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Tools Outage
USCIS will conduct a system maintenance starting at 11:59 pm on Friday, September 6th until 3 am on Saturday, September 7th.  All times are Eastern.
DHS Proposes Minimal Registration Fee for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration they submit to USCIS. Because USCIS must expend resources to implement and maintain the H-1B registration system, and because USCIS operations are funded by fees collected for adjudication and naturalization services, DHS is proposing an appropriate, nominal fee for submitting H-1B registrations to recover those costs.
E-Verify launches new video resource page
All E-Verify videos are now located on the new E-Verify video resources page, your one-stop location for important topics you need to know about E-Verify. Watch our videos to learn about the benefits of the program, how to create a case, and employee rights.
USCIS Re-Opens Previously Pending Deferral Requests
We will reopen non-military deferred action cases that were pending on August 7.  Letters will be sent this week re-opening all cases that were pending on August 7.
Changes to Direct Filing Addresses for Certain H-1B Form I-129 Petitions
On Sept. 1, we will change the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.
Statement Regarding a Policy Update Defining “Residence” in Statutory Provisions Related to Citizenship
Today, Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement regarding a policy update Defining “Residence” in Statutory Provisions Related to Citizenship.
USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS has returned all fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process. On May 17, USCIS announced that it had completed data entry of all selected H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2020.
USCIS Will Adjust International Footprint to Seven Locations
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today plans to maintain operations at its international field offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China; Nairobi, Kenya; and New Delhi, India.
Reminder: USCIS Rejecting Form I-129 Petitions That Lack Required Name and Address
Updated rejection criteria includes time-sensitive H-2A visa classification
USCIS Closes the Moscow Field Office to Public on Feb. 28, 2019
Due to a significant decrease in workload, USCIS will permanently close its field office in Moscow, Russia, on March 29, 2019.
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