Australian And New Zealand Greek Youths To Compete In Adelaide's Pan- Hellenic Games In 2007
Australian Immigration News Australian And New Zealand Greek Youths To Compete In Adelaide's Pan- Hellenic Games In 2007 The Goals Of The Event Are To Promote The Eternal Ideas Of The Olympic Spirit And To Strengthen The Ties Amongst The Greek Community. The Games Will Include Events In Track And Field, Swimming, Weightlifting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Gymnastics, And [...]

Uscis Biometric Changes For Reentry Permits And Refugee Travel Documents
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Have Issued Revised Instructions For Uscis Form I131, Application For Travel Document. The Instructions Include Changes Effective March 5, 2008 That Require Applicants For Reentry Permits And Refugee Travel Documents To Provide Biometrics (E.G., Fingerprints And Photographs) At A Uscis Application Support Center (Asc) For Background And Security Checks And To Meet Requirements For Secure Travel And Entry Documents Containing Biometric Identifiers.

Biometrics Appointment Letter Consolidated Into One Notice For Aos Applicants
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That Effective Today It Will Begin Consolidating Biometrics Collection When Employmentbased Adjustment Of Status Applications And Employment Authorization Requests Are Filed At The Same Time At One Of The Service Centers.

U.S. Department Of Labor Initiates Supervised Recruitment Of Permanent Labor Certification Applications Filed By Immigration Law Firm
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Announced That It Has Begun Placing Pending Permanent Labor Certification Applications (Lca) Filed By The Cohen & Grigsby Law Firm Into Department-Supervised Recruitment. Supervised Recruitment Requires The Employer To Receive Advance Approval From The Dol For All Recruitment Efforts To Ensure That U.S. Workers Are Fully Considered For Available Positions.

American Citizen Sponsoring Argentinian Mom
I Am An American Citizen Living In France For The Last Year. I Will Like To Sponsor My Mom That Lives In Argentina. What I Have To Do In Order To Make It Work And How Long Will Take To Get Approved. Norma

Australia Immigration To South Australia At Record Levels.
Australian Immigration News Australia Immigration To South Australia At Record Levels. The Australian Bureau Of Statistics (Abs) Have Just Released Figures That Shows The Level Of Migration To South Australia Is At A Record High. During The Last Twelve Months To April 2007, South Australia Received A Net Gain From Overseas Migration Of 12,600 People, And The First [...]

Dhs Travel Tips For Arriving Students & Exchange Visitors
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Today Issued Important Reminders To Assist The Estimated 200,000 Foreign Students And Exchange Visitors Expected To Arrive In The United States For The Spring Semester.

Beyond Arrival.
Arrived In The U.S.! There Are Many Things You Need To Do Right After Getting Off The Plane Than Just Grab Your Luggage. We Bring To You An Insight Of What Happens Once You Have Landed Safely In The U.S.

Cap Count For H1b And H2b Workers For Fiscal Year 2009
The Word "Cap" Used In This Update Refers To Annual Numerical Limitations Set By Congress On Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications, E.G., H1b And H2b. Caps Control The Number Of Workers That Can Be Issued A Visa In A Given Fiscal Year To Enter The United States Pursuant To A Particular Nonimmigrant Classification. Caps Also Control The Number Of Aliens Already In The United States That May Be Authorized To Change Status To A Capsubject Classification.

When I Am Supposed To Apply For Advanced Parole?
I Filled The I-130 The G-325 And 230. Gave Marriage Certificate; Copies Of Passport And Etc. I Am Waiting For The Interview Date. When I Am Supposed To Apply For The Advanced Parole Form? Norma

Ice Means Business; Reports Record Alien Removals
U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Has Announced That The Removal Of Criminal And Other Illegal Aliens From The United States Reached Record Levels, With 157,281 Aliens Removed In Fiscal Year 2004. In Addition, Ice Recorded A Sizable Increase In Apprehensions Under A New Program Specifically Targeting Fugitive Aliens.

Ice Arrests 42 Illegal Aliens Working At Dulles International Airport
U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Arrested 42 Men Illegally Present In The Country At Dulles International Airport As Part Of A Critical Infrastructure Protection (Cip) Operation. Ice Agents, With Support Of Airport Security Agencies, Arrested The Illegal Aliens Just Inside The Airport Grounds At A Checkpoint Established To Verify The Identity And Immigration Status Of Workers Entering A Service Gate.

Cbp Opens Complaint Processing Center
The Complaints Processing Center Will Focus On Ways To Expedite The Processing Of Formal Complaints And Assist In Facilitating The Resolution Of Complaints, At The Lowest Possible Level.

Are You Ready For The New Naturalization Test?

America's New Naturalization Test Comes Into Effect On October 1, 2008. The Redesigned Test Was First Introduced On September 27, 2007 To Help The New Applicants Get Familiarized With The Test.

Do You Need To Take The New Test?

Not Every One Needs To Sit For The New Test On October 1St. There Guidelines For Who Needs To Take Which Test Are As Below:

  1. If You Have Applied Already Or Planning To Apply Before October 1St And Have Your Naturalization Interview Scheduled Before October 1, 2008 As Well, You Will Take The Current Test.
  2. If You Have Applied Already Or Planning To Apply Before October 1St But Are Scheduled A Naturalization Interview Date That Falls After October 1, 2008, You Have The Option To Take Either The Current Test Or The New Test.
  3. If You Apply After October 1, 2008, You Will Take The New Test.
  4. Regardless Of When You Apply, If The Nationalization Interview Is Scheduled After October 1, 2009, You Will Definitely Have To Take The New Test.  

What's New?   

The Current Test Consists Of Mainly Two Subjects - Civics & Written English Test. The New Test Will Have A Few Added Components Making It As Below:

  1. History & Government Test
  2. Reading Vocabulary Test
  3. Writing Vocabulary Test

In The New Test, Questions Will Deal With The American Constitution, Law, Politics, History As Well As The Rights And Responsibilities Of Citizens. Many Questions Will Also Be Phrased To Allow For A Range Of Answers E.G. Mention One Of The Rights To Give The Applicant A Fair Chance.   

Test Procedures

Writing Tests Will Be Conducted By Uscis Officers Who Will Dictate To The Applicant (Sentences And Words Will Be From The Standardized Test). Applicants Will Have To Write At Least One Out Of Three Sentences Correctly On A Form With Blank Lines.

Reading Test Will Be Conducted By Uscis Officers Who Will Ask The Will Use Sentence(S) That Appear On One Of The Standardized Test Forms And Will Ask The Applicant To Read The Sentence(S), Which Are Constructed From Words Included On The English Reading Vocabulary List. The Applicant Must Read 1 Sentence Out Of 3 Correctly (Same As The Current Test).

Information Of The Redesigned Test:
    Faq
    Scoring Guidelines For English Test

Uscis Updates Naturalization Processing Times At Local Offices
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Released The Projected Times For Local Offices To Complete Processing Of Applications For Citizenship From Individuals Who Filed During The Summer Of 2007. Last July, Uscis Received 460,000 Applications For Naturalization. That Was Three Times The Record For Any Previous Month. For The Year, Uscis Received 1.4 Million Naturalization Applications, Almost Double The Normal Annual Volume.

Aos Interview - H1b Cancelled Without Prejudice
After Aos Interview, Io Has Cancelled(Without Prejudice) H1b/H4b And Mentioned That We Are On Intent Immigrant Status, Hence We Dont Need It. My Ead/Advance Payrole Are Expired. What Is My Current Status? What Are My Options For Renewing Ead And Advance Payrole, Is It Safe To Do So At This Stage...

Australia Immigration To South Australia At Record Levels.
Australian Immigration News Australia Immigration To South Australia At Record Levels. The Australian Bureau Of Statistics (Abs) Have Just Released Figures That Shows The Level Of Migration To South Australia Is At A Record High. During The Last Twelve Months To April 2007, South Australia Received A Net Gain From Overseas Migration Of 12,600 People, And The First [...]

Dhs Announces 18Month Tps Extension For Honduras And Nicaragua
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) And U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Announced An 18Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status (Tps) For Nationals Of Honduras And Nicaragua Until July 5, 2006.

Ins Officer Wrote In My Passport My A#...... I:485 Pending F16 245?
Any Ide What This Means?

Uscis Launches Online Service To Check Status Of Foia Requests
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Recently Launched The Online Foia Request Status Check Service Providing Customers A Quick And Secure Way To Check The Status Of Requests They Have Made Under The Freedom Of Information Act (Foia).

Uscis Centralizes Initial Naturalization Application Processing
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today It Has Centralized Initial Processing Of All Applications For Naturalization (Form400) At Its National Benefits Center In Missouri. This Change Is Part Of The Uscis Initiative To Increase The Efficiency Of Case Management And Improve Customer Service.

Dos Releases List Of 20042005 U.S. Fulbright Grantees
The U.S. Department Of State Has Released The Official List Of U.S. Fulbright Student Grantees For The 20042005 Academic Year. This Year, Under The Nation's Premier Exchange Program, 1,099 American Students Have Been Awarded Fulbright Grants To Study And Conduct Research In More Than 110 Countries Throughout The World.

"Adit" Stamps To Be Continued
Until Further Notice, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Will Continue The Practice Of Issuing "Adit" Stamps. An "Adit" Stamp Is Added To A Passport Or An Arrivaldeparture Record (I94) As Proof Of Temporary Residency.

Uscis Announces Reduction In Backlog For Immigration Benefits Processing
By Completing More Than 600,000 More Cases Than Were Received In The First Three Quarters Of Fiscal Year 2004, Uscis Announced That The Backlog Has Declined For The Processing Of Immigration Benefits Such As Work Authorization, Permanent Residency, And Naturalization.

New Passport Card Production
The U.S. Department Of State (Dos) Has Begun Production Of The New U.S. Passport Card, A Convenient, Wallet-Sized Document To Be Used For Re-Entry Into The U.S. At Land Border Crossings And Sea Ports Of Entry When Arriving From Mexico, Canada, The Caribbean And Bermuda. As Part Of The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (Whti), Travelers Will Be Required To Present A Single Document Denoting Both Citizenship And Identity When Entering The United States Through Land Or Sea Borders. This Requirement Will Go Into Effect June 1, 2009. However The U.S. Passport Card Cannot Be Used For International Air Travel.

The 3 To 10 Year Illegal Immigration Penalty
Hi, I Have A Question About This Rule. I Have A Friend Who Immigrated Here From South America When He Was About 13. He Came Here Legally, Im Not Sure With What Type Of Visa Though. It Expired And I Guess He Was Then Here Illegally For About 4 Years. After That He Someone Got Everything In Order...

Sevis Fee Payment Now Possible In Your Local Currency
Paying The Student And Exchange Visitor Information System (Sevis) Fee In Local Currency Is Now Possible, Thanks To A New Program Announced This Month By U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) And Western Union.

Uscis To Permanently Close Its Hong Kong Field Office On August 29, 2008
U. S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Announced It Will Permanently Close Its Field Office In Hong Kong On August 29, 2008. To Prepare, The Hong Kong Field Office Will Stop Accepting The Following Applications And Transfer Responsibility After The Dates Listed Below:

U.S. Department Of Labor Awards $250,000 To Develop Strategic Economic Growth Plans For Western Kentucky
The U.S. Department Of Labor Today Announced A $250,000 Regional Innovation Grant To A Nine-County Area Of Western Kentucky And One County In Tennessee To Establish Plans For Promoting Economic Growth.

Nova Scotia Launches Immigrant Small Business Financing

Recent Immigrants To The Province Of Nova Scotia Who Wish To Establish Their Own Businesses Will Soon Have Access To Funding Support From The Provincial Credit Unions.&Nbsp; The Immigrant Small Business Financing Program Can Offer Immigrants Who Have Lived In Nova Scotia For Less Than Five Years Up To $150,000 To Help Start, Expand, Or Buy A Small Business.