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USCIS News Releases


USCIS Alerts


  • April 15th, 2021 Tools Outage USCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Thursday, April 15, at 11:50 p.m. through Friday, April 16, at 3:30 a.m. Eastern.
  • April 1st, 2021 USCIS Confirms Elimination of “Blank Space” Criteria USCIS today confirmed that for all forms it has reverted to the form rejection criteria it applied before October 2019 regarding blank responses.  
  • March 30th, 2021 FY 2022 H-1B Cap Season Updates USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap) including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap).
  • March 26th, 2021 Updated Guidance on P-1A Internationally Recognized Athletes Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced updated guidance for adjudicating requests for P-1A nonimmigrant classification for internationally recognized athletes.
  • March 24th, 2021 USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020