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USCIS Publishes New Edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption.
USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap
USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the petitions needed to meet the caps of 65,000 visas for the general category and 20,000 for the advanced degree exemption.
Current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Remains Effective After March 31, 2016
Until further notice, employers should continue using Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Federal Register Comment Period for Revised Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
On March 31, 2016, USCIS published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on a revised version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Potomac Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
On March 28, 2016, the Lockbox began sending certain cases to the Potomac Service Center. This includes all newly filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, applications filed by F-1 and M-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center
USCIS recently began transferring certain casework from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the California Service Center (CSC) to balance workloads and decrease processing times.
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9
On March 28, 2016, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register (FR) inviting public comment on proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2016
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.
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