Saturday 30th May 2020

USCIS plans June 4 office reopen

WASHINGTON:- Most immigration regular services in the United States will resume on June 4, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reopens some field offices and resumes routine in-person services that were suspended on March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency said that it will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s health protocols to protect its staff and the immigrant community. Therefore, immigration procedures in USCIS facilities, including asylum offices and application support centers, will no longer be as they were before the coronavirus pandemic. As services are restored, the Department of Homeland Security agency plans to reduce the number of appointments and interviews to ensure social distancing rules, leaving more time for cleaning tasks and reducing the occupancy of waiting rooms. “Appointment notices will contain..

Stalling immigration may add to Canada’s COVID-19 economic woes

TORONTO, OTTAWA, (Reuters):- Canada’s immigration minister expects the flow of people coming to live and work in the country to be a driver of economic growth following the coronavirus crisis, but economists say there may be fewer jobs waiting for them. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has relied on immigration growth to boost the Canadian economy since coming to power in 2015, setting a target of 1% of the country’s population of nearly 38 million. But Canada’s borders have been closed since March and may be slow to reopen for fear of igniting a second wave of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. That could worsen what is already expected to be a steep economic slump in the country this year. The government has issued 35,000 permits for temporary foreign workers, including 26,000 to help with planting and seeding, to guarantee..


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USCIS, magsasakatuparan ng Programang Parole para sa mga Beteranong Pilipino ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig

WASHINGTON — Simula Hunyo 8, 2016, ang U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ay papayagan ang ilang benepisyaryo ng aprobadong family-based immigrant visa petitions na magkaroon ng pagkakataong mapagkalooban ng parole base sa kani-kanilang kaso upang sa gayon ay makarating sa Amerika habang hinihintay ang kanilang immigrant visa na magagamit sa tamang panahon.Ang mga detalyeng patakaran sa nasabing parole ay matatagpuan sa ulat ng White House, na nailathala nuong Hulyo 2015...

USCIS Updates Process for Accepting Petitions for Relatives Abroad

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, as part of the adjustment of its international footprint to increase efficiencies, Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, will only be processed domestically by USCIS or internationally by the Department of State in certain circumstances beginning Feb 1, 2020.  DOS will assume responsibility for certain services previously provided at USCIS international offices, services that DOS already provide in..

USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will look at the factors required under the law by Congress, like an alien’s age, health, income, education and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any..

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N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Forms Form N-648 (PDF, 137 KB) Instructions for Form N-648 (PDF, 133 KB) Purpose of Form Use this form if you are applying for U.S. citizenship and need to request an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization because of physical or developmental disability or mental..

N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship

Forms Form N-644 (PDF, 133 KB) Instructions for Form N-644 (PDF, 41 KB) Purpose of Form Public Law 101-249 provides for the granting of U.S. citizenship to an alien or noncitizen national whose death resulted from injury or disease incurred on active duty with the U.S. armed services during specified periods of military hostilities. Posthumous citizenship is an honorary status commemorating the bravery and sacrifices of these persons; it does not convey any benefits under the..

N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322

Forms Form N-600K (PDF, 569 KB) Instructions for Form N-600K (PDF, 254 KB) Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (PDF, 238 KB) Purpose of Form Children who regularly reside in a foreign country may use this form to claim U.S. citizenship based on their..