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Tuberculosis Screening Required for Adjustment of Status Applicants
November 6, 2009
USCIS has issued Q&A on the recent revisions to Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, and changes to the tuberculosis testing requirement for adjustment of status applicants.
Q & A: Transitional Worker Visa for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
October 27, 2009
Pertaining to their announcement about establishing a Transitional Worker Visa for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), USCIS has released a set of questions and answers that cover most of the areas about the Transitional Worker Visa for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
USCIS Establishes Transitional Worker Visa for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
October 27, 2009
USCIS on October 27, 2009, published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that creates a Transitional Worker visa classification in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The Transitional Worker Visa category is a new nonimmigrant visa classification under INA using the admission code CW-1 for the principal transitional worker and CW-2 for dependents. The transition period begins on November 28, 2009 and ends on December 31, 2014 and the CW classification is valid only for the duration of the transition period.
USCIS Revises Form I-601, Application for Waiver
October 21, 2009
USCIS has revised Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility to make it easier for applicants to complete the application for waiver. USCIS will continue to accept the previous version of the form, dated 10/30/08 Y, through November 20, 2009. Beginning November 21, 2009 USCIS will only accept the revised Form I-601, dated 04/06/09 N, and will reject all requests using previous editions of the form.
USCIS Clarifies Requirements for Agents Filing as Petitioners for the O and P Visa Classifications
October 8, 2009
USCIS on October 7, 2009 issued guidance to clarify for performing arts associations and their members the regulatory requirements for agents who file as petitioners for the O and P visa classification.
USCIS Factsheet: Requirements for Agents Filing as Petitioners for the O and P Visa Classification
October 8, 2009
USCIS released a factsheet to clarify for performing arts associations and their members the regulatory requirements for agents who file as petitioners for the O and P visa classification.
USCIS Changes Filing Location for Form I-600 and I-600A
October 6, 2009
USCIS on October 6, 2009, announced a new address for prospective adoptive parents to submit Form I-600 and Form I-600A. While the change took effect on October 6, 2009, applicants have a 30-day transition period before USCIS will return incorrectly filed petitions.
USCIS Changes Filing Location for Forms I-800 and I-800A
October 6, 2009
USCIS on October 6, 2009, announced a new address for prospective adoptive parents to submit Form I-800 and Form I-800A. The change is effective October 6, 2009 and the applicants have a 30-day transition period before USCIS will return incorrectly filed petitions.
USCIS Announces Publication of New Form G-28
October 2, 2009
USCIS on October 2, 2009 announced that it has issued a Revised Entry of Appearance as an Attorney, Form G-28. USCIS will accept old versions of the Form G-28 until October 30, 2009, after which, old versions will be considered invalid.
USCIS Updates H-1B and H-2B Count
September 25, 2009
USCIS has recently updated the count of H-1B and H-2B petitions for the fiscal year 2010 employment. As of September 18, 2009, USCIS has received approximately 46,000 H-1B cap subject petitions and 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption. About 18,134 H-2B petitions have been received and counted for the first half of the fiscal year 2010 employment.

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