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
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
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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
Here's a guide to checking the progress of your green card application.

How to Check Status of Green Card

It can take several months to get a decision on your green card application. While you’re waiting, you can check the status of your case...

/ February 26, 2018
Immigration News Update

News Update: The Latest on DACA

https://immigration.wistia.com/medias/7tcrlg1x9w?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Sergio Avila brings you the latest on DACA. There’s absolutely no telling when or if the USCIS will stop accepting DACA renewal applications. If...

/ February 21, 2018
Expired Green Card Consequences

Expired Green Card Consequences

Legal permanent residents are typically required to renew their green card every ten years. The card expires if not renewed. When that happens there are...

/ February 15, 2018
What Does the Medical Exam for a U.S. Green Card Involve?

What Does the Medical Exam for a U.S. Green Card Involve?

Applying for a green card? Then you’ll need to take a medical exam. Here’s an overview of exactly what the examination involves. Why Am I...

/ February 14, 2018
Top 3 reasons U.S. Citizenship is Denied

Top 3 reasons U.S. Citizenship is Denied

A citizenship application could be denied for many reasons, and some can be prevented! Before you start the long, expensive naturalization process, educate yourself on...

/ February 12, 2018
How to Prove U.S. Citizenship?

How to Prove U.S. Citizenship?

There are two common reasons why people need to prove their citizenship. First, people who need to show proof of citizenship for job or tax...

/ February 7, 2018
Does the U.S. Allow Dual Citizenship?

Does the U.S. Allow Dual Citizenship?

Yes! You can have U.S. citizenship and be a citizen of a second country. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about dual...

/ February 5, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update February 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...

/ February 2, 2018
Breakdown: Adjustment of Status

Breakdown: Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status is the process of becoming a U.S. permanent resident, green card holder. From filling out the application to securing the proper documents—adjustment...

/ January 31, 2018
Five Answers to Common Questions on Changing Your Address

Five Answers to Common Questions on Changing Your Address

It’s important to keep the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated of your most current address, especially if you have a pending immigration application. You...

/ January 29, 2018
Can Green Card Holders be Deported?

Can Green Card Holders be Deported?

U.S. permanent residence is permanent in many ways. The green card immigration status allows you to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely. However, it...

/ January 16, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update January 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...

/ January 16, 2018
Do Green Card Holders Need a Visa for Canada

Do Green Card Holders Need a Visa for Canada?

U.S. permanent residents do not need a visa to travel to Canada. However, you will still need valid travel documents (like a green card and...

/ January 8, 2018
Can Green Card Holders Vote?

Can Green Card Holders Vote?

While U.S. permanent residents enjoy many of the same rights as citizens, voting is not one of them. Green card holders are not permitted to...

/ January 3, 2018
Can Green Card Holders Travel to Canada?

Can Green Card Holders Travel to Canada?

U.S. green card holders (permanent residents) can travel to Canada without a visa. However, you will need a passport. Canada does not require permanent residents...

/ December 26, 2017
Are Green Card Holders Resident Aliens?

Are Green Card Holders Resident Aliens?

Generally, U.S. green card holders (permanent residents) are considered “resident aliens.” However, this term is broad and used differently by different government agencies. Resident Alien...

/ December 20, 2017
Are Green Card Holders Eligible for Medicare?

Are Green Card Holders Eligible for Medicare?

U.S. green card holders are eligible for Medicare. However, how long you’ve lived and worked in the U.S. could affect the type of coverage you...

/ December 18, 2017
Oath Ceremony

Oath Ceremony

Congratulations! You’re nearly a U.S. citizen. The Oath Ceremony is the final step of the naturalization process. Do you want to know what to expect...

/ December 6, 2017
How To Prepare For The Citizenship Interview

How To Prepare For The Citizenship Interview

The citizenship interview can be intimidating. But don’t worry—it’s simple to prepare for it. Here’s all the information you need. Need help preparing for your...

/ December 4, 2017
Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test

Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test

You’ve waited 5 years or more. You’ve completed the N-400 application and you’re ready for the interview. There’s only one thing standing between you and...

/ November 30, 2017
When Are Travel Documents Required?

When Are Travel Documents Required?

U.S. travel documents allow nonimmigrants and permanent residents to re-enter the country after traveling abroad. Before you leave the country, you should check if a...

/ November 27, 2017
I-485 Application Checklist Helps You Apply for a Green Card

I-485 Application Checklist Helps You Apply for a Green Card

The application to apply for a green card is complex, expensive, and long. It also requires you to gather supporting documentation. Knowing exactly which documents...

/ November 21, 2017
Steps to Citizenship

Steps to Citizenship

What does it take to become a U.S. citizen? This article outlines the citizenship process in three simple steps. Step 1: Check Your Eligibility The...

/ November 20, 2017
Immigration Software: What is it and how can it help you?

Immigration Software: What is it and how can it help you?

The current immigration system in the United States has remained unchanged for decades. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 was the last significant reform. To...

/ November 20, 2017
What Is Form G-325A?

What Is Form G-325A?

Form G-325A is a USCIS form that collects biographical information of the applicant. It is a supplemental form that is only required in special cases....

/ November 9, 2017
What You Need To Know About Selective Service

What You Need To Know About Selective Service

If you’re a male living in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25, you’re required to register for the Selective Service, commonly called...

/ November 6, 2017
What to Expect After Filing Form I-130 Petition

What to Expect After Filing Form I-130 Petition

It’s tricky enough figuring out which immigration application to use and answering complicated questions to complete it. But what happens next? What should you expect...

/ October 25, 2017
What Is Class of Admission

What Is Class of Admission?

Class of Admission is a designation given to nonimmigrants when they enter the country. Generally, it aligns with your initial visa type. Your Class of...

/ October 16, 2017
New changes to I-765, EAD

New changes to I-765, EAD

The USCIS is no longer accepting initial or renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, including the I-765 EAD application. In...

/ October 9, 2017
Klodjana filled out her Form N-400 using FileRight. Her citizenship process is almost complete.

Five Benefits of US Citizenship

Here are five things you’re missing out on because you haven’t become a citizen yet. 1.  Bring Your Wife and Kids to the U.S. —...

/ October 6, 2017
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Where Do I Find My Alien Registration Number

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) assigns an Alien Registration Number to every immigrant. This important number is required on immigration paperwork and...

/ September 22, 2017
Top Reasons Form n-400 Application is Denied

Top Reasons Form N-400 Application is Denied

Know before you apply. Here are the top reasons why U.S. citizenship through naturalization applications are rejected or denied. Clerical Errors and other Filing Mistakes...

/ September 18, 2017

Reasons Why Green Card Renewal Is Denied

Green card renewal applications can be denied if you are no longer eligible for permanent residence. This could have serious consequences including deportation. However, it’s...

/ September 13, 2017
Questions on the Citizenship Test

Questions on the Citizenship Test

In order to become a U.S. citizen, you must take the U.S. citizenship test. The test is 2-part: English and U.S. civics. The test is...

/ August 30, 2017
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The Naturalization Process

Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. The process can be long and confusing, but the benefits of citizenship are well worth it....

/ August 28, 2017
What Is a Naturalized Citizen

What Is a Naturalized Citizen

There are two types of citizens in the United States: natural-born citizens and naturalized citizens. Natural-born citizens are born in the United States. This is...

/ August 25, 2017
TPS Immigrants Eligible for Permanent Residency, Despite Illegal Entry

TPS Immigrants Eligible for Permanent Residency, Despite Illegal Entry

The number of green cards available for Temporary Protected Status immigrants has been significantly expanded in certain states. Due to recent court rulings, immigrants with...

/ August 23, 2017
How To Apply for Citizenship

How To Apply for Citizenship

Citizenship is the ultimate immigration status. Citizens can travel with U.S. passports, sponsor relatives for green cards, access U.S. federal benefits and jobs, and much...

/ August 16, 2017
Trump’s RAISE Act Moves Immigration to Merit-Based System

Trump’s RAISE Act Moves Immigration to Merit-Based System

The Trump-supported RAISE Act would cut legal immigration to the United States by half. The legislation moves immigration to a merit-based system of entry while...

/ August 9, 2017
What Is a U.S. Permanent Resident Card

What Is a U.S. Permanent Resident Card

A U.S. permanent resident card, or green card, is an identity document that shows proof of permanent U.S. immigration status. Permanent residence allows you to...

/ August 2, 2017
What is the current wait time for DACA renewals?

What is the current wait time for DACA renewals?

Renewing your DACA status? The USCIS’ current goal is to process DACA renewal requests within 120 days. Review this DACA renewal guide to make sure...

/ July 31, 2017
Form N-400 Instructions

Form N-400 Instructions

Form N-400 is the application for U.S. citizenship through naturalization. A long and complex application, the form is 20 pages and has 18 sections. Here’s...

/ July 28, 2017
Green Card FAQ: How To Become a Permanent Resident

Green Card FAQ: How To Become a Permanent Resident

Thinking about getting a U.S. green card? Here are the 3 top green cards questions answered. 1. Green Card Eligibility: Who can get a green...

/ July 24, 2017
Help Relative Immigrate

Help Relative Immigrate

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) you may be able to help your relatives immigrate to the United States....

/ July 14, 2017
What are the requirements for citizenship?

What are the requirements for citizenship?

There are 9 basic requirements to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization. Read more to see if you qualify! #1: Be At Least 18 Years...

/ July 12, 2017
What Do I Need To Renew My Permanent Resident Card

What Do I Need To Renew My Permanent Resident Card

To renew your green card, you need 2 things: the USCIS I-90 application and supporting evidence. Step 1: Preparing the USCIS I-90 Green Card Renewal...

/ June 28, 2017
Difference Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa

Difference Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa

There are two types of visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant. An immigrant visa is a permanent visa. It is issued to people who are granted U.S....

/ June 26, 2017
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3 Problems with Expired Green Cards

You don’t need a valid green card until you do. Then, you really do. Permanent residents are required by law to carry a valid green...

/ June 9, 2017
Green Card Questions FAQ

Green Card FAQ: How To Renew Your Green Card

Planning to renew your green card? Here are the top questions on the I-90 green card renewal process. Green Card Renewal Application Process How can...

/ June 5, 2017
Can I Renew My 2-year Green Card?

Can I Renew My 2-year Green Card?

Is your 2-year, conditional green card about to expire? Don’t renew it. The correct next step is to apply to remove the conditions on your...

/ May 30, 2017
What To Do After Your Green Card Is Granted

What To Do After Your Green Card Is Granted: 10-yr Card vs. 2-yr Conditional Card

As a permanent resident, your immigration status may be permanent but your green card isn’t. Whether you were issued a 10-year card or a 2-year...

/ May 22, 2017
Reduced Citizenship Application Fee for Low-Income Applicants

Reduced Citizenship Application Fee for Low-Income Applicants

The high cost of the U.S. citizenship application, Form N-400, may be giving you second thoughts about naturalization. Luckily, certain applicants qualify for a discounted...

/ May 12, 2017
Adjustment of Status

Green Card Documents

Preparing your green card application requires a lot more than just the form. You’ll need to submit supporting documents that prove you’re eligible for U.S....

/ May 8, 2017
7 Reasons Why Immigrants Should Avoid USCIS’ Electronic-Filing System

7 Reasons Why Immigrants Should Avoid USCIS’ Electronic-Filing System

Considering filing your green card renewal application through the government’s electronic filing system? Here’s why you shouldn’t—they have a track record of losing paperwork, delivering...

/ May 1, 2017
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How much does it cost to become a US citizen in 2018? (Is It Worth It?)

Immigration application fees increased dramatically—some by over 60 percent—in December 2016. The fee for US Citizenship went up to $725.   That’s just one more...

/ March 6, 2017