News Section:  Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and Extension of Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan

January 25, 2016

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for that country from May 3, 2016, through November 2, 2017, due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in South Sudan that prevent its nationals from safely returning. These actions will allow eligible nationals of South Sudan (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided …click to read more…

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan

January 25, 2016

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Sudan that prevent its nationals from safely returning. The extended designation is effective May 3, 2016, through November 2, 2017. Current TPS Sudan beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs …click to read more…

Nepal TPS मा रजिष्टर गर्ने अन्तिम मिति डिसेम्बर 21, 2015 हो

December 7, 2015

अस्थायी सुरक्षित स्थिति (Temporary Protected Status (TPS)) मा नेपालका योग्य नागरिकहरू (र योभन्दा पहिले नेपालमा बसोबास गर्ने बिना राष्ट्रियताका व्यक्तिहरू) ले दर्ता गर्ने अन्तिम मिति सोमबार, डिसेम्बर 21, 2015हो। यो अन्तिम मितिले 180 दिने प्रारम्भिक दर्ता अवधिको समाप्तिलाई जनाउँछ। नेपालका लागि TPS नियुक्ति जुन 24, 2015 बाट सुरु भएर डिसेम्बर 24, 2016 सम्म चलिरहन्छ। योग्यता TPS का लागि योग्य हुन, तपाईं जुन 24, 2015 देखि संयुक्त राज्यमा दुबै “भौतिक रूपमा …click to read more…

Deadline to Register for Nepal TPS is Dec. 21, 2015

December 7, 2015

The deadline for eligible nationals of Nepal (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. This deadline marks the end of the 180-day initial registration period. The TPS designation for Nepal runs from June 24, 2015, through Dec. 24, 2016. Eligibility To be eligible for TPS, you must demonstrate that you meet all eligibility criteria, including …click to read more…

USCIS Launches Virtual Assistant – Emma Gives Customers Another Option for Finding Answers

December 2, 2015

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a virtual assistant named “Emma” today on uscis.gov, allowing customers to quickly find accurate information. She answers questions in plain English and navigates users to relevant USCIS web pages. She is named after Emma Lazarus, whose famous words are inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Emma was developed in response to a growing interest in self-help tools and to enhance our …click to read more…

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9

November 25, 2015

USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register on Nov. 24, 2015, to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 60 days, until Jan. 25, 2015. Many of the proposed changes to Form I-9 are intended to help  reduce technical errors and help customers complete the form on their computer after they have downloaded it …click to read more…

USCIS Offers Civics Practice Test in Spanish

November 19, 2015

  Online Test Joins English Version to Expand Resources for Aspiring Citizens  WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched an online Spanish-language civics practice test today, joining the English version released earlier this year. The questions are presented in English with Spanish subtitles and focus on basic U.S. government and history topics. The goal is to help Spanish-speaking lawful permanent residents studying for the naturalization test with retaining the information …click to read more…

USCIS Announces Addition of 16 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

November 18, 2015

USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Taiwan**, and Timor-Leste to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year. The notice listing the eligible countries published on Nov. 18, 2015 in the …click to read more…

USCIS Will Host Naturalization Ceremonies to Honor Veterans and their Families

November 9, 2015

WASHINGTON—Veterans, service members and military spouses across the country will become U.S. citizens this week as they take the Oath of Allegiance at special Veterans Day naturalization ceremonies. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will highlight the sacrifices that military members and their families have made while serving our country. From Nov. 7-13, USCIS will welcome more than 10,000 new citizens in nearly 130 naturalization ceremonies across the country and around …click to read more…

Austria – USCIS Vienna Field Office

October 22, 2015

USCIS to Close the Vienna Field Office on Dec. 31, 2015   USCIS will permanently close its field office in Vienna, Austria, on Dec. 31, 2015.  The last day the office will be open to the public and accepting applications is Nov. 30, 2015.  The USCIS field offices in Frankfurt, Rome and Athens will assume Vienna’s former jurisdiction, which includes Austria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Former …click to read more…