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Guidance clarifying Federal controlled substances law issued: USCIS

USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violations of federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, even where that conduct would not … Continue reading

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Applicants Can Now Request Certificates of Citizenship Online: USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that applicants can now complete and file Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 online. Applicants can file Form … Continue reading

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Foreign nationals can now simultaneously apply for EAD & SSN: USCIS

Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single … Continue reading

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Definition of “Affiliate” or “Subsidiary” for Purposes of Determining H-1B ACWIA Fee: USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided guidance on the definition of “Affiliate” or “Subsidiary” for purposes of determining the H1-B American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 Fee. https://goo.gl/MdytZH

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Change of Gender Designation on Documents: USCIS

USCIS issued policy memorandum and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) regarding procedures and requirements to change the gender designation on a USCIS-issued document. Individuals may now request a change in the gender reflected on a USCIS-issued document … Continue reading

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Guidance on Interpreters Brought to Domestic Field Office Interviews: USCIS

To advance consistent standards for interpretation in interviews conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), this Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the role and use of interpreters in certain interviews conducted in USCIS domestic field offices in the … Continue reading

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New web page on H-1B/L-1 fee increase : USCIS

USCIS has posted a new Web page on the H-1B and L-1 fee increase required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113). Pub. L. 114-113 requires certain petitioners to submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B … Continue reading

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