Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
Marriage Green Cards and Filing for Divorce
Getting a divorce after one obtains their 2-year temporary green card can create problems, even for naturalization. Here are insights that everyone going through this process should be mindful of when it comes time to file paperwork.
February 16, 2021
The Process of Retaining Highly Skilled Workers as Green card Applicants
H-4 Dependents can receive working authorization and also incentivize close family members in the U.S. on working visas to apply for an adjustment of status. This policy was enacted for the main purpose of retaining talent in the U.S. economy and creating a different pathway for green card eligibility.
February 12, 2021
Getting around your misdemeanor to ensure a smooth adjustment of status
One of the most important steps to securing a green card is for the applicant to have a clean record. The USCIS scrutinizes applicants who have misdemeanors, and such applicants should be well prepared in knowing how to handle the arrest on their record before they go through the green card process.
February 11, 2021
Common Questions for Rejected Consular Processing Applicants
The USCIS handles all U.S.-based immigration applications, but some applicants going through consular processing might need to familiarize themselves with State Department policies when it comes to receiving a denial on their visa application.
February 10, 2021
Rights and Responsibilities after Arriving in the U.S. as a K-1 Visa Holder
The K-1 visa is a temporary visa that expires after 90 days in the United States. The intending immigrant in this time period needs to either get married or pay additional fees to remain in the United States.
February 09, 2021
Resources for Knowing if an Employer Will Sponsor You
One of the first steps for being able to work legally in the United States as a foreigner is to have an employer file an I-140 petition on your behalf. Here are some tips to know if that employer will be willing to start this process with you.
February 08, 2021
Advance Parole Travel Documents and their Authorization
Advance parole is a term used to describe green card applicants and their international travel while still in an I-485 processing phase. An individual is on “advance parole” once they have been issued the document. The advance parole travel document essentially allows I-485 applicants the ability to re-enter the United States when they are not an LPR yet.
February 05, 2021
How Diversity Visa Winners Can Adjust their Status
Getting picked for the Diversity Lottery can be a blessing, but winners also need to act quickly once they have their confirmation number in hand so they can secure an immigrant visa and eventual adjustment of status.
February 04, 2021
What are RFEs and why have they been going up in the past few years?
RFEs affect employment-based visa/green card applicants especially. This brief guide helps applicants understand why this is the case.
February 03, 2021
How are Covid-19 Measures affecting Family/Employment-based visa applications?
Family-based applicants have less to worry about as the current travel ban excuses immigrants and non-immigrants with close relatives in the United States. Employment-based non-immigrants however are mostly barred from entering the U.S. unless it is in the U.S. national interest to allow entry.
February 02, 2021
New green card bill enters Congress with an aspiring agenda
Some of the proposed changes aim to shorten USCIS waitlists and backlogs, create efficiencies by freeing up visas, as well as eliminate the aging out old rule for dependents seeking a green card.
February 01, 2021
The Adjustment of Status Procedure for an Adopted Child
Following the Hague Convention and successful adoption by U.S. citizens, adoptees must follow similar rules when it comes to I-130 petitioning and waiting for a visa number to become available.
January 29, 2021
Understanding the Medical Process during an Adjustment of Status
Going for a medical green card exam can become expensive very quickly. Here are some insights for understanding why and how to prepare for such a visit.
January 28, 2021
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