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  • USCIS Instructs on Postings for Schedule A Applications
    USCIS advises AILA's liaison of instructions to the field on how to handle Schedule A I-140s in which evidence of fulfillment of the posting/union notification requirement was omitted.
    AILA Doc. No. 04122864.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 11/1/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 11/1/04 included discussions of H-1B cap counting, multiple A numbers, unreceived notices, advance parole validity, ADIT processing for children, and language on I-485 approval notices.
    AILA Doc. No. 04121011.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 10/18/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 10/18/04 included discussions of professional athlete petitions, photo requirements for children, and age out expedites. A chart of some filings that go to specific service centers is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 04110465.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 9/27/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 9/27/04 included discussions of I-751 receipts, communications with the consular posts, I-797 approval notices and efilings. Also, examples of renewal advance paroles that were issued for the same period as the last parole are sought.
    AILA Doc. No. 04101263.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 9/13/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 9/13/04 included a discussion of various aspects of the health care workers rule.
    AILA Doc. No. 04100161.
  • SCOPS Reverses Response on Timing of Filing of 7th Year H-1B
    Service Center Operations reverses its previous answer, and indicates that an H-1B extension beyond the 6th year will be subject to denial if is filed before the 365 days have run since filing of the labor certification application.
    AILA Doc. No. 04082068.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 8/9/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 8/9/04 included a discussion of the dating of advance parole documents. SCOPS declined to answer questions about H-1B and H-2B usage for fiscal 2005.
    AILA Doc. No. 04081366.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 7/26/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 7/26/04 included discussions of follow-up on cases pending for security checks, the impact of security check delays on H-1B numbers, and forwarding of cases to the Kentucky Consular Center.
    AILA Doc. No. 04073061.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 6/21/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 6/21/04 included discussions of processing of Schedule A nurse applications, RFEs for DOL/ETA case number, and general filing suggestions.
    AILA Doc. No. 04072764.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 7/12/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 7/12/04 included discussions of when a 7th year H-1B extension can be filed, what filings may be rejected ore retained in a multiple-filing package, and the date to be placed on the employment authorization document when an EAD is renewed.
    AILA Doc. No. 04072763.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconferences of 5/10/04 and 5/24/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconferences on 5/10/04 and 5/24/04 included discussions of the handling of consular notification designations on I-130s, relocation of I-485s by service centers to local offices, and the name of the payee on filing fee checks.
    AILA Doc. No. 04060763.
  • USCIS Discusses Timing of Filings As the Fee Changes And Other Issues (4/26/04)
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 4/26/04 included discussions of how USCIS will deal with fees on filings around the April 30 changeover in filing fees, where to file an E derivative I-539, concurrent filing, and H-1B cap issues. These minutes have been approved by USCIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 04042764.
  • USCIS Provides Information on Timing of Filings As the Fee Changes
    See AILA Document No. 04042764.
    AILA Doc. No. 04042762.
  • USCIS Reports Relatively Low Volume of H-1B Filings
    The Service Center Operations (SCOPS) unit of USCIS has indicated to AILA that it has NOT seen the expected spike in H-1B filings since April 1, when employers were again permitted to file cap-subject petitions with start dates beginning October 1 or later.
    AILA Doc. No. 04042761.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 4/12/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 4/12/04 included discussion of where to file Forms I-765 and I-131 in various situations where the applicant has moved out of the jurisdiction where the underlying I-485 is pending and where the adjustment application has been transfered to the local office for interview.
    AILA Doc. No. 04041462.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 3/29/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 3/29/04 included discussions on substitution of beneficiaries on I-140s, travel while an advance parole application is pending, and the impact of indirect filing on service centers.
    AILA Doc. No. 04040761.
  • I-129W: The Key to H-1B Non-Cap Cases
    Service centers are indicating that they are using the I-129W to determine whether a case is subject to the H-1B cap, so careful completion of that form is important. If a case not subject to the cap was rejected for cap reasons, please contact the appropriate AILA service center liaison.
    AILA Doc. No. 04032210.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 3/2/04
    The 3/2/04 AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference included regular course of business/possible delay of H-1B cap-subject adjudication, H-1B cap exemptions, adjudication in this fiscal year of all cases in the pipeline as of 2/17/04, and confirmation of Service Center adjudication of Free Trade Agreement change of status applications.
    AILA Doc. No. 04030961.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 1/20/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 1/20/04 included discussions of how to answer "class of admission" on Form I-131 and putting c/o addresses on Forms I-765 and I-131.
    AILA Doc. No. 04020410.
  • Recent Delays in Advance Parole Issuance
    USCIS has advised AILA's Service Center Operations liaison that the Service Centers have been unable to process routine advance parole requests because they lacked sufficient quantities of the security paper on which the documents are printed. Interim paper stock has now arrived.
    AILA Doc. No. 04012343.
  • ISD Teleconference of 5/29/03
    The AILA/ISD teleconference on 5/29/03 included e-filing and update and reiteration of the policy regarding review of concurrently filed I-140s, I-485s and ancillary benefits applications.
    AILA Doc. No. 03060344.
  • Service Center Operations Teleconference of 1/6/04
    The AILA/Service Center Operations teleconference on 1/6/04 included discussions of image size on ADIT photos, I-131 and I-765 adjudications, RFE responses, proof of lawful entry by Canadians, I-140 adjudications, and filing fee checks. Examples of some problems are sought.
    AILA Doc. No. 04011442.
 
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