How to Fill Form I-130 and I-130A – Complete Step by Step guide with examples and Attorney commentary

As with the N-400 it seems that despite USCIS’s best efforts form I-130 also got longer, more expensive and more complicated. One positive change with the new I-130 form is that separate G-325 Forms are no longer necessary. The new I-130 From now includes all necessary background question previously provided separately on form G-325. [...]

How to Fill Form N-400 Application for Naturalization – Complete Step by Step guide with examples and Attorney commentary. UPDATED.

Complete Step by Step guide with examples and Attorney commentary. It seems that despite USCIS’s best efforts form N-400 keeps getting longer, more expensive and more complicated. It went up from a 10-page form to 21 pages. Click here to download the latest version of the N-400 form. With the average processing times and backlog [...]

Making sense of USCIS new 90 days rule

Last year the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) updated the Foreign Affairs Manual eliminating the 30/60/90 day rule and to provide U.S. consular officers with new guidance relating to the term “misrepresentation” as it relates to aliens in the U.S. “who conduct themselves in a manner inconsistent with representations they made to consular officers concerning their [...]

Extraordinary Ability Immigration

The Employment Based First preference category always reminds me of Tina Turner’s song “You’re simply the best” because it pretty much sums up the standard for EB-1A immigrant category. The legal standard in the EB1 extraordinary ability category is very high. While the EB-1A category was intended to apply to a small group of individuals, it [...]