USCIS

DACA Renewals Announced by ICE

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 …

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I-601A Form Facts

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 …

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How Does the USCIS Differ From INS?

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 …

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Post Decision Activity Defined

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 …

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USCIS Forms – Filing Tips

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 …

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The INS

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 …

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