Uscis Notifies H1b Processing Procedure
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Notified The Procedure For Processing H1b Petitions For New Employment, Which Are Subject To The H1b Cap, And Filed By Employers Seeking To Employ H1b Aliens On Or Before September 30, 2005.

Cbp Officers Directed To Enforce Law With Common Sense On Visa Waiver Overstayers
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner Announced Today New Discretion For Cbp Officers To Grant Norisk Travelers Who Overstayed Under The Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) On A Prior Visit A Onetime Parole. The Use Of Discretion By Cbp Supervisors Will Avoid The Detention And Handcuffing Which Commissioner Bonner Said Was "Inappropriate" For Minor Violations Of The Visa Waiver Program.

Infopass Takes Texas Into Its Stride
Continuing Its National Effort To Implement Infopass In All 22 District Offices Around The Country, Including All 34 Suboffices By Early September 2004, Uscis Has Formally Launched The Internetbased Appointment System Infopass To Residents Of The Houston Area. Infopass Is Offered In 12 Languages Including: Arabic, Chinese, Creole, French, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, And Vietnamese. Uscis Plans To Add Additional Languages In The Future.

Ins Officer Wrote In My Passport At Interview: A#....... I:485 Pending F16 Sec.245
Any Idea What This Means?

Revised Application For Employment Authorization (Form I765)
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis} Has Revised The Application For Employment Authorization (Form I765) To Obtain Supplemental Evidence From Alien Physicians With National Interest Waivers (Niw).

Uscis Updates Projected Naturalization Processing Times
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That It Continues To Make Steady Progress In Reducing The Significant Number Of Naturalization Applications It Received Last Year. Uscis Now Anticipates Naturalization Application Processing Will Average 10-12 Months Nationally By The End Of September 2008 - A Substantial Improvement From Its Estimated Average Processing Time Of 16-18 Months First Announced Last Year.

Canada Introduces 3-Year Renewable Work Permits For Nafta Professionals
Canada'S Minister Of Citizenship, Immigration And Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney Has Announced The Introduction Of 3-Year Renewable Work Permits For Professionals Seeking To Enter The Country Under The Terms Of The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)....

Woolas Advocates A Five-Year &Cedil;Probationary Citizenship&Cedil; For Economic Immigrants To Uk
Under New Proposals Put Forwards By Uk Immigration Minister Phil Woolas, Economic Immigrants In The Uk Will Have To Earn The Right To A Passport By Serving A Five-Year 'Probationary Citizenship.'...

Dhs Designates Everify As Employment Eligibility Verification System For All Federal Contractors
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Today Designated Everify, Operated By U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) In Partnership With The Social Security Administration, As The Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification System That All Federal Contractors Must Use As Required By Executive Order 12989, As Amended. Everify Is A Free Internetbased System That Allows Enrolled Employers To Confirm The Legal Status Of New Hires Within Seconds.

Uscis Naturalizes First Military Spouse Overseas
Zita Chouchan, The Spouse Of A Member Of The U.S. Military Recited The Oath Of Allegiance And Became The Newest Citizen Of The United States Yesterday At The U.S. Consulate In Frankfurt, Germany. This Was The First Overseas Naturalization Ceremony For A Military Spouse.

Infopass Comes To Colorado
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Formally Opened The Internetbased Appointment System To Residents Of The Colorado Area. Traditionally, Customers Would Begin Lining Up Outside Uscis District Offices At Dawn To Speak To An Immigration Information Officer. Uscis Director Eduardo Aguirre Predicts That Infopass Will Ultimately Mean The End Of Having Waiting In Line Altogether.

H1b Stamping - Wife & Husband Have H1b Petition From Same Employer
Hi, My Wife And Myself Have H1bs Approved From Same Employer For The Year 2008. We Are In India Now. Could Someone Clarify The Following Questions I Have: A) Even After Having H1b Petition, Can My Wife Come Along With Me For H4 Stamping ? In That Case, Will Her H1b Petition Be Revoked ? She...

Ice Means Business; Reports Record Alien Removals
U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Has Announced That The Removal Of Criminal And Other Illegal Aliens From The United States Reached Record Levels, With 157,281 Aliens Removed In Fiscal Year 2004. In Addition, Ice Recorded A Sizable Increase In Apprehensions Under A New Program Specifically Targeting Fugitive Aliens.

&Cedil;Know Before You Go&Cedil; - Cbp Reminds Travelers Of Top10 Most Seized Items
The Cbp Baltimore Released The Top10 List Of Inadmissible Items To Provide Travelers A Sense Of The Prohibited Items That Cbp Officers Seize Most Often. The Director Of Cbp's Baltimore Field Operations Office, Mr. Michael Lovejoy Said, `Travelers Should Take Extraordinary Care To Learn As Much As They Can To Prepare For Their Foreign Destination, We'd Like Them To Exercise The Same Level Of Care To Prepare For Their Return Trip Home.'

Senator Cornyn To Chair Senate&Cedil;S Immigration Subcommittee
U.S. Senator John Cornyn Will Chair The Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee On Immigration, Border Security And Citizenship. The Subcommittee Has Jurisdiction Over Immigration, Citizenship, And Refugee Laws, And Oversight Of The Immigrationrelated Functions Of The Department Of Homeland Security.

Uscis Hosts Military Naturalization In Tokyo
Approximately 20 Activeduty Service Members Took The Oath Of Allegiance And Became The Newest U.S. Citizens During A Special Overseas Military Naturalization Ceremony On October 18, 2004 At The U.S. Embassy In Tokyo, Japan.

Uscis Reminds Customers To Use Correct Edition Of Form I-765 To Request Employment Authorization
The Uscis Reminds Its Customers To Use The Correct Version Of The Application For Employment Authorization (Form I-765) Dated 05/27/08. The Edition Date Appears In The Lower Right Hand Corner Of The Form As "Form I-765 (Rev. 05/27/08) N". Submission Of An Earlier Version Of Form I-765 May Result In Rejection Of The Application. The Main Purpose Of The Form I-765 Is To Allow Certain Aliens In The United States To Request Employment Authorization And An Employment Authorization Document (Ead).

New Uscis Photo Rule From Today
Beginning Today, All Uscis Office Will Begin Accepting Only Passport Style Photographs. This Will Complete The Public Rollout Of The New Uscis Photograph Standard. A Six Calendar Day Grace Period For Acceptance Of _ Profile Photographs After September 1 Has Been Allowed.

National Preparedness Month; Get Your Emergency Supply Kit, Learn Cpr
The United States Agency For International Development (Usaid) Released A Report On Its Business Transformation Achievements On August 9, 2004 In Parallel To A Government Wide Release Of Similar Reports By Each Cabinet Department

Dos Update On Green Card Lottery Registrations
The U.S. Department Of State Announced That Over 6.4 Million Entries For The 2008 Diversity Visa Lottery Were Received During The Twomonth Electronic Registration Period, From October 4, 2006, Through December 3, 2006.

Final Rule On Consular Interviews For Niv Applicants
Effective December 18, 2006, The Rule Amends Guidance To Consular Offices For The Waiver Of Personal Appearance Of Applicants For Nonimmigrant Visas. The Regulations Continue To Permit Exemptions From The Interview Requirements Of Persons In A1, A2, C2, C3, G1, G2, G3 G4, Nato 1, Nato2, Nato3, Nato4, Nato5, Or Nato 6 Classifications, And Applicants For Diplomatic Or Officials Visas.

Eoir Notifies Final Rule On 212(C) Relief
The Executive Office For Immigration Review Published A Final Rule Regarding Section 212(C) Relief For Aliens With Certain Criminal Convictions Before April 1,1997.

I130 Visa
Hi Everyone Im Married To A Moroccan For 1 1/2 Yreas Now. We Were Married In April O7. It Has Been A Very Hard And Long Road For Us. We Frist Did The I129f, And We Waitted And The In Spet O6 The Conculate In Casablauca Set Him For His Interview Which Was In Oct06. I Was There Visiting. When They...

Eoir Declares Bia Pro Bono Project As Successful
An Executive Office For Immigration Review (Eoir) Evaluation Of The Board Of Immigration Appeals (Bia) Pro Bono Project Indicates That The Project Has Been Successful In Increasing The Level And Quality Of "Pro Bono" (Free Of Charge) Representation For "Respondents" (Persons In Immigration Removal Proceedings) Who Appeal Their Cases To The Bia.

Uscis Clarifies Everify Requirement For Stem Opt Extension For F1 Students
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That F1 Students Who Are Applying For A 17Month Extension Of Optional Practical Training (Opt) On The Basis Of A Degree In A Science, Technology, Engineering Or Mathematics (Stem) Field Must Have A Job Or Job Offer From An Employer That Is Enrolled And In Good Standing In The Everify Employment Eligibility Verification Program At The Site Where The Student Will Be Employed. If The Stem Graduate Is Employed By More Than One Employer, All Of The Graduate's Employers Must Comply With The Everify Requirement.

Dhs Begins Collecting 10 Fingerprints From International Visitors At At Orlando International Airport
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Announced Today That It Has Begun Collecting Additional Fingerprints From International Visitors Arriving At Orlando International Airport (Orlando). The Change Is Part Of The Department's Upgrade From Two To 10Fingerprint Collection To Enhance Security And Facilitate Legitimate Travel By More Accurately And Efficiently Establishing And Verifying Visitors' Identities.

Tn (Trade Nafta) For Mexicans: A Visa Option For Our Friends From South Of The Border
The Tn (Trade Nafta) Was Created In 1994 By The North American Free Trade Agreement, A Multi-Country Trade Agreement Between The Us, Canada And Mexico. It Provides A Feasible Alternative To The H-1B Visa For The Citizens Of Mexico. While The Tn Visa Is Available To Both Mexican And Canadian Citizens In This Article We Will Be Looking At It Only From The Standpoint Of The Mexican Citizen. Because Mexican Citizens, Unlike Canadians, Are Required To Have A Visa Before Applying For Admission To The Us, The Tn Application Procedure For Mexican Citizens Is More Complex Than For Canadians. Even Though The Process Is More Complex In January 2004 It Was Significantly Simplified. Under The Current Procedure A Mexican Citizen Must First Obtain A Tn Visa At A Us Consulate (Generally In Mexico). Once The Tn Visa Stamp Is Obtained In The Mexican Citizen's Passport, They May Enter The Us In Tn Status In A Similar Manner To A Canadian Citizen.

Advance Parole: A Condition Prerequisite For Travel Abroad
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Service (Uscis) Has Made It Mandatory For Applicants Undergoing Adjustment Of Status To Obtain Advance Parole Before Traveling Abroad.

Uscis To Offer Premium Processing For Certain Form I140 Petitions: Service Begins June 16, 2008
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That On June 16, 2008, It Will Begin Accepting Premium Processing Service Requests For Forms I140 (Immigrant Petition For Alien Worker) Filed On Behalf Of Certain Alien Workers Who Are Nearing The End Of Their Sixth Year In H1b Nonimmigrant Status.

Visa Waiver Program Agreement Signed With Korea
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Secretary Michael Chertoff Signed Today A Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) Memorandum Of Understanding (Mou) With Korean Minister Of Foreign Affairs And Trade Yu Myunghwan. The Security Enhancements Outlined In The Agreement Puts Korea On The Path Toward Visafree Travel To The U.S., And Potential Designation As A Vwp Member As Early As Later This Year.