USCIS Modifies Intercountry Adoption Procedures

Children, birthparents and prospective adoptive parent(s) will have greater protections under the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry AdoptionThe Immigration and NationalityThe country of a person’s citizenship or country in which the person is deemed a nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a state. Act provides a definition of an orphanThe...
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USCIS Modified Intercountry Adoption Procedures

Children, birthparents and prospective adoptive parent(s) will have greater protections under the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry AdoptionThe Immigration and NationalityThe country of a person’s citizenship or country in which the person is deemed a nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a state. Act provides a definition of an orphanThe...
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USCIS Q/A on New FBI Name Check Policy

We reported in a prior postAmerican Embassy, consulate or other diplomatic mission abroad. Not all American embassies, consulates and missions are visa-issuing posts. that the USCIS, under a new policy, will adjudicate I-485 adjustment applications (if the priority dateIn the USCIS Immigrantan alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also...
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DOS Releases April 2008 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State recently released its April 2008 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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USCIS Announces Biometric Changes for Re-Entry Permits and Refugee Travel Documents

USCIS issued revised instructions for USCIS Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. The instructions, which became effective March 5, 2008, require that applicants for re-entry permits and refugeeAny person who is outside his or her country of nationalityThe country of a person’s citizenship or country in which the person is deemed a nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a...
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