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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.


What Is a Green Card Joint Sponsor?

The responsibilities of a financial co-sponsor on an Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) What is a joint sponsor? A joint sponsor — or a financial co-sponsor — is a U.S. citizen or green card holder (permanent resident) who agrees to take on the legal obligation of financially supporting an applicant for a family-based green card. […]

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What if I don’t remember all my addresses?

What if I don't remember all my addresses? U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows some flexibility on this section of the green card application, and is generally understanding if the sponsoring spouse or spouse seeking a green card can’t remember certain addresses or dates. However, if there are significant gaps in address history, a […]

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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 […]

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When Will a CR1 Visa Recipient Receive Their 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 will be returned back to the USCIS and you have 60 days to contact them, otherwise, they will destroy her green card and you have to apply for a replacement, which is several hundred dollars.

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When Will I Get My Social Security Card After 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 card looks like a driver’s license. That’s your authority to work in the United States and also authority to travel outside of the United States.

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Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien

As a self-employed individual or person who owns a business, it’s natural to take advantage of all the tax deductions you can to reduce your taxable income. You have every right to do it. Unfortunately, for USCIS and tax purposes, your income is basically what you pay taxes on.

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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 […]

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Can I Apply for Advance Parole If I Already Received My EAD?

You can always apply for the advance parole. If you had applied with the adjustment of status, there was no fee. Yes you can apply, but it isn’t free. We also recommend not leaving the country until you have it. Avoid that nightmare.

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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 […]

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Should I File Adjustment of Status Before My 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 process.

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