Month: March 2018

Having an expired green card can cause problems when trying to collect social security.

Customer Story: Gaetano

Here’s an example of how having an expired green card can cause delays for things you’d like to get done quickly. Gaetano was trying to...

/ March 30, 2018
The Census Bureau wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, multiple states are suing to stop it.

Census to include question about citizenship

The United States Census Bureau announced in March they will include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The bureau says an accurate count...

/ March 29, 2018
Andreea Dumitru was indicted for filing fraudulent asylum documents between 2012 and 2017.

New York immigration attorney charged with lying to USCIS

The United States Department of Justice says a New York immigration attorney filed hundreds of asylum applications she knew contained lies. Andreea Dumitru. 42, had...

/ March 28, 2018
Lawrence helped his mother with his green card renewal application to the USCIS.

Customer Story: Lawrence

Lawrence wanted to help his 80-year-old mother renew her green card so he jumped online and started searching for a solution. He found FileRight and...

/ March 27, 2018
Renewing your green card is important.

Customer Story: Norman

Norman didn’t even realize his green card had expired. He’s been living in the United States as a green card holder for decades. One thing...

/ March 26, 2018
Different Types of Green Cards

Green Card: What Is a Conditional Green Card?

A conditional green card is a temporary, 2-year green card issued to recently-married immigrants. If you got your green card through marriage and had only...

/ March 23, 2018
Changing your address with the USCIS can be done online.

How to notify U.S. immigration about a change of address

Letting the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services know of an address change isn’t just important to make sure you receive up-to-date information on your...

/ March 23, 2018
The USCIS website will display processing times for most immigration applications.

How to check your USCIS processing time

Once you file your immigration application, waiting for a decision on your application can feel like an eternity. For a long time, the USCIS had...

/ March 22, 2018
How to Check Status of your immigration application

How to check the status of your immigration application

Once you’ve sent your immigration application to the USCIS the waiting game gets underway. The time it takes for the USCIS to make a decision...

/ March 22, 2018
Different Types of Green Cards

Green Card: Green Card Lost or Stolen

What do you do if you lose your green card? First—don’t panic. Your permanent resident status is still intact and replacing your green card is...

/ March 21, 2018
You can skip the English portion of the citizenship test if you meet certain requirements.

Requirements for skipping the English test during naturalization

Under certain circumstances, an immigrant who filed Form N-400 Application for Naturalization can skip the English portion of the citizenship test if they meet certain...

/ March 20, 2018
Green Card: From Green Card to Citizenship

Green Card: From Green Card to Citizenship

How can a green card holder apply for citizenship? Here’s the breakdown of the path from permanent residence to citizenship. Step 1: Be a Green...

/ March 13, 2018
Ivonne used fileright to renew her green card.

Customer Story: Ivonne

Ivonne ran into an issue that happens to green card holders now and again. Her green card and driver’s license were expiring at the same...

/ March 13, 2018
Conrado lost his naturalization certificate when he applied for a U.S. passport.

Customer Story: Conrado

Conrado became a U.S. citizen but when he applied for a passport his original naturalization certificate was lost. He used FileRight to help him get...

/ March 9, 2018
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How to Obtain a Visa Once in the U.S.

If you’re currently in the U.S. there are typically two visa options for you. One, extend your stay on your current visa status. Or two,...

/ March 5, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update March 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ March 5, 2018
Green Card: Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage

Green Card: Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage

Married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? Then you may be eligible for a U.S. green card. Here’s an overview of the process. There...

/ March 2, 2018