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2005

  • New Biometric Appointment Scheduling Process (11/1/2005)
    USCIS announced a new process for scheduling biometrics and explains why applicants are receiving multiple appointment notices.
    AILA Doc. No. 05110113.
  • Filing I-130 Petitions in Canada (11/1/2005)
    Information regarding the filing of immediate relative petitions at consular posts in Canada.
    AILA Doc. No. 05110112.
  • USCIS Confirms Postmark Date Controls Fee Structure (10/25/2005)
    USCIS Service Center Operations confirmed today that all filings postmarked today Tuesday, October 25, 2005 will be processed under the old fee structure. All filings postmarked after this date will be subject to the new fee structure.
    AILA Doc. No. 05102570.
  • USCIS Policy on Age of Acceptable Checks (10/18/2005)
    USCIS Service Center Operations has advised AILA that effective immediately, USCIS will only accept personal and business checks that are no older than 6 months.
    AILA Doc. No. 05101816.
  • USCIS Procedures for Handling Dependent I-485 with Incorrect Fee (10/7/2005)
    USCIS clarifies how to prevent a dependant I-485 filed with the wrong fee from becoming the basis of rejection for an entire family's I-485.
    AILA Doc. No. 05100714.
  • Which ETA Form Should Be Filed with an NIW? (10/7/2005)
    USCIS settles the question as to whether it will accept Form ETA 750B or ETA 9089 with national interest waiver petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071013.
  • USCIS Responds to Query on Work Authorization for Salvadoran TPS (9/9/2005)
    USCIS provides information for Salvadoran TPS extension applicants who have not yet received their work authorization cards.
    AILA Doc. No. 05090971.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (8/22/05) (8/26/2005)
    Q&As from the 8/22/05 SCOPS teleconference include premium processing, substitution in labor certifications, and the online tracking system.
    AILA Doc. No. 05082660.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (8/8/05) (8/19/2005)
    Q&As from the 8/8/05 SCOPS teleconference include cap chargeability for COS from H-1B1 to H-1B, and filing location for EAD and advance parole applications where the adjustment application has been transfered to the local office.
    AILA Doc. No. 05081960.
  • A Request from the Service Center Liaisons (8/11/2005)
    With visa numbers retrogressing in some categories, USCIS will not adjudicate I-485s for which the priority date is no longer available. Thus, please do not submit requests for the liaison committees to inquire about the status of these cases. The answer will be that, due to retrogression, the case is in abeyance.
    AILA Doc. No. 05081162.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (7/25/05)(16 KB - 7/26/2005)
    Q&As from the 7/25/05 SCOPS teleconference include fraud and ACWIA fees in successor-in-interest situations, as well as the filing of I-140 based adjustment of status applications for floating employees.
    AILA Doc. No. 05072664.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (7/11/05)(23 KB - 7/18/2005)
    Q&As from the 7/11/05 SCOPS teleconference include jurisdiction over B-1 extensions, erroneous rejections and the refund process, and I-94 country of citizenship.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071861.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (6/20/05)(99 KB - 7/11/2005)
    Q&As from the 6/20/05 SCOPS teleconference include Australian E-3s, Chile/Singapore H-1B1s, FY2005 H-1Bs, I-129 filing fees, H-1B cap, address changes, IBIS, and proof of labor certification filing for 6th-year H-1Bs.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071161.
  • USCIS Instructions on Completing Part 2 of the Revised I-129 (6/1/2005)
    USCIS advised AILA's Service Center Operations Committee on the choices in Part 2 of the revised I-129 form, and which choices trigger the $500 fraud prevention and detection fee.
    AILA Doc. No. 05060161.
  • Update on Approved I-485s and ASC Appointment Notices (5/20/2005)
    USCIS SCOPS provides guidance regarding the issuance of fingerprint appointment notices in cases where the I-485 has already been approved.
    AILA Doc. No. 05052067.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (5/9/05)(30 KB - 5/10/2005)
    Q&As from the 5/9/05 SCOPS teleconference include premium processing and upgrading under the H-1B Visa Reform Act, "cap-gap" for students, and TSC advance parole documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 05051063.
  • Where to Send RFE Responses on H-1B "Upgrade" Cases (5/10/2005)
    USCIS provided instructions on where to send RFE responses for FY 2006 H-1Bs, where the petitioner intends to request a FY 2005 (the new 20,000) H-1B upgrade.
    AILA Doc. No. 05051061.
  • Who Can Request an H-1B Upgrade? (5/5/2005)
    USCIS has advised AILA that a request for an upgrade from a FY 2006 H-1B petition to a FY 2005 "may come from the petitioner's counsel."
    AILA Doc. No. 05050502.
  • USCIS Clarifies Fiscal Year 2005 H-1B Filings (5/5/2005)
    USCIS provides answers to AILA regarding premium processing of FY 2005 petitions for the 20,000 H-1B master's cap.
    AILA Doc. No. 05050511.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (4/11/05)(19 KB - 4/15/2005)
    Q&As from the 3/14/05 SCOPS teleconference include the new I-129 form, biometrics for children under 14, the Special Review Board, and the $500 fraud prevention and detection fee.
    AILA Doc. No. 05041564.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (3/14/05)(16 KB - 4/12/2005)
    Q&As from the 3/14/05 SCOPS teleconference include NHL P-1s, advance parole photograph requirements, and the Special Review Board.
    AILA Doc. No. 05041261.
  • SCOPS Liaison Q&As (2/7/05)(21 KB - 4/12/2005)
    Q&As from the 2/7/05 SCOPS teleconference include H-1Bs, the Special Review Board, transfer of I-485s between I-140s, interview waiver guidance, Schedule A, and photo specifications.
    AILA Doc. No. 05041260.
  • What Is a U.S. Tax Code Number? (3/22/2005)
    USCIS SCOPS advised AILA that the U.S. tax code number requested in Item 10 of the new L supplement to the I-129 is the same thing as the Employer Identification Number.
    AILA Doc. No. 05032278.
  • No Word Yet on Filing for Additional H-1Bs (2/23/2005)
    While USCIS has indicated that a notice regarding filing for the additional 20,000 H-1Bs for U.S. advanced degree graduates will be issued "soon," USCIS is not yet accepting these petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 05022360.
 
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