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  • 9 Oct 2012 - 12:30

     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advises the public that Public Law 112-176, signed by the President on Sept. 28, 2012, extends the following USCIS programs until Sept. 30, 2015:

    • E-Verify
    • Immigrant Investor (EB-5) Pilot Program
    • Special immigrant visa category for non-minister special immigrant religious workers
    • The date by which J-1 nonimmigrant exchan...
  • 12 Mar 2012 - 04:41

    This memorandum provides instruction to Immigration Service Officers who adjudicate R-1 nonimmigrant petitions for aliens who are coming to the United States temporarily to perform religious work, and their dependents. This memorandum outlines the procedure to be used for recapturing time spent outside the United States by R-1 nonimmigrants when seeking an extension of their R nonimmigrant status.

    Please check the attachment to read memo.


  • 21 Jul 2011 - 01:06

    USCIS notes from the stakeholder meeting on religious workers, providing an outline of changes resulting from the Religious Worker Final Rule that was published on 11/26/08.

    Please check the attachment.

  • 13 Jul 2011 - 08:38


    Filing location for concurrently-filed I-140/I-485 petitions 

    Unless there is an accompanying I-907 all I-140/485 concurrent filings must be filed at the lockbox addresses. Depending on the jurisdiction the filing must be sent directly to TSC or NSC.


  • 8 Oct 2009 - 01:01

    [Federal Register: October 6, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 192)]
    [Rules and Regulations]
    [Page 51236-51237]
    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



    22 CFR Part 41

    [Public Notice: 6779]

    Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended; Requirements for Aliens in Religious Occupations

    AGENCY: State Department.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: To comply with the Department of Homeland Security regulation requiring sponsoring employers to file petitions for all aliens for whom R-1 nonimmigrant status is sought. This rule establishes the requirement that consular officers ensure that R-1 visa applicants have obta...

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