USCIS FAQ: Adoptions from Vietnam to the United States Will Not Resume Without A New Bilateral Agreement

The bilateral adoption agreement between the United States and Vietnamexpired on Sept. 1, 2008.  Both nations have agreed to cease processing new adoption cases until the United States and Vietnamsign a new bilateral agreement.

Question:   Now that Sept. 1 has passed, what is the status of adoptions from Vietnam?

Green Card: 

Workload Transfer from California Service Center to Texas Service Center

On March 8, 2013, USCIS transferred some casework from the California Service Center to the Texas Service Center to balance overall workload with processing capacity at the centers. The affected casework includes the following forms:

Immigration Law : 

USCIS Federal Register Notice on New Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Pages 15030-15031]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2013-05327]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[CIS No. 2532-13; DHS Docket No.: USCIS-2006-0068]

Introduction of the Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Immigration Law : 

USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

Revisions include new user-friendly instructions for completing Form I-9

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 for use. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States.

Immigration Law : 

A Reminder - USCIS to Consolidate Online Filing of Form I-539

On February 28, 2013, USCIS will disable the alternative legacy online filing channel for Form I-539 and offer customers the option to: 

Following the launch of our paperless electronic immigration system, USCIS ELIS, we offered customers three ways to file the Form I-539. Since then, USCIS has improved USCIS ELIS and consolidated its filing methods.

Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Immigration Law : 

USCIS Form Improvements Initiative

Easy-to-Use Formats: We are publishing many of our forms in a 2-column, Adobe fillable format. When completed electronically, this format restricts incorrect entries and provides informational pop-up boxes to assist customers.

User-Friendly Look and Feel: We have improved several of our naturalization forms to include clear and comprehensive instructions in plain language.

Immigration Law : 

USCIS Invites to Join a Panel Discussion on "Immigration and Entrepreneurship"

Immigration and Entrepreneurship


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the government agency responsible for administering immigration benefits, invites you to join a panel discussion about issues at the nexus of immigration law, entrepreneurship, and innovation on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. (Central). This engagement will take place in the Avaya Auditorium, A.C.E.S. Building at the University of Texas at Austin.



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