Category: State & Local Laws

USCIS Grants All Available U Visas for Fiscal Year 2017

USCIS has approved the congressionally mandated annual limit of 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status for victims of certain crimes committed in the United States who assist law enforcement authorities. Although USCIS cannot grant any more U visas in fiscal…
Visa Bulletin For September 2017

Number 9 Volume X Washington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during September for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be…
USCIS: File the Form I-90 Online

Anyone who submits a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, can create a USCIS online account to track and manage their case online. If you submit a paper Form I-90 application, you will receive a USCIS Account Acceptance…
Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program

Fiscal Year 2017 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program On July 25, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for two competitive funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. Both funding opportunities aim to prepare lawful…
USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of…
USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions have been substantially updated to reduce complexity after collecting comments from the public…