Archive for the ‘USCIS’ Category

DACA Renewals Announced by ICE

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado March 10th, 2014

If you are one of the almost half-million people who received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) near when it first became available, your work authorization cards will be expiring soon. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has stated from the beginning that, if you have received DACA and […]



 

I-601A Form Facts

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado April 10th, 2013

Immediate relatives of US citizens who have overstayed their non-immigrant visas and who have accumulated a certain period of unlawful presence in America, can file Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, while in America and obtain unlawful presence waivers and apply for immigrant visas. Immediate relatives of US citizens who are in the […]



 

How Does the USCIS Differ From INS?

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado April 3rd, 2013

INS or the Immigration and Naturalization Service was the federal agency that was administering all the issues related to immigration and naturalization. USCIS, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, is the agency that now deals with issues related to immigration and naturalization. However, both the agencies are not the same and the INS does not exist […]



 

Post Decision Activity Defined

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado March 28th, 2013

Post Decision Activity is something that happens after the USCIS adjudicates a petition. USCIS is the federal agency that takes care of issues related to immigration. To receive immigration benefits, appropriate USCIS forms must be filed and the USCIS will adjudicate the petitions after checking the petitions. USCIS must first accept the petition that you […]



 

What You Need to Know About the USCIS Application Status?

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado February 4th, 2013

If you have filed a USCIS form to obtain a particular immigration benefit, you can check the status of your immigration petition online and you can just visit the “My Case Status” page on the USCIS website and know about the status of your petition. Similarly, applicants can check the status of their petitions by […]



 

General Information About the USCIS Immigration Forms

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado October 9th, 2012

USCIS forms may be downloaded and filed and you can also file the forms electronically. But there are few forms that must be completed and mailed to a USCIS lockbox facility and are not available for filing online. Almost all the immigration forms are self-explanatory and you may complete the forms by following the form […]



 

USCIS Forms – Filing Tips

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado September 25th, 2012

It is well known that all the USCIS forms can be obtained through the website. Most of the forms may be e-filed and there are certain forms that must be filed directly in person at a USCIS office. Instructions for all the immigration forms are not the same. All the different USCIS forms have different […]



 

The INS

Posted by Dona Maria Avanzado December 29th, 2011

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly called the INS) is the official government agency that takes care of the entire immigration related process in the United States. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was previously called the Bureau of Immigration and the Bureau of Naturalization(BCIS) from 1903. Later, the INS was established on 10 […]