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USCIS Alerts


  • April 10th, 2024 USCIS Adopts Department of Labor Definition of “Science or Art” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to add the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) definition of “science or art” for Schedule A, Group II cases.
  • April 9th, 2024 USCIS Announces Information Regarding EB-5 Regional Center Audits Under the new provisions of section 203(b)(5)(E)(vii) added by the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA) to the Immigration and Nationality Act, we must audit each designated regional center at least once every five years.
  • April 4th, 2024 USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that any Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after Nov. 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence to show that the applicant is not inadmissible on health-related grounds.
  • April 2nd, 2024 Tools Outage USCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 11:50 p.m. through Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 2:00 a.m. Eastern.
  • April 1st, 2024 Notice of FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Selection Process Completion and Cap Season Reminders U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough electronic registrations for unique beneficiaries during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap), including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap).