Indian Consulates May Take Longer To Process Certain B1 & F1 Visas
A Limited Number Of Students, Scholars And Business Persons Involved In Highlevel Scientific Fields May Need To Have Their Visa Application Referred To The Department Of State For Additional Processing Before The Embassy May Issue A Visa. In Most Cases, This Process Takes Between Four To Six Weeks, Although It Sometimes Takes Longer.

Dol Announces To Grant $7.4 Million To Help Texas Clean Up And Recover From Hurricane Dolly
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Announced A $7,350,171 Grant To Texas To Create Approximately 475 Temporary Jobs To Assist In Cleanup And Recovery Efforts As A Result Of Hurricane Dolly. The Grant Awarded To The Texas Workforce Commission, Will Be Used In Gulf Coast Counties To Provide Temporary Employment On Projects For The Cleanup, Demolition, Repair, Renovation And Reconstruction Of Destroyed Public Structures, Facilities And Lands Within Affected Communities. Funds Will Also Be Used For Projects That Provide Retraining Services For Those Who Cannot Return To Work And Humanitarian Assistance For Disaster Victims, Including Work On The Homes Of Individuals Eligible For The Federally Funded Weatherization Program.

Dhs Announces Pretravel Authorization Program For U.S.Bound Travelers From Visa Waiver Countries
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Announced Today The Interim Final Rule For The Electronic System For Travel Authorization (Esta), A New Online System That Is Part Of The Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) And Is Required By The Implementing Recommendations Of The 9/11 Commission Act Of 2007.

Backlog Will Be Eliminated By 2006, Says Dhs Secretary Ridge
That Hard Work Is Paying Important Dividends And Director Aguirre's Backlog Reduction Plan Is Not Only Working, But Is Ahead Of Schedule. We Fully Expect To Meet Our Goal Of Having The Backlog Down To Zero By 2006.

Machinereadable Passport Procedures To Be Implemented
From October 26, 2004 U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Of The Department Of Homeland Security Will Strictly Enforce The Machine Readable Passport Requirement For Travelers Under The Visa Waiver Program.

Uscis Continues Suspension Of Premium Processing Service For Religious Workers
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That The Suspension Of Premium Processing Service For Religious Worker (R1) Nonimmigrant Visa Petitions Will Continue At Least Until January 7, 2009. A Previous Sixmonth Suspension Was Announced On January 4, 2008.

Visa Revalidation: No More Renewals In The U.S.
After Many Years Of Service, The Revalidation Division Of The Department Of State Has Discontinued Its Domestic Revalidation Service For E, H, I, L, O, And P Visas Starting July 16, 2004.

Us Citizen Whose Husband Was Deported
My Husband Was Deported In Jan 2008, We Had Gotten Married But Not Filed Any Paperwork With Immigration. Meanwhile His Work Permit Expired And Was Denied Renewal And A Deportation Order Was Put For Him. Immigration Picked Him Up And He Signed A 10 Year Deportation. I Have Filed For Two Waivers...

A Rendezvous With India: Immigration Seminar In New Delhi
This Is The First Of The Series Of Articles On Our Recent Seminars And Workshops In Various Cities Of India. This Article Contains Excerpts From Our Attorney's Diaries Regarding His Travel Experiences During His Visit To New Delhi, The Capital Of India.

Passport Requirements For Air Travel
Starting January 23Rd, 2007, The Citizens Of The United States, Canada, Mexico, And Bermuda Will Be Now Required To Present A Passport To Enter The United States While Arriving By Air From Any Part Of The Western Hemisphere.

Eoir Fact Sheet On Bia Streamlining
On August 23, 2002, The Attorney General Issued A Final Rule That Restructured The Board Of Immigration Appeals (Bia Or Board Revising The Organization And Procedures Of The Board.

Uscis Revises Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office
U. S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Revised Its Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office. The Tijuana Field Office Is Closing On July 3, 2008 And To Prepare, The Agency Stopped Accepting The Following Applications And Transferred Responsibilities As Reflected Below.

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 [...]

Direct Mail Program Adds Forms I-800 And I-800A
The Uscis Announced Publication Of A Federal Register Notice That Expands Its Direct Mail Program To Include Form I 800, Petition To Classify Convention Adoptee As An Immediate Relative, And Form I 800A, Application For Determination Of Suitability To Adopt A Child From A Convention Country. Applicants Were Previously Required To File At A Uscis Field Office With Jurisdiction Over Their Place Of Residence. The Direct Mail Program Allows Uscis To Process Applications More Efficiently By Eliminating Duplicative Work, Maximizing Staff Productivity, And Introducing Better Information Management Tools.

H-1B1, A Feasible Alternative To H-1B For Chileans And Singaporeans
On September 3, 2003, President George W. Bush Signed Into Law Free Trade Agreements (Ftas) With Singapore And Chile Which Then Created A New Class Of Non-Immigrant Work Visa For Singaporean And Chilean Citizens: The H-1B1. With The Limitations On The H-1B Visa Category, Particularly The 65,000 Cap On New H-1B Visas Each Fiscal Year, The H-1B1 Has Subsequently Become One Of The Feasible Alternatives To The H-1B Visa. In This Article We Will Explore The H-1B1 Visa, A Visa Category Available To Citizens Of Singapore And Chile.

Need Information For G4
Hi There, I Have Few Questions Regarding G4 Visa. 1) What Documents Are Required? 2) What Is Eligibility? 3) Is There Any Chances To File Green Card On G4 Visa? 4) What Are The Other Benefits Other Than No Tax? 5) What Is Processing Time? 6) Can I Sponsor My Parents ?

Uscis Memo On Eligibility For Naturalization For Battered Spouses And Children
U.S. Citizen And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Released A Memo Clarifying That Individuals Who Obtained Lawful Permanent Residence By Reason Of An Approved Waiver Of The Joint Filing Requirement Under Section 216(C)(4)(C) Of The Ina Are Also Eligible To Apply For Naturalization Under Section 319(A).

Uscis Naturalizes First Military Spouse Overseas
Zita Chouchan, The Spouse Of A Member Of The U.S. Military Recited The Oath Of Allegiance And Became The Newest Citizen Of The United States Yesterday At The U.S. Consulate In Frankfurt, Germany. This Was The First Overseas Naturalization Ceremony For A Military Spouse.

I130 No Longer Accepted At U.S. Consulates
Effective Immediately, The Immediate Relative Petition (I130) Must Be Filed With The Uscis Office Responsible For The Petitioner's Place Of Residence. Consular Offices At U.S. Embassies And Consulates Are No Longer Authorized To Accept I130s, Although They Will Continue To Provide Guidance To American Citizen Petitioners And Their Family Members.

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

Uscis Releases New Ead Form I-765
Uscis Releases New Ead Form I-765

Update On Processing Petitions For Nonimmigrant Victims Of Criminal Activity
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That, Until Further Notice, It Will Not Terminate Interim Relief For Aliens Who Have Not Yet Filed For U Nonimmigrant Status, Except In Those Cases Where Uscis Is Aware Of Adverse Factors. Uscis Will Continue To Accept Petitions For U Nonimmigrant Status At Any Time. It Is To Be Recalled That The Uscis Had Announced On Sept. 5, 2007 The Publication Of An Interim Final Rule Granting Immigrant Benefits To Certain Victims Of Crimes Who Assist Government Officials In Investigating Or Prosecuting The Criminal Activity. That Rule Was Effective Oct. 17, 2007 And Established Procedures For Applicants Seeking U Nonimmigrant Status, One Of Which Encouraged Aliens Who Had Been Granted Interim Relief To Petition For U Nonimmigrant Status Prior To Apr. 13, 2008 (180 Days From The Effective Date Of The Rule). The Rule States That Uscis Will Terminate Interim Relief For Aliens Who Fail To Petition For The "U" Classification Within The 180Day Time Period.

Uscis Changes Vaccination Requirements For Adjustment Of Status Applicants
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today A Revised List Of Vaccines Required For Applicants Seeking For The Adjustment Of Status To Become Legal Permanent Residents. This Revision Follows Guidance From The Department Of Health And Human Services, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (Cdc).

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.

Passport Requirements For Air Travel
Starting January 23Rd, 2007, The Citizens Of The United States, Canada, Mexico, And Bermuda Will Be Now Required To Present A Passport To Enter The United States While Arriving By Air From Any Part Of The Western Hemisphere.

Canada Work Permits For American And Mexican Professionals Extended To 3 Years

Citizenship, Immigration And Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney Recently Announced The Expansion Of The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) Temporary Work Permit Program, Making It Easier For Canadian Employers To Hire And Retain These Foreign Workers.&Nbsp; Under The Nafta Program, Workers Will Now Be Granted Temporary Work Permits Of Three Years In Duration.&Nbsp; Previously, These Work Permits Had To Be Renewed Every Year.

Ice Launches First Northern Border Air Marine Branch
The Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Launched A New Initiative To Maximize Security Along The U.S.Canada Border. The Bellingham Air And Marine Branch (Amb) Is The First Of Five Planned Facilities To Augment Dhs Northern Border Security Capabilities With Air And Marine Law Enforcement, Surveillance And Airspace Security Authorities.

Enhancements To Student And Exchange Visitor Program Announced
The U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Has Announced Today That It Has Significantly Enhanced The Student And Exchange Visitor Program (Sevp) And, For The First Time, Is Proposing To Raise Fees To Support The Improvements.

U.S. Immigration Changes Photo Requirement Rule
The Uscis Has Announced A Change In The Photo Requirements For All Applicants. The New Rule Replaces The Requirement From A Threequarter Face Position To A Standard, Full Frontal Face Position To Take Effect August 2, 2004.

Student Visa While I-130 Pending
Hello Everybody I Have A Couple Of Questions.... My Mother Filed An I-130 For Me In Summer 2006 When I Was Under 21...Ive Turned 21 A Couple Of Months Ago...How Should Inform Uscis About This? And From What Ive Found Here And There The O21 Unmarried Child Is The First Prefrence...Does This...