How Do I Maintain Permanent Resident Status in the United States?

February 25, 2024

Holding a green card, officially titled a Permanent Resident Card, opens doors to countless opportunities in the United States. From living and working here permanently to traveling freely within the …

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Employment Eligibility Without an EAD and an L-2 Visa

January 16, 2024

Of the many concerns associated with immigrating to a new country, the most pressing questions may concern work. How will you support yourself and your family once you arrive in …

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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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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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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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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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Green Card Backlog Updates: What Applicants Need to Know in 2023

April 5, 2023

The Green Card backlog has been a longstanding issue for immigrants seeking permanent residency in the United States. With demand for Green Cards consistently exceeding the supply, the backlog continues …

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Applying for an ITIN as an H4 Visa Holder: A Step-by-Step Guide

February 8, 2023

If you have an H4 visa, that means you’ve traveled to the United States to live with a spouse or parent who is an H1B visa holder. Unlike H1B visa …

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What is a Police Certificate of Clearance?

November 11, 2022

A Police Certificate of Clearance is a document that proves that you have no criminal record. It is also known as a Good Conduct Certificate (CGC). A police certificate is …

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