USCIS released an updated policy manual regarding the Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. USCIS officers use Form I-693, Report of [...]
USCIS has updated a policy guidance clarifying the “married” and “living in marital union” requirements for applicants filing for spousal naturalization. In short, the [...]
Starting from noon EST on October 3, 2018, the State Department will begin accepting online registration for Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa lottery here. [...]
Originally reported on July 10, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum which stated that USCIS will issue Notice to Appear (NTA) to any foreign [...]
As reported on June 6, 2018, the Trump administration will publish a regulation that will seek to bar a number of legal immigrants from [...]
The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is an employment based green card category based on a waiver of the job offer and the labor certification [...]
I Am in TN Status, Can I Apply for Adjustment of Status in the United States? What is the Doctrine of Dual Intent? What Is the Likelihood that the TN Extension of Status Would Be Approved Given the Pending I-485? What Are Some Practical Implications of Filing a Green Card Application While in TN Status?
TN status exists under the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by the United States on December 8, 1993. For more information [...]
For some U.S. citizens, the wait after submitting an immigration applicant can be decades long, add another few years of holding permanent residence status [...]
Green Card approval for an Employee of a Large Financial Institution at the New York USCIS Field Office for a National of Germany
We just had a green card approval for an employee of a large company. The applicant was sponsored for a green card by their U.S. [...]
I am Applying for my Green Card through an Employer. How Should I Prepare for my Green Card Interview?
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 12780, which, among other things, called for the implementation of standardized vetting procedures for immigration [...]
I Have Been Selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and Am in the United States. Should I Apply for Adjustment of Status with USCIS or Apply for a Green Card at the Consulate?
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 50,000 green cards available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are [...]
Radical Changes in Public Charge Definitions Could Result in Inadmissibility for Green Card Applicants
The Trump Administration is expected to publish a proposed regulation soon that will radically alter the way USCIS officers screen applicants for lawful permanent [...]
The U.S. State Department has chosen the winners of the Diversity Visa Lottery for Fiscal Year 2019. The diversity lottery visa is a program [...]
Applying for U.S. citizenship: What are the requirements to apply? What are the benefits of applying? When Can I Apply for Citizenship?
What are the requirements to apply? There are several requirements that green card holders must meet in order to apply to become U.S. citizens. [...]
What is a Crime of Moral Turpitude? Can I Be Deported for a Crime of Moral Turpitude? Will a Crime of Moral Turpitude Impact My Green Card?
“Crimes of Moral Turpitude” (CMT) is one of the most important legal concepts for anyone who has had run-ins with law enforcement and who [...]
What are the Top E-2 Visa Questions? Top E-2 Visa Questions and Answers for 2017. What are Common E-2 Visa Questions and Answers? Top 10 E-2 visa Questions and Answers
An E-2 visa is a great option for an entrepreneur that wants to buy or start a business in the U.S. In order to [...]
Can a DACA Recipient Apply for an Employer-Sponsored Green Card in the U.S.? Can a DACA Recipient Apply for Nonimmigrant Status in the U.S., Such as an H-1B or E-2?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that was introduced by the Obama Administration in June 2012 to provide work authorization and [...]
We just had a PERM Application for Permanent Employment certified by U.S. Department of Labor. The employer is an recruitment firm and the applicant is a senior [...]
An individual is “inspected and admitted” when they present themselves to a Customs and Border Patrol Officer at a port of entry (a U.S. [...]
New In-Person Interview Requirement for Applicants Applying for a Green Card – What is the New Green Card Interview Requirement?
The Trump administration has imposed a new in-person interview requirement that will lengthen the amount of time it takes to get a green card. [...]
If I have a Green Card Petition Outstanding Can I Apply for an E-2 Visa? What is Non-Immigrant Intent?
Each time someone enters the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, B-2, TN, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1) they enter with a specific intent regarding [...]
If you’ve ever filled out USCIS forms, you have no doubt come across references to “A Numbers”. This can easily be confused with an [...]
Under certain circumstances, E-2 visa holders may seek permanent status in the US and apply for a green card. It is important to note [...]
A TN visa is a visa available to Canadians and Mexicans and is based on a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The visa [...]
The EB-5 program allows investor to obtain a green card if they invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in business or projects that will ultimately [...]
If I sponsor an employee for a green card do I have to place advertisements? What does it mean to “test the labor market”? What are the Steps for PERM?
If you are an employer planning to sponsor one of your employees for a green card, there are several steps to the process. The [...]
What happens if I get married or divorced after I file an application for asylum but before I have an interview?
If you have filed for asylum with the USCIS, you know that it is taking years to have an interview. There is currently a [...]
I am working on a nonimmigrant visa and just married a US citizen. What are the steps to apply for a green card? How will filing for the green card impact my ability to work and travel?
The process of getting a green card through marriage involves filing a number of different petitions, obtaining medical clearance, gathering supporting documents and attending [...]
Did Immigration change the design of green cards and work permits? Will my green card and work permit still be valid? Do I need to get a new green card or work permit if the one I have now is not expired?
Immigration has announced plans to begin issuing green cards (“Permanent Resident Card”) and work permits (“Employment Authorization Document”) that have a new design starting [...]