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 [...]

Upgrading I-130 after becoming U.S. Citizen

Generally, U.S. citizens can bestow greater benefits on their alien relatives, and often the first course of action is to obtain naturalization for the alien’s U.S. permeant resident relative. If a permeant resident previously filed an I-130 petition for spouse and/or minor children they can upgrade the petition when they become a U.S. citizen. [...]

By |2017-02-26T23:26:52-05:00February 26th, 2017|Immigration, International|0 Comments

Benefits of US citizenship

More than just the right to vote, what are the Benefits of U.S. Citizenship? Following the election of Donald Trump as President, there has been an enormous uptick in applications for U.S. Citizenship and with good reason, I might add. Yet, many permanent residents apparently are content to remain aliens, even when they become [...]

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 [...]

What does the president’s executive order on immigration mean for you?

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” The Executive Order has far reaching and significant impact not only on the admission of refugees into the United States but also on the immigration system at large and even international travel from [...]

By |2017-01-29T23:12:24-05:00January 28th, 2017|Governments, Immigration, International|0 Comments
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