After you have been approved for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa allowing you to work and live in the United States, you might have household belongings you wish to bring with you. Prior to moving any belongings to the United States, there are procedures you need to be aware of before moving your belongings. Find out about the process of bringing your belongings to the United States here.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued yet another extension to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors respond to agency requests through Oct. 23, 2022. In addition, USCIS made March 20, 2020, Signature Policy Permanent. Read more about this USCIS update here.
The E-Verify system was created to allow employers to confirm the employment eligibility of both US citizens and noncitizens to work in the United States. Employers are able to use the E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility. Learn more about the E-Verify system here.
As an employer when you file a petition or application with USCIS, they must verify that you as the employer are a legitimate business. In a typical filing, USCIS will rely on the paperwork and evidence submitted with the petition or application. If USCIS determines the paperwork submitted is not sufficient, USCIS can rely on the Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) Program to verify business information. Learn why you should verify your company’s information in the VIBE Program before filing with USCIS.
Current green cards have a validity of either two (2) years, or ten (10) years, and must be renewed. Previous green card versions did not have an expiration date. These green cards are no longer valid and should be replaced with a new green card. Here is how to renew or replace your green card.
The purpose of USCIS Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is to verify both the identity and employment authorization of employees hired to work in the United States. Employers are required to complete Form I-9 for ALL employees hired to work in the United States. Read more about USCIS Form I-9 and why it is important.
When you file a petition or application for immigration benefits with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) you may be required to submit filing fees. USCIS provides a fee calculator to help you determine the appropriate filing fees. Here’s how to calculate USCIS filing fees.
After a visa interview, there are two potential outcomes, the consular officer will either issue or refuse the visa. In some instances, the consular officer may request additional information to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. In such cases, further administrative processing is required. Administrative processing times vary based on individual circumstances. Learn what it means to be placed in “Administrative Processing” and the steps that can be taken to move the case forward.
When a foreign national (alien) applies for a visa to work in the United States, withdrawal of the visa application is not a matter of right. Find out more about the withdrawal of a visa application for admission at a US Port of Entry.
On June 10, 2022, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rescinded the requirement for a negative pre-departure COVID-19 Test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 for all airlines or other aircraft passengers arriving in the United States from any Foreign Country.