Infopass Comes To Colorado
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Formally Opened The Internetbased Appointment System To Residents Of The Colorado Area. Traditionally, Customers Would Begin Lining Up Outside Uscis District Offices At Dawn To Speak To An Immigration Information Officer. Uscis Director Eduardo Aguirre Predicts That Infopass Will Ultimately Mean The End Of Having Waiting In Line Altogether.

Australia Tightens Up On Border Security
Australian Immigration News Australia Tightens Up On Border Security Australia Immigration Officials Has Introduced A New Visa For The 130,000 Foreign Shipping Crews On Boats That Travel To Australia Each Year. The Migration Amendment (Maritime Crew) Act 2007, Passed By The Australian Parliament On 10 May 2007, Introduces The New Maritime Crew Visa. This Now Brings Foreign [...]

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.

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.

Filing Instructions For Petition For Alien Relative Revised
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Revised The Filing Instructions For The Petition For Alien Relative (Form I130). Effective Immediately, All Petitioners Filing Standalone Form I130s Must File Their Petitions With The Chicago Lockbox Instead Of A Uscis Service Center. A Uscis Update Was Issued On Nov. 30, 2007, Encouraging Petitioners To File With The Chicago Lockbox While The Form Was Being Revised.

Supplemental Proposed Rule With Employer Guidance Regarding Nomatch Letters
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Released Today A Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking For The Nomatch Rule Previously Issued On August 15, 2007. This Rulemaking Addresses Three Issues Cited In A Decision Of The U.S. District Court For The Northern District Of California Enjoining The August 2007 Nomatch Rule. This Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking Provides A More Detailed Analysis Of How Dhs Developed The Nomatch Policy And Will Help Responsible Employers Ensure That They Are Not Employing Unauthorized Workers.

Dhs Announces Expanded Border Control Plans
Department Of Homeland Security Announced Plans To Expand Control Of The United States Borders Through Increased Use Of Immigration Laws To Combat Illegal Entry Between The Ports Of Entry While Facilitating Travel For Legitimate Mexican Visitors.

New Version Of Form I102 Released
The Uscis Has Released The New Version Of Form I102, Application For Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrivaldeparture Document. This Form Is Used By A Nonimmigrant To Apply For A New Or Replacement Form I94 Or I95 Nonimmigrant Arrivaldeparture Document.

Direct Mail Program Expanded For Forms I485, I765 And I131
The Uscis Is Expanding Its Direct Mail Program To Provide That Certain Filings Of Form I485, Application To Register Permanent Resident Or Adjust Status; Form I765, Application For Employment Authorization; And Form I131, Application For Travel Document Be Filed At A Designated Chicago, Illinois Lockbox Facility For Initial Processing.

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

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.

New Section Added To Immigration To Australia Website - Specifically For Greek Immigration To Australia
Australian Immigration News New Section Added To Immigration To Australia Website - Specifically For Greek Immigration To Australia Immigration 2 Australia Has Been Launched As An Essential Guide To Help The Increasing Number Of People Thinking Of Australian Immigration. The Web Site Provides Information On Australian Visas, Information On Finding Australian Jobs, Somewhere To Live And The [...]

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

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.

The Show Is Over; Uscis Reaches H1b Cap
The Uscis Has Received Enough H1b Petitions To Meet This Year's Congressionally Mandated Cap Of 65,000 Workers. After Today, Uscis Will Not Accept Any New H1b Petitions For Firsttime Employment Subject To The Fy 2004 Annual Cap.

30Day Notice Of Information Collection Under Review: Form I824, Application For Action On An Approved Application Or Petition
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) And U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Have Submitted The Following Information Collection Request To The Office Of Management And Budget (Omb) For Review And Clearance In Accordance With The Paperwork Reduction Act Of 1995. The Information Collection Was Previously Published In The Federal Register On March 4 2008, At 73 Fr 11655 Allowing For A 60Day Public Comment Period. Uscis Did Not Receive Any Comments For This Information Collection.

Uscis Redesigned The Naturalization Test
In The Interest Of Creating A More Standardized, Fair, And Meaningful Naturalization Process, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Recently Completed A Multi-Year Redesign Of The Naturalization Test. The Revised Test, With An Emphasis On The Fundamental Concepts Of American Democracy And The Rights And Responsibilities Of Us Citizenship, Will Help Encourage Citizenship Applicants To Learn And Identify With The Basic Values We All Share As Americans.

Uscis Houston Office Remains Closed Due To Hurricane Ike
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That Its Houston Office At 126 North Point Will Remain Closed For Business Today And Tomorrow (Sept. 15-16). Additionally, All Three Local Application Support Centers As Well As The Houston Asylum Office (See Locations Below) Will Remain Closed Until Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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.

Eoir Notifies Final Rule On 212(C) Relief
The Executive Office For Immigration Review Published A Final Rule Regarding Section 212(C) Relief For Aliens With Certain Criminal Convictions Before April 1,1997.

Dhs Designates Everify As Employment Eligibility Verification System For All Federal Contractors
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Today Designated Everify, Operated By U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) In Partnership With The Social Security Administration, As The Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification System That All Federal Contractors Must Use As Required By Executive Order 12989, As Amended. Everify Is A Free Internetbased System That Allows Enrolled Employers To Confirm The Legal Status Of New Hires Within Seconds.

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

10 Tips To Succeed In The Uscis Marriage Interview
Many People Become Extremely Overwrought When It Comes To Facing An Interview With The Us Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) For Their Marriage-Based Green Card, So Was The Case With Jennie And Robbie. The "Marriage Interview," Which Both Of The Partners Are Required To Attend As Part Of The Green Card Application, Should Not Be Presumed As A Simple Process; It Has The Possibility Of Being A Very Grueling And Painful Event. You Can Take The Stress And Anxiety Out Of The Situation Through Thorough Preparation. It Is For This Reason That This Article Has Been Designed To Make Your Voyage Of Obtaining A Marriage Based Green Card Either For Yourself Or For Your Spouse, An Easy And Pleasant Experience. The 10 Simple Yet Amazing Tips Revealed In This Article Helps You To Be Successful At Your Marriage Based Immigrant Visa Interview.

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.

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.

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.

Uscis Revises Form I693, Report Of Medical Examination And Vaccination Record
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That It Has Revised Form I693, Report Of Medical Examination And Vaccination Record. The Revision Was Necessitated By Changes To The Tuberculosis (Tb) Component Of The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention's Technical Instructions For Civil Surgeons. This Revised Form (Edition Date 04/02/08) Must Be Used For Any Medical Examination Completed On Or After May 1, 2008. Previous Editions Of The Form I693 May Not Be Used On Or After That Date.

Uscis Releases New Edition Of Form I9
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Released An Updated Version Of Form I9, The Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The June 5, 2007 Edition Of The Form Is Set To Expire On June 30, 2008 And Is Replaced By The New Form Dated June 16, 2008. The New Version Contains No Substantive Changes From The Previous Edition.

Dhs To Upgrade Homeland Security Information Network
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Announced Today That It Is Taking Steps To Enhance Its Homeland Security Information Network (Hsin). Known As Hsin Next Generation (Nextgen), The Enhancement Will Provide A Secure And Trusted National Platform For Sensitive But Unclassified (Sbu) Information Sharing And Collaboration Between Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, Private Sector, And International Partners.

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.