07Jul2021

Canada and US Start Loosening Border Travel Restrictions

Plans to fully reopen in coming weeks Pandemic travel restrictions between the United States and Canada will start to loosen, with plans to fully reopen in coming weeks, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday during a news conference. Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can return to Canada […]

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05Jul2021

Preparing for the Green Card Interview

How to successfully navigate your USCIS or NVC interview What to Expect in the Green Card Interview The last step of the marriage green card process is the interview, which is scheduled by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if the spouse seeking a green card lives in the United States and by the National […]

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05Jul2021

The Marriage Green Card Interview, Explained

How to prepare for a successful green card interview What is the marriage green card interview? The final step in the marriage green card process is the interview. The interviewing officer’s primary goal is to assess the authenticity of the marriage. Questions can focus on the history of the couple’s relationship, their daily activities as […]

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02Jul2021

Form I-130, Explained

Information about processing times, cost, and requirements for the "Petition for Alien Relative" What is USCIS Form I-130? Form I-130 (officially called the “Petition for Alien Relative”) establishes that a valid family relationship exists between a U.S. citizen or green card holder and a person seeking a green card. This form is often simply referred […]

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02Jul2021

Green Card Sponsor Income Requirements

How to meet the U.S. government's financial sponsorship requirements The most common minimum annual income required to sponsor a spouse or family member for a green card is $21,775. This assumes that the sponsor — the U.S. citizen or current green card holder — is not in active military duty and is sponsoring only one […]

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01Jul2021

Completing Your Employment History on a Green Card Application

How to provide an accurate record of your current and previous jobs What employment history is required for a green card application? When you apply for a green card through marriage or a family member, the U.S. government will want to know where you’ve worked for the past five years. If you’re applying from abroad, […]

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29Jun2021

Completing Your Address History on a Green Card Application

How to confidently and accurately provide your record of physical addresses What address history is required for a green card application? When applying for a family-based or marriage-based green card, you’ll need to provide your address history for the past five years to the U.S. government. If you’re applying from abroad, you’ll need to remember […]

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29Jun2021

Getting Your Green Card, from Start to Finish

Detailed guides for each of the main pathways to a visa A person seeking a family-based green card can do so if they are a spouse, child, parent or sibling. A spouse seeking a marriage-based green card must generally follow one of four different pathways, based on where they live and whether their spouse is […]

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28Jun2021

Immigration FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about green cards and the U.S. immigration system Green Card and Immigration Basics What is a green card? A “green card,” issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provides proof of lawful permanent resident status, with authorization to live and work anywhere in the United States. Most green cards […]

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28Jun2021

Common Immigration and Naturalization Forms and Fees

Learn which USCIS immigration forms you need for your green card or U.S. citizenship application and how much they cost to file IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Trump administration on Nov. 8, 2019 proposed increasing the cost of applying for citizenship and a marriage-based green card. Under the new proposal, application fees for naturalization would increase by […]

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