Ins Processing Times Update (December 6, 2006)
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Cbp Responds To Hurricane Dolly
Today At The News Conference Held At The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Jayson Ahern, Cbp Deputy Commissioner Said, "U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Currently Is Maintaining Normal Border Security Operations At And Between Our Ports Of Entry In The Impacted Area Of The Border. We Have Established Our Lead Field Coordinator, Which Is Chief Ron Vitiello, Our Local Border Patrol Sector Chief. We Also Are Actively Maintaining Liaison Officers At Local, State And Fema Command And Coordination Centers In Order To Most Effectively Commit Our Resources To Those Agencies And Individuals In Need. We Have Approximately 3,500 Employees Who Are Living In The Impacted Area And Who Continue To Work Toward Keeping Our Country Safe.

Valentine's Day Gift For Indians, U.S. Adjusts Consular Exchange Rate
Effective Monday February 14, 2005, The United States Consular Sections In India Will Adjust The Consular Exchange Rate From Us$1 = Rs. 46 To Us$1 = Rs. 44, Reducing Rupee Denominated Costs Of Applying For Visas, Passports, And Other Consular Services.

Us Citizen Whose Husband Was Deported
My Husband Was Deported In Jan 2008, We Had Gotten Married But Not Filed Any Paperwork With Immigration. Meanwhile His Work Permit Expired And Was Denied Renewal And A Deportation Order Was Put For Him. Immigration Picked Him Up And He Signed A 10 Year Deportation. I Have Filed For Two Waivers...

British Nurses Are Heading For Work In Australia
Australian Immigration News British Nurses Are Heading For Work In Australia Britain's Royal College Of Nursing Has Warned The Uk Government That Too Many Uk Nurses Are Being Lured To Work In Australia. The Head Of Policy At The Royal College Of Nursing, Howard Catton, Explained That Uk Nurses Were Receiving Attractive Offers To Work In Australia. He [...]

Canadian Immigration Minister Kenney Issues New Instructions For Federal Skilled Worker Applications

Citizenship, Immigration And Multiculturalism Canada (Cimc) Minister Jason Kenney Has Announced The Canadian Government&Rsquo;S Plan For Immigration In 2009.&Nbsp; He Stated That Between 240,000 And 265,000 New Permanent Residents Will Be Welcomed To Canada In 2009; Up To 156,000 Of Them In The Economic Category.

Greek Passport Holders Urged To Seek New Passports
Australian Immigration News Greek Passport Holders Urged To Seek New Passports Added: (Sun Mar 11 2007) Minister For Immigration And Multicultural Affairs Amanda Vanstone Has Urged All People Holding Greek Passports Issued Before January 1, 2006, To Contact The Greek Embassy Or Consulate Urgently To Secure New Passports If They Wish To Travel In [...]

Re-Entry Permits Now To Require Biometrics

All Lawful Permanent Residents Of Us Age Through 14 To 79 Applying For Re-Entry Permit And Individuals Applying For Refugee Travel Document Will Now Be Required To Provide Biometrics I.E. Finger Prints And Photographs At A UscisApplicationSupportCenter (&Ldquo;Asc&Rdquo;) For Background And Security Checks.

Why Biometric?&Nbsp;

Uscis Has Stated That Biometrics Is Not Only Vital To The Security Of The Immigration Process, It Also In Compliance With Congressional Mandates For Issuance Of Secure Documents. According Uscis, The Biometric Information Will Be A Big Deterrent To Frauds.&Nbsp;

What Is A Re-Entry Permit?

A Re-Entry Permit Allows A Permanent Resident To Re-Enter The United States Without Having To Obtain A Returning Resident Visa. Re-Entry Permits Are Generally Applied For When The Resident Plans To Stay Outside Of The United States For Six Months Or More. For Refugees, A Refugee Travel Document Is Issued Instead And They Must Have This Document In Order To Re-Enter The United States After Any Travel Abroad.

How Does It Work?

As Per The New Instruction, Once The Uscis Receives The Form I-131 Filed By Any Resident, The Agency Will Mail The Asc Appointment Notice Along With The Receipt. To Speed Up The Process, Applicants Are Allowed So Enclose Pre-Paid Express Mailers With The Form I-131. By Sending Two Such Mailers, Applicants Can Ensure That Both The Biometrics Appointment Schedule As Well As The Approved Re-Entry Permit Or Refugee Travel Document Will Reach Faster Then Traditional Mail. In This Case, The Applicant Is Required To Mention The Reason For Needing The Expedited Service.&Nbsp;

This Revised Instruction For The Form I-131, Application For Travel Document Came Into Effective On March 5, 2008. The Changes Will Likely To Cause Delay For Those Individuals Who Had Plans To Travel Abroad In The Recent Future As Applicants Will Be Scheduled For A Biometric Appointment Only After They Submit Form I-131.

Dos Invites Public Comments On J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application
The Department Of State Has Published A Notice Inviting Comments From The Public Concerning The Proposed Collection Of Information In Ds3035, J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application, In Accordance With The Paperwork Reduction Act Of 1995, Preceding Submission To Office Of Management And Budget (Omb) For Approval.

Dos Announces Changes In Fee Structure
In A Recent Announcement In The Federal Register, The U.S. Department Of State Announced A Number Of Changes In Their Fee Structure, Effective March 8. The Changes Include Increase In The Surcharge For Dv Lottery Winners From $100 To $375 And The Introduction Of The New $500 Antifraud Fee For Principals In L Blanket Visa Cases.

Uscis Announces A Proposal To Increase Periods Of Stay For Tn Professional Workers From Canada Or Mexico
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That It Is Publishing A Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking (Nprm) To Increase The Maximum Amount Of Time A Tradenafta (Tn) Professional Worker From Canada Or Mexico Can Remain In The United States Before Seeking Readmission Or Obtaining An Extension Of Stay. The Proposal Will Extend The Maximum Period Of Admission For Tn Workers From One Year To Three Years, The Same Term That Uscis Currently May Grant To H1b Specialty Occupation Workers.

Student Exchange Visitor Program Faq's
Here Are Some Of The Ice Faq's On The Proposed Fee Increase To The Student And Exchange Visitor Program (Sevp).

A Customer's Guide To Infopass
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Recently Published A Customer's Guide Containing Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Infopass. Infopass Is A Free, Easy And Convenient Internetbased System That Allows The Public To Make An Appointment To Speak With An Immigration Information Officer.

Uscis Modifies Application For Employment Authorization
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That It Has Revised Form I765, Application For Employment Authorization. The Form Now Includes Additional Eligibility Codes.

Uscis Announces Reduction In Backlog For Immigration Benefits Processing
By Completing More Than 600,000 More Cases Than Were Received In The First Three Quarters Of Fiscal Year 2004, Uscis Announced That The Backlog Has Declined For The Processing Of Immigration Benefits Such As Work Authorization, Permanent Residency, And Naturalization.

Indian Consulates May Take Longer To Process Certain B1 & F1 Visas
A Limited Number Of Students, Scholars And Business Persons Involved In Highlevel Scientific Fields May Need To Have Their Visa Application Referred To The Department Of State For Additional Processing Before The Embassy May Issue A Visa. In Most Cases, This Process Takes Between Four To Six Weeks, Although It Sometimes Takes Longer.

I864 Affidavit Of Support: New Poverty Guidelines For 2008
Uscis Has Released The 2008 Poverty Guidelines On Form I864p To Be Used In Calculating The Required Income For Affidavits Of Support (I864). These Poverty Guidelines Will Remain In Effect Until Spring 2009, When The New Guidelines Are Released. The 2008 Guidelines Reflect Changes In The Amount Of Income That Is Now Required Under The New Guidelines And Generally With Each Increase In Household Size, The Amount Of Income Has Increased.

Dhs Announces Pretravel Authorization Program For U.S.Bound Travelers From Visa Waiver Countries
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Announced Today The Interim Final Rule For The Electronic System For Travel Authorization (Esta), A New Online System That Is Part Of The Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) And Is Required By The Implementing Recommendations Of The 9/11 Commission Act Of 2007.

Eoir Fact Sheet On Bia Streamlining
On August 23, 2002, The Attorney General Issued A Final Rule That Restructured The Board Of Immigration Appeals (Bia Or Board Revising The Organization And Procedures Of The Board.

Uscis Invites Public Comments On Information Collection In Fiance(E) Petitions
Uscis Has Published A Notice Inviting Comments From The Public And Affected Agencies Concerning The Proposed Collection Of Information In Petitions For Alien Fiance (Form I129f), For Review And Clearance In Accordance With The Paperwork Reduction Act Of 1995.

Cbp To Issue New Frequent Traveler Cards
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Announced It Will Issue New Cards For Current Secure Electronic Network For Travelers Rapid Inspection Members Starting Today And Members Should Be Receiving Them Within The Next Week.

A Rendezvous With India: The Journey Continues
This Month We Finalize Our Attorneys' Travelogue Describing Their Journey Through India That We Started In Last Month's Newsletter. As You Probably Already Know, During These Events, The Visapro Legal Team Traveled To Five Different Cities In India To Present Substantive And Comprehensive Information On Business Immigration Issues To A Wideranging Audience.

Dhs Adopts Facial Recognition Standard
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Announced The Adoption Of Its First Biometric Facial Recognition Standard. The Standard Is Designed To Be Consistent With International Standards For Biometrics Used In Such Applications As Travel Documents.

Dos Exempts Families Of Injured Workers From Niv Fee
The Department Of State Has Published An Interim Rule Amending The Schedule Of Fees For Consular Services To Include An Exemption From The Nonimmigrant Visa Application Processing Fee For Family Members Traveling To The United States For The Funeral Or Burial Of A U.S. Government Employee Killed In The Line Of Duty Or To Visit A U.S. Government Employee Critically Injured In The Line Of Duty.

Australian Resident's Rush To Become Citizens Before The Going Gets Tough
Australian Immigration News Australian Resident's Rush To Become Citizens Before The Going Gets Tough The Australian Government's Plans To Make It Tougher To Become An Australian Citizen Have Prompted A Surge In Applications From People Trying To Beat Its Introduction In September . There Is A Surge In Applications To Become Australian Citizens Has People Hope To Avoid [...]

Ins Officer Wrote In My Passport At Interview: A#....... I:485 Pending F16 Sec.245
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Uscis Invites Public Comments On Information Collection In Fiance(E) Petitions
Uscis Has Published A Notice Inviting Comments From The Public And Affected Agencies Concerning The Proposed Collection Of Information In Petitions For Alien Fiance (Form I129f), For Review And Clearance In Accordance With The Paperwork Reduction Act Of 1995.

Uscis Releases 2003 Statistical Yearbook
The Office Of Immigration Statistics Has Published The 2003 Uscis Yearbook Of Immigration Statistics Providing Information And Statistics On Migrants Who Apply For Different Legal Statuses As Well As Immigration Law Enforcement Activities.

Uscis In Los Angeles Reaches Out To Its Customers Affected By Earthquake And Aftershocks
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) In Los Angeles Is Taking Several Proactive Measures To Reach Customers And Employees Affected By The Earthquake And Aftershocks. The Safety Of Our Customers And Employees Comes First And Foremost.