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USCIS Clarifies Policy on Location of H-3 Training: What You Need to Know

Updated: Jun 21, 2024 | Tags: H-3 Visa Policy Update, USCIS Training Regulations, Immigration Training Programs

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently updated its policy regarding the locations where H-3 nonimmigrants can participate in training programs. The H-3 visa is designed to allow nonimmigrants to come to the United States for a temporary period to receive training that is not available in their home countries.  This update…

USCIS Updates Guidelines for Hague Adoption Convention: Key Points for Prospective Adoptive Parents

Updated: Jun 21, 2024 | Tags: Hague Adoption Convention, USCIS Adoption Guidelines, Intercountry Adoption Process

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a significant update to its Policy Manual, specifically targeting the Hague Adoption Convention. Starting June 14, 2024, this update aims to provide clearer guidance for prospective adoptive parents navigating the adoption process under the Hague Convention.  By consolidating…

USCIS Establishes Overseas Offices in Qatar and Turkey to Enhance Refugee Processing in the Middle East

Updated: Jun 14, 2024 | Tags: Middle East Immigration, International Field Offices, USCIS Refugee Processing

USCIS Establishes Overseas Offices in Qatar and Turkey to Enhance Refugee Processing in the Middle East The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the opening of new Overseas Offices in Qatar and Turkey . These offices aim to enhance the agency's ability to process refugee applications and other immigration-related…

How Long It Takes to Get a Family-Based Green Card: Timeline and Guide

Updated: Jun 14, 2024 | Tags: FamilyBasedGreenCard, ImmigrationProcess, GreenCardWaitTimes

Family-based green cards are a pathway for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) to bring their family members to live permanently in the United States. This process involves several steps and can be lengthy and complex.  Understanding the intricacies of the process and the factors influencing the timeline is crucial for families planning to reunite…

USCIS Expands Automatic Extensions for Specific Work Permits to Enhance Employment Access

Updated: Jun 14, 2024 | Tags: Employment Authorization, Work Permit Extensions, USCIS Policy Update

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a significant measure aimed at preventing work disruptions for noncitizens and their U.S. employers. The temporary final rule (TFR) extends the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for a longer period, offering much-needed relief to both work-authorized noncitizens…

USCIS Introduces Third Gender Option on Naturalization Application

Updated: Jun 08, 2024 | Tags: Form N-400, Third Gender Option for Form N-400

In a landmark policy update, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a third gender option on the naturalization application, Form N-400. Effective April 1, 2024, this addition marks a significant step toward acknowledging and respecting the identities of non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals applying…

New USCIS Guidance: Form I-693 Now Valid Indefinitely for Most Visa Applicants

Updated: Jun 08, 2024 | Tags: Streamlined Immigration Medical Process, Form I-693 Indefinite Validity, Form I-693

For potential immigrants and those adjusting their status in the U.S., understanding policy updates is crucial. A key recent change affects Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, which is essential for verifying health standards in immigration applications, including family and employment-based visas. Previously, Form I-693…

Ethiopia's TPS Update: Extension and Redesignation Announced to Aid Nationals in the U.S.

Updated: Jun 06, 2024 | Tags: Immigration, Form I-821, Form I-765, Ethiopia's TPS Update

Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently announced the extension and redesignation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This significant decision highlights the United States' ongoing commitment to providing humanitarian relief to individuals affected by severe crises. With Ethiopia facing ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary…

USCIS Enhances T Visa Program and Safeguards for Trafficking Survivors

Updated: Jun 13, 2024 | Tags: Immigration Policy, Trafficking Victims Support, T Visa Program Enhancements

The T Nonimmigrant Visa program is a critical tool in the fight against human trafficking. Designed to provide temporary immigration benefits to victims of severe forms of trafficking, it helps ensure their safety and encourages their cooperation with law enforcement. Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced significant changes to this program aimed…

USCIS Opens Applications for FY 2024 Citizenship and Integration Grants

Updated: May 31, 2024 | Tags: USCIS Funding Opportunity, Citizenship and Integration Grant, FY 2024 Immigration Programs, Immigration

The Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), plays a crucial role in facilitating the integration of immigrants into American society. This program supports various initiatives that help immigrants acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate life in the United States.