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New Workload Transfer Updates Web Page
USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Use of Pre-Paid Mailers for Certain H-1B Cap Subject Petitions
For two weeks after premium processing resumes for H-1B cap-subject petitions, USCIS will not use pre-paid mailers to send out final notices for premium processing H-1B cap-subject petitions.
Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for May 2016 reflects a final action date of January 1, 2010, for EB-4 visas for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Deadline to Apply for Citizenship and Integration Grants Is April 22
Applications for USCIS’ Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2016 are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 22, 2016.
USCIS Publishes New Edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption.
USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap
USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the petitions needed to meet the caps of 65,000 visas for the general category and 20,000 for the advanced degree exemption.
Current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Remains Effective After March 31, 2016
Until further notice, employers should continue using Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Federal Register Comment Period for Revised Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
On March 31, 2016, USCIS published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on a revised version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Civics Test Answer Updates
As you study for the U.S. history and government (civics) test, make sure that you know the most current answers to these questions.