Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
Taking a Closer Look at Projected Benefits for NIW Applicants
What makes your NIW application so special? NIW applicants need to be able to propose a significant business plan and layout that shows the USCIS they are capable of making their project a lasting endeavor.
July 01, 2021
National Interest Waiver: Issue Areas of Key Importance to the U.S. Economy
What is in the national interest for NIW applicants is often tied to the importance of the U.S. economy.
June 30, 2021
Providing Evidence of Research or Grant Funding for NIW Application
If you’re going to apply for an NIW as a researcher, you’ll need to have a detailed plan about your proposed endeavor in the U.S. Showing a receipt of funding will also help the strength of your application.
June 29, 2021
Taking a Closer Look at the First Prong Test for NIW Applicants
Satisfying the first prong for the NIW application involves establishing that the proposed endeavor has “substantial merit” in terms of U.S. national importance. In this blog we unpack what substantial merit really means and how it is applicable to different sectors in the U.S. economy.
June 28, 2021
Who Needs to File an I-907 Application?
The I-907 is reserved for employers who want to fast track their prospective employers visa petition. The process turns what is usually a 6 month long average wait time into 15 business days from receipt of application.
June 23, 2021
Your Biometrics Appointment: Where Does Your Information Go?
Your Biometrics appointment is a way for the USCIS to check if you or your sponsor are otherwise admissible to the United States, that way you can proceed with your immigration application.
June 22, 2021
Can’t Find your I-94 Record? Here’s Why
There’s an app that can help you track your entry/exit record to and from the U.S. Learn why your I-94 is so important below.
June 21, 2021
How to Fill out the I-912, Step by Step
The I-912 waiver form requests financial information the primary applicant who is seeking an immigration status from the USCIS. In addition, immediate family/household members also need to provide financials on this form and attest to the release of their information to the USCIS.
June 18, 2021
What Happens if your Sponsor Withdraws your I-130 Petition?
Your sponsor cannot usually withdraw an accepted I-130 unless fraud was involved. For cases still pending, a letter can be written to the USCIS to withdraw the application. In addition, a VAWA self-petitioner can get around a spouse who is trying to withdraw an I-130.
June 17, 2021
Filing an Immigrant Petition for a TPS Beneficiary
In this post, we’ll cover some of the evidence needed for those seeking an immigrant petition based on their temporary status.
June 16, 2021
Understanding the “Totality of Circumstances” in USCIS Discretion
Courts around the country will dismiss immigrant public charge cases that have been appealed by rejected applicants on this basis. However, the I-864 Affidavit of Support is still mandatory when applying for a U.S. visa or green card. Therefore it is important to understand the totality of circumstances that USCIS officers use to preside over cases.
June 16, 2021
Preparing the I-134 Affidavit of Support for a Fiancé Visa
The I-134 application is known as the “temporary” affidavit used for non-immigrants coming to the U.S. The form is usually requested by a consular officer if necessary.
June 15, 2021
Who needs to file a Form G-28?
The G-28 form should be utilized by applicants who are proceeding with their immigration paperwork with the help of an accredited attorney. Fees do not directly apply to the G-28 application but will apply based on the relationship between the client and attorney.
June 14, 2021
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