The Office of the CIS Ombudsman is hosting teleconferences to discuss your interactions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Join us to share your comments, thoughts, and suggestions as well as any issues of concern.
Upcoming Teleconference – “FOIA – How Is It Working For You?” December 6, 2:00 – 3:00 EST – NEW 11/29/2010
How . . . → Read More: How Is It Working For You? The CIS Ombudsman’s Community Call-In Teleconference Series
On November 19, 2010, the Embassy of the United States in London issued a notice regarding the collection of the new Border Security Act fees.
Under the Border Security Act, the U.S. government must collect an additional fee of $2,000 in certain H-1B cases and $2,250 in certain L-1 cases if the employer has more than 50 . . . → Read More: U.S. Embassy in London Issues Notice on Collection of New Border Security Act Fees
On November 18, 2010
New Delhi – In an effort to make the visa application process more convenient for all Indians, and as part of Mission India’s ongoing effort to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad now accept visa applications from . . . → Read More: U.S. Ambassador in New Delhi, India Announces More Convenient U.S. Visa Application Process
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today the introduction of its first-ever standardized form for requesting waivers of the fees charged for immigration-benefit processing. Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, will become available for use on Nov. 23, 2010 – the same day USCIS’s latest fee schedule takes effect.
“Our goal is to bring clarity . . . → Read More: USCIS Introduces First-Ever Fee Waiver Form
November 19, 2010 2:31:54 PM EST
USCIS would like to alert stakeholders to the new fees and revised forms taking effect on November 23, 2010.
USCIS will begin collecting updated fees on November 23, 2010. Applications or petitions mailed through the U.S. Postal Service postmarked on or after this . . . → Read More: OPE Alert: New fees and revised forms
The AILA Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee has received confirmation from E-Verify that it will no longer verify work authorization for an employee who is working for an employer under H-1B portability where the employee previously held H-1B status but has since held an intervening status.
In the past, E-Verify had . . . → Read More: E-Verify on Work Authorization Under H-1B Portability
New USCIS Fees Effective November 23, 2010
Effective November 23, 2010, three (3) weeks from now, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement a new schedule of petition and application fees. All applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after November 23, 2010, must include the new fees.
Some of . . . → Read More: Get ready for the new fees!