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USCIS Announces Strengthened Integrity Measures for H-1B Program

Release Date 01/30/2024 Announces FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period and Online Filing of H-1B Petitions WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule to strengthen the integrity of and reduce the potential for fraud in the H-1B registration process, including by reducing the potential for gaming the registration system and ensuring each beneficiary would have …

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USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

Release Date 01/30/2024 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. The final rule will allow USCIS to recover a greater share of its operating costs and support more timely processing of new applications. The final rule is the result …

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USCIS Will Launch Organizational Accounts and Online Filing for Forms I-129

Release Date 01/12/2024 Will Also Introduce Online Filing for I-129 H-1B Petitions and H-1B I-907 Premium Processing Service WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the upcoming launch of a package of customer experience improvements for H-1B cap season. The measures are expected to increase efficiency and ease collaboration for organizations and their legal representatives. USCIS will launch organizational accounts …

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Department of State to Process Domestic Visa Renewals in Limited Pilot Program

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Department of State will process domestic visa renewals for certain H-1B visa applicants as part of a pilot program. Beginning the week of January 29, 2024, the Department will launch this voluntary program for approximately 20,000 eligible participants who meet the requirements listed in the Federal Register. In 2004, the Department …

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USCIS Launches New Online Change of Address Tool

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched a new Enterprise Change of Address (E-COA) self-service tool to allow customers with pending applications, petitions, or requests to update their address with USCIS more easily. E-COA will significantly improve the speed and efficiency of the process for USCIS customers to update their address with USCIS. With E-COA, most individuals with a USCIS …

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