USCIS Seminar On Combating Scams: USCIS invites you to take part in a national stakeholder engagement on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss recent immigration scams and learn how USCIS is partnering with agencies to combat this trend through the unauthorized practice of immigration law initiative.
USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas will open the session and be joined
by agency leaders, as well as officials from the FTC and the Department of Justice, who will speak about our
partnership to combat UPIL through public education, capacity building,
and enforcement. In addition partners will provide information on how to
identify and report common scams.
For registration and more details, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=4ae23a432e301410
USCIS Extends I-693 Medical Form Validity: This policy memorandum (PM) temporarily extends the validity of civil surgeon endorsements
on Form I-693 for adjustment of status and temporary residence applicants till May 31, 2014. This PM updates the
Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) by revising Chapter 40.1(c), (AFM Update AD13-13). The
guidance contained in this PM is controlling and supersedes any prior guidance on the subject
Full Details: http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2013/September/I-693%20Extension%20PM%20REVISION%20(Effective%209-4-13).pdf
USCIS Exhausted 10,000 U Visa Cap For FY 2013: USCIS has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U
non immigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2013. This marks the
fourth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since
it began issuing U visas in 2008.
Each year, 10,000 U visas are
available for victims of crime who have suffered substantial mental or
physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement authorities
investigate or prosecute those crimes. A U-visa petition requires
certification of assistance from law enforcement.
Full Details: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=080b167b1a3f0410VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e7801c2c9be44210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD
USCIS Implements Customer Identity Verification at Field Offices: Beginning September 9, 2013, USCIS will employ a new verification
tool called Customer Identity Verification (CIV) in its domestic field
offices. Customers will now submit biometric data, specifically
fingerprints and photographs, when appearing at USCIS offices for
interviews or to receive evidence of an immigration benefit.
will enhance the integrity of the immigration system and combat identity
fraud by allowing USCIS to biometrically verify a customer¿s identity.
Having resolved a technical issue that delayed our original launch, the
tool will now be phased in between September 9 and October 21, 2013 to
customers attending an interview or being issued evidence of an
Full Details: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=4a4b167b1a3f0410VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e7801c2c9be44210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD
E-Verify Seminars: http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Verification/E-Verify/E-Verify_Native_Documents/E-Verify%20Webinar%20Flyer.pdf
NVC/Consular Processing: Starting September 1, 2013, all immigrant visa applicants will apply
online using Form DS-260 (Application for Immigrant Visa
and Alien Registration). Applicants
will also choose their agent online using Form DS-261 (Choice of Address
and Agent). Applicants
will access both forms on the web at ceac.state.gov.
forms replace the paper DS-230 and DS-3032. NVC may instruct some applicants who previously
submitted Form DS-230 to submit Form
DS-260. Only Diversity Visa and Cuban Family Reunification Parole
applicants will continue
to use paper forms.
If you have
questions or feedback about Forms DS-260 and DS-261, contact the NVC at email@example.com or 603-334-0700.