U.S. Passport Card Online Application Now Available

On January 24, 2012, the Department of State’s Office of Passport Services will launch a 90-day pilot program allowing adult U.S. citizens living in the United States and Canada to apply for a passport card online. By applying online, customers will not be required to mail in their current passport book and necessary forms. To participate in this program, applicants must currently possess a...
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TPS Extended for El Salvador

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, beginning March 10, 2012 and ending Sept. 9, 2013. Current Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs through March 12, 2012.  USCIS will...
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DOS Releases February 2012 Visa Bulletin

U.S. Department of State released the February 2012 Visa Bulletin. Here’s a breakdown of how things have changed since January 2012. Employment-Based Category Two (EB-2): China – advanced 1 year India – advanced 1 year Employment-Based Category Three (EB-3): All Other Chargeability Areas – advanced 21 days China – advanced 15 days India – advanced 7 days Philippines –...
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New Proposal Will Help Illegal Relatives of U.S. Citizens

Obama administration officials announced that they are proposing a fix to a Catch-22 in immigration law that could spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from illegal immigrant spouses and children. Under current procedures, some illegal spouses of United States citizens (USCs) must return to their home countries and file for a I-601 waiver application in...
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