U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) General News
On May 12, 2016, U.S.
USCIS has created a new Workload Transfer Updates page on our website where customers can keep track of workload transfers between our five service centers.
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for May 2016 reflects a
On April 13, 2016, USCIS revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The revised version is available at uscis.gov/n-400.
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, effective Mar
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2015.
USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, has added the Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden to the list of countries whose n
USCIS reminds all approved EB-5 regional centers with a designation letter dated on or before Sept.
WASHINGTON— En raison de l’épidémie due au virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest, le secrétaire à la sécurité intérieure, Jeh Johnson, a annoncé sa décision d’octroyer au Libéria, à la
USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Lux
Updated Guidance on Fixing EADs with Errors
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 17 in remembrance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.
Note: As of August 3, 2015, the July 15, 2015 Fact Sheet has been archived.
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for that country f
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months due to the ongoing armed con
अस्थायी सुरक्षित स्थिति (Temporary Protected Status (TPS)) मा नेपालका योग्य नागरिकहरू (र योभन्दा पहिले नेपालमा बसोबास गर्ने बिना राष्ट्रियताका व्यक्तिहरू) ले दर्ता गर्ने अन्तिम मिति सोमबार,
The deadline for eligible nationals of Nepal (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Monday, Dec.
USCIS published a notice
USCIS reminds the sheepherding industry of the upcoming expiration of the one-time accommodation giving them more time to fully transition to the three-year limitation-of-stay requirements for the
Published Jan. 13, 2010; revised Aug. 2, 2011 and March 12, 2012Introduction
On Oct. 19, 2011, a USCIS Update was issued announcing processing improvements for certain naturalization and citizenship forms.
WASHINGTON - U.S.
USCIS offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as disasters like the recent severe flooding in South Carolina.
Aug. 15, 2011Online Service Also Expands to 16 Additional States
Jan. 20, 2011
March 8, 2011
DHS, DOJ and FTC Collaborate with State and Local Partners in Unprecedented EffortReleased June 9, 2011
BALTIMORE— Lauren Kielsmeier, Acting Deputy Director and Chief of Staff, U.S.
State-of-the-art technology will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication
Released Nov. 4, 2011
released April 8, 2011
Released Aug. 16, 2011USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents
Re-registration Open Until March 12, 2012Released Jan. 10, 2012
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for Honduras and Nicarag
Released June 30, 2011
Agency focuses on fully realizing the job-creating potential of current immigration lawReleased Oct. 11, 2011
Released Nov. 4, 2011
WASHINGTON—In light of the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Japanese nationals of certain U.S.
Agency kicks off effort to ensure that immigration pathways for foreign entrepreneurs are clear and consistent, and better reflect today’s business realities
Registration and Re-registration Period Opens May 1, 2012
April 14, 2011Final Rule Adopts Interim Rule Improving Integrity of Form I-9 Process
Released Sept. 6, 2011
Released May 19, 2011
Questions and AnswersQ1. Where can I find the laws governing the Employment Based Second Preference (EB-2) Immigrant Visa Category?
Released: March 21, 2011
New System Will Standardize Process for Immigrant Visa Applicants Worldwide
March 2, 2011
Online Service Also Expands to 16 Additional States
Final Rule Adopts Interim Rule to Improving Integrity of Form I-9 Process
Released July 12, 2011
released June 10, 2011
Initial Posting Includes Naturalization and Adjustment of Status Performance DataReleased July 18, 2011
Jan. 27, 2011
Released: March 16, 2011
Published Dec. 23, 2011; revised Jan. 1, 2012
Jan. 18, 2011 Recent GAO report also cites improvements to the E-Verify Program
released May 19, 2011Actions Will Streamline Program Designed to Create Jobs
May 13, 2011New Online Resource Provides Enhanced, Easy-to-Access Guidance for Employers and Employees
Feb. 23, 2011
Jan. 14, 2011
Agency begins transition from paper-based to online environmentReleased May 22, 2012
Released: March 21, 2011Online Tool Allows Workers to Check Their Own Employment Eligibility Status
Released Sept. 7, 2011
Released Sept. 23, 2011
Eligible Syrian nationals in the United States may begin the application process
Improves Accuracy and Integrity of E-Verify by Validating Driver’s License DataReleased June 13, 2011
Update as of March 18, 2011
Released Aug. 12, 2011
Intercountry Adoptions Under the Hague Adoption Convention
Improved Process for Petitioners Abroad will Increase Efficiency and Flexibility
Feb. 11, 2011
Released Sept. 21, 2011
Released August 29, 2011First in Series of Regulations Designed to Facilitate Electronic Filing and Handling of USCIS Benefit Requests
Release Sept. 27, 2011
As announced by USCIS on April 2, 2013, USCIS has temporarily suspended adjudication of certain Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers appro
Revisions include new user-friendly instructions for completing Form I-9
USCIS will no longer accept previous versions of Form I-9
USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents
March 29, 2013
On Sept. 25, the Department of State (DOS) published an updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015. This bulletin supersedes the bulletin for October 2015 that was originally published on Sept.
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict
USCIS Reminds the Public to Avoid Scams and Unauthorized Practitioners of Immigration Law
On July 4, we celebrate Independence Day – the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Le mardi 18 août 2015 est la date d’échéance pour les citoyens éligibles du Libéria, de la Guinée et de la Sierre Leone (et pour les personnes apatrides qui ont résidé habituelleme
Friday, July 31, 2015, is the deadline for current Somalia Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from Sept.
USCIS announced on July 14, 2015, that it completed processing the return of fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the initial registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from May 20, 2015, to Aug.