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  • I-864 Affidavit of Support

    I-864 Affidavit of Support | Immigration Form Complete Guide

    Posted on July 19, 2021

    The rhetoric around immigrants coming to the U.S. and being a burden on the system is one that has been around since the beginning of immigration in this country. Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, is essentially a contract between a U.S.-based sponsor and the U.S. government where the sponsor promises that won't happen. By following the I-864 instructions, the sponsor has to prove that the immigrant will not be a burden and that the sponsor has the financial ability to support them. This one form can make or break your petition, and this hope will help you get one step…

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    Guide to File a Waiver of Inadmissibility via Form I-601

    Posted on July 15, 2021

    There are a number of reasons you may be deemed inadmissible by U.S. authorities including having a criminal record, contagious disease of public health significance, likelihood of becoming a public charge, prior removals, unlawful presence, fraud and other considerations which we will explore. If you are deemed inadmissible that could mean you are banned from entering the country, remaining in the United States or adjusting your status to green card. Fortunately, you can request a waiver via Form I-601 (if you are outside the U.S.) or Form I-601A, (within the U.S.) to ask for forgiveness of the inadmissibility charge. Grounds…

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    Complete Guide to Form I-912 Request for Fee Waiver

    Posted on July 12, 2021

    Filing fees can quickly add up throughout the immigration process and for those facing financial hardships it can often be an impediment to coming to the United States altogether. Fortunately, there is a way to circumvent some of the service fees if you qualify based on USCIS' requirements. The I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, is the form you will need to file for USCIS to determine your eligibility. In some cases, USCIS will also accept a letter detailing the request for the waiver along with supporting evidence. If your request is approved by USCIS then you will not be required…

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    G-1145 | Guide to e-Notification Application/Petition Acceptance

    Posted on July 09, 2021

    Awaiting an answer from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding the status of your application is often the most stressful part of the process. Luckily, there are some ways you can alleviate the burden of waiting and get up-to-the-minute updates with USCIS's electronic notification tools. Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, is used in order to request an electronic notification from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services when they have received and accepted your immigration application. The electronic notification that USCIS sends will be in the form of a text message or email. Requirements of Form G-1145 This form is…

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    How To Replace Your Lost Green Card – Steps and Instructions

    Posted on July 07, 2021

    As an immigrant in the United States, the Green Card is one of the most important documents you possess since it is proof of your status to live and work legally in the country as well as a necessary document for getting loans of credit, re-entering the country, renewing a driver's license and other scenarios. The road to obtaining a U.S. Green Card is often long and arduous so once you actually receive it, it's important to keep it safe. In the event that you need to replace your lost green card, it was stolen or is going to expire…

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    Complete Guide to Form DS-260

    Posted on July 02, 2021

    Form DS-260 (Immigrant Visa Application) is an online form that needs to be filled out by individuals and family members applying for the Diversity Visa as well as anyone who is trying to get a marriage-based green card and living outside of the U.S. Also called the Immigrant Visa Application, the DS-260 is intended for permanent residents who have the intention of staying in the United States, not just those traveling to the U.S. temporarily for work or pleasure. On the form, you will be asked questions about your background, places you have resided (since 16 years old), educational history,…

  • ds 160 form

    Complete Guide to Form DS-160

    Posted on July 02, 2021

    The Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, also known as Form DS-160, is used by individuals who want to apply for a temporary visa to travel to the U.S. and fiancé(e) visas (K visas).  It is not the appropriate form if you seek a visa to move to the United States permanently. For that, you would need to apply for a green card. Form DS-160 will ask you several questions about your history, family, and many other personal questions to determine your eligibility. In conjunction with the personal interview, these answers will dictate whether or not you are approved for the visa.…

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    July 2021 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

    Posted on June 21, 2021

    One of the biggest parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as "How long will it take for my date to be current?" and "Can I speed this process up?." We provide regular monthly updates on the most recent visa bulletin, analyze the date movements, and predict upcoming months to help answer these questions. This month, we’ll go over the July 2021 visa bulletin. (more…)