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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.
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.
USCIS Will Now Use Pre-Paid Mailers to Send H-2A Receipt Notices
Coinciding with the launch of USCIS/DOS e-Approval, USCIS will begin using pre-paid mailers provided by petitioners to send out receipt notices for H-2A (temporary agricultural worker) petitions starting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
H-2B Returning Workers Exempted from the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2016
Effective December 18, 2015, H-2B workers identified as “returning workers” are exempted from the fiscal year (FY) 2016 annual H-2B cap of 66,000 visas.
InfoPass System Will be Down August 1, 2015 8 AM-1 PM EST
USCIS Will Accept Only the New Version of Form G-28 Beginning May 18
Final Rule: Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, Effective Jan. 27, 2015
INFOPASS System Outage
USCIS Amman, Jordan Office Currently Closed