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 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
A Review of the Moral Turpitude Law for Immigrants in the U.S.
Having a crime of moral turpitude on your record can create many obstacles for those living in the U.S. as non-citizens. Below is a review of the moral turpitude clause and how it affects different classes of immigrants.
June 14, 2021
For Consular Processing Applicants: Covid-19 and International Travel
The CDC has issued guidelines as of January, 2021, for receiving a Covid test before any international trip coming to the United States.
June 11, 2021
When is a Waiver Needed during the K-1 Fiancé Visa Process?
Waivers are not ordinary for fiancé visa petitioners but can be requested through supplemental documents and markings on the I-129F.
June 11, 2021
Reviewing the NOID—Notice of Intent to Deny from USCIS
The Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is a letter sent to mostly USCIS green card applicants notifying them that they are ineligible for the green card they are applying for. The notice invites applicants to supply more evidence in a shorter time frame back to the USCIS, so that their case may be re-examined once more before it is denied altogether.
June 08, 2021
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