USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark

2018-06-04T14:33:35+00:00 Jun 4, 2018|

AILA has received member reports that the USCIS Contact Center (formerly National Customer Service Center, or NCSC) is no longer allowing individuals to place service requests for Forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, that have been pending for more than 75 days unless the applications are outside of USCIS's posted processing times. Previously, USCIS had [...]

New E-Verify.gov Website a User-Friendly Source to Verify Employment Eligibility

2018-04-23T15:17:58+00:00 Apr 10, 2018|

USCIS today announced the launch of new website, E-Verify.gov. This is the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification. E-Verify.gov is for employers, employees and the general public. The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process. E-Verify.gov [...]

Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days

2018-04-04T20:41:49+00:00 Apr 4, 2018|

Starting April 2, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days if USCIS is not contacted by the document’s intended recipient to provide the correct address. USCIS encourages applicants to report a change of address within 10 days of [...]

PERM Confirmation Process Changed

2018-03-07T15:36:59+00:00 Oct 11, 2017|

Department of Labor to Provide Employers With 30 Days to Confirm Filing The Department of Labor (DOL) has communicated that it has changed the sponsorship confirmation process after the filing of a PERM application. The new PERM sponsorship confirmation process provides the employer with 30 days to respond.

USCIS Launches Mobile Form for Replacing Green Card

2018-03-07T17:48:39+00:00 Jul 27, 2017|

Lawful permanent residents who file the online Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, without assistance from an attorney or accredited representative, can now file their form and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. The redesign of the online Form I-90 also allows lawful permanent residents to navigate the site more easily, making [...]

USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants

2018-03-07T17:50:31+00:00 Jun 27, 2017|

USCIS published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The revised version gives applicants better information to accurately complete Form I-485, including clear navigation to the parts of the form and isntructions that are relevant to the applicants’ specific situations. These updates should increase the efficiency of the adjudication process [...]

USCIS FEES TO BE RAISED FOR SEVERAL PETITION CATEGORIES – EFFECTIVE DATE 12/23/2016

2018-03-07T19:49:18+00:00 Oct 24, 2016|

USCIS published a Fee Increase schedule in the Federal Register today. Applications and petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after 12/23/16 must include new fee. (81 FR 73292, 10/24/16) USCIS Fee Schedule (pdf) A few important Forms and the corresponding fee increases are listed below:   Form From To I-129 $325.00 $460.00 I-539 [...]