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USCIS Announces Addition of 16 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Taiwan**, and Timor-Leste to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year. The notice listing the eligible countries published on Nov. 18, 2015 in the Federal Register. DHS reserves the right to add countries to the eligible countries list at any time, and to remove any country at any time DHS determines that a country fails to meet the requirements for continued designation.
Reminder: You Can Use Credit Cards to Pay Naturalization Application Fees
USCIS Updates Welcome Guide for New Immigrants
USCIS has published an updated Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants.
Transferring Forms I-600 Filed on Behalf of Children from the Republic of Korea from National Benefits Center to USCIS Seoul Field Office
Since Oct. 1, 2015, the USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC) no longer issues final approval of Forms I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, filed on behalf of children from the Republic of Korea (ROK).
Revised International Office Pages Now Available
USCIS published revised versions of its 25 international offices pages on
DOS Publishes Updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015
On Sept. 25, the Department of State (DOS) published an updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015. This bulletin supersedes the bulletin for October 2015 that was originally published on Sept. 9, 2015.
Temporary Immigration Relief Measures Available for Individuals Affected by Typhoon Soudelor
On August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor caused extensive damage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). USCIS reminds customers affected by Typhoon Soudelor that certain U.S. immigration benefits or relief may be available to them. USCIS understands that a natural disaster can affect an individual’s ability to maintain lawful immigration status or obtain certain other immigration benefits.
InfoPass System Will be Down August 1, 2015 8 AM-1 PM EST
USCIS Discontinues Electronic Form I-539, Form I-526, and Regional Center Document Library
USCIS Will Accept Only the New Version of Form G-28 Beginning May 18