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.

13Oct2021

What’s the Adjustment of Status Cost in 2021?

This is one of our frequently asked questions that we get on a daily basis. “What are the costs of the adjustment of status in 2020?”

The USCIS filing fee of the adjustment of status at the moment is at $1,130 plus an $30 biometrics fee, which gives you a total of $1,160.

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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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23Jun2021

Same-Sex Relationships and Marriage Green Cards

Common concerns gay and lesbian couples may have with green card applications Is It Possible? Can lesbian and gay married couples apply for a green card if one partner is a U.S. citizen or green card holder? The short answer: yes! The U.S. Supreme Court’s federal marriage equality decision in 2013 (United States v. Windsor) […]

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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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