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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.

30Mar2018

He Used Me For a Green Card! Can I Prevent Green Card Renewal?

Sonya asks: “My ex-husband only married me for immigration purposes. Basically he just used me to get a green card. Is it possible for me to stop him from renewing his green card?”

If your marriage is less than two years old when the permanent residence was granted, you received what is called a conditional green card (a green card with conditions). That means that the card is valid for two years.

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02Mar2018

What’s the Adjustment of Status Cost in 2020?

This is one of our frequently asked questions that we get on a daily basis. “What are the costs of the adjustment of status in 2020?”

The USCIS filing fee of the adjustment of status at the moment is at $1,130 plus an $30 biometrics fee, which gives you a total of $1,160.

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20Feb2018

Can My Boyfriend Adjust Status on an Expired Tourist Visa?

Julia asks: “My future husband and I want to get married, he’s already in the USA his tourist visa has expired and I have no idea what we need to do. I’m a US citizen and he is from Dominican Republic.”

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08Feb2018

How Soon After I Marry a US Citizen Can I Become a Citizen?

Larissa asks: “How soon after you marry a US citizen can you get citizenship?”  If you obtain your green card based on marriage, you have to wait three years to naturalize.  Timelines for naturalization vary, so make sure you check the processing times for Form N-400 on the USCIS website. The three-year timeline also applies […]

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19Jan2018

What Benefits Does the Spousal Visa Have vs. Fiancé Visa?

First question comes from Bob. “What benefits does the spousal visa have over the fiancé visa?”

Well, actually a spousal visa has quite a few benefits over a fiancé visa. First and foremost, it comes with a lawful permanent resident card, which is the Green Card. What that means is, once the alien beneficiary enters the United States, they’ll receive the Green Card within seven to 10 business days.

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10Jan2018

Can an Unemployed Us Fiancé Sponsor Their Partner?

Hasan asks “My fiance is jobless. It’s been four months since she had her mom be a joint sponsor. Do you think it’ll work?”

That’s a good question. It comes down to the income of the mother. If the mother’s income is solid then it’s not going to be a problem. So, that’s really what it comes down to.

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28Dec2017

Which Birth Certificate Do I Submit With the I-130?

The short answer is that you need the long form. You’ll know whether it’s the long form or the short form depending on if it includes both parent’s names and information. But to be sure, you definitely need your birth certificate with both parent’s names on it. Some of those short forms do not include that information.

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23Dec2017

USCIS & NVC Scrutiny on Self-Employed Income Earners

We have noticed that the USCIS as well as the National Visa Center has started scrutinizing affidavit of support documents that list a petitioner or the sponsor as being self-employed and so what they want to see is now at least 6 months of bank statements. They want to see at least three years of tax returns instead of one year of tax returns.

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16Dec2017

Can I Remove Conditions From My Green Card if I Got Divorced?

Okay. Little background for those who know. When you come here on a Fiance Visa you’re gonna get a conditional green card, but it says already has a green card. So you’re gonna get a conditional green card.

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10Nov2017

Why Is Citizenship Better Than a Green Card?

Next question comes from Pedro Estevez: “What’s the main benefit or benefits to becoming a citizen rather than just keeping my green card?” You know, that’s an excellent question. One of the biggest benefits that I’m aware of is that as a US citizen, you can get a US passport.

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