Archive for the ‘ Green Card’ Category

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

Homeland Security recently issued a new public charge rule that our customers have been asking about, so we wanted to briefly go over this. A “Public Charge”, as defined by the USCIS, is a person who is likely to become: …primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public […]

23Aug2019
When Will a CR1 Visa Recipient Receive Their Green Card?

“My wife just got here on a CR-1 visa. How long would it take her to get her green card?” Normally, the USCIS will send the green card within two to four weeks. So, she should be able to get her green card within that time frame, unless you move to another address. Usually, it […]

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 […]

11Jun2019
Does a Divorce Complicate My Pending I-751 Removal of Conditions?
Does a Divorce Complicate My Pending I-751 Removal of Conditions?

“My relationship is going south with my spouse. Can I get a divorce without affecting my status (I-751 pending)?” If you’ve already filed the removal of conditions, it’s not likely to affect anything. It would be rare that you would get an interview for that. If you did, of course, you’d have to be honest […]

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 […]

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 […]

19Dec2018
I-751 Removal of Conditions NOA Received – What’s Next?
I-751 Removal of Conditions NOA Received - What's Next?

I applied with you guys for the I-751 Removal of Conditions, and I received the I-797 notice of action a month ago. I haven’t heard anything so what’s the next step? As of 2019, you could probably expect delays and you may not hear anything for five to six months. The normal processing time to […]

13Nov2018
Can I Get Married in the USA if I Separated in Philippines?
Can I Get Married in the USA if I Separated in Philippines?

Can I get married in the U.S. if I’m married here in the Philippines, but I’ve been separated for 12 years? You may be able to get married, but the USCIS and Department of State are not going to accept that as a legal marriage. In order to legally marry and receive an immigration benefit […]

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