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USCIS Stamps

What is the difference between a blue or black stamp from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)?

As of July 1, 2014, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began using a new secure blue ink for many of its secure stamps. The older secure red ink will be retired and no longer used by USCIS on the effective date.

USCIS stamps with secure blue ink:

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Parole Stamp
    Temporary I-551 Alien Documentary Identification and Telecommunication (ADIT) Stamp
    Refugee Stamp (Section 207)
    Asylum Stamp (Section 208)
    Initial / Replacement I-94 Stamp

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USCIS Clarification on Customers Can Select Delivery Service to Receive Certain Documents

USCIS customers, whose petitions or applications are processed at a USCIS Service Center or the National Benefits Center and who wish to receive certain documents by overnight delivery service, must include a valid prepaid air bill or shipping label with their filing. We will use your prepaid air bill or shipping label whenever possible. This option is ONLY available for receiving the following types of documents from certain USCIS facilities:

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USCIS Ebola-Related Relief Measures for Affected Nationals

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States.

Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include:

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USCIS Customers Can Select Delivery Service to Receive Documents

USCIS customers can use the overnight delivery or courier service of their choice to receive certain documents. This option provides greater customer service by allowing you to select your preferred delivery service provider to receive documents such as approval and denial notices, requests for evidence, and most travel documents.

To ensure your overnight delivery requests are not delayed, please remember to:

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USCIS Processing Time Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office

  • USCIS Processing Time Information for the
    Immigrant Investor Program Office

    Posted: August 7, 2014

    Instructions on Using the Chart

    Below is a chart that shows the form number, form name and processing times for the following forms that are processed by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO).

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USCIS Processing Time Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office

Instructions on Using the Chart

Below is a chart that shows the form number, form name and processing times for the following forms that are processed by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO).

Find the particular form number (in the left column) or form name (in the center column) in which you are interested. In the right column you will find a timeframe in months representing the average processing time for that form type. Please note some cases may take longer to process.

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Memorandum: Employment Eligibility for Derivatives of Conrad State 30 Program Physicians

USCIS does not believe that a J-2 dependent of a J-1 foreign medical graduate can change to H-1B status, or any other employment-authorized nonimmigrant classification (with the exception of T or U status) until the principal Conrad State 30 waiver recipient has fulfilled his or her three-year employment obligations in a medically underserved area.However, USCIS is open to reviewing current regulations and considereing whether steps should be taken to enable such J-2 dependents to engage in employment while in H-4 status.

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Exception to the Two - Year Custody and Two - Year Residency Requirement for Abused Adopted Children

This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers in adjudicating Form I - 360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant , filed by a self - petitioning adopted child, when the adopted child has been battered or abused.

Please click on the attachment to read more.

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