Law Office of Leila Freijy, PLLC
Immigration & Compliance Law 
H-1B visa number update, New Naturalization Certificate and Fee Increases
H-1B Visa Numbers Remaining

As of October 22, 2010, approximately 44,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted against the 65,000 quota for FY2011.


Additionally, USCIS has receipted 16,200 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced U.S. degrees against the additional quota of 20,000.

Increased USCIS fees as of 11/23/2010
Just a reminder that the USCIS' updated fee schedule, which reflects an increase in the filing fees for most commonly filed petitions and applications, takes effect on November 23, 2010. 
New Naturalization Certificate 
On October 25, 2010, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced the launch of a redesigned Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550) with new security features that will reduce fraud. The agency anticipates that over 600,000 new citizens will receive the enhanced certificate over the next year.


The redesigned certificate features the naturalization candidate's digitized photo and signature embedded into the document. The background also features a color-shifting ink pattern that is difficult to reproduce. USCIS is now using a more secure printing process that renders the certificate more tamper-proof.

All previously issued Certificates of Natuarlization will remain valid.
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Leila Freijy
Law Office of Leila Freijy, PLLC
Leila Freijy, Esq.
4840 N. Adams Rd
Suite 415
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48306
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In This Issue
H-1B Visa Numbers
USCIS fees increase 11/23/10
New Naturalization Certificate