How to Navigate Visa Applications During the Holidays

November 13, 2023

Business and travel always ramp up during the holiday seasons. Reduced business hours for government offices and the usual major holiday closures exacerbate the delays you might encounter while completing …

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Immigration Attorney

October 12, 2023

Immigrating to the United States can be an inspiring but unpredictable experience. No matter your approach, the U.S. immigration journey is complicated and fraught with forms, deadlines, and interviews. There’s …

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I Don’t Have a Birth Certificate—Can I Still Apply for a Green Card?

October 6, 2023

When applying for a green card in the United States, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) typically asks for your birth certificate. It confirms your identity and establishes your …

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What to Do If Your B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa Expires or You Need to Extend Your Stay

September 18, 2023

The excitement of traveling to the United States quickly turns to anxiety when you realize your B-1/B-2 visitor visa is about to expire, or worse, has already expired. Overstaying your …

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New USCIS Guidance: Eligibility for Employment Authorization Documents Based on Compelling Circumstances

September 14, 2023

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released policy guidance clarifying the eligibility criteria for initial and renewal applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in compelling circumstances.  This new …

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K-1 Visa: When Can I Start Working?

September 13, 2023

If you are coming to the United States on a K-1 visa to marry your American fiancé(e), you may wonder if you can legally work during your time on the …

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Applying for a Marriage-Based Green Card While on a J-1 Visa: A Comprehensive Guide

September 8, 2023

A common question is, “Now that I am getting married, can I apply for a green card while on a J-1 visa?” The short answer is yes, J-1 holders can …

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Your U.S. Visa Interview Appointment: 17 Tips To Help You Prepare

July 25, 2023

Navigating the maze of U.S. immigration can be a daunting task. The visa interview, often considered the most intimidating part of the immigration process, is crucial to achieving your dream …

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Naturalization Traps and Common Pitfalls to Avoid

July 25, 2023

Naturalization is a significant milestone. Citizenship will allow you to actively participate in and contribute to the social, economic, and political aspects of living in the United States with the …

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Guard Your Green Card: 6 Citizenship Responsibilities You Can’t Ignore

July 6, 2023

Obtaining your green card is a challenging task. For most, the journey is long and requires years of work. So, when your green card finally arrives, it’s time to celebrate.  …

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19 Ways the Secure and Protect Act of 2023 Could Affect Immigration

June 2, 2023

The Secure and Protect Act of 2023 (S.425) is a controversial legislation that Senator Lindsey Graham (R – South Carolina) introduced on February 14, 2023. This bill seeks to significantly …

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Green Card After Marriage?

May 17, 2023

Marriage is an exciting time for everyone, especially the newlyweds. But after the “I Dos,” you might wonder, “How long does it take to get a green card after marriage?” …

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