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  • News: USCIS publishes Tucson Refugees Arrested For Immigration Fraud

    News: USCIS publishes Tucson Refugees Arrested For Immigration Fraud

    Tucson Refugees Arrested For Immigration Fraud TUCSON, Ariz. - On Aug. 8, 2018, a federal grand jury in Tucson returned an eleven-count indictment against Mohamed Abdirahman Osman, 28, and Zeinab Abdirahman Mohamed, 25, both living in Tucson, Arizona, for violations of false swearing in an immigration matter and false statements to a government agency. The indictment alleges that Osman and Mohamed, while living in China, applied for and were granted refugee status in 2014. The husband and wi...
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  • News: USCIS publishes Historical National Average Processing Time for All USCIS Offices

    Historical National Average Processing Time for All USCIS Offices The following table shows the national average processing times for select forms based on all USCIS Offices for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2018. A fiscal year runs from October through September of the following year. The data from 2018 runs up to July 31st, 2018 and will update monthly. These processing times are based on the age of the workload that USCIS has awaiting adjudication (pending cases) and combines data from all of the USCIS offices. Processing Times (in Months) Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 Up to July 31st, 2018 I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance, replacement or renewal 7.7 5.8 6.1 8.4 7.1 I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 2.9 4.4 4.7 4.5 3.9 I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker Non-Immigrant Petition (Premium filed) N/A 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker Non-Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed) 1.4 2.3 5.5 4 3.3 I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) All Classifications (K1, K2, K3, and K4) 3.5 3.8 2.9 4.1 7.3 I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Immediate Relative 6.8 6.1 6 7.7 9.6 I-131 Application for Travel Document Advance Parole 2.1 2.3 ...
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  • News: Immigration Services Available for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut

    Immigration Services Available for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut. The following services may be available on a discretionary basis upon request for individuals who have been directly affected by Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut, including: Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States. If you don’t apply for the extension or change before your authorized period of admission expires, we may excuse the delay if it was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control; Re-parole of individuals USCIS previou...
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  • News: USCIS Publishes Revised Form G-28 and Extends Grace Period for Prior Versions

    USCIS Publishes Revised Form G-28 and Extends Grace Period for Prior Versions USCIS has published a revised version of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative , with an edition date of 09/17/18. This revised version removes the geographic requirement for sending an original notice to a U.S. address for attorneys and representatives that had been added to the 05/05/16 and 05/23/18 versions of the form. We are also extending the grace period for...
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  • News: USCIS Sending Text and Email Messages About Online Filing

    News: USCIS Sending Text and Email Messages About Online Filing

    USCIS Sending Text and Email Messages About Online Filing We are sending text and email messages between Sept. 17 and Sept. 20, 2018, about filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card online. If you are a lawful permanent resident and your Green Card has expired or is about to expire, or if you need to replace it for another reason, you may file Form I-90 online. Go to the Form I-90 page on our website to begin your online application process. If you are a conditional permanent resident whose Green Card is about to expire, do not submit Form I-90. Instead, use Form I-751, Petition to Rem...
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  • News: USCIS to Welcome Approximately 45,000 New U.S. Citizens During Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Themed Ceremonies

    USCIS to Welcome Approximately 45,000 New U.S. Citizens During Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Themed Ceremonies WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the agency will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, with over 260 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Sept. 14 to 23 as part of this year’s celebration of Constitution Week. Approximately, 45,000 lawful permanent residents will become America’s newest citizens during the annual commemoration honoring both the signing of the U.S. Constitution 231 years ago on Sept. 17, 1787, and an observance that began in 1940 as “I Am an American Day.” USCIS’ Constitution Week activities will feature a naturalization ceremony at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg, Virginia where USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna will administer the Oath of Allegiance and provide congratulatory remarks to new U.S. citizens. View the list of 2018 Constitution Week naturalization ceremonies . “We reflect this week on what it means to be an American and...
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  • News: USCIS Now Accepting Copies of Negative O Visa Consultations Directly from Labor Unions

    USCIS Now Accepting Copies of Negative O Visa Consultations Directly from Labor Unions Effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting copies of negative consultation letters directly from labor unions relating to a current or future O nonimmigrant visa petition request. O-1 and O-2 nonimmigrant visas are available to individuals with extraordinary ability in science, education, business, athletics, or the arts, and individuals with extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry, and certain essential support personnel. A consultation letter from a U.S. peer group, la...
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  • News: USCIS Announces Workload Transfer for Certain I-539s from VSC

    News: USCIS Announces Workload Transfer for Certain I-539s from VSC


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  • News: USCIS Notice on Online Tools Outage

    News: USCIS Notice on Online Tools Outage

    Tools Outage

    We are currently experiencing a network outage.

    Our online tools may be unavailable, including:
    • Check My Case Status
    • e-Request
    • Change of Address Online
    • Check Processing Times
    • Office Locator
    • myE-Verify
    • SAVE CaseCheck

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/11/2018
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  • News: USCIS Changes Filing Location For Form I-751

    News: USCIS Changes Filing Location For Form I-751

    Filing Location Change for Form I-751 On Sep. 10, USCIS changed the filing location for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. This form was previously filed at the California and Vermont service centers. Now, petitioners must send Form I-751 to a USCIS Lockbox facility. However, the California, Nebraska, Vermont, and Texas service centers will be the adjudicating offices. When filing at a Lockbox facility, petitioners have the option to pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or credit card. Please follow the Where to File and Filing Fee directions on the...
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