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 […]

The IR-5 Visa, Explained

Understanding the IR5 visa for parents of U.S. citizens Green Card (Parent) What is the IR-5 visa? The IR-5 visa allows the parent or parents of a U.S. citizen to lawfully live and work in the United States. Is the IR-5 right for me? If you are a U.S citizen and have a parent or […]

How to Read the Visa Bulletin

The monthly publication that reveals wait times for certain green card applicants What Is the Visa Bulletin If you or your family member is a green card holder and you’re planning on applying for a family-based. green card, you’ve probably heard about the visa bulletin. The visa bulletin is issued every month by the Department […]

Visa Bulletin for May 2021

The latest green card waiting lists as of May 2021 The U.S. Department of State released its Visa Bulletin for May 2021. That’s a big deal if you’re waiting for your priority date to be current so that your green card application can move forward. If you don’t know what a “visa bulletin” or a […]

The Visa Waiver Program, Explained

Navigating the Visa Waiver Program for entering the United States What is the Visa Waiver Program The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of 38 countries to enter the United States without a visa and stay for up to 90 days. Travelers can apply for travel authorization and enroll in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization […]

Can All Immigrants Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Find out how to get the vaccine, regardless of your immigration status The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out across the United States, and it’s a key part of returning to a sense of normalcy. Immigrants are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of citizenship status. Immigrant workers make up 8% of the workforce, and […]

Biden Administration Will Remove “Alien” From Immigration Policy Manual

The move is the latest effort by the Biden administration to use “more inclusive language” when referring to immigrants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will remove the term “alien” to describe immigrants in the agency’s policy manual, according to a new Buzzfeed report. The move is the latest effort by the Biden administration to […]

Ask An Immigration Attorney: What happens if something comes up in my medical exam and I need to reschedule my interview?

What happens if something comes up in my medical exam and I need to reschedule my interview? The National Visa Center (NVC) will generally terminate a case if they receive no contact from the applicant or petitioner for one year. It is possible for applicants to reschedule their immigrant visa interview appointments through the U.S. […]

Average Green Card Processing Times

Find out how long it takes to get a family-based green card Even if you’re confident that you qualify for a family-based green card, you’re probably eager to finish the process and actually hold the green card in your hand. Unfortunately, family-based green cards are not issued overnight — applying for and receiving your green […]

Immigrants and Taxes Report

A RapidVisa report uses public data to understand how much U.S. immigrants contribute in taxes each year

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