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Everything You Need to Know About the I-485 (Adjustment of Status)

December 20, 2022
When you enter the US on an H-1B visa but decide to work toward your green card, you’ll need to apply for an Adjustment of Status (AOS). This process lets you stay in the country as you complete and wait for your application’s determination, even if your visa expires while your results are pending. What’s involved in the AOS process? Read on to find out.

Preparing for Your Green Card Interview

November 30, 2022
Obtaining your green card is crucial when you want to stay in the US permanently. In addition to complex paperwork, you’ll also need to pass an interview at a USCIS field office, US consulate, or embassy nearby. Preparing for this interview will help you feel more comfortable when you’re talking to the officer. This guide walks through what you need to know before you head to your interview.

Changing Your H-1B Visa to a Marriage Green Card

October 31, 2022
You found the love of your life while working in the US on an H-1B visa, and now, you don’t want to leave them. But to remain in the States, you’ll need a green card. Luckily, you’re already on the right track since an H-1B visa is also called a “dual intent” document because it lets you work toward a green card while you’re employed as a foreign worker. So how can you adjust your status from H-1B to a marriage green card? This guide walks you through everything you need to know to get your “happily ever after.”

Which Petitions have the Fastest Processing Times?

May 24, 2022
In this post, we use the new update on the USCIS processing database to see which petitions have the longest wait time.

Can Green Card Holders Bring their Children to the U.S.?

February 25, 2022
Green card holders should carefully consider if it will take longer to petition their children under their existing status, or if they should try to become a naturalized U.S. citizen first.

What is the I-129 Application?

October 5, 2021
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.

Filling out the I-130A, Step by Step

September 16, 2021
The I-130A needs to be completed by spouses of U.S. citizens or LPRs. The form is meant to supply the USCIS with more direct information about the spouse who is intending to immigrate to the United States.

Entering into an I-864 Contractual Agreement: Things to Consider

August 16, 2021
The I-864 is not a short-term contract and can last many years. Consider the following before signing this USCIS form.

USCIS and Natural Language Processing

August 9, 2021
For years the USCIS has dealt with a backlog of immigrant applications in many different categories. Implementing new computer programming and machine learning could be a way to streamline the adjudication process and eventually shorten extended wait times.

What is the I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits?

July 30, 2021
This USCIS form helps undocumented immigrants receive work permits and a two year extension of residence in the U.S. if they are related to beneficiaries of the IRCA Act which was passed in the 1980s.
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