Naturalization Through Military Service

Members and certain veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for United States citizenship under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In addition, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has streamlined the application and naturalization process for military personnel and those who recently discharged. Generally, qualifying service is in […]

USCIS Biometric Changes For Re-entry Permits and Refugee Travel Documents

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued revised instructions for USCIS Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. The instructions include changes, which will become effective March 5, 2008, that require applicants for re-entry permits and refugee travel documents to provide biometrics (e.g., fingerprints and photographs) at a USCIS Application Support Centers (ASC) […]

USCIS Background Check Policy Update

The USCIS has published a Background Check Policy Update. The questions and answers are attached. Please read the full document resource for more information.

Immigration Court Practice Manual

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it has issued the “Immigration Court Practice Manual.” The Practice Manual provides uniform procedures, recommendations, and requirements for persons who present cases before the immigration courts. Beginning on April 1, 2008, the Practice Manual will go into effect nationwide, and local operating […]

DOS Telephone List of Key Officers

This is an unclassified list of key Department of State officers current as of 12/18/2007. To read the article in full, please click here.

USCIS Reminds Employers to Use New Form I-9

After December 26, 2007, employers who fail to use the new Form I-9 may be subject to all applicable penalties. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each new employee hired in the United States. The revision removes five documents for proof of both identity and employment eligibility, including: Certificate of U.S. […]