Archive for the ‘ Green Card’ Category

07Feb2019
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 […]

28Jan2019
I-90 Renew or Replace Green Card w/RapidVisa

We would like to announce that we have launched our Green Card Renewal Replacement Service. Typically, a green card expires after 10 years. Some people don’t opt for becoming a US citizen, and instead opt to renew their green card. This service would cover such instances. Also, if you lose your green card, you will […]

19Dec2018
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 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 […]

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 […]

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