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USCIS News Releases


USCIS Alerts


  • October 22nd, 2021 USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program to Vermont Service Center As part of our credit card payment pilot program, the Vermont Service Center is now accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for O and P nonimmigrants.
  • October 20th, 2021 USCIS Issues Updated and Comprehensive Guidance on T Visa Adjudications U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing updated and comprehensive guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on adjudicating applications for T nonimmigrant status (or T visas) submitted by victims of human trafficking, including clarifying how applicants establish eligibility.
  • October 13th, 2021 Tools Outage USCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 14, at 3:00 a.m. Eastern.
  • October 12th, 2021 USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2022.
  • September 29th, 2021 Most CW-1 Employers Must File Required Semiannual Report (Form I-129CWR) USCIS reminds employers of Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Transitional Workers (CW-1) that, if you have a currently-approved CW-1 petition with a validity period of six months or more, you must file Form I-129CWR, Semiannual Report for CW-1 Employers, with USCIS every six months after the petition validity start date.