News Related to Ohio & Nationwide Legal Topics



Overseas Naturalization Eligibility for Certain Children of U.S. Armed Forces Members
President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.

Requirements for Naturalization Abroad by Spouses of Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
Individuals applying for naturalization abroad as the spouse of a member of the armed forces must live in marital union with that member of the armed forces.

FAQs: Intercountry Adoptions
USCIS has received many questions related to the new Hague intercountry adoption process and the orphan adoption process.

18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Nationals of Honduras
The extension of TPS for Honduras is effective Jan. 6. 2009 and will remain in effect through July 5, 2010.

FAQs: USCIS Announces 18-Month Extension of TPS for Nationals of El Salvador
Further details on this extension of TPS for El Salvador, including the application requirements and procedures, will appear in a Federal Register notice shortly.

Joint Statement for Iraqi Refugees
Part of the refugee program’s important humanitarian mission is to offer resettlement opportunities to especially vulnerable Iraqi refugees.

Direct Mail Program Adds Form N-400
The N-400 form instructions have been updated to reflect the new filing procedures.

USCIS Welcomes New Citizens During Constitution Week and Citizenship Day
This week allows us to focus on the responsibilities of citizenship and the importance of our Constitution.

USCIS Salutes America's Newest Citizens
This week, 235 military service members from 54 countries became the newest citizens of the United States during two special naturalization ceremonies in Iraq and Kuwait.

USCIS Proposes Changes to Improve the H-2B
The H-2B nonimmigrant temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural temporary jobs.

USCIS Reminds Customers - Use Correct Edition of Form I-765
Submission of an earlier version of Form I-765 may result in rejection of the application.

USCIS Announces 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status
USCIS announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Sudan through May 2, 2010.

USCIS Proposes Changes to Improve the H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Worker Program
These changes are being proposed in further fulfillment of the commitment made by the Administration last August.

USCIS Updates Projected Naturalization Processing Times
USCIS now anticipates naturalization application processing will average 10 to 12 months nationally.

USCIS Informs The Public About The New Passport Card
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is informing the public that the new U.S. Passport Card may be used in the Employment Eligibility Verification form process.

USCIS Changes Vaccination Requirements
USCIS announced a revised list of vaccines required for applicants seeking to adjust status to become legal permanent residents.

USCIS Clarifies Fee Exemption Eligibility for the Application
USCIS routinely reviews its fee waiver and exemption policy to ensure that it is not only fair to all applicants, but also reasonable to administer.

Fact Sheet: Iraqi Refugee Processing
Part of the refugee program’s important humanitarian mission is to offer resettlement opportunities to especially vulnerable Iraqi refugees.

USCIS Extends Validity Period of EAD for Refugees
The USCIS recently announced that it would extend the validity of initial work authorization documents for refugees to two years after arrival in the U.S.

USCIS Announces New Special Immigrant Visa for Certain Iraqi Nationals
USCIS announced guidelines for a new immigrant visa for certain Iraqi nationals who worked for or were contractors of the US government in Iraq for at least one year.


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