Archive for the ‘ Green Card’ Category

08Nov2018
Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?

Is a copy of a birth certificate and divorce papers acceptable to USCIS or do I need originals? You should never send original supporting evidence to the USCIS, unless they specifically ask for it. Always send a photocopy. The USCIS won’t return you your original supporting documents back either, so be prepared to never see […]

23Oct2018
2018 Update to Adjustment of Status Process (Medical Exam)

The USCIS announced last week that effective November 1st, 2018, they will require applicants to submit form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record that is signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60 days before filing the underlying application for immigration benefit. This applies to the adjustment of status or application to register […]

21Sep2018
Should I Wait To File Adjustment of Status? (K1 Fiance Visa)

My wife is here on a K1 Fiance Visa. We just got married (within the three months). But we haven’t applied for the adjustment of status, yet now her visa is expired. Could this be a problem? If you do not adjust status, your former fiance/current spouse is going to be in unlawful status. That […]

30Aug2018
Can a Green Card Holder Petition For a Child or Parent?

“I’m a green card holder. “How can I bring my mom and daughter to the U.S.?” You’re not going to be able to bring your parent as a green card holder. Parents can only be petitioned by U.S. citizens, so you will need to naturalize yourself. That’s something we can help you with, or you […]

03Aug2018
What Ways Can I Lose My Green Card?

“Is there anything that could cause me to lose my green card?” There are several ways one can lose their permanent residency status. Below are the main ways. Abandonment As a permanent resident, your intention is to live permanently int he US. So if you leave the country for more than 180 days, you’re considered […]

14Jul2018
New Policy: Trump Admin Will Deny Rather Than Issue RFEs

In a disturbing memo issued by USCIS (PM-602-0163) on July 13, 2018, we were made aware of a new policy which will make it much easier for the Trump Administration to issue denials for legal immigration cases across the board (with the exception of DACA), including fiance visas, spousal visas, green card applications and more. According to […]

29Jun2018
Why is Removal of Conditions Taking So Long in 2018?

“Why is the removal of conditions taking so long this year?” Everything is taking longer this year in regards to immigration, and it’s really because of the Trump administration. Wherever you’re at politically, elections matter. Right now we have an administration that is anti-immigration, and they campaigned on that so it shouldn’t be any surprise […]

25Jun2018
Will USCIS or a U.S. Embassy Look at My Social Media?

“I’ve read they passed a bill on where they go into your social media after interview, which would prolong the process, and that’ll effect a lot of K-1 Visas and my fiance is from the Philippines.” The government has always had that authority to investigate pretty much anything. They already do a background check on […]

12Jun2018
Will Not Living With My Spouse Be a Problem for Removal of Conditions?

Tiffany asks, “I live in a different state than my husband. Will this be a problem for my removal of conditions?” It might be. It is possible to get a removal of conditions, or ROC approved, if you are living separate from your husband. But the reason if you’ve been married less than three years, […]

08May2018
Could a Traffic Ticket Get My Removal of Conditions Denied?

“What are the chances of getting a removal of conditions denied, and do traffic violations impact that?” Traffic violations, unless you’re talking about a DUI or something more serious. With the removal of conditions, they want to determine if the relationship was real. It’s the governments chance, two years later, to take another look at […]

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