Tuesday 11th August 2020

Stalled stimulus talks could mean thousands of furloughs and halt US immigration system

By Priscilla Alvarez, (CNN):- The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship, providing immigration benefits and processing visa applications could furlough two-thirds of its workforce at the end of the month after negotiations over the next stimulus package stalled. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress in May that it expected to furlough the majority of its workforce amid a budget shortfall. The agency asked for $1.2 billion. But the expected vehicle for the funds would be the next coronavirus relief bill, which is now at a standstill. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump announced he would take executive actions to deliver aid to Americans affected by the pandemic after Democrats and the White House were unable to reach an agreement on a stimulus bill. With no imminent legislation in sight and a..

Nepal Immigration Department closes all services except most essential

KATHMANDU:- The Department of Immigration has closed all services except the emergency ones after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Department's Director Ram Chandra Tiwari said PCR test was conducted on 57 employees at the Department and of them, PCR test report of 56 was negative while one was positive. The Department has suspended the visa service for some days. The employee testing coronavirus-positive has been sent into isolation and the employees who worked with him have also been kept into home isolation. Although the Department's central office has been closed, its unit at Tribhuvan International Airport will be functioning regularly. Department of Immigration, TIA chief immigration officer Gaulochan Sainju said the immigration service at the airport was operating on regular..


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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..