On February 20, 2020, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman hosted a webinar with speakers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to discuss the new H-1B electronic registration process.
Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CISOMB)
On March 16, 2020, USCIS added to its Forms website an alert for Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status and Form I-914, Supplement A, Application for Family Member of T-1 Recipient.
Summary of the Ombudsman's webinar series event Best Practices on Filing USCIS Forms on February 13, 2020.
Summary site for the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services webinars.
On February 22, 2020, USCIS announced that the Supreme Court lifted the statewide injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois affecting Illinois filers. USCIS is collecting questions on how to implement the Final Rule via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th at noon Eastern.
On February 5, 2020, USCIS posted several new or revised forms to its website in response to the implementation of its Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule.
USCIS' intake process now includes a review of the entire Form I-918 and/or I-918, Supplement A for completeness – beyond containing the proper signature, fee, and supporting documents. Forms submitted without every applicable field completed, as stated above, will be rejected.
The Ombudsman's Office is warning the public that there is a fraud scam using the Ombudsman's telephone number and that individuals should never give personal information over the phone to an individual claiming to be an Ombudsman official.
The Ombudsman’s Office, created by Congress in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, assists individuals and employers encountering difficulties with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In addition to our work on individual cases, we also make recommendations to address systemic issues in the delivery of citizenship and immigration services.
On February 14, 2019, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) hosted a teleconference with speakers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to discuss how the agency is changing the way it provides support services to applicants. USCIS is calling this initiative the Information Services Modernization Program, or InfoMod for short.