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  • VSC to Resume Accepting “Pre-Addressed” FedEx Return Mailers (3/31/2014)
    The VSC has confirmed that it will accept properly completed “pre-addressed” FedEx mailers for return of documents, with charges billed to the recipient (i.e., the attorney’s office) or a third party, but prefers return mailers with a pre-paid billable stamp or pre-paid shipping label.
    AILA Doc. No. 14033146.
  • Consular Returns at Vermont Service Center (12/27/2013)
    Practice alert on VSC handling of consular returns based on updated information provided at a 10/18/13 VSC stakeholders meeting. Consular returns are currently backlogged at 6 months or longer.
    AILA Doc. No. 13122745.
  • VSC Meeting Notes and Practice Pointers on VAWA, U, and T Filings (10/18/13)(996 KB - 11/20/2013)
    Meeting notes and practice pointers compiled by the AILA VAWA Committee and ASISTA from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) stakeholder event held at VSC on October 18, 2013. Includes information on confidentiality, the U visa cap, hotline responses, general filing tips, RFEs, & evidentiary standards.
    AILA Doc. No. 13112044.
  • AILA and ASISTA Letter to VSC on Problematic RFEs(561 KB - 11/13/2013)
    AILA VAWA Committee and ASISTA Immigration Assistance letter to the VSC VAWA Unit summarizing the results of a survey on problematic RFEs in VAWA and U visa cases, including information on RFEs that illustrate a need for continued training on the proper evidentiary standards.
    AILA Doc. No. 13111349.
  • Adjudication Issues Where Applicants File Both a DACA Application and a U/T/VAWA Petition (9/30/2013)
    The AILA VAWA, Us and Ts Committee provides information on DACA applications that are filed where the applicant has also filed a VAWA, U or T visa petition either prior to or after the DACA application.
    AILA Doc. No. 13093006.
  • Practice Alert: VSC PPU Fax Line Outages (8/27/2013)
    The Vermont Service Center (VSC) has confirmed periodic outage of the Premium Processing Unit (PPU) fax line late last week and Monday, August 26, 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082744.
  • Practice Alert: VSC Resumes H-2B Processing with PPU Refunds Forthcoming (5/2/2013)
    The VSC liaison committee informs members that H-2Bs are once again being adjudicated at the VSC. Additionally, VSC has confirmed that refunds for H-2Bs filed in March to the PPU are currently being reviewed and issued by the Debt Management Office. AILA Doc. No. 13050245.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050245.
  • Practice Pointer: Requesting an Expedite with the VSC Premium Processing Unit (3/12/2013)
    The VSC has clarified its procedures for requesting expedited processing of petitions pending with the VSC PPU. Special thanks to the VSC Liaison Committee. AILA Doc. No. 13031240.
    AILA Doc. No. 13031240.
  • Practice Alert: New VSC PPU Fax Number (2/8/2013)
    AILA liaison has learned that the VSC PPU fax number has changed; however, PPU receipt notices may not list the new number. AILA Doc. No. 13020802.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020802.
  • Practice Pointer: Determining the Correct I-751 Receipt Notice Number (1/25/2013)
    The VSC Liaison Committee informs members of the necessity to use the receipt number on the I-751 biometrics notice, rather than the I-751 initial receipt notice, in an effort to track the case. AILA Doc. No. 10060166.
    AILA Doc. No. 10060166.
  • Practice Alert: Certain VSC PPU RFEs to Be Re-Sent (1/24/2013)
    The VSC informed AILA that all RFEs sent by the Premium Processing Unit (PPU) via fax on January 23, 2013, will be re-faxed, as receipt numbers were missing from the RFEs, which caused confusion for fax recipients. AILA Doc. No. 13012451.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012451.
  • AILA/VSC Liaison Practice Pointer: Liaison Assistance for VAWA, Us, & Ts (Updated 1/7/13) (1/7/2013)
    AILA liaison currently offers individual case liaison assistance for VAWA, U & T cases. If a case problem persists after contacting the VAWA, U & T Unit directly, submit a liaison inquiry through the AILA VSC liaison assistance. AILA Doc. No. 08092973.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092973.
 
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