Immigration News

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Immigration News Articles

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    October 2021 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

    Published on September 16, 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…

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Required for Green Card Applicants

    Published on August 30, 2021

    Beginning October 1, USCIS along with the United States Department of State (DHS) will be requiring green card applicants, seeking either refugee or lawful permanent status to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and show proof of it at their medical exam. This new I-693 Medical Exam vaccine requirement will apply to any permanent resident applicant…

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    I-134 – Complete Guide to Affidavit of Support in the U.S.

    Published on August 16, 2021

    Form I-134, Affidavit of Support is required when wanting to sponsor a visa applicant (temporary visitor visa or K1/K2 visa) in order to demonstrate that they will not become a “public charge” to the government. There have been a few definition versions of what it means to be a public charge. During the Trump administration,…

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    Immigrants Can Now Apply for Green Card and Social Security Number Simultaneously

    Published on August 13, 2021

    On August 9, 2021 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective immediately green card applicants will now be able to apply for their Social Security Number (SSN) or a replacement card at the same time they apply for permanent residency (green cards). This new process, comes in reaction to a new partnership between…

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    Guide to File Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney

    Published on August 09, 2021

    Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, is designed to allow a lawyer or accredited representative of a religious, charitable, social service or similar organization to act on your behalf to handle immigration-related affairs including petitions, appeals, applications and so on. For obvious reasons, having an experienced immigration professional handle…

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    Form I-864A: Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member Explained

    Published on August 06, 2021

    If you’re petitioning someone to come to the U.S. and you don’t meet the income requirements not only do you need to fill out an I-864 but also Form I-864A, Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member. This form shows that there is an eligible member of the household willing to combine their resources (income and/or…

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    How to Apply for a Certificate of Citizenship via Form N-600

    Published on August 02, 2021

    A Certificate of Citizenship is how individuals born outside of the United States to citizen parent(s) can prove U.S. citizenship. This certificate is important because it can be used as proof of citizenship to obtain a U.S. passport and other immigration services for a spouse or relative down the line. Form N-600, Application for Certificate…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Green Card | Can I Sponsor My Partner?

    Published on July 30, 2021

    Marriage is said to be the ultimate testament of your love for another person. If your spouse happens to live in another country, the distance can cause added strain to the relationship. Fortunately, with the landmark Supreme Court decision in 2013, United States v. Windsor, and then later another ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, not…