Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
Tips for Green Card Holders Currently Outside the U.S.
If you have been outside of the U.S. for longer than a year as a green card holder, you are still a valid LPR. However, here are some tips for navigating the re-entry process hassle-free.
October 20, 2021
Visa Bulletin Updates at the Start of a New Fiscal Year
The visa bulletin for October, 2021, reflects the start of a new fiscal year for U.S. immigration.
October 13, 2021
How a Government Shutdown Might Affect Immigration Processing
Even a partial government shutdown can affect the way the U.S. immigration system functions. Below are some highlights of various government agencies and how they can indeed by impacted by a lack of funding.
October 11, 2021
The Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement for Green Card Applicants: What you Need to Know
Green card applicants need to touch base with their medical exam provider to see whether or not they can schedule a Covid shot at their actual appointment, or if they will need it completed beforehand.
October 07, 2021
Updates on Immigration and the Covid-19 Vaccine
Getting vaccinated has become a requirement for green card applicants residing in the U.S. Consular processing applicants might be eligible for a waiver based on the availability or accessibility of the vaccine in their home country.
October 06, 2021
B1 and B2 Visitor Extensions in the Midst of Covid-19
Applying for an extension of stay in the U.S. due to Covid-related lockdowns and border closings should be supplemented with the necessary documentation.
October 06, 2021
What is the I-129 Application?
The I-129 is an application handled by U.S. based employers to petition for foreign nationals to work in the United States on a temporary basis.
October 05, 2021
Questions that Could be Discarded on the I-485 Application
The possibility of two I-485 application questions possibly being scrapped shows how the Biden Administration is looking to rebuild the legal immigration process.
October 05, 2021
What Should You Include in Your Intent To Marry Letter
One of the main supporting documents for the fiancé visa is for both partners to submit a letter of intent before the fiancés consular interview. Letters should be consistent and include important information on how your relationship was formed and shared interests/goals for married life.
October 04, 2021
What are the Consequences of Working without a Work Permit?
The consequences of working without a work permit involve being inadmissible for any future visa/change of status application you might file. Harsher penalties could end in heavy fines or even deportation.
October 01, 2021
How to Locate Important Naturalization Resources
If you’re feeling stressed about the naturalization exam, check out some of our considerations listed below for how to prep for this test.
September 30, 2021
What does ‘Strong Ties’ to your Home Country Mean?
Some visa applicants will need to show an intent to return to their home country given they are successful in being admitted to the United States. Below are some recommendations for how to navigate this process.
September 29, 2021
International Entrepreneur Ruling Established Under Biden Administration
The continuation of the IE program for non-citizens does not present a direct path to a green card, but does give IEs a chance to reside in the U.S. under parolee status and decide what to do next.
September 28, 2021
Why was my Work Permit Application Denied by the USCIS?
Your I-765 application could be denied for many reasons. Keep in mind that being denied doesn’t necessarily mean that you aren’t eligible to work in the United States, but rather that your documentation is not consistent or is missing critical information.
September 27, 2021
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