22Jun2021

Preventing a Request for Evidence (RFE)

How to avoid—and manage—this common challenge in the green card process Overview of the USCIS Request for Evidence Process If you thought you were done with the marriage green card application, receiving a Request for Evidence (or “RFE”) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be frustrating and even scary. But don’t panic! An […]

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18Jun2021

Top 10 Hard-to-Find Immigration Documents and How to Get Them

Where to find key certificates and records for your green card application In this guide, we’ll show you where to get official copies of the 10 most common documents required for a marriage-based green card and — or other documents that can serve as substitutes. We’ll also outline your options when even duplicates aren’t available. […]

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18Jun2021

How to Get a Copy of Your Lost I-94 Travel Record

Proving lawful entry and status in the United States If you’re applying for a family-based or marriage-based green card from within the United States, you must prove that you are eligible for one. To do this, your travel documents must show that you entered the country lawfully and have maintained lawful status — meaning you’ve […]

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18Jun2021

How to Use the Reciprocity Schedule for Non-U.S. Documents

Step-by-step instructions (with images) for accessing the State Department’s Reciprocity Schedule — plus helpful tips What is the Reciprocity Schedule? The Reciprocity Schedule — maintained by the U.S. Department of State — provides specific guidance for obtaining supporting (civil) documents for green card applications. It shows the availability of a document, where and how much […]

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18Jun2021

Checklist of Hard-To-Find Marriage Green Card Documents to Start Gathering Now

Get a head start on gathering these required documents when applying for a marriage green card Why Do You Need to Start Gathering These Documents Now? When applying for a marriage green card, you will be required to include numerous supporting documents with your application. Some of these documents take time to gather, which is […]

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18Jun2021

8 Best Dating Apps and Websites for Immigrants

From local singles to international partners, these dating apps and websites make it easy to find your perfect match Dating in the digital age looks different for everyone. Maybe you’re an immigrant who wants to meet someone with the same background. Maybe you’re a U.S. citizen who’s interested in meeting someone who lives abroad. With […]

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17Jun2021

Translating Your Immigration Documents into English

How to get a certified translation of a foreign-language document How do you get a certified translation of a document that is not in English? As part of the green card process, you’ll need to submit documented evidence supporting your application. If any supporting document is not written in English, you must provide a certified […]

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17Jun2021

What Is an Affidavit of Support?

Promising financial support as a green card sponsor with form I-864 What is an Affidavit of Support? The “Affidavit of Support” is a signed document to accept financial responsibility for a family member who is seeking a green card. It is also known as U.S. Immigration Form I-864. For simplicity, we’ll call the person signing […]

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17Jun2021

The Employment Verification Letter, Explained

How to request proof of employment for visa or green card applications What is an Employment Verification Letter? An employment verification letter (EVL) is generally requested by an organization, such as a bank or landlord, to verify your current (or previous) job status and other details about your employment. The letter can also serve as […]

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16Jun2021

Form I-134, Explained

Understanding the affidavit of support promising financial help for a visa applicant What is Form I-134? If you’re planning on visiting the United States on a tourist or visitor visa, or are coming to the country on a K-1 or K-2 fiancé visa, you can file Form I-134, where someone in the United States promises […]

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