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US - extension of Temporary Protected Status for Somalis

11:53 06/08/2004
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration on Aug. 06 announced a 12-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia until Sept. 17, 2005. Under this...

New USCIS regulation to extend validity of EAD

11:11 04/08/2004
In an effort to improve customer support and save millions ofdollars, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)began on Aug. 4 authorizing examiners to issue Employment...

USCIS announces change in photo requirements for visa applicants

19:54 02/08/2004
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, announced Aug. 2 it was changing the photo requirements for all visa applicants to the United States. Whereas previously, applicants were required...

US Visas - Special international in-transit programs suspended

16:03 02/08/2004
In an effort to safeguard the U.S. and its airspace, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State on Aug. 2 suspended two programs that allow certain international air...

US Congress approves delay on biometric passports

15:42 24/07/2004
The Senate has approved legislation to allow countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter the United States to get an additional year to issue new tamperproof, biometric passports. The bill...

US Green Card Lottery DV 2005 Results Announced

11:51 22/07/2004
The winners of the United States DV-2005 diversity lottery have already been notified by the Kentucky Consular Center. Approximately 100,000 people from countries with low rates of immigration to the...