Category: How To Apply

Here's a comprehensive guide on how to obtain a green card to come to the United States.

Documents required for Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status is the term the USCIS uses when you move from visa status to permanent resident status. If you are able to attain...

/ September 18, 2018
Petitioning your relatives for green cards is a complicated process. We're breaking down the documents you should gather if you're considering the application.

How to prepare when petitioning a relative for a green card

If you’re considering petitioning a relative for a green card the process can be daunting. FileRight’s mission is to make it all easier. Petitioning a...

/ September 18, 2018
Immigration officer will now have full discretion to deny immigration applications.

USCIS may start deporting more legal immigrants

A pair of new policy updates within the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is gearing up to make it easier for the feds to...

/ September 10, 2018
Some people don't realize their green card is expiring.

Customer Story: Maribel

It’s happened to many of the people we talk to here at FileRight, their green card expires and they don’t even realize it. Maribel was...

/ August 28, 2018
Renewing your green card is important. Graciela trusted FileRight to get the application done.

Customer Story: Graciela

Graciela realized her green card was about to expire. She said she felt like a professional when she used FileRight to get the application done....

/ August 27, 2018
FileRight can help navigate what can be a complicated green card renewal process.

How to prepare for green card renewal

It may be that time again. Time to renew the green card you’ve had for nearly ten years. The process can be complicated but FileRight...

/ August 20, 2018
You will need to prepare a number of documents to send in with your citizenship application.

How to prepare for the U.S. citizenship application

If you’re thinking about completing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, there’s a lot you must consider. Cost is a big component of that. As of...

/ August 15, 2018
Here's some crucial information regarding Employment Authorization Documents commonly called work permits.

EAD – Employment Authorization Card

An Employment Authorization Document is given to those immigrants who are legally eligible to work in the United States while in the country. Some of...

/ July 30, 2018
It's important to know your options when completing immigration paperwork.

Customer Story: Antonio L

Antonio was trying to find the best option to renew his green card. He tried hiring an attorney and tried doing it himself. Listen to...

/ July 24, 2018
Completar el formulario de la ciudadanía puede ser fácil.

Testimonial: Carlos

Carlos quería solicitar la ciudadanía pero no sabía cómo. Su hermano le recomendó FileRight para completar el formulario. Escuchen lo que pensó Carlos del servicio....

/ June 27, 2018
Immigration applications do not have to be complicated.

Customer Story: Carl

Here’s a perfect example of how FileRight can help simplify immigration paperwork. Carl needed to renew his green card and got it done quickly using...

/ June 25, 2018
Here's what you need to know about the U.S. citizenship application.

Citizenship Application: What you need to know

The U.S. citizenship application is the longest and most complicated form the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services uses. Form N-400 Application for Naturalization is...

/ June 18, 2018
Replacing your lost citizenship certificate can be easy with FileRight.

Customer Story: Fernando

Fernando’s nephew told him about FileRight when he needed to apply for a replacement citizenship certificate. Not having a certificate means you lose one way...

/ June 14, 2018
The journey to obtain a green card can be lengthy but well worth it.

3 Ways to Get a Green Card

A green card is a key to becoming a United States citizen. The formal term for a green card is legal permanent residency. Having a...

/ June 5, 2018
FileRight guides applications through completing form I-765 Application for an Employment Authorization.

Work Permit Application Made Easy

Customer Story: Stacy-Ann Stacy-Ann has dreams of becoming a nurse. She decided to leave her home country of Jamaica to study nursing in the United...

/ May 31, 2018
FileRight customer Nelson helped his father renew his green card using FileRight.

Help a Relative With a Green Card Renewal

Customer Story: Nelson Y. Nelson’s father needed some help renewing his green card. Nelson considered hiring an attorney but figured out he could use FileRight...

/ May 30, 2018
Petitioning a relative for a green card requires a lot of paperwork but FileRight can simplify it all.

Petitioning a Relative Made Easy

Customer Story: Grisel Grisel and her husband are starting their lives together in the United States. They found love in the Dominican Republic and Grisel...

/ May 29, 2018
Here's a detailed overview of the eligibility requirements for citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship Eligibility

Applying for citizenship can be a daunting experience for those hoping to complete the application on their own. One of the first steps in that...

/ May 23, 2018
Fast facts regarding applying for U.S. citizenship.

Apply for U.S. Citizenship

Applying for U.S. citizenship can happen a few different ways. The key to applying for citizenship is ensuring that you are eligible before you begin...

/ May 23, 2018
Here's a thorough look at four ways to become a u.s. citizen.

4 Ways to Become a U.S. Citizen

Immigrants around the world have visions of the American dream. Arriving at the land of opportunity is only the first step in a long journey...

/ May 17, 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
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
The USCIS requires you translate to English documents in a foreign language.

Translating a document for the USCIS: What you need to know

When filing immigration paperwork, supporting evidence like a birth certificate may be in a foreign language. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requires you...

/ January 30, 2018
Your criminal history plays an important role in your Form N-400 Application for Naturalization.

What crimes should you report to the USCIS on Form N-400?

When applying for citizenship using Form N-400 Application for Naturalization it is important to always be honest with the USCIS. Trying to keep any information...

/ January 17, 2018
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
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
I-90 Application Checklist Helps You Renew or Replace Your Green Card

I-90 Application Checklist to Renew or Replace Your Green Card

The application to renew or replace your green card may appear simple, but there’s a lot at stake. It can take months to get your...

/ July 20, 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’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
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
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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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
The department of homeland security is proposing a rule that could restrict legal immigration.

How To Renew or Replace Your Green Card

As a resident in the United States, a green card is perhaps the most important document you possess. It proves your identity and status, including...

/ February 5, 2017
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How To File Form I-90 Renewal or Replacement Application

Form I-90 A green card is an immigration document that serves as your proof that you have permission to live and work in the United...

/ January 15, 2017
Time to Obtain Citizenship

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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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 Get a Green Card by Marriage

As a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) you may be aware that your spouse is eligible for a green card in the...

/ November 26, 2016
The USCIS allows for changes to your naturalization certificate even after your citizenship ceremony.

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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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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How To Get a U.S. Green Card For Your Siblings?

Green Cards Through Family Do you have a brother or sister who lives in a different country? If so, did you know that you can...

/ September 25, 2016
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How To Get a Green Card For Your Parents

One of the great reasons for green card holders to get U.S. citizenship is that they can use that status to help their parents get...

/ May 2, 2016
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How to Work or Travel While Green Card Application Is Pending

Individuals who want to work and reside permanently in the U.S. may file Form I-485 to file for a green card. The green card allows you...

/ February 26, 2016
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How to Sponsor a Relative For Citizenship

All U.S. Citizens are allowed to sponsor certain relatives abroad to become Green Card holders (or permanent residents of the U.S.) and lead a path...

/ February 25, 2016
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How to Extend Your Legal Nonimmigrant Stay in the U.S.

Need to Extend Your Legal Nonimmigrant Stay in the United States? Your temporary visa in the United States is going to expire soon, but you...

/ February 3, 2016
The department of homeland security is proposing a new rule that could impact legal immigration.

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 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 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