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  • Q&As from the CIS Ombudsman Teleconference on EB-5 Investor Visas(53 KB - 1/21/2009)
    Q&As from the 9/26/08 CIS Ombudsman's teleconference on EB-5 Investor Visas address possible sunset, premium processing, regional centers, minimum threshold investment, unemployment, special public law legislation cases, stakeholder meetings, job creation, number of adjudicators, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012171.
  • CIS Ombudsman Addresses Lack of NOIDS In Spite of AC21 Guidance (1/13/2009)
    CIS Ombudsman’s office has received inquiries regarding USCIS not issuing Notices of Intent to Deny following a change of jobs, as required by the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) and USCIS policy guidance, but instead is immediately denying I-485s.
    AILA Doc. No. 09011368.
  • CIS Ombudsman Makes Recommendations on Naturalization Oath Ceremonies(325 KB - 12/16/2008)
    On 12/15/08 the CIS Ombudsman released recommendations on naturalization oath ceremonies that address ceremony location, educating new citizens about benefits, production of naturalization certificates and updating stakeholders on naturalization adjudication progress.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121666.
  • CIS Ombudsman Recommendation on Schedule A Nurses(519 KB - 12/10/2008)
    On 12/5/08 the CIS Ombudsman released a recommendation urging the prioritization of Schedule A nurse applications, and their centralization at one designated USCIS service center.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121062.
  • CIS Ombudsman on EADs Pending more than 90 Days(20 KB - 9/22/2008)
    The CIS Ombudsman's office reports that numerous inquiries about EADs pending more than 90 days have been received, and provides suggestions for reporting applications pending beyond normal processing times to USCIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092266.
  • Q & As from the CIS Ombudsman's Teleconference on U Visas (Updated 11/6/08)(42 KB - 11/6/2008)
    Q & As from a CIS Ombudsman’s teleconference entitled “U Visa: One Year After the Interim Final Rule” address waiver of inadmissibility fee waivers, a blanket waiver of inadmissibility, law enforcement certifications, EADS, evidence required, certifying agencies, processing times and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090567.
  • Q & As from CIS Ombudsman’s Teleconference on the 2008 Annual Report (7/29/08)(12 KB - 8/27/2008)
    Q & As from a CIS Ombudsman’s teleconference entitled “CIS Ombudsman’s 2008 Annual Report: Your Questions and Comments” address non-receipt of a “green card”, premium processing, I-140s, multi-year EADs, “First in First Out” processing, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08082764.
  • Q & As from the CIS Ombudsman's Teleconference on the Application Surge (5/30/08)(33 KB - 8/27/2008)
    Questions and Answers form the CIS Ombudsman’s teleconference entitled “USCIS Summer 2007 Application Surge: How is it Affecting You Now? ” address I-140 processing times, AC21 portability, the medical examination requirement, fingerprint notices, FBI name checks, R-1 extensions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08082763.
  • Q & As from the CIS Ombudsman's Teleconference on Nurses (5/30/08)(34 KB - 8/27/2008)
    Questions and Answers form the CIS Ombudsman’s teleconference entitled “Visas for Nurses: How Does This Impact Your Medical Facility?” address the addition of a USCIS tip sheet for nurses, Schedule A visas, H-1Bs, adjustment of status and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08082762.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office Recap of 8/26/08 Teleconference on U Visas(232 KB - 8/18/2008)
    The CIS Ombudsman’s Office recap with Q&As from the "U Visa: One Year After the Interim Final Rule" teleconference on 8/26/08.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081863.
  • Q & As from CIS Ombudsman's Teleconference (2/20/08)(31 KB - 6/20/2008)
    The CIS Ombudsman’s office added the Q & A from the 2/20/08 teleconference to its website. They cover InfoPass appointments in NY, naturalization applications, name checks, processing times, notifying the G-28 attorney, F-1 to H-1B and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08062065.
  • CIS Ombudsman Teleconference Q & As (1/31/08)(60 KB - 2/15/2008)
    The CIS Ombudsman’s office posted Q & As from the 1/31/08 teleconference on USCIS refunds and K-3s. Also included are the receipting delay Q & As from October and November 2007, and answers to questions submitted via e-mail about the “First in First Out” receipting, errors on notices and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08021575.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office Q&As on USCIS Refunds(31 KB - 2/15/2008)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office Q&As from the 1/31/08 teleconference on USCIS refunds including general refund procedures, premium processing refunds, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08021580.
  • CIS Ombudsman Recommendations Status Chart(103 KB - 1/29/2008)
    The CIS Ombudsman’s office released a Recommendations Status Chart that contains all of the formal and Annual Report recommendations made to USCIS since the establishment of the Ombudsman’s office in July 2003.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012971.
  • CIS Ombudsman Q & As on the New Naturalization Test(19 KB - 1/22/2008)
    The USCIS Ombudsman's office posted answers on its webpage to e-mailed questions about the new naturalization test, which address a modified civics test for applicants of a certain age, taking the test in the applicant’s native language, and reading and writing vocabulary.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012263.
  • CIS Ombudsman Q & As on Medical Waivers(19 KB - 1/22/2008)
    USCIS posted answers on its website to questions from the CIS Ombudsman’s 11/2/07 teleconference on N-648 Medical Waivers.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012262.
 
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