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This page lists all USCIS releases, searchable by topic and date. It also includes policy and procedure updates as well as late-breaking news about USCIS office closures and other emergencies. For material older than three years or that is no longer current, see our Archive News section.

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New Immigrants Can Now Create a USCIS Online Account When Paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee
A message for new immigrants: You now have the option to create a USCIS online account when you pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee.
USCIS Will Accept Only New Forms Starting Feb. 21, 2017
Important reminder: Please check our website for our current filing fees and acceptable versions of forms. On Dec. 23, 2016, our new fees took effect and we published updated versions of our forms. We strongly encourage customers to go to to download and submit these new versions, which are updated with the new fees and have an edition date of 12/23/16.
DHS Statement on Compliance with Recent Court Order
On February 4, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement reflecting the most recent court ruling on the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
USCIS Implementation of Jan. 27 Executive Order
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Information About the January 27, 2017 Executive Order
U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides information about the January 27, 2017 executive order, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," on its website.
Employers Must Use Form I-9 Dated 11/14/2016
Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the 11/14/2016 N version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986, or for the reverification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable).