Tag: immigrationupdates

USCIS Reminders When Filing Form I-539

USCIS reminds applicants to make sure that they submit the required initial evidence when filing Form I-539 by mail or online. For applicants who are currently holding B-2 status and are seeking to extend their stay, USCIS stresses out the

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USCIS Clarifies New Form I-9 Effective Date

UPDATE (Practice Pointer): While USCIS' FORMS website indicates that "older forms dated 02/02/09 and 08/07/09 will be accepted until May 7, 2013. After May 7, 2013, only the 03/08/13 will be accepted," (as we posted earlier) today's USCIS Federal Register

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124,000 H-1B Petitions Received by USCIS within 5 Days

"USCIS received approximately 124,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 7, 2013, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process (commonly known as a “lottery”) to select a sufficient number of

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USCIS to Implement Customer Identity Verification at Field Offices

In addition to the standard biometric data requirement for applicants and petitioners requesting immigration benefits, USCIS will take another set of fingerprints and photograph that will be uploaded to the US-VISIT's (United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology) Secondary

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Yes, The H-1B Madness is Back!

For the first time in 5 years, USCIS has received enough petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated H-1B cap within the first week of the filing period. #H1B    #immigrationupdates USCIS – USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap USCIS Reaches FY

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USCIS Confirms Last Date for Old Forms I-9

"Although employers should begin using the 03/08/13 dated form right away, older forms dated 02/02/09 and 08/07/09 will be accepted until May 7, 2013. After May 7, 2013, only the 03/08/13 will be accepted." #updates  #immigrationupdates USCIS – FORMS USCIS

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Implementation of CBP I-94 Automation Program

CBP will roll out its I-94 automation program over a 4-week period, starting on April 30th at the following pilot ports: Week1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport,Orlando International Airport,Las Vegas Airport,Chicago O’Hare andMiami International Airport (more details here: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1676/kw/i94) CBP Fact

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Effect of CBP's I-94 Automation Program on the I-9 Verification Process

Effect of CBP's I-94 Automation Program on the I-9 Verification Process Despite the automation of Form I-94, "USCIS will continue to require applicants to submit a paper copy of Form I-94 when requesting certain benefits.  Other government agencies, such as

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