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ALERT: USCIS issued guidance (PDF, 315.53 KB), effective Feb 1, 2020, delegating authority to the Department of State (DOS) to accept and adjudicate a Form I-130 filed by a U.S.
USCIS permanently closed its field office in Athens, Greece, on Nov. 15, 2019. The U.S. Embassy Greece in Athens will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in Greece (see the table below).
ALERT: USCIS issued guidance (PDF, 315.53 KB), effective Feb 1, 2020, delegating authority to the Department of State (DOS) to accept and adjudicate a Form I-130 filed by a U.S.
ALERT: USCIS issued guidance (PDF, 315.53 KB), effective Feb 1, 2020, delegating authority to the Department of State (DOS) to accept and adjudicate a Form I-130 filed by a U.S.
USCIS permanently closed its field office in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Jan. 17, 2020. The U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg assumed responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in South Africa (see table below). Individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Johannesburg Field Office (which includes individuals residing in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar, Botswana, Comoros Islands, and Mauritius) must follow these filing instructions:
Edition Date: 10/21/19. From Jan. 31, employers may use either the 07/17/17 N or the 10/21/2019 version until Apr. 30. Starting May 1, employers can only use the 10/21/19 version.
 USCIS Begins Processing Adoptions from Montenegro Intercountry Adoptions under the Hague Adoption Convention  On April 1, 2014, USCIS will begin accepting and adjudicating Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) petitions filed on behalf of children from Montenegro. The Department of State has determined that Montenegro’s intercountry adoption system supports:
China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) announced that all prospective adoptive families will be required to work with a U.S. Hague accredited adoption service provider for both transition cases and Convention cases beginning December 1, 2009.  This requires all families to work with an agency that is both U.S.
National Pass Rate As of September 2019, the national pass rate for the naturalization test is 90%.
National Pass Rate As of October 2019, the national pass rate for the naturalization test is 90%.