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18Feb2020
Public Charge Rule Starts February 24, 2020
Public Charge Rule Starts February 24, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE — FEBRUARY 2, 2021: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule, which went into effect on Feb. 24, 2020, is currently in effect but under review by the Biden administration. The Department of State (DOS) public charge policy that took effect the same day as the DHS rule was paused indefinitely […]

17Sep2019
New Public Charge Rule – 250% Poverty Level & Means Tested Benefits
New Public Charge Rule - 250% Poverty Level & Means Tested Benefits

IMPORTANT UPDATE — FEBRUARY 2, 2021: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule, which went into effect on Feb. 24, 2020, is currently in effect but under review by the Biden administration. The Department of State (DOS) public charge policy that took effect the same day as the DHS rule was paused indefinitely […]

01Aug2019
When Will I Get My Social Security Card After Adjustment of Status?
When Will I Get My Social Security Card After Adjustment of Status?

“How long does it take to receive your SSN once you apply for adjustment of status?” Based on our experience, most customers receive their SSN after they’ve received the combo card. At least, that’s what we’re seeing right now. They usually receive it one to two weeks after they receive their combo card. The combo […]

14Jun2019
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien

“I have my own business but deducted a lot last year, due to the new addition to my business, so it looks like I didn’t make enough money. But I’ve got bank statements this year, and I’ve made enough money. Will it be okay to be a co-sponsor?” As a self-employed individual or person who […]

12Apr2019
Can an Intending Immigrant Sponsor Himself/Herself?

For a family-based immigrant visa, you cannot sponsor yourself. The petitioner must file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, on your behalf. In certain situations you may be able to include your income and/or assets with the petitioner’s household income/assets. The income must continue from the same source after obtaining lawful permanent resident status in the […]

10Apr2019
Can I Apply for Advance Parole If I Already Received My EAD?
Can I Apply for Advance Parole If I Already Received My EAD?

“Can I apply for advance parole after I have received my EAD (Employment Authorization Document) and social security card? I didn’t include that when I applied for my pending adjustment of status, I later realized that I might want to travel but that may happen before my green card has been issued. Are there any […]

05Apr2019
I Married & Overstayed My Visa! Can I Still Get a Green Card?
I Married & Overstayed My Visa! Can I Still Get a Green Card?

“I am married to a US citizen, but I overstayed my visa. Can I still get a green card?” As long as you can show proof that you have legally entered the United States and just overstayed your visa and then married a US citizen, and assuming too that you have met all of the […]

04Mar2019
Can A K1 Visa Recipient Work & Travel Before Green Card is Issued?
Can A K1 Visa Recipient Work & Travel Before Green Card is Issued?

Does a fiancé visa applicant (now spouse) waiting on a green card have the ability to travel or work before the green card is granted? If you filed Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, along with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, you should […]

07Feb2019
Should I File Adjustment of Status Before My I-94 Expires?
Should I File Adjustment of Status Before My I-94 Expires?

Is it highly recommended to apply for the AOS (Adjustment of Status) before the I-94 expires? Certainly, a significant number of people are applying after the I-94 date has passed. In fact, perhaps most, simply because typically it’s only a 90 day stay and it takes longer than that to ever get through any immigration […]

14Dec2018
Expect an RFE – Even If You Included It In Your Petition!
Expect an RFE - Even If You Included It In Your Petition!

We wanted to alert all of our customers to be prepared to receive potential RFEs, or requests for evidence, even when everything in your petition is perfect. We have had numerous reports of customers receiving RFEs for items that were confirmed to have been included in their petitions, but the USCIS is requesting them anyways. […]

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