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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.

13Nov2018

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

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 with USCIS and Department of State, you have to be legally married. And in order to do that, you have to prove that all prior marriages were legally terminated (by death, divorce or annulment).

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08Nov2018

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

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 them again if you send those in.

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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 […]

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21Sep2018

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

If you do not adjust status, your former fiance/current spouse is going to be in unlawful status. That doesn’t necessarily mean that she is going to be in any trouble, but you do want to apply for an adjustment of status as soon as possible.

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30Aug2018

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

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 can grab form N-400 and look through that.

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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 his or her permanent residency status. Below are the main reasons: Abandonment As a permanent resident, you intend to live permanently in the United States. However, if you leave the United States for more than 180 […]

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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.

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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 to anybody.

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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.

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04Apr2018

Can I Use Social Security Disability (SSDI) as Income to Sponsor an Alien?

“Do Social Security Disability payments count towards the income requirement when bringing my fiance or spouse to the USA?” Income is income. Regardless of the source of the income, you can still count it and still use it. You must provide proof and evidence of income.

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