USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents
The USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS) is a streamlined online account-based system that allows customers to view their applications, petitions or requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates.
USCIS ELIS allows applicants to:
On July 1, 2014, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began using a new secure blue ink for many of its secure stamps.
Release Date: September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome more than 27,000 new citizens in more than 160 naturalization ceremonies between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23 in honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. During this week—also known as Constitution Week—museums, historic and public libraries, government landmarks and national park sites will provide the backdrop for our celebration of citizenship and the achievements of our newest U.S. citizens.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance on the trainees (H-3) nonimmigrant visa category.
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
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance on its standards in customer service in theUSCIS Policy Manual.
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:
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:
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: