Archive for the ‘Green Card’ Category

Getting your green card is an important step in your immigration process. Learn which mistakes to avoid, along with costs, processes and timelines. If you’re new to US Immigration, it may help to first learn the basics of green cards.

05Jan2023

Green Card Application Fees Could Soon Increase by 130%

In the coming months, the cost to file a green card application in the U.S. could jump from the current fee of $1,760 to more than $3,500 — a drastic 130% increase. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is also considering separate fees for the optional work and travel forms, which are currently free to […]

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18Oct2022

How to Register to Vote As a New U.S. Citizen

Learn about the voter registration process Congrats on your citizenship! If you'll be 18 before Election Day, you have the right to vote in federal, state, and local elections. This is your chance to influence the leadership in your community — and in the United States as a whole. In this article, we’ll walk you […]

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14Feb2022

Marriage Green Cards, Explained

How to get a green card through marriage Green Card (Marriage) Congratulations on your marriage! If you and your spouse plan to live permanently together in the United States, the next big thing on your mind may be applying for a marriage green card. Not sure if you qualify to apply? Start by checking your […]

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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

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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