Immigration Service has changed the validity of conditional green cards

Starting September 4, 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the validity of the conditional green card from 18 to 24 months. This is stated in a press release on the agency's website. The change applies to petitioners filing Form I-751 (petition to withdraw ...

US relaxes procedures for issuing certain visas and suspension of deportation

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached a settlement in Wangala et al. V. USCIS. The agreement allows certain individuals to receive updated dates for receiving resubmitted applications for immigration benefits or petitions initially rejected under the previous waiver policy ...

USCIS Extends Immigration Medical Examination Certificate

Effective August 12, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily extending Form I-693 Medical Examination Report and Vaccination Records from two to four years due to delays in processing applications related to COVID-19. This is reported on ...

Now you can get a green card and social security number together: how to do it

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applicants for a green card can now apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). This is stated in a press release from USCIS. Previously, these people had to apply for a social ...

USCIS has expanded the possibility of obtaining US citizenship: who will be affected

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an update to the rules regarding children born outside the United States with assisted reproductive technology (ART). Are these children considered to be born "in wedlock"? USCIS announced this in a press release. This update will allow a parent to ...

From one week to several years: how long to expect processing of different immigration forms in USCIS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of staff to process applications, the waiting time for the results of some applications at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased significantly. ForumDaily decided to find out how long applicants need to wait now. USCIS has a dedicated Check Case Processing tool ...

USCIS opens a new office in Florida: who is served there

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) opened a new asylum office in Tampa, Florida on August 2 due to increased workload. The new office ranks 11th in the country for asylum and second in Florida. This is stated in a press release ...

USCIS will issue additional H-1B work visas: who can apply

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will re-randomize the H-1B visa applicants. This is stated in a press release from the department. In March 2021, USCIS conducted the first random selection of properly submitted electronic registrations for FY2022. ...

USCIS has a tool that makes life a lot easier for immigrants: how to use it

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a tool to help make life much easier for immigrants. The Explore My Options tool allows you to determine which applications a person with a certain immigration status is eligible to apply, and also helps to navigate the cost of the service ...

Over 9400 New Americans: USCIS to Host 170 Naturalization Ceremonies for U.S. Independence Day

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Independence Day this year by welcoming over 9400 new citizens to 170 naturalization ceremonies from June 30 to July 7. This is stated in a press release from USCIS. “These ceremonies demonstrate our commitment to welcoming ...

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