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  • uscis medical exam

    Immigration Medical Exam: The Complete Guide

    Published on August 17, 2021

    No matter your route to getting a green card USCIS requires all immigrants to go through a medical exam. As with everything in regards to immigration, there are specific protocols and regulations for a USCIS medical exam. Learn everything you need to know about the exam here.

  • ac21 portability rule

    Changing Employers Or Job Offers Under AC21 Portability Rule

    Published on May 24, 2021

    Backlogs and long processing times are regular obstacles in the immigration process. Having your I-485 pending for half a year can be stressful especially with a job change coming up. To relieve some of the stress, applicants should take advantage of Form I-485, Supplement J and the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of…

  • Job Change After I-140 Approval

    Job Change After Green Card Approval

    Published on August 14, 2020

    The approval of a green card is a very exciting time for most immigrants. However, many wonder how long they are required to stay with their employer without facing penalties or jeopardizing their green card application process. In this post, we’ll explore the process of a job change after green card approval, what to expect,…

  • Green Card Consular Processing

    Green Card Consular Processing Benefits & Steps

    Published on August 10, 2020

    Consular processing is a method by which a beneficiary of an approved family-based, employment-based or other immigration petition can apply for a visa through a U.S. Department of State consulate office abroad. There are many benefits when it comes to green card consular processing. However, you must first determine if you fit into an eligible…

  • What Happens to Your Green Card After Divorce

    Green Card After Divorce: What Happens to Permanent Resident Status?

    Published on July 16, 2020

    Divorce is never pretty, but in the case of immigration law, it can be devastating in the wrong circumstances. Understandably, many immigrants who come to the United States wonder if a divorce will jeopardize their green card. If you were granted U.S. residence due to a marriage to a U.S. citizen, then your initial “conditional”…

  • Traveling on an H-1B Visa

    H-1B Travel While Your I-485 Is Pending

    Published on July 06, 2020

    Many H-1B visa holders who have filed I-485 applications are finding difficulty identifying the proper procedure of reentry into the United States after traveling abroad. However, there are two possibilities that can occur depending on the specific visa status. The foreign national has the option to either reenter the country through Advance Parole (AP) or…

  • Obtaining Citizenship Through Marriage

    Obtaining Citizenship Via Marriage

    Published on July 03, 2020

    As a foreign national, there are two steps to achieving U.S. citizenship through marriage. You must first become a lawful permanent resident, otherwise known as a green card holder. Once that is achieved, you can then apply for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen. If you are already in the United States as a green…

  • Employment Based Green Card Timeline

    Employment Based Green Card Timeline | I-485 Processing Time

    Published on June 09, 2020

    Getting an employment-based green card can be a long but rewarding process. There are many advantages to using your employment to gain lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., and there are many ways to go about getting this status. One such way is through adjustment of status through the use of an I-485 form….