January 21st, 2022USCIS Updates Guidance on National Interest WaiversU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updated guidance on adjudicating requests for “National Interest Waivers” regarding job offer and labor certification requirements for certain advanced degree professionals and individuals of exceptional ability.
December 16th, 2021USCIS Announces FY 2021 AccomplishmentsToday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is releasing preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2021 agency statistics and accomplishments. These preliminary statistics highlight important immigration trends and illustrate the work accomplished by USCIS in FY 2021. The agency will publish final, verified FY 2021 statistics in January 2022.
January 26th, 2022Tools OutageUSCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 11:50 p.m. through Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:00 a.m. Eastern.
January 25th, 2022USCIS Updates Guidance on Expedite RequestsU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has updated the USCIS Policy Manual to reflect new guidance on how we determine whether a case warrants expedited treatment.
January 21st, 2022USCIS Provides Clarifying Guidance for O-1 Petitions with a Focus on STEM FieldsU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today issued policy guidance clarifying how it evaluates evidence to determine eligibility for O-1A nonimmigrants of extraordinary ability, with a focus on petitions filed for individuals in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields, as well as how USCIS determines whether an O-1 beneficiary’s prospective work is within their area of extraordinary ability or achievement.