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USCIS N-400, Application for Naturalization Civics Answers May Change For Some

For those that have an interview scheduled for Naturalization (Form N-400) after January 1, 2011 with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), please note that the answers to select civic questions may change. Specifically, if you have a new United States Senator or United States Representative, then the answer to the question asking …

Revised Medical Disability Exception Form N-648 Now in Use

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, on December 22, 2010. This form is for individuals who seek exceptions from the English and civics requirements for Naturalization. This form is usually filed along with the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization with United States Citizenship and …

USCIS works towards web based filing system

Historically, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have accepted the filing of it’s various applications through the United States Mail. However, it is now currently undertaking an effort to move the United States immigration services that it offers from a paper-based model to an electronic environment/based model. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is …

Department of Homeland Security announces Greece is now a member of the Visa Waiver Program

With this announcement, Greece joins the 35 nations already participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program was established as a pilot program in 1986 to help eliminate unnecessary barriers to travel and made permanent on October 30, 2000. Like VWP travelers from other countries, Greek citizens will be required to apply for an …

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Change Filing Fees

Effective November 23, 2010, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be raising most of the fees associated with its applications. The Naturalization Application (Form N-400) will remain the same, the request for a Naturalization Appeal (Form N-336) will increase as well as the Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) and Application to Adjust …

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) H-1B Cap Count as of April 27, 2010

As of April 27, 2010, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received 16,500 H-1B applications subject to the regular 2011 fiscal year cap and 6,900 H-1B applications subject to the cap’s Master’s exemption. The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000 each fiscal year (up to 6,800 …

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2011 Beginning April 1, 2010

As in years past, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2011 cap on April 1, 2010. This is six months before October 1, 2010, the first day of the 2011 government fiscal year. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS takes …

Special Immigration Benefits May Be Available to Chilean Nationals

As a result of the recent natural catastrophes in Chile, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is providing certain benefits to eligible Chilean nationals. Examples of these temporary relief measures include: The grant of an application for change or extension of nonimmigrant status on behalf of a Chilean national who is currently in the United …