3 Steps to Get Your Family a Green Card

3 Steps to Get Your Family a Green Card

U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) can sponsor their relatives to help them get U.S. green cards. With a green card, your relative...

/ August 8, 2017
What’s the Difference Between a U.S. National and a U.S. Citizen?

What’s the Difference Between a U.S. National and a U.S. Citizen?

U.S. citizens are also considered to be U.S. nationals. U.S. law defines a national as “a person owing permanent allegiance to a state.” Since U.S....

/ June 13, 2017
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What Is the Good Moral Character Naturalization Requirement?

The good moral character requirement is a way for the U.S. government to determine whether a foreign national would be a good and honest U.S....

/ June 12, 2017
How to Apply for an Employment Authorization Card

How to Apply for an Employment Authorization Card

Foreign nationals who are temporarily living in the U.S. can ask for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD or work permit) by filing Form I-765, Application...

/ June 8, 2017
Is Your Husband or Wife Eligible for a Marriage-Based Green Card?

Is Your Husband or Wife Eligible for a Marriage-Based Green Card?

U.S. immigration policies try to help keep families together. Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) and U.S. citizens can ask for visas that would let...

/ May 15, 2017
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Joint Filing and Removing Conditions on Your Green Card

Green Card Through Marriage People who got a conditional permanent resident card (green card) through marriage to a U.S. citizen or green card holder will...

/ May 12, 2017
Citizenship Test Exceptions & Accommodations

Citizenship Test Exceptions & Accommodations

Although most naturalization applicants are required to take citizenship tests, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does make exceptions or offer help to...

/ May 11, 2017
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Applying to Replace Your Permanent Resident Green Card

You can use Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, to replace or to renew your permanent resident card (green card). Conditional permanent residents...

/ May 10, 2017

Removing Conditional Residence in Marriage Cases

You can remove your conditional residence status by filing Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence. You have to file to remove the...

/ May 10, 2017
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5 Really Important Reasons to Become a U.S. Citizen Right Now

There are lots of reasons to become a U.S. Citizen—whether it’s the right to vote or the ability to bring the family to the US....

/ February 27, 2017
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How to Renew Your U.S. Green Card

Most green cards are valid for 10 years, but you don’t have to wait until your green card is expired to renew it. You can...

/ February 27, 2017
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How Long Does the U.S. Citizenship Process Take?

From getting a green card to taking the U.S. citizenship test and interview, it can take quite a long time to become a U.S. citizen. Currently,...

/ January 30, 2017
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How Long Does the U.S. Citizenship Process Take?

From getting a green card to taking the U.S. citizenship test and interview, it can take quite a long time to become a U.S. citizen. Currently,...

/ January 11, 2017
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Helpful Tips for Filing Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)

The USCIS Form N-400, application for naturalization, is pretty long. The application form alone is 20 pages and the instructions and requirements provided by USCIS are...

/ December 5, 2016
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How to Get a Green Card

A permanent resident card (green card) permits you to lawfully and permanently live in the U.S. as a permanent resident. Relatives of U.S. citizens usually...

/ November 28, 2016
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How to Decide to Renew a Green Card or to Apply for U.S. Citizenship

Is the expiration date of your green card near? If your green card is going to expire in six months, a tough decision is ahead...

/ November 8, 2016
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What to Expect from the USCIS Biometrics Appointment

Biometrics are documentation of your fingerprints, photograph and signature. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses this information to see whether you have...

/ November 7, 2016
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What to Expect at the Citizenship Ceremony

Taking the Oath of Allegiance is the final step on your path to citizenship. You will need to go to a citizenship ceremony to take...

/ November 2, 2016
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How to Replace a Lost Green Card

You’ve looked everywhere for it, but it’s nowhere to be found! Your green card is lost and now you need to get a new one....

/ October 27, 2016
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What Are Travel Documents?

A travel document is a form of identification that governments give to citizens or visitors so they can cross international borders. The U.S. government issues...

/ October 19, 2016
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The Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

U.S. citizens enjoy many rights that are not available to permanent residents (green card holders) such as the ability to bring relatives to the U.S.,...

/ March 19, 2016
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Ways to Get a Green Card (Permanent Resident Status)

Getting a green card is an important step on the route to becoming a U.S. citizen. A green card holder is an individual who has...

/ December 19, 2015
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How to Prepare for the Citizenship Test and Interview

There are plenty of immigrants in the U.S. who are ready to take the next step toward citizenship. If you’re a green card holder, it’s possible the next...

/ December 19, 2015
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New York Continues to Help Undocumented Immigrants

Politicians in the state of New York are continuing to fight on behalf of undocumented immigrants in their jurisdictions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City...

/ December 17, 2015
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Fwd.us speaks out against anti-immigration

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other technologists started an activist group, Fwd.us, in 2013 with the hope that it would have the power to affect...

/ December 3, 2015
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White House fights back against DACA Delays

Leaders in Texas have attempted to gather enough support among other state governments to block President Obama’s executive order that would grant deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants already...

/ December 1, 2015
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Both sides of immigration reform spar over the issues

The lack of movement on immigration reform has been widely publicized lately in light of Paul Ryan’s election to Speaker of the House and the...

/ November 27, 2015
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Immigrant reform supporters march on Texas governor’s mansion

It’s been a year since President Obama announced an executive order that would grant deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. To...

/ November 27, 2015
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Immigration reform activists turn to ads to spread message

As next year’s presidential election gets closer, controversial issues such as immigration reform will be thrust into the spotlight more and more often. One of the...

/ November 27, 2015
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U.S. government yet to successfully get immigration documents online

Over the last decade, the Department of Homeland Security has spent more than $1 billion in an effort to digitize the forms necessary for legal immigration into...

/ November 12, 2015
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Immigration reform support remains strong in Texas

Texas has long been one of the states that has had to tackle the controversial issue of immigration reform head on, simply because of its geographic location. Texas...

/ November 12, 2015
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Californian politicians vow to fight for immigration action despite Speaker delays

The issue of immigration continues to take center stage in the political arena. Vows against positive immigration reform have popped up consistently in the campaigns of Republican...

/ November 12, 2015
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Hispanic leaders speak up on Trump and immigration reform

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently hosted the popular sketch show “Saturday Night Live” to mixed reactions across the country. In his campaign thus far, Trump...

/ November 12, 2015
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How To Prepare For Deferred Action Renewal

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, allows certain undocumented individuals to live and work in the U.S. while avoiding immigration issues for two years....

/ November 9, 2015
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How To Pay USCIS Immigrant Fee

Are you thinking about migrating to the U.S. as a legal permanent resident? If so, you must know that you have to pay an immigrant...

/ November 9, 2015
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How To Replace Arrival Departure Record I-94 Card Using Form I-102?

Form I-102 allows nonimmigrants to replace Form I-94 or I-95 Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document. In order to reduce cost and streamline the operation, the U.S. CBP (Customs...

/ November 9, 2015
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How To Determine Which U.S. Visa You Need

Many foreign visitors need a visa in order to enter the United States of America. There are two types of visas that are issued to...

/ November 9, 2015
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How to Apply For a Student Visa

With the availability of several great educational institutions in the United States, it is common for students to apply for a student visa. If you...

/ November 9, 2015
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How to File for a U.S. Spouse Visa

If you want to bring your spouse to the U.S. and apply for a spouse visa, then you either need to be a citizen of...

/ November 9, 2015
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How To Apply For Lost Green Card Abroad?

A green card, also called a Permanent Resident Card, provides evidence of your legal stay in the U.S. The card gives you the right to legally...

/ November 9, 2015
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How To Apply For a Child’s Citizenship

Parents who have become U.S. citizens should file for their child’s citizenship. If you do not apply for citizenship of the child, he or she...

/ November 8, 2015
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How to Get a Green Card (Most Common Ways)

There are several ways to get a green card. Let’s discuss the most common. Family-based Green Cards U.S. Citizens and green card holders can sponsor...

/ October 27, 2015
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How to Renew an Employment Authorization Document or Work Permit

If you have an Employment Authorization Document – also known as a work permit – it’s important to make sure it’s always valid. You can...

/ October 27, 2015
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How to Adjust Status from K-1 Visa

So you’ve met the love of your life and traveled to the United States and got married on a K-1 visa. But now what? If...

/ October 27, 2015
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How to Remove Conditions on Your Conditional Green Card

Many people think that if their conditional green card is about to expire, they need to renew it. But actually, that isn’t true! If you...

/ October 27, 2015
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Can I Get a Fee Exemption for Form N-600

Form N-600, Application for Certificate of citizenship, typically costs $600 to file. However, there are some cases in which you can pay less or even...

/ October 27, 2015
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Become a U.S. Citizen During President Obama’s Stand Stronger Campaign

In September, the Obama administration launched the Stand Stronger Campaign, a new initiative that encourages green card holders to apply for U.S. citizenship. There are...

/ October 26, 2015
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Can I Apply for a US Citizenship Certificate?

Okay, hold on! Before you start your US citizenship application, have you checked to see if you’re already a citizen? If you are a green card...

/ October 26, 2015
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How to Request a US Citizenship Certificate

If you’re already a citizen of the United States, but need proof of your status, you can request a US citizenship certificate. The form used...

/ October 26, 2015
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How to Tell the Difference between Form I-134 and I-864

Many people get Form I-134 and Form I-864 confused and it’s no wonder! They’re both called Affidavits of Support and are frequently only referred to...

/ October 26, 2015
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How to Apply for a U.S. Tourist Visa (B-2)

The process for filing for a B-2 tourist visa depends on the consulate where you apply, but it generally follows these steps. Step One in...

/ October 26, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistake: Not Getting Help

Not Getting Help Immigration is complicated. It’s not always easy to go through the process alone. Luckily, there’s lots of help available. Many nonprofit agencies,...

/ October 21, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistake: Getting Scammed

Getting Scammed Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at FileRight.com. Today I’m going to talk about one common mistake many...

/ October 21, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistake: Not Knowing Your Record

Know Your Record Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at FileRight.com. Today I’m going to talk about one common mistake...

/ October 21, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistake: Missing the Application Window

Missing the Application Window Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at FileRight.com. Today I’m going to talk about one common...

/ October 21, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistake: Including the Wrong Fee

Including the Wrong Fee Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at FileRight.com. Today I’m going to talk about one common...

/ October 21, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistake: Forgetting to Sign the Application

Forgetting to Sign the Application Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at FileRight.com. Today I’m going to talk about one...

/ October 21, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistakes: Sending Untranslated Documents

Sending Untranslated Documents Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at FileRight.com. Today I’m going to talk about one common mistake...

/ October 21, 2015
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Common Immigration Mistakes: Forgetting Paperwork

Forgetting Paperwork Hello, my name is Hana Boston and I’m an immigration attorney at FileRight.com. Today I’m going to talk about one common mistake many...

/ October 21, 2015
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How To Apply For Exchange Visitors (J-1) Visa

All non U.S. citizens need to have a visa to enter the United States. The exchange visitor (J-1) visa permits individuals who want to participate...

/ October 21, 2015