Just days ago, the Russian Supreme Court issued a letter providing guidance to regional courts. The letter clarifies that families that have had their preliminary court date prior to January 1, 2013 will be able to assume physical custody and obtain the necessary documents from Russian authorities to exit the country. This will be the [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Citizenship'
January 29th, 2013 · No Comments
October 25th, 2011 · No Comments
USCIS today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Form N-560, Certificate of Citizenship, with new features to enhance security and deter fraud.
As part of USCIS’s ongoing efforts to enhance the integrity of the immigration system, the state-of-the-art technology incorporated into the new documents will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, [...]
August 13th, 2010 · No Comments
An often neglected tool in the Immigration Benefit Arsenal is the examination of a possible Claim to U.S. Citizenship, by a foreign national born abroad to a U.S.-Citizen-parent.
Such Children (even once they reach adulthood) are entitled to be documented as American citizens, IF the citizen parent meets certain so-called “transmission requirements” which could [...]
October 12th, 2009 · No Comments
USCIS reminded the public that beginning Oct. 1, all citizenship applicants must take the new naturalization test, regardless of when they filed their Application for Naturalization (Form N-400).
To learn more about U.S. citizenship and the naturalization test, go to www.uscis.gov/citizenship.
July 6th, 2009 · No Comments
Following about 2 years of testing, USCIS has revised and implemented a new Test, as part of the Naturalization process.
The revised test, with an emphasis on the fundamental concepts of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, will help encourage citizenship applicants to learn and identify with the basic values we all share [...]
April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments
This year, in February, the U.S. Army started a new recruiting pilot program for foreign healthcare professionals. Titled “Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest” (”MAVNI”), the new pilot program allows certain non-citizens who are legally present in the United States to join the Army and apply immediately for expedited U.S. citizenship, without first obtaining [...]
January 25th, 2009 · No Comments
Applicants for Naturalization (acquiring U.S. citizenship by means other than birth) have the opportunity to request a legal name change as part of their N-400 application process.
While this may be of great convenience or importance to the Applicant, doing so will likely delay the adjudication of your N-400 by an extra 2 to 3 months.
December 12th, 2008 · No Comments
The U.S. State Department is reminding travellers to apply for their travel documents (or to make sure their current documents comply) that will be required at all land or sea border crossings as of June 1, 2009.
Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) U.S. citizens will be required to present a government-approved document that [...]
September 11th, 2008 · No Comments
USCIS hat implemented some changes to the format and content of the American Government/History examination which most applicants for U.S. citizenship must successfully complete. These Naturalization Test changes are effective October 1, 2008.
Do You Know Which Test Materials to Read for the Interview? The following guidelines will determine whether naturalization applicants will take the current [...]
August 29th, 2008 · No Comments
Just earlier this month, USCIS issued some internal guidance on the Naturalization of service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The special naturalization provisions are essentially governed by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
These amendments provide certain immigration benefits for any qualifying spouse or child of a member of the Armed Forces. [...]