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2010

  • Erroneously Rejected Naturalization Applications (12/27/2010)
    AILA Liaison has been informed that due to the fee increase, some naturalization applications were rejected in error. Applications may resubmitted and will be receipted by the lockbox.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122754.
  • USCIS SCOPS/AILA Q&As (12/8/10)(88 KB - 1/24/2011)
    USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Q&As from a 12/8/10 teleconference with the AILA SCOPS Liaison Committee. Topics include the Kentucky Consular Center, H-1B petitions, and motions to reopen.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012473.
  • Practice Pointer: Border Security Fees for Hs and Ls (12/8/2010)
    The AILA USCIS and SCOPS Liaison Committees provide guidance on assessing whether a petitioning employer is subject to the additional border security fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitions as mandated by P.L. 111-230.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120861.
  • Practice Pointer: Getting Your G-28 Through the Lockbox (Updated 11/24/10) (11/24/2010)
    Due to training issues, some G-28s were not accepted by the lockbox, and some e-mails from lockboxsupport@dhs.gov have provided incorrect information. As a result, AILA Liaison offers practice tips on how to complete and submit Form G-28.
    AILA Doc. No. 10112373.
  • USCIS Guidance on "Postmark" for New Fee Schedule (11/19/2010)
    USCIS confirmed that a receipt notice from a courier or overnight mailing service will be considered a "postmark" for fee determination purposes.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111962.
  • Intake Procedures at USCIS Lockbox Facilities (11/8/2010)
    The AILA USCIS Liaison Committee informs members of the intake procedures at USCIS Lockboxes and how to resolve lockbox problems.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110930.
  • Receipt Notices Received Without Applicant Name (10/14/2010)
    AILA Liaison spoke with USCIS regarding receipt notices that were issued without an applicant/petitioner or beneficiary listed on the notice. USCIS requests that attorneys contact lockbox support to resolve the problem.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101468.
  • AILA/SCOPS Q&As (9/29/10)(32 KB - 10/8/2010)
    AILA’s Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee Q&As from the 9/29/10 call with SCOPS cover the following issues: advance parole, O visas, filing at the wrong service center, and processing times.
    AILA Doc. No. 10100868.
  • Practice Pointer: Understanding USCIS Processing Times (10/7/2010)
    The AILA SCOPS liaison committee reminds members that the posted processing times on the USCIS website represent data that is approximately 45 days old at the time of posting.
    AILA Doc. No. 10100773.
  • AILA/SCOPS Liaison Q&As (8/25/10)(217 KB - 9/2/2010)
    AILA’s Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee Q&As from a call with SCOPS on 8/25/10 covering Kazarian v. USCIS, draft memo on Section 204(l), RFEs, H-1Bs, H-2Bs, e-filed I-765s and I-131s, and lockbox issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090230.
  • AILA Liaison FAQs on USCIS Lockbox Processing(45 KB - 9/17/2010)
    Frequently Asked Questions prepared by AILA Liaison and based on responses from USCIS at the Lockbox Stakeholder meeting on August 24, 2010.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090263.
  • Practice Pointer: Understanding the New H & L Border Security Fees (8/26/2010)
    The AILA USCIS Liaison Committee explains to practitioners the effect of the new H and L fee on employers with 50 or more employees in the U.S. and where more than 50% of their workforce is on H and L visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 10082633.
  • AILA Informs USCIS of Lockbox Problems (Updated 7/29/10) (7/29/2010)
    AILA has been informed that various issues persist with the USCIS lockboxes, and AILA has informed USCIS of these issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 10022568.
  • G-1145 for Electronic Notification of Lockbox Receipt (4/21/2010)
    USCIS advises practitioners of the development of the Form G-1145 to request electronic notification when USCIS accepts a petition or application for immigration benefits at the lockbox.
    AILA Doc. No. 10042130.
  • AILA/SCOPS Liaison Q&As (3/17/10)(39 KB - 3/23/2010)
    AILA’s Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee Q&As with SCOPS covering Matter of GST, new period of stay for H1Bs after 1 year outside U.S., I-131 biometrics, O-1 advisory opinions, and credential evaluations.
    AILA Doc. No. 10032360.
  • USCIS to Stop Accepting H-1Bs without a Certified LCA on March 9, 2010 (3/3/2010)
    AILA Liaison reminds practitioners that USCIS has agreed to temporarily accept H-1B petitions without a certified Labor Condition Applications (LCA) until March 9, 2010.
    AILA Doc. No. 10030330.
  • Advance Parole Document Validity Date Error (1/15/2010)
    Since the beginning of 2010, USCIS service centers have been issuing advance parole documents with a validity date error.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011515.
 
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