USCIS Simplifies Process for Obtaining a Social Security Number for Naturalization Applicants

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a simplified process for obtaining Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for newly naturalized U.S. citizens. Effective April 1, 2024, applicants filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization (edition date 04/01/24), will have the option to request an original or replacement SSN card and authorize USCIS to update their READ MORE

USCIS Announces Changes to Immigration and Naturalization Filing Fees

On January 30, 2024, USCIS published a final rule in the Federal Register adjusting certain immigration and naturalization filing fees. The new filing fees will go into effect on April 1, 2024. The final fee rule includes important updates, including: Expanded Fee Exemptions: Recognizing specific vulnerabilities, the rule expanded exemptions for Special Immigrant Juveniles, victims of READ MORE

What Happens to My Immigration Case if the Government Shuts Down?

The US government is currently operating under a continuing resolution (CR) that expires on November 17, 2023. If Congress fails to pass a new CR or spending bills by that date, the government will shut down.  A government shutdown can have a significant impact on immigration services. Here is an overview of what to expect: READ MORE

USCIS Announces New Naturalization Exam

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it will administer a new naturalization test beginning in October 2008.  It has published the 100 questions and answers that comprise the civics component of the new naturalization test.  All applicants who file for naturalization after October 1, 2008, will be required to take the new READ MORE