Submitting immigration forms online is fraught with negative consequences: what can go wrong

Why online filing with USCIS isn't always the best option, CitizenPath reports. Now that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers online filing for many immigration forms, you might be wondering who is still filing in the mail. Electronic filing is not always more efficient. When…

Now you can pay with a card for filing an application with USCIS: which offices accept credit cards

As part of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) pilot, credit card payments can now be made at service centers. This is stated in a press release from the department. The Vermont service center will now accept credit card payments using Form G-1450 ...

The delay in processing applications for US citizenship has almost doubled in the past 5 years

The backlog of U.S. immigrant applications more than doubled between 2015 and 2020, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Writes about this Az Mirror. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) handles the processing and review of ...

Marriage with a US citizen: how to remove the convention from the green card and avoid an interview at the Immigration Service

No couple wants to visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to answer personal questions about their marriage. Moreover, the stakes are high. If USCIS is not convinced that you are in a bona fide marriage, conditional resident status may be at risk. ...

Immigration Service has changed the validity of conditional green cards

Starting September 4, 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the validity of the conditional green card from 18 to 24 months. This is stated in a press release on the agency's website. The change applies to petitioners filing Form I-751 (petition to withdraw ...

US relaxes procedures for issuing certain visas and suspension of deportation

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached a settlement in Wangala et al. V. USCIS. The agreement allows certain individuals to receive updated dates for receiving resubmitted applications for immigration benefits or petitions initially rejected under the previous waiver policy ...

USCIS Extends Immigration Medical Examination Certificate

Effective August 12, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily extending Form I-693 Medical Examination Report and Vaccination Records from two to four years due to delays in processing applications related to COVID-19. This is reported on ...

Now you can get a green card and social security number together: how to do it

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applicants for a green card can now apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). This is stated in a press release from USCIS. Previously, these people had to apply for a social ...

USCIS has expanded the possibility of obtaining US citizenship: who will be affected

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an update to the rules regarding children born outside the United States with assisted reproductive technology (ART). Are these children considered to be born "in wedlock"? USCIS announced this in a press release. This update will allow a parent to ...

From one week to several years: how long to expect processing of different immigration forms in USCIS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of staff to process applications, the waiting time for the results of some applications at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased significantly. ForumDaily decided to find out how long applicants need to wait now. USCIS has a dedicated Check Case Processing tool ...

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