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Excerpts from the Nov. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

New Filing Option for Canadian TNs USCIS began accepting Forms I-129 filed by Canadian citizens who are outside the United States and seek classification as TN nonimmigrants on October 1, 2012. USCIS had accepted the form filing only in connection with a request to extend a TN nonimmigrant's stay...

USCIS Policy Memo: Taiwan Pre-Adoption Immigration Review

"This policy memorandum (PM) implements the Pre-Adoption Immigration Review (PAIR) in Taiwan of Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative (“Form I-600”), filed on behalf of children from, and physically located in, Taiwan." - USCIS, Feb. 14, 2013 .

Taiwan implements a Pre-Adoption Immigration Review requirement for all adoptions by U.S. citizens of children residing in Taiwan

"In January, the Taiwan Child Welfare Bureau issued an administrative order that requires all adoption cases filed on behalf of U.S. prospective adoptive parents with the Taiwan courts to undergo the U.S. PAIR process. The order applies to all currently licensed Taiwan adoption services providers...