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Your marriage-based green card application may be denied. Here’s what to do to fix it!

If your marriage-based Green Card application has been recently denied, or you fear it might be, there are still some things you can do to reopen your case and avoid deportation. A marriage-based Green Card is granted to the spouse of a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. It allows the foreign spouse to live and …

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Marriage-Based Consular Processing for Green Card: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a foreign national married to a U.S. citizen who wants to have lawful permanent residence in the U.S. but currently lives outside of the country, you must apply through consular processing for a Green Card. Consular Processing for Green Card means that the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country of residence …

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Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status: Frequently Asked Questions

A marriage-based adjustment of status is a direct way to access a permanent residence and eventually to citizenship. If you are a foreign-born spouse of a United States citizen and currently live in the United States, you may be eligible for lawful permanent residence–popularly known as the “green card.” The green card enables the holder …

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The Fiancé and Spouse Visa: Which One is Best for You?

U.S. citizens engaged to foreign nationals who want to live in the United States must ensure that their future spouse obtains the right immigration visa to avoid status problems down the line. The two main marriage-related visas are the K-1 Visa (known as the “fiancé visa”) and the Marriage-Based Visa (the “green card” visa). The …

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What Changes to Expect for Immigration Under the Biden Administration

  Each new administration will have a set of changes they would like to make to rules and regulations. These changes may come slowly, as most changes to the law need to go through the House, Senate, and the President.   However, some changes can be made much more quickly by the President through Executive Orders.  …

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Why You Should Respond ON TIME to USCIS Notices

You mailed your green card or waiver application to USCIS, you have your receipt and had your biometrics appointment. Great! Now all you have to do is wait for the Interview date, right? Not exactly… What I will discuss here applies to most types of applications: changes or extension of non-immigrant status, renewals of work …

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The #1 Mistake that Can KILL Your Immigration Application

The #1 Mistake that Can KILL Your Immigration Application

In September 2018, USCIS changed one of its policies and now can deny your application for making mistakes on your paperwork. Before then, if there was an issue with your application, they could reject the file and return it to you. You would then fix whatever they asked for and resubmit it.   If USCIS accepted …

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How To Get Your Naturalization Application Approved

If you have been a permanent resident for five years, you can apply for naturalization to become a US citizen. You are eligible after three years if you received your permanent residency under VAWA, or through marriage and you are still married and living with your US citizen spouse. Having a positive naturalization interview, and …

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