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Regional Center Program Authorization
At the end of the day on Dec. 21, 2018, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program expired due to a lapse in congressional authorization to continue the program. However, on Jan. 25, 2019, President Trump signed legislation that reauthorized the EB-5 Regional Center Program through Feb. 15, 2019. On Feb. 15, the president signed legislation further extending the EB-5 Regional Center Program through Sept. 30, 2019.
USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A
We have revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish the revised form on our website on March 11, 2019. Starting on March 11, 2019, we will only accept the revised Form I-539 with an edition date of 02/04/19.
Update on Case Assistance by Service Centers
As part of the agency’s efforts to streamline requests for case assistance, we are discontinuing the use of USCIS service center e-mail boxes for case-specific questions on Jan. 21, 2019.
Lapse in Federal Funding for Certain USCIS Operations
The current lapse in annual appropriated funding for the U.S. government does not affect USCIS’ fee-funded activities. Our offices will remain open, and all applicants should attend interviews and appointments as scheduled.
USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions
Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months.
Form I-131A Now Available
H-2B Employers Should Continue to Identify “Returning Workers” in Petitions for FY 2017
USCIS urges prospective H-2B employers seeking to hire potential “returning workers” with employment start dates in fiscal year (FY) 2017 to continue to identify these workers and provide the H-2B Returning Worker Certification.
Nebraska Service Center to Begin Processing Certain Form I-918 Cases
In July, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will begin processing cases involving Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status. Sharing this workload with the Vermont Service Center (VSC) will balance workloads between centers and provide flexibility as USCIS works towards improving processing times, efficiency and service to this victim population.
Nebraska Service Center to Accept Certain H-1B Petitions
On July 1, 2016, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will begin accepting Form I-129 for H-1B and H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore Free Trade) petitions if the petitioner requests a “Continuation of previously approved employment without change with the same employer”.
New Web Page on the H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase (Public Law 114-113)
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