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USCIS Updates Form I-485, Supplements
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stakeholder email from USCIS, Nov. 6, 2015: "USCIS recently published an update to the following forms and supplements: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status... Read More

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USCIS Form Updates: I-824; I-817
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 2015 Update to Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition . New edition dated 10/21/15. (Starting 02/08/16, USCIS will only accept the 10/21/15 edition. Until then, you can use the 09/30/13 edition). ... Read More

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DOL Updates H-2B Visa Forms
Posted on 8 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, July 8, 2015 - "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has updated the following H-2B forms: 1) Form 9142B - General Instructions; 2) Appendix B; 3) Form 9142B, Job Contractor Requirements under the 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule. To access... Read More

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More New (Revised) Forms from USCIS
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" USCIS published improved forms in easier-to-use formats and with new data collection technologies: Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship , and Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings... Read More

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Revised Forms I-90 and I-601 Now Available
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS recently published revised Forms I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. The revised Form I-90 is labeled with a Dec. 17, 2012, edition date. The revised Form... Read More

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USCIS Backtracks on New Forms, Date of Acceptance
Posted on 31 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 29, 2016 - "When new fees for most USCIS forms went into effect on December 23, 2016, we published updated versions of the forms at uscis.gov/forms . We strongly encourage customers to submit these new versions, which are updated with... Read More

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Ho, Ho, Ho? USCIS Launches 44 Form Updates, Without Warning
Posted on 24 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 23, 2016 (Be sure to scroll through five pages!) From AILA , Dec. 23, 2016 - "Today, December 23, 2016, USCIS posted a large number of new form versions. The forms all have an effective date of today, December 23, 2016, and the website... Read More

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EOIR Revises Two Forms, in Stealth Mode
Posted on 21 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sept. 21, 2012: The EOIR "List of Downloadble EOIR Forms" website, " Updated September 2012 ," links to a new fillable EOIR-28 , Rev. Sept. 2012, and to a new fillable EOIR-27 , also Rev. Sept. 2012. (When were they going to tell... Read More

Tags: forms , eoir-27 , eoir , eoir-28

Recent USCIS Form Updates (Jan. 17-19, 2017)
Posted on 19 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS January 19, 2017 Update to Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status New edition dated 01/18/17. Starting 03/20/17, USCIS will only accept the 01/18/17 edition. Until then, you can use previous editions dated 07/29/14, 5/04... Read More

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Crime Without Punishment: Answering USCIS' Questions
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Advising a client on how to answer Kafkaesque questions on immigration forms regarding potential past criminality can pose a dilemma for the ethically-minded immigration attorney and the processes raises a multitude of complex issues cutting across... Read More

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Instruct Us Again on the Immigration Rules
Posted on 7 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"That some federal officers, such as the swoop-down visitors from USCIS's Fraud Detection and Nationality Security Directorate , would try to defy Constitutional protections and black-letter administrative law through the back-door rewriting... Read More

USCIS Posts Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Forms
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

See the links on the right side of this page under "Forms" for the I-821D, I-765, G-1145 and more. Read More

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M-274 Now Available in Spanish; More Resources in 22 Languages
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Spanish version of the Handbook for Employers (M-274), Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) is now available." - USCIS, July 30, 2012 . New Online Resource Provides Immigration Information in... Read More

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