Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
Step by Step for Completing the I-360 Petition
The I-360 is a long application form with many steps. Be sure to only fill out the parts that apply to your category in order to ensure smooth processing.
May 26, 2021
What is Going on with I-360 Petitioners? A Closer Look
The USCIS has released their data on I-360 child self-petitioners from 2010 to 2020. The results of this data are telling, and show the trends in applications received, approved, and denied in this category in the past decade.
May 25, 2021
Considerations for those wishing to travel Internationally while I-90 is Pending
I-90 applicants who need to travel abroad should consider making a USCIS appointment so they can get an I-551 stamp in their passport to show to border patrol.
May 24, 2021
The E-3 Specialty Worker Visa
The E-3 Visa is an employment-based visa option for Australian nationals only. Because of the visa cap and lesser supply of applicants, it remains an attractive option for specialty workers to come to the United States and start their careers.
May 21, 2021
Step by Step for Filing the I-751 Petition
The I-751 Petition needs to be filed jointly if the conditional resident is still married to their U.S. citizen/LPR spouse. This form requires personal information from both parties and should be worked on together. Those applying for a waiver due to a divorce should follow directions below.
May 19, 2021
What is the I-864A Application?
Some green card applicants will not only need a financial sponsor but an additional household member sponsor in order to make sure there will be financial support for the intending immigrant when they arrive in the U.S. Details below explain who qualifies for a household sponsor.
May 18, 2021
How to Complete the I-601A Waiver
The I-601A is a provisional waiver that only applies to a specific class of applicants who have an illegal entry on their record and are filing this waiver so they can pursue legal residence in the United States.
May 17, 2021
Pursuing a Green Card with an Illegal Entry on your Record
Knowing your options, in terms of forms and documentation, is important if you have been residing in the United States with an illegal entry.
May 14, 2021
What is the Supporting Evidence Needed for a National Interest Waiver?
NIWs are one of the most difficult waivers to get in terms of immigration. Oftentimes the USCIS also does not provide sufficient reasoning as to why a case was denied. Thus it is important to look further into NIW cases and the evidence needed for a successful adjudication.
May 13, 2021
The State Department’s Four Tiered Approach to U.S. Immigration
The DOS has updated their operational capacities in response to the opening up of U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. The approach favors a four tiered system that prioritizes immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and certain special immigrants.
May 12, 2021
Work Permit Applicants No Longer Required to Scan Fingerprints
In order to work legally in the U.S. as a non-citizen, you either need to have working authorization or a green card. A new policy change in authorizing work permits will help streamline this process.
May 11, 2021
Taking up Commuter Status: What you need to know
Taking up commuter status in the United States means filing an I-90 application and receiving a special commuter green card. The commuter green card is only for full time employees working in Canada or Mexico in addition to the U.S.
May 10, 2021
Thinking about your Assets on the Affidavit of Support
Sponsors of the I-864 Affidavit can use their assets to meet income requirements if they are unable to find a joint sponsor.
May 07, 2021
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