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Visa Bulletin Updates for February, 2022

February 10, 2022
For February, there are some noticeable advancements in the EB2 category for Indian and Chinese immigrant visa applicants. The State Department also issued a notice about a final action date they might implement for EB4 applicants.

Special Immigrant Program Pertaining to Translators and Other Roles

April 29, 2021
Special immigrants who have helped the U.S. Armed Forces in wartime may be eligible for a green card in the United States. The following relates to procedural elements for this adjustment based scenario.

What is the Use of Discretion for Green Card Applications?

April 12, 2021
Discretionary analysis affects every green card applicant. In addition, small errors in USCIS paperwork create inefficiencies when discretion is not regulated by case officers.

Key Differences between Lawful vs. Unlawful Immigrant Status

March 8, 2021
For legal purposes, and also for filing an I-485 adjustment of status, knowing the rules and regulations that apply to lawful versus unlawful status in the U.S. can be very helpful.

Eligibility for Naturalization as a U.S. Based Non-Profit Employee

February 18, 2021
The N-400 application has requirements of 3-5 years of continuous residence for most applicants except for other special categories, including those who have worked at certain non-profits for a period of 5 years or longer while holding LPR status.

Key Tips for Proving Continuous Residence Inside the United States

December 4, 2020
Immigrants need to be aware that if and when they decide to apply for U.S. citizenship via naturalization, one of the core requirements is proving to the USCIS that you meet the definition of having continuous residence in the United States.

Selective Service: What It Is and Why It Matters for Immigrants

November 25, 2020
The military draft is over in the United States, but non-citizen immigrants still need to register for the Selective Service if they want a fair shot at naturalization.

Military Based Naturalization Guide

November 19, 2020
There is a path to citizenship via naturalization for those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and have been received an honorable discharge. This is regardless of a previous residence history or employment status in America, but still based upon the rigor of the U.S. Citizenship exam and other competencies therein.
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