Cgfns International Partners With Ahed Global Healthcare To Deliver Assessment Of Nursing Knowledge As A Pilot Project In India
The Cgfns International, With Its 30 Years Of Experience Testing International Nurses, And Ahed Global Healthcare, Inc. (Agh) (A Subsidiary Of American Higher Education, Inc.), A Global Continuing Education Provider Today Announced The Rollout Of A Pilot Project In India For The Cgfns Assessment Of General Nursing Knowledge (Cgfns-Agnk) Examination. The Cgfns-Agnk Test Is An Internationally Validated Exam Developed To Determine Nurses' Capacity To Apply Their Knowledge In The Delivery Of Effective Patient Care. The Cgfns-Agnk Will Be Used By Schools Of Nursing And Healthcare Systems In India As A Screening Mechanism For Measuring Fundamental Nursing Knowledge And Predicting Work Success For Pre Or Post-Licensed Nurses.

Sevis Fee Payment Begins Today
Beginning Today, Students, Scholars And Exchange Visitors From Abroad Whose Schools Or Programs Are Approved In Sevis Will Be Required To Pay The Appropriate Fee - In Most Cases, $100 Prior To Obtaining Their Visas.

Dol Announces To Grant $7.4 Million To Help Texas Clean Up And Recover From Hurricane Dolly
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Announced A $7,350,171 Grant To Texas To Create Approximately 475 Temporary Jobs To Assist In Cleanup And Recovery Efforts As A Result Of Hurricane Dolly. The Grant Awarded To The Texas Workforce Commission, Will Be Used In Gulf Coast Counties To Provide Temporary Employment On Projects For The Cleanup, Demolition, Repair, Renovation And Reconstruction Of Destroyed Public Structures, Facilities And Lands Within Affected Communities. Funds Will Also Be Used For Projects That Provide Retraining Services For Those Who Cannot Return To Work And Humanitarian Assistance For Disaster Victims, Including Work On The Homes Of Individuals Eligible For The Federally Funded Weatherization Program.

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.

Uscis Establishes Genealogy Program
Customers Can Now Turn To U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) For Help In Researching Their Family's Immigration History Through The Agency's New Genealogy Program.

Language In Form I751 Transfer Notices Sent To Petitioners
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today It Will Revise Language In Transfer Notices Received By Petitioners Who Filed A Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence. The Current Notice Includes Language That May Cause Petitioners To Believe Their Cases Have Been Approved.

Uscis Issues Revised Guidance On Child Status Protection Act (Cspa)
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Today Issued Guidance That Will Modify Its Earlier Interpretation Of The Child Status Protection Act (Cspa) Which Permits Applicants For Certain Immigration Benefits To Retain Classification As A Child Even If He Or She Has Reached The Age Of 21.

President Signs Omnibus Appropriations Act; Uscis To Implement The New Law
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That President Bush Has Signed The Omnibus Appropriations Act For Fy 2005, Which Contains Provisions Affecting The H1b And L Nonimmigrant Visa Categories. Both The H1b And L Programs Allow U.S. Employers To Sponsor Temporary Foreign Workers.

Uscis Welcomes More Than 39,000 New Citizens During Constitution Week And Citizenship Day
More Than 39,000 Individuals Will Become New Citizens Of The United States This Week During Special Ceremonies Hosted By U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) To Recognize Constitution Week. The Naturalization Ceremonies Held September 17 Through September 23 Commemorate The Signing Of The U.S. Constitution On September 17, 1787. The Naturalization Ceremonies Are Scheduled For Citizenship Day, September 17 For As Few As 20 Citizenship Applicants In St. Albans, Vermont, To As Many As 3,000 Applicants At Fenway Park In Boston.

Uscis Releases New Ead Form I-765
Uscis Releases New Ead Form I-765

163,000 Apply For Fy 2009 H-1B Before Cap Closed
163,000 Apply For Fy 2009 H-1B Before Cap Closed

Uscis Updates Naturalization Processing Times At Local Offices
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Released The Projected Times For Local Offices To Complete Processing Of Applications For Citizenship From Individuals Who Filed During The Summer Of 2007. Last July, Uscis Received 460,000 Applications For Naturalization. That Was Three Times The Record For Any Previous Month. For The Year, Uscis Received 1.4 Million Naturalization Applications, Almost Double The Normal Annual Volume.

Uscis Q&A: New Background Check Policy
Recently Uscis Announced A New Background Check Policy, Where Certain Cases, Including Adjustment Of Status Cases With Pending Name Check Will Be Adjudicated After 180 Days Regardless Of The Fact That The Name Check Is Unresolved. This Is In Response To The Large Volume Of Petitions That Have Been Pending For An Unusually Long Time And Have Resulted In Numerous Lawsuits Against Uscis And Fbi. This New Policy Promises To Finally Resolve The Huge Backlog Of Approvable Cases That Have Not Been Adjudicated Due To The Name Check Portion Of The Background Check. Some Of These Cases Have Been Pending For A Number Of Years And Number Into Thousands.

I-797E Late
I Was Hoping That Someone On This Site Could Help Me With A Question. I Submitted The I 751 Paperwork For My Wife A While Back And A Few Weeks Ago We Recieved The I 797 E Request For More Evidence. The Date On The I797 E Action Letter Said The Paperwork Needed To Be Submitted By December 16....

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.

Q & A: Uscis Announces 18-Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status For Nationals Of Sudan
The Uscis Released The Q & A Regarding The Extension Of The Temporary Protected Status For The Nationals Of Sudan People Having No Nationality Who Last Habitually Resided In Sudan. The Extension Will Last 18 Months, Through May 2, 2010. This Extension Does Not Apply To Citizens Of Sudan Who Entered The United States After Oct. 7, 2004. Certain Nationals Of Sudan Who Have Not Previously Applied For Tps May Be Able To Apply Under The Late Initial Registration Process.

Uscis To Host Military Naturalization Ceremony In Seoul
Approximately 31 Activeduty Service Members Will Take The Oath Of Allegiance And Become The Newest U.S. Citizens During A Special Overseas Military Naturalization Ceremony On January 13, 2005, In Seoul, South Korea, At Yongson Military Base.

Cbp In San Diego Reminds Border Crossers To Anticipate More Traffic At Area Ports When School Year Begins
The Cbp Officials Reminds The Members Of The Traveling Public To Expect To See More Cars And Pedestrians At Area Border Crossings In The Coming Days As The Summer Break For Thousands Of Area Students Comes To An End. Large Numbers Of Students Who Attend Classes At Various Private And Public Schools And Colleges In San Diego Commute From Mexico To The U.S. On A Daily Basis. This Increase In Traffic, Especially During The Traditionally Busy Morning Commute, Can Result In Longer Than Normal Crossing Times. Being Prepared For The Inspection Process By Having Documents Ready For The Cbp Officer, Declaring All Items Acquired In Mexico, And Ending Cell Phone Conversations Before Arriving At The Inspection Station Can Also Reduce Wait Times.

Common H1b Errors Leading To Rejections And Denials
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Released A Statement Showing The Common Errors Leading To Petition Rejections Or Denials. This Is A List Of The Most Frequently Seen And Easily Cured Mistakes.

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.

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.

Dol Notifies Interim Final Rule On H1b1 Labor Condition Applications
The U.S. Department Of Labor Has Issued An Interim Rule With Request For Comments Regarding The New H1b1 Visa Category Applicable To Nationals Of Chile And Singapore. The Employers Seeking To Temporarily Employ Foreign Professionals In Specialty Occupations Through H1b1 Visas Must File A Labor Attestation With The Department Of Labor.

Uscis Q&A: New Background Check Policy
Recently Uscis Announced A New Background Check Policy, Where Certain Cases, Including Adjustment Of Status Cases With Pending Name Check Will Be Adjudicated After 180 Days Regardless Of The Fact That The Name Check Is Unresolved. This Is In Response To The Large Volume Of Petitions That Have Been Pending For An Unusually Long Time And Have Resulted In Numerous Lawsuits Against Uscis And Fbi. This New Policy Promises To Finally Resolve The Huge Backlog Of Approvable Cases That Have Not Been Adjudicated Due To The Name Check Portion Of The Background Check. Some Of These Cases Have Been Pending For A Number Of Years And Number Into Thousands.

Cbp In San Diego Reminds Border Crossers To Anticipate More Traffic At Area Ports When School Year Begins
The Cbp Officials Reminds The Members Of The Traveling Public To Expect To See More Cars And Pedestrians At Area Border Crossings In The Coming Days As The Summer Break For Thousands Of Area Students Comes To An End. Large Numbers Of Students Who Attend Classes At Various Private And Public Schools And Colleges In San Diego Commute From Mexico To The U.S. On A Daily Basis. This Increase In Traffic, Especially During The Traditionally Busy Morning Commute, Can Result In Longer Than Normal Crossing Times. Being Prepared For The Inspection Process By Having Documents Ready For The Cbp Officer, Declaring All Items Acquired In Mexico, And Ending Cell Phone Conversations Before Arriving At The Inspection Station Can Also Reduce Wait Times.

Uscis Makes Preparations Ahead Of Hurricane Gustav
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Is Preparing To Temporarily Close Offices, If Necessary, Along The Gulf Of Mexico Coastline In The Projected Path Of Hurricane Gustav. If An Office Is Closed, Or Our Customers Are Evacuated From Their Homes, Uscis Will Automatically Reschedule All Appointments Until A Time When It Is Safe To Resume Operations.

Uscis Naturalization Test Redesign
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Is Revising The Naturalization Test To Create A Test And Testing Process That Is Standardized, Fair And Meaningful In Order To Maintain Consistency Between Offices.

Illinois Law Prohibiting The Use Of Everify Further Suspended
The State Of Illinois Has Agreed To Delay Until April 15, 2008 The Implementation Of A New Law That Would Prohibit Employers From Using The Federal Government's Everify Employment Eligibility Verification System. The Law Was To Become Effective On January 1, 2008.

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...

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.

Opt Extension For Highly Skilled Foreign Students
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Has Today Released An Interim Final Rule Extending The Period Of Optional Practical Training (Opt) From 12 To 29 Months For Qualified F1 Nonimmigrant Students. The Extension Will Be Available To F1 Students With A Degree In Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics Who Are Employed By Businesses Enrolled In The Everify Program.