Archive for the ‘ Naturalization’ Category

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 […]

11Oct2018
Proving 3 (or 5) Years of “Physical Presence” for Naturalization/Citizenaship

When applying for US citizenship, you have to show evidence of physical presence in the US for 5 years (for most green card holders) or 3 years (for marriage-based green card holders). This evidence should verify from various sources that you have not been out of the country for extended period(s) of time, and have […]

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 […]

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. They already do a background check on […]

06Jun2018
What is “Extreme Vetting” & How Do I Prepare For It?

New standards are being rolled out that are designed to basically make it harder to immigrate to the US. The process to immigrate has always included a quite extensive vetting process, but these new measures are likely going to make it even harder. This is likely to cause more delays, requests for evidence and denials. […]

13Apr2018
How Do I Qualify For U.S. Citizenship?

“What do I have to do to qualify for U.S. citizenship?” The first step is to enter the US and become a permanent resident, or green card holder. There are many different paths to a green card, but most of RapidVisa’s customers fall under the family category, and more specifically, marriage-based. This is usually through […]

08Feb2018
How Soon After I Marry a US Citizen Can I Become a Citizen?
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Larissa asks: “How soon after you marry US citizen can you get citizenship? It might be surprising for you to know that your marriage date is completely irrelevant and has nothing to do with it. What does determine when you can get US citizenship is when you receive your green card and if you receive […]

17Jan2018
How Many Questions are on the U.S. Citizenship Civics Test?
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This question has been asked by several people, so we’ll wrap it up and say, “How many questions will I have to answer for the U.S. citizenship civics test?” That’s a great question. You have to get a 60%. They’re going to give you up to 10 questions out of a pool of a possible […]

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