The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) recently announced that its Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) program now features a streamlined process available to certain petitioners and U.S. government customers.
The process, which was launched on Dec. 9, 2011, enables eligible petitioners (currently only privately held companies and the federal government) to update their company or organization information via an update page (see the USCIS site) that was initially available only to U.S. government customers.
Companies who submit petitions for work-related visas can use the Web-based VIBE system to present commercially available information about their organizations to USCIS officers, who can then review a petitioner’s relevant information without having to access bulky paper packages submitted with each petition.
The system is intended to expedite the processing of certain immigration petitions by business sponsors, and the USCIS encourages comments and suggestions from users, which can be submitted to VIBE-Feedback@dhs.gov.
If you are an employer or agent of an employer responsible for compliance with immigration rules, please do not hesitate to contact our office for assistance at (847) 564-0712. You might also want to visit the pertinent section of our Website for additional information about our services.