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  • News: DHS Adjusts Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program

    News: DHS Adjusts Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program

    [Federal Register Volume 84, Number 100 (Thursday, May 23, 2019)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 23930-23979] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10884] [[Page 23929]] Vol. 84 Thursday, No. 100 May 23, 2019 Part V Department of Homeland Security ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 CFR Parts 103 and 214 Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program; Final Rule Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 100 / Thursday, May 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations [[Page 23930]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 8 CFR Parts 103 and 214 [DHS No. ICEB-2017-0003] RIN 1653-AA74 Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program AGENCY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This rule adjusts the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school certification petition fees and the application fees for nonimmigrants seeking to become academic (F visa) or vocational (M visa) students, or exchange visitors (J visa). The rule sets the following fees: $3,000 for a school certification petition; $655 for each school site visit; $1,250 to submit a school recertification petition; and $675 to submit an appeal or motion following a denial or withdrawal of a school petition. The rule also sets new fees for filing the Form I-901 at $350 for each F or...
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  • News: Certain Nonimmigrants Can Now File Form I-539 Online

    News: Certain Nonimmigrants Can Now File Form I-539 Online

    Certain Nonimmigrants Can Now File Form I-539 Online You may file Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, online if you are applying as a single applicant (without co-applicants, or legal or accredited representation) to extend your stay and you hold status as a: B-1 temporary visitor for business; B-2 temporary visitor for pleasure; F-1 academic student with a specific status expiration date; F-2 spouse or child of an academic student with a specific expiration date; M-1 vocational student; or M-2 spouse or child of an M-1 student. ...
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  • News: USCIS Accelerates Transition to Digital Immigration Processing

    News: USCIS Accelerates Transition to Digital Immigration Processing

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  • News: Texas Service Center to Begin Accepting Form I-129 for Certain H-1B Petitions

    Texas Service Center to Begin Accepting Form I-129 for Certain H-1B Petitions On May 20, 2019, the Texas Service Center will begin processing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker , for certain H-1B cap-exempt petitions requesting: A change in previously approved employment; A change of employer; Concurrent employment; Amend...
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  • News: USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

    News: USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

    USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. As in previous years, we will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that we did not select and will issue an announcement once we are done notifying petitioners. Due to the volume of filings, we cannot provide a definite time frame for returning unselected petitions. We ask petitioners to wait to inquire about the status of their cap-subject pe...
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  • News: DHS OIG Finds Data Quality Improvements Needed to Track Adjudicative Decisions

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  • News: CRS Report on Selected Homeland Security Issues in the 116th Congress

    News: CRS Report on Selected Homeland Security Issues in the 116th Congress


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  • News: CRS Report on Comparing DHS Component Funding, FY2019

    News: CRS Report on Comparing DHS Component Funding, FY2019


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  • News: USCIS Clarifies the Period of Authorized Stay for P-1S Essential Support Personnel of Individual Athletes

    USCIS Clarifies the Period of Authorized Stay for P-1S Essential Support Personnel of Individual Athletes USCIS has updated the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) (PDF, 224 KB) to emphasize that, under current regulations, the periods of initial authorized stay are different for individual athletes (P-1A) and their essential support personnel (P-1S). The P-1S classification is for “Essential Support Personnel” who are an integral part of the performance of a P-1 nonimmigrant, and who perform support services that cannot be readily performed by a U.S. worker. Under existing DHS regulations, P-1A individual athletes have a...
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  • News: DHS Issues Final Rule to Amend its Regulation to exempt portions of CHIVe from certain provisions of the Privacy Act

    [Federal Register Volume 84, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2019)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 20240-20242] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09598] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 6 CFR Part 5 [Docket No. DHS-2018-0075] Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-007 Criminal History and Immigration Verification...
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