Archive for the ‘ Citizenship’ Category

How Do I Qualify For U.S. Citizenship?

“What do I have to do to qualify for U.S. citizenship?” The first step is to enter the US and become a permanent resident, or green card holder. There are many different paths to a green card, but most of RapidVisa’s customers fall under the family category, and more specifically, marriage-based. This is usually through […]

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How Many Questions are on the U.S. Citizenship Civics Test?

This question has been asked by several people, so we’ll wrap it up and say, “How many questions will I have to answer for the U.S. citizenship civics test?” That’s a great question. You have to get a 60%. They’re going to give you up to 10 questions out of a pool of a possible […]

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USCIS & NVC Scrutiny on Self-Employed Income Earners

Okay actually yeah, we get this one quite a bit. We have noticed that the USCIS as well as the national Visa center has started scrutinizing affidavit of support documents that list a petitioner or the sponsor as being self-employeed and so what they wanna see is now at least 6 months of bank statements, […]

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How Do I Qualify For the RapidVisa Payment Plan

How do I qualify for your payment plan? Excellent question. Everybody qualifies. If you have a debit card, or a credit card, you can make the first payment, you qualify. Now, just to set your expectations. We do not write the check for the filing fee until after the third payment is processed, providing there’s […]

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Why is Citizenship Better than a Green Card

Next question comes from Pedro Estevez: “What’s the main benefit or benefits to becoming a citizen rather than just keeping my green card?” You know, that’s an excellent question. One of the biggest benefits that I’m aware of is that as a US citizen, you can get a US passport. With a US passport, you […]

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Can I Apply for Citizenship With a Conditional Green Card?

Okay let’s see Che-Che Acote Quisada asks, “My daughter and I received our green card May of 2015, should we renew our green card this coming May? Or can I apply for citizenship instead of renewing the green card? Thanks in advance.” Well yeah you can’t … So we’re assuming that you have a conditional […]

Bringing a Fiance or Spouse to the USA [Infographic]

Bringing a Fiance or Spouse to the USA [Infographic]

We’ve designed this helpful infographic which is a flow chart depicting the path to citizenship available to fiances and spouses of US citizens and lawful permanent residents. We hope it’s helpful in simplifying the overall big picture of what you can expect.

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Green Card vs. Citizenship

There are over 13 million immigrants in the U.S. who are lawful permanent residents, otherwise known as green card holders. According to DHS, approximately 8.7 million of those permanent residents are eligible to naturalize, or become a U.S. citizen. Of those eligible, only about 680,000 naturalize each year. Many permanent residents are content with the benefits of simply remaining a […]