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2012

  • Problems with CSC and VSC Premium Processing Case Status Notifications (Updated 12/7/12) (12/7/2012)
    Members report receiving conflicting messages regarding the status of premium processing cases at the California Service Center (CSC) and Vermont Service Center (VSC). CSC and VSC are aware of the problem. Watch InfoNet for updates. AILA Doc. No. 12120664.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120664.
  • AILA Notes on Liaison Q&As with SCOPS (11/14/12)(503 KB - 11/20/2012)
    AILA notes from a teleconference with SCOPS on 11/14/12. Topics include H-1Bs, employer-employee relationship, consolidated financial statements, premium processing for EB-1-3, consular return processing times, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12112046.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112046.
  • AILA Practice Pointer: How to Follow Up on Cases Filed Via Premium Processing (10/26/2012)
    AILA Liaison provides a practice pointer on how to follow up on cases that have been filed using premium processing. AILA Doc. No. 12102644.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102644.
  • AILA SCOPS Liaison Q&As (9/19/12)(609 KB - 10/1/2012)
    USCIS question and answer (Q&A) document from a 9/19/12 joint teleconference engagement with the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate and AILA representatives on questions related to best practices, Form I-129, Form I-94, Form G-325 and other issues. AILA Doc. No. 12100146.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100146.
  • Tips for Filing at USCIS Lockboxes and Service Centers: Tabs, Colored Paper, and Duplicates (9/20/2012)
    AILA SCOPS Liaison Committee provides filing tips for USCIS Lockboxes and Service Centers. AILA Doc. No. 12092042.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092042.
  • AILA SCOPS Liaison Q&As (2/29/12)(489 KB - 9/5/2012)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from a 2/29/12 engagement with AILA. Topics include case status inquiry procedures, I-290B processing, successor-in-interest doctrine, change of nonimmigrant status, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12090540.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090540.
  • SCOPS Practice Alert: H-1B Processing Update – USCIS Is Trying (9/4/2012)
    The AILA SCOPS liaison committee expressed their concern regarding the significant delays in adjudicating cap-subject H-1B petitions. SCOPS indicated that adjudication of these cases is a top priority and will be completed as soon as possible. AILA Doc. No. 12090443.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090443.
  • AILA SCOPS Liaison Q&As (8/8/12)(611 KB - 9/4/2012)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from an 8/8/12 engagement with AILA. Topics include RFEs, I-797s on plain white paper, I-140s, case rejections, H-1Bs and licenses, offers of employment, I-601s, the NCSC, passport photos, combined AP/EADs, non-minister religious workers, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12090442.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090442.
  • USCIS Delay in Receipting I-129 Petitions (5/23/2012)
    USCIS acknowledges a delay in receipting I-129 petitions. As a result, receipt notices may not be received until a case has been pending for 60 days. AILA National is in communication with USCIS regarding this issue. Watch InfoNet for further updates. AILA Doc. No. 12052340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052340.
  • AILA SCOPS Liaison Q&As (1/23/12)(518 KB - 4/23/2012)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 1/23/12 engagement with AILA. Topics include I-140 premium processing, evidence of qualifying experience, USPS postal delays, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12042340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042340.
  • Practice Alert: Important Filing Information for H-1B Petitions (3/30/2012)
    USCIS announced that it would begin accepting FY2013 H-1B cap cases starting 4/2/12. AILA Liaison reminds members that USCIS considers cases as "accepted" based on the date that it takes possession of the properly filed petition. AILA Doc. No 12033051.
    AILA Doc. No. 12033051.
  • AILA SCOPS Liaison Q&As (11/30/11)(529 KB - 3/19/2012)
    USCIS SCOPS Q&As from 11/30/11 engagement with AILA. Topics include mailing change of I-797 receipt notices, advanced degree H-1B cap exemption numbers, processing times, NCSC inquiry training, and proper staffing for increased employment-based I-485 filings. AILA Doc. No. 12031938.
    AILA Doc. No. 12031938.
  • USCIS Confirms Resumption of Mailing I-797 Receipt and Approval Notices to Attorneys (3/6/2012)
    On 3/5/12, USCIS confirmed the resumption of mailing I-797 receipt and approval notices to attorneys or accredited representatives. This page includes a timeline of the change of mailing procedures and AILA' s efforts to restore the prior I-797 delivery procedures. AILA Doc. No. 12030667.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030667.
 
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