USCIS Announces New Security Measures for H-1B Visa Process

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a final rule aimed at reinforcing the integrity and fairness of the H-1B visa registration process. The new measures are designed to prevent fraud, equalize selection opportunities, and streamline application procedures. Detailed information includes: 1. Enhanced H-1B Registration Process: • The final rule introduces a beneficiary-centric …

Domestic H-1B Visa Renewal Pilot Begins January 29, 2024

    Overview Program Scope: H-1B principal visa holders only. Purpose: To assess the impact of domestic visa renewals on visa processing capabilities. Selected Missions: Mission India and Mission Canada, representing a global population sample. Eligibility Criteria Time Frame: January 29, 2024 – April 1, 2024. Prior Visa: Issued by Mission Canada (Jan 1, 2020 …

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USCIS Announces new procedures for obtaining Alien Documentation, Identification and Telecommunication (ADIT) Stamp

On March 16, 2023, USCIS announced a new procedure to obtain ADIT stamps, which constitute temporary evidence of permanent residence, typically issued while Form I-90, I-751, or N-400 applications are pending. This new procedure is due to USCIS’s delays in processing these applications. Under the prior procedure, residents were required to call the USCIS Contact Center, request …

USCIS Announces End of COVID-Related Flexibilities

USCIS Announces End of COVID-Related Flexibilities

Release Date: 03/23/2023 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that certain flexibilities it first announced in March 2020, to address the COVID-19 pandemic will end on March 23, 2023. USCIS previously notified the public in its Jan. 24, 2023, announcement that barring any changes presented by the pandemic, the extension of these flexibilities announced on Jan. …