19Apr2021

The Visa Waiver Program, Explained

Navigating the Visa Waiver Program for entering the United States What is the Visa Waiver Program The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of 38 countries to enter the United States without a visa and stay for up to 90 days. Travelers can apply for travel authorization and enroll in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization […]

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12Apr2021

Can All Immigrants Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Find out how to get the vaccine, regardless of your immigration status The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out across the United States, and it’s a key part of returning to a sense of normalcy. Immigrants are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of citizenship status. Immigrant workers make up 8% of the workforce, and […]

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07Apr2021

Biden Administration Will Remove “Alien” From Immigration Policy Manual

The move is the latest effort by the Biden administration to use "more inclusive language" when referring to immigrants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will remove the term "alien" to describe immigrants in the agency's policy manual, according to a new Buzzfeed report. The move is the latest effort by the Biden administration to […]

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07Apr2021

Ask An Immigration Attorney: What happens if something comes up in my medical exam and I need to reschedule my interview?

What happens if something comes up in my medical exam and I need to reschedule my interview? The National Visa Center (NVC) will generally terminate a case if they receive no contact from the applicant or petitioner for one year. It is possible for applicants to reschedule their immigrant visa interview appointments through the U.S. […]

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07Apr2021

Average Green Card Processing Times

Find out how long it takes to get a family-based green card Even if you’re confident that you qualify for a family-based green card, you’re probably eager to finish the process and actually hold the green card in your hand. Unfortunately, family-based green cards are not issued overnight — applying for and receiving your green […]

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04Apr2021

Immigrants and Taxes Report

A RapidVisa report uses public data to understand how much U.S. immigrants contribute in taxes each year

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04Apr2021

How to Establish Credit As a Newcomer to the United States

How immigrants can secure their first bank account, debit card, and credit card in the U.S. Keen to get started on building your financial footprint? Then follow our helpful guide to find out everything you need to know about your U.S. credit score and how to secure your first bank account, debit card, and credit […]

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29Mar2021

8 Common Tax Questions When Applying for a Marriage Green Card

Filing taxes can be a confusing and time-consuming process, particularly when you plan to apply for a marriage-based green card. We asked independent immigration attorneys in the Boundless network to weigh in on some of the most frequently asked questions about filing taxes when applying for a marriage green card. 1. How should I file […]

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29Mar2021

What is the FICA Tax Refund?

Here’s a rundown of the FICA Tax Refund and if you qualify for one The FICA tax is a way of life for working American citizens, but many immigrants may be surprised to learn that they don’t need to pay the tax depending on their immigration status. If they are exempt, they qualify for what […]

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18Mar2021

What if my spouse or I didn’t file taxes?

If the sponsoring spouse (or joint sponsor, if any) did not file taxes in the previous year, they will need to include an exemption letter explaining why no taxes were filed. The spouse seeking a green card, either from within or outside the United States, does not need to include an exemption letter if no […]

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