Author: Julia

USCIS Now Allows Credit Card Payments

As part of our credit card payment pilot program, the USCIS service centers are now accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for most forms. The goal of this pilot is to bring USCIS one step closer to accepting digital payments using a credit card at all service centers. This program […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

Release Date 09/14/2021 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series  before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.  We are updating our policy guidance in accordance […]

Biden undoes Trump-era public benefits immigration rule

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration has officially undone a Trump-era rule that barred immigrants from gaining legal residency if they had utilized certain government benefits, allowing for a return to a previous policy with a narrower scope. The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday said a new regulation for the “public charge” rule […]

International Entrepreneur Parole Rule

In 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) put the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) back into action, allowing business owners to apply for a temporary travel visa if their business is determined to provide “significant public benefit.” The business may be a start-up. The International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) grants the entrepreneur a VISA for 30 […]