Archive for the ‘USCIS’ Category

RapidVisa blog posts about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).


U.S. Immigration Fees Expected to Rise in Sixty (60) Days

U.S. Immigration Fees Expected to Rise in Sixty (60) Days What to expect for green card acquisitions, fiancé visa applications, and other immigration filings Heads-up: U.S. immigration fees are about to go up within the next sixty days! USCIS recently finalized a rule to increase fees for various immigration filings, aiming to help cover their […]

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Green Card Application Fees to Skyrocket Under New Proposal

The USCIS fee hike, for nearly all immigration applications, could go into effect in early 2024 UPDATE: The public comment period for USCIS’ proposed fee increase ended on March 13, 2023. Update as of January 22, 2024 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is on the cusp of implementing significant changes to its […]

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You Can Now Reschedule Your Biometrics Appointment Online

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You Can Now Reschedule Your Biometrics Appointment Online Previously, applicants had to call the USCIS Contact Center to change the date and time U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that applicants can now reschedule their biometrics appointment online. Previously, applicants had to call the USCIS Contact Center to request a new date and […]

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The Immigration Medical Exam, Explained

What to expect and how to prepare for the green card medical exam The green card medical examination is an important step of the immigration process and is required for all family members seeking a family-based green card. The exam, to be completed by a government-authorized doctor, consists of several parts: A review of your […]

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Issues With Assets & Consular Officer Discretion

Income is very subjective, meaning that the decision comes down to the discretion of the officer reviewing your case. We've seen numerous cases where the USCIS officer didn't even accept the assets being included, or if they didn't accept them, or they didn't believe that they were adequate. Keep in mind when you're using assets, […]

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Why to Always Update the USCIS With Contact Information

"My wife in Nicaragua changed her cell phone number. Do we need to inform the USCIS?" Yes, it is highly recommended that you update any and all information as soon as it changes. Especially the cell phone number. The reason being is because the consulate sends text messages. Basically, you filled out a form that […]

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How to Get a USCIS Appointment (InfoPass/InfoMod) in 2020

In the Ombudsman Report of 2019, we discover that the USCIS has quietly killed the InfoPass process for getting an in-person meeting with a USCIS agent to get an update about a dragged-out or stalled case. The process is now called InfoMod.

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Can I Select a Faster USCIS Processing Center?

Unfortunately, no you cannot choose the processing center or USCIS office where your paperwork is sent to. It’s going to be sent to one of two lock boxes either in Phoenix, Arizona or Chicago, Illinois. From here, they’ll receive your documents and then they use a process which we refer to as “load balancing” to distribute them to various centers.

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Does Calling the USCIS Help Speed Up the Process?

In short, no, calling the USCIS will not speed up the process. It’s best if you just check the status online. You can go to the USCIS website, enter in your USCIS case number and you can obtain the case status right online. Just calling in to the USCIS is probably just going to make you lose your mind and get more frustrated.

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How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Immigration?

The USCIS issued a memo on December 22 stating that fee-funded activities will not be affected. None of the visa types RapidVisa handles will be impeded from filing and continuing with processing based on this memo. Programs directly affected at the USCIS level are EB-5 investor visas, Conrad 30 Waiver Program for J-1 medical doctors, […]

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