Ukrainians who came to the US on U4U no longer have to wait for work permits: they are now issued along with parole

On November 21, the US State Department announced that Afghan refugees who received a parole and Ukrainians who came to America under the United for Ukraine (U4U) program will automatically receive the right to work and a social security number. They don't have to wait for work permits...

How the naturalization interview works: a step-by-step analysis of the whole process

The naturalization interview is the final hurdle for green card holders who plan to become US citizens. Towards the end of your application processing time, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will send you an appointment notice. If all goes well, you will most likely…

US to host 50 Veterans Day naturalization ceremonies

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold several Veterans Day naturalization ceremonies around the country. The event is designed to welcome veterans, military personnel, and military spouses as new citizens of America. This is stated in the press release of the department. Over 3900 naturalization candidates,…

You can now apply for asylum in the US online

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Nov. 9 that certain applicants can now file Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding Deportation online. USCIS continues to accept the paper version of this form by mail. “The possibility of applying for asylum…

The delay in the processing of immigration applications has increased sharply and reached 8,8 million applications

USCIS pending cases have more than quadrupled over the past 12 years, from 2 million in the second quarter of 2010 to 8,8 million in the third quarter of 2022, CATO reports. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is responsible for…

Online tools from USCIS that greatly simplify the life of immigrants in the United States

Being an immigrant in the US is not an easy task. But many departments are trying in every possible way to make life easier for foreigners arriving in the United States, including themselves. The Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a range of resources to help not only newcomers,…

USCIS has extended the validity of green cards for those who applied for their renewal

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) automatically extends the validity of green cards to 24 months (instead of 12) for holders of these ID cards who apply for their replacement or renewal. This is stated on the official website of the department. “From September 26, the Citizenship Service…

If you are tired of answering machine and chatbots: how to reach a live operator in USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes about one billion applications each year. To handle such a heavy workload, USCIS has developed automated systems to deal with many issues. But, as it turned out, if your question is not solved by a bot, then contacting a person can be ...

How to find out the waiting time for immigration services and check the status of the case

Checking the status of your immigration case is easy - you can do it online from the comfort of your home or office, even just from your mobile phone. To do this, you need to go to a special page of the official website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and follow a simple…

It will become easier for people with a protected status in the United States to travel: USCIS began issuing a new document to people with TPS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began issuing a new travel authorization document for individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) effective July 1, 2022. This is form I-512T (Permit to enter the United States as a non-citizen). From July 1, 2022…

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