible dependents to be seen at your local field office. If possible, bring evidence that you sent your Form I-751 via the U.S. Postal Service or a delivery service, such as FedEx. If you have any questions about the process, visit the USCIS Contact Center page.
On Oct. 16, 2018, USCIS began issuing new receipt notices for certain Forms I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to replace previously issued receipt notices containing inaccurate information.
In August 2018, USCIS issued receipt notices for certain pending Form I-751 petitions to extend conditional permanent resident (CPR) status from 12 months to 18 months. These receipt notices were issued to provide an additional six months of CPR status to the I-751 petitioners while they continue to wait for their petition to be adjudicated. Some of the receipt notices contained incorrect information that does not affect the extension of the of the CPR status.
Petitioners who received incorrect receipt notices will receive corrected ones shortly. If you have not received a corrected receipt notice by USCIS Contact Center., please reach out to the
If you received an incorrect receipt notice and need to travel internationally or prove your continued status before you receive a corrected receipt notice, you may submit a case inquiry to receive further instructions.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
|USCIS is revising policy guidance for the validity period of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.|
Read the web alert.
Visit the Policy Manual for Comment page for more information on stakeholder review and comments, which are due on .
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Sunday, October 14, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
|USCIS is revising guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the “married” and “living in marital union” requirements for applicants filing for spousal naturalization. The updated guidance makes clear that the applicant and his or her U.S. citizen spouse must have been “living in marital union” (living together) for at least three years before filing and will be included in Volume 12: Citizenship & Naturalization, Part G, Spouses of U.S. Citizens. Stakeholders may review and comment on the revised policy guidance through . Please see the Policy Alert for more detailed information on this update.|
Visit the Policy Manual for Comment page for more information on stakeholder review and comments.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
We transferred some of the following cases from the Vermont Service Center to the Texas Service Center:
- Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, for F, M, J, or B nonimmigrants
For more information, see our Workload Transfer Updates page.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
USCIS Provides Guidance for Implementing New Law Related to Foreign Workers on Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
|USCIS has published a policy memorandum (PDF, 108 KB) providing guidance on the implementation of section 1045 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (the FY 2019 NDAA), which allows certain H-2B workers on Guam and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to qualify for an exemption to the “temporary need” requirement if they begin employment on or before .|
USCIS is accepting H-2B petitions filed pursuant to the NDAA provision that exempts the temporary need requirement for certain health care workers on Guam and in the CNMI, as well as for workers directly connected to, or directly associated with, the planned military realignment of U.S. Marines from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam. The FY 2019 NDAA also eliminated the annual cap of 4,000 H-2B workers for Guam and the CNMI that were permitted to use the temporary need exemption.
The policy memorandum provides detailed information on how petitioners may demonstrate eligibility for the exemptions under the new law. Petitioners must continue to comply with other H-2B requirements including submission of an approved temporary labor certification issued by Guam’s Department of Labor or the U.S. Department of Labor, as appropriate. Employers on Guam and in the CNMI remain exempt from the national H-2B cap until . Additional general information about the H-2B program can be found on the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers page.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
We recently updated the following USCIS form(s):
10/01/2018 12:00 AM EDT
Update to Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service; New Edition Dated
|: We transferred some of the following cases from the California Service Center to the Nebraska Service Center:|