Uscis Fact Sheet On Child Citizenship Act Of 2000
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Has Released A Fact Sheet On The Child Citizenship Act Of 2000. The Fact Sheet Contains Answers To Frequently Asked Questions Relating To Acquisition Of Citizenship By Certain Foreignborn Children.

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 [...]

Temporary Protected Status For Nationals Of Somalia Extended
The Dhs Announced Last Week A 12Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status (Tps) For Nationals Of Somalia Until September 17, 2005. Under This Extension, Those Who Have Already Been Granted Tps Are Eligible To Live And Work In The United States For An Additional Year And Continue To Maintain Their Status. According To A Dhs Press Release, Approximately 324 Nationals Of Somalia Are Eligible For Reregistration.

Australia Tightens Up On Border Security
Australian Immigration News Australia Tightens Up On Border Security Australia Immigration Officials Has Introduced A New Visa For The 130,000 Foreign Shipping Crews On Boats That Travel To Australia Each Year. The Migration Amendment (Maritime Crew) Act 2007, Passed By The Australian Parliament On 10 May 2007, Introduces The New Maritime Crew Visa. This Now Brings Foreign [...]

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.

Uscis Announces Direct Filing Instructions For Forms I129 And I539
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced New Direct Filing Instructions For A Variety Of Immigration Forms That Were Transitioned Into The Bispecialization Initiative. Effective April 2, 2007, All Forms I129 And I539 Are To Be Filed Directly With The California Service Center Or The Vermont Service Center, Whichever Is Applicable.

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.

Getting Married While On F1 Status
Hi All, Need Your Help. I Am Currently On F1, And Will Soon Be On Opt. I Am Planning To Get Married And Wanted To Know If My Husband Will Be Able To Come To Us And If So On Which Visa? What Will Be More Advisable? To Get Married While I Am On F1 (But Again Once I Am Off From F1 Status And On Opt...

Enter Us Without A Visa
The Visa Waiver Program Allows Foreign Nationals From Certain Designated Countries To Enter The U.S. For A Period Of Up To 90 Days As A Visitor For Business Or Pleasure Without Obtaining A Visa.

Eoir Announces New Photo Standard
The Format Requirement For Photographs Filed With The Immigration Court In Conjunction With Forms Eoir40, Eoir42b, I485, And I881will Change Effective Monday, October 4, 2004.

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.

Eoir Requires 9Digit Alien Registration Numbers
The Executive Office For Immigration Review (Eoir) Announced Today That, Effective July 21, 2008, Documents Filed With Eoir's Immigration Courts And The Board Of Immigration Appeals (Bia) Should Indicate 9Digit Alien Registration Numbers (A Numbers). For Cases With A 9Digit A Number, All Digits Must Be Provided. For Cases With An 8Digit A Number, A Zero (0) Must Be Inserted Before The 8 Digits. For Example, A######## Should Be Provided As A0########. No Document Filings Will Be Rejected In The Foreseeable Future For Mistakenly Failing To Do So.

Uscis To Terminate Fingerprint Contract With Dleas
On October 1, 2004, Uscis Will Terminate Its Contract With Designated Law Enforcement Agencies (Dleas), Where Some Immigrants In Rural Locations Have Gone For Fingerprint Services. The Dlea Contract Is Ending As Uscis Strives To Meet New Biometric Standards, Including The Ability To Take And Store Electronic Fingerprints, Photographs And Signatures.

Us Opens Four New Immigration Facilities In Florida
The Us Citizenship And Immigration Services Is Opening Four New Immigration Facilities In South Florida To Replace The One That It Currently Operates....

No Sigificant Change Expected To Australia&Cedil;S Record High Migrant Intake
Despite The Global Financial Crisis, Australia'S Immigration Minister Chris Evans Has Indicated That He Expects Only Modest Cuts In Next Years Migrant Intake Program Which Is Currently At An All Time High, With Australia Taking More Than 200 000 New Immigrants Per Year....

Cbp Gets Another Weapon In Its Armor; Expedited Removal Authorization
The Cbp Has Been Granted The Power To Place Certain Aliens In Expedited Removal Proceedings. The Dhs Believes That This Step Will Enhance National Security And Public Safety By Facilitating Prompt Immigration Determinations And Enable Dhs To Deal More Effectively With Large Volume Of Persons Seeking Illegal Entry Into The Us.

Beyond Arrival.
Arrived In The U.S.! There Are Many Things You Need To Do Right After Getting Off The Plane Than Just Grab Your Luggage. We Bring To You An Insight Of What Happens Once You Have Landed Safely In The U.S.

Uscis Releases New Edition Of Form I9
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Released An Updated Version Of Form I9, The Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The June 5, 2007 Edition Of The Form Is Set To Expire On June 30, 2008 And Is Replaced By The New Form Dated June 16, 2008. The New Version Contains No Substantive Changes From The Previous Edition.

Uscis Offers Helpful Hints For Filing A Fy 2009 H1b Cap Case
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis), Anticipates That April 1, 2008 Will See A Repeat Of The Mass Filings From Last Year. With This Expectation Uscis Has Published This List Of Measures The Petitioner Can Take To Ensure That Their Petition Is Correctly Filed.

A Rendezvous With India: Immigration Seminar In Pune
Bringing To You The Second Article From Our Attorney's Diary On Our Recent Seminars And Workshops In Various Cities In India. This Article Contains Exciting Anecdotes From His Travel Experiences And Stay In Pune.

Avoid Confusion At Us Port Of Entry
Approximately 28 Million Nonimmigrants Enter Or Leave The U.S. Annually To Conduct Business, Study, Visit Family, Or Tour The Country. Legitimate Visitors Are Always Welcome And The U.S. Government Is Committed To Facilitating Their Travel. However, A Critical Need For Tighter Security Requires Strict Entry And Exit Procedures At The Port Of Entry.

Update On Overseas I130 Filing
The Public Notice Posted By Uscis For Overseas Petitioners To File Their I130s With The California Service Center And The Vermont Service Center Was Pulled On 26Th January 2007, Shortly After It Was Posted. The Companion I130 Forms Entry Page Was Pulled On 29Th January 2007. The Revised Filing Instructions For Overseas Petitioners Are Not In Effect As Of Now.

First Us Military Naturalization Ceremony Overseas
28 Activeduty Service Members Took The Oath Of Allegiance And Became The Newest U.S. Citizens During A Special Overseas Military Naturalization Ceremony On The Vogelweh Airbase In Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Dos Releases List Of 20042005 U.S. Fulbright Grantees
The U.S. Department Of State Has Released The Official List Of U.S. Fulbright Student Grantees For The 20042005 Academic Year. This Year, Under The Nation's Premier Exchange Program, 1,099 American Students Have Been Awarded Fulbright Grants To Study And Conduct Research In More Than 110 Countries Throughout The World.

A B-2 Filing For I-130/Aos
Hi! I Have Gone Through So Many Websites, With So Many Different Answers To My Question. Is It Legal To Apply For An I-130/I-485 If You Are In The Us On A B-2/B-1 And Married To A Usc, With No Fraudulent Intent? If So, Do I Just File And Let Fate Take Its Course At The Interview? Is There Anybody...

Dhs Updates Entry And Exit Ports For Usvisit
Dhs Has Issued A Notice Identifying Six New Ports Of Entry For Inclusion In The Usvisit Program At Air And Sea Ports. This Notice Also Deletes Two Ports Of Entry That Were Inadvertently Included In The January 5, 2004 Notice Identifying Air And Sea Ports Of Entry Under Usvisit. The Notice Also Deletes Two Ports That Were Included Inadvertently In The Exit Pilot Programs Announced On August 3, 2004 At 69 Fr 46556, Replacing Those Ports With Two Airports To Maintain The Full Number Of Fifteen Exit Pilot Programs.

Dhs Expands Authority To Collect Biometric Data For Usvisit
Dhs Has Notified An Interim Rule Expanding Usvisit Program To 50 Most Highly Trafficked Land Border Ports Of Entry And Defining The Population Of Aliens Who Are Required To Provide Biometric Identifiers And Other Information Under Usvisit Program.

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Grant Exceeding $758,000 To Assist Trade-Affected Workers In Massachusetts
The U.S. Department Of Labor Today Announced A $758,714 Grant To Assist Approximately 170 Workers Affected By Ongoing Layoffs At The Alcatel-Lucent Plant In North Andover, Mass.

Uscis Atlanta Office Moves To A New Location
Effective February 20, 2007, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Will Move The Atlanta Field Office To A New Location. The New Office Will Open To The Public On Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

Cap Count For H1b And H2b Workers For Fiscal Year 2009
The Word "Cap" Used In This Update Refers To Annual Numerical Limitations Set By Congress On Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications, E.G., H1b And H2b. Caps Control The Number Of Workers That Can Be Issued A Visa In A Given Fiscal Year To Enter The United States Pursuant To A Particular Nonimmigrant Classification. Caps Also Control The Number Of Aliens Already In The United States That May Be Authorized To Change Status To A Capsubject Classification.