Green Card

Applying for a Marriage-based Green Card
Green Card

Applying for a Marriage-based Green Card

There are tens of thousands of Americans who marry foreign spouses every year. As a result of the marriage, the spouse born outside of the United States becomes eligible for getting a green card based on their marriage. If you intend to live in the United States with your spouse, the next step you have to do is apply for a marriage-based green card. The green card will allow your spouse to travel and stay in the United States and later apply for US citizenship when they become eligible. In this article, we will see the adjustment of status through marriage with a US citizen or lawful permanent resident by applying for a marriage-based green card in the US. 

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Green Card for TPS
Green Card

Green Card for TPS(Temporary Protected Status)

The United States protects nationals of certain countries if they have some safety concerns in returning to their home country because of circumstances such as armed conflict, natural calamity, or any other extraordinary circumstances endangering their safety. While in the protection, the individual is not restricted to change/adjust their status, and they can apply for a green card if they become eligible. We will discuss the procedure in detail. 

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Consular Processing
Green Card

How Does Consular Processing Work After Approval of a Petition

You may have to go through a process known as Consular Processing if you want to come to the United States and get a green card for legal permanent residence. Depending on whether you are outside of the US or in the US, if your immigrant petition gets approved, you can choose consular processing to get your green card. 

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I-485 Interview Preparation
Green Card

I-485 Interview Preparation

Did USCIS send you an appointment notice for your I-485 interview? Don’t get anxious about the interview; almost everyone who wants to adjust their status has to interview. Before making a final decision on your green card, the US immigration officials attempt to better know the applicant and the genuineness of the case by meeting them in person. Getting well prepared for the interview gives you the advantage of getting your green card approved. In this article, you will find the common questions asked at the I-485 interview and some tips you should consider before appearing for the interview. 

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Documents Checklist for Adjustment of Status Interview
Green Card

Documents Checklist for Adjustment of Status Interview

There are many additional benefits for a green card holder than for other nonimmigrant visa holders, like traveling freely within the US with fewer restrictions. Due to these benefits, many people go for adjustment of status, i.e., transitioning from a nonimmigrant visa to a green card. They have to file Form I-485 to adjust their status. The process of adjusting can be complex, and having correct documents accumulated and submitted may ease up the process. For that, you should have an idea what all documents you may require for your Form I-485. This article will prove a checklist of all such documents you may need to adjust your status. 

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What Crimes Disqualify You From Getting a Green Card or Visa?
Green Card

What Crimes Disqualify You From Getting a Green Card or Visa?

If you plan to come to the US or apply for a green card, you must keep yourself away from committing criminal activities, resulting in denying your visa or green card. USCIS officials reviewing your application will determine whether or not  you are ineligible from obtaining a US visa or immigration benefit.

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Divorce After Getting a Conditional Green Card
Green Card

Divorce After Getting a Conditional Green Card 2021

Whether you will get a conditional green card before legal permanent residence status depends on the period of your marriage; if your marriage is less than two years, USCIS will give you 2 years Conditional green card. This will allow you to remain and work in the US for a period of two years. As the name suggests, this card is issued on condition to prove the bonafide nature of the marriage.

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THE DREAM ACT 2021 - (DREAMers dream)
Immigration News

The Dream Act 2021 – (Dreamers Dream)

Imagine Dreamers Dream (Dream Act)! You came to a country as a child and had been living there for many years. You did your schooling from there, and this is the only country you possibly know. After so many years, you find out that you are not a registered citizen of that country and are an illegal citizen residing in that country. What on God’s earth would go through you?

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Permanent Residency for Foreign Nationals
Family Visas

Permanent Residency for Foreign Nationals

Overall, there are a variety of ways for someone to achieve a transition from a foreign alien to permanent resident in the United States. The following are a number of ways that a foreign nationals can obtain permanent residency or a green card:

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Renew Your Green Card if You have an expiring or lost I-551 “Green Card”
Green Card

Renew Your Green Card if You have an expiring or lost I-551 “Green Card”

The achievement of legal permanent residency in the United States of America is the goal of all immigrants. In general terms, the permanent residency status, which is officially known as the “I-551 Permanent Resident Card” is an official document issued by the US government serving as evidence of your legal permanent residency in the U.S. Moreover, it is also known as “Green Card” because of the background color of the card.

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Same-Sex Marriage Immigration Petition
Family Visas

Same-Sex Marriage Immigration Petition

For more than 7 years, same-sex couples have the right to request a fiance or marriage visa petition on behalf of their spouse. Moreover, we understand that most people have many questions regarding the applicability and implications of a same-sex marriage immigration petitions. Therefore, we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers for issues relating to applying for a green card through same-sex marriage.

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Green Cards for DACA & TPS holders
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Green Cards for DACA & TPS Holders

Trump’s decision to end deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA) and temporary protected status (TPS) has jeopardized the legal status of hundreds of thousands of people. This decision has created a new population of unauthorized immigrants that are unprotected from deportation. We strongly suggest that DACA/TPS holders consider immigration options available under current immigration law, specifically permanent legal resident status. 

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EB-2/PERM Processing/NIW Blog
Green Card

EB-2: PERM & NIW Processing

Foreign workers to be permanently hired at a company may seek an EB-2 green card. This green card will allow the individual to reside in the US for permanent work. Applicant must have one of the following qualifications in order to be eligible for an EB-2 green card:

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Visa Service Update at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi
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Visa Service Update at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi

The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi will resume some of its services. However, they will only be taking certain appointments. These appointments will be limited to applicants for immigrant (IR 1, CR 1, IR 2**, CR 2**) visa interviews already scheduled that had been canceled due to the pandemic.

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EB-5 Investment Visa
Investment Visas

EB-5 Investment Visa

The EB-5 investment visa program allows foreign investors to obtain a green card that enables conditional residency (up to 2 years), but can later open up the opportunity for permanent residency. Once an applicant is approved for the visa program, they are entitled to a maximum of 2 years of residency within the US, if they prove to have successfully completed all qualifications of the program they may request permanent residency. A total of 10,000 visas are made available each year for EB-5 visa applicants.

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Marrying a US Citizen
Citizenship

Marrying a US Citizen

In the US there are a few different ways a person can become a permanent resident or citizen. Those who have married a person who is a US citizen have the option of becoming permanent residents and, potentially, US citizens. This article will provide a brief overview of the Green Card and naturalization process.

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Living in the US – Sibling of a Citizen
Family Visas

Living in the US – Sibling of a Citizen

Receiving permanent residency status is not only reserved for those who have entered the country with work visas. In fact, among those who are eligible to become potential applicants includes the siblings of US citizens. Family immigration to the US is done through a preference system, with those higher on the list more likely to receive the permanent residency (green card). The last preference, but still a viable one, is reserved for the siblings of US citizens.

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