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The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.

USCIS Reminder New Extension of Stay Form starting March 22

If you are in the U.S. or would be in the U.S. mainland or territories, the U.S. CIS issued a reminder that starting March 22, 2019 the new Form I-539 must be used. Failure to do so could result in refusal and deportation order.

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December 22, 2018

USCIS Case Transfer Update Dec. 22, 2018

With 6 million petitions and applications received every year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services transfer cases when a particular office simply cannot cope with the workload. A transfer is then made. Check if your case is among those affected.

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September 17, 2018

How to avoid refusal of a visa petition or application

Starting September 11, 2018 if you do not have a complete or completed petition or application form, the USCIS can simply refuse your petition or application without requesting for further evidence.

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July 19, 2018

USCIS rules give rise to a series of opportune (or unfortunate) events

July has been a very busy month for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - issuing policy guidance, and memorandum that affect nonimmigrants and immigrants alike.

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May 12, 2018

USCIS announces changes on overstaying rules for visa holders

Today the USCIS announced a new policy on how F1, J1 and M1 visa holders in the U.S. would be considered unlawful - and therefore deportable. The guidance will go into effect on August 9, 2018.

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January 22, 2018

What Visa Petitions and Applications will be Affected by the U.S. Government Shutdown

January 22, 2018 is the first working day and the date that would experience the first significant impact of the government shutdown. Will your petition, application, interview dates be affected?

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Updated January 14, 2018. Originally posted on June 3, 2018.

U.S. Exchange Visitor Visa: 2018 Update

Learn the J-1 visa basics, how the program works, who may apply, what you can and cannot do while in the U.S.

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