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    What is Class of Admission?

    Published on October 11, 2021

    You may have seen the words Class of Admission on various immigration-related documents (such as Form I-90 or Form I-131) if you are trying to apply for a green card renewal or replace a lost card.  Your Class of Admission is basically used to describe the visa category in which you were admitted into the…

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    How to Get a Police Certificate for Immigration Clearance

    Published on September 30, 2021

    If you seek a family green card or marriage green card from overseas, one of the requirements is to obtain and submit a police certificate for immigration clearance. The purpose of the police certificate is for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to get an overview of your criminal background (if any) including any arrests and…

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    G-639 Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request

    Published on September 21, 2021

    Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request (FOIA), is used to request USCIS immigration records (for yourself or someone else with their permission) as well as agency policies, data, and other types of records. Before using USCIS FOIA Form G-639 to request documents, you should check to ensure that USCIS has not already added them…

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    ITIN – Everything You Need to Know as an Immigrant

    Published on August 30, 2021

    It is a widespread mistruth that undocumented immigrants who work but do not have social security numbers evade paying taxes for their wages. Just because you are undocumented does not exempt you from paying taxes like a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident would. An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN for short, is a…

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    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.

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    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…

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    USCIS Hoping For More Accurate Processing Times with New Calculations

    Published on May 13, 2021

    One of the worst parts about the immigration system is all the waiting. It is not uncommon for clients to check USCIS processing times daily. Fortunately, USCIS is pilot testing what they hope to be a more accurate processing time calculation. The forms in the pilot phase are a sampling of forms used in family-based…

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    Everything You Wanted to Know About the SS5 Form

    Published on May 12, 2021

    If you are changing your immigration status from green card holder to U.S. citizen, you will need to obtain a Social Security card for the first time by printing out Form SS-5,  Social Security Administration: Application for a Social Security Card, filling in the information and either mailing your application or taking it to your local…