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
Benefits of U.S. citizenship.

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

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

How to Tell the Difference between Form N-400 and N-600

There are a lot of different USCIS forms and because they’re often referred to by just their form numbers, it can be difficult to remember...

/ 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

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

Common Immigration Mistake: Not Getting Help

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake8::NotGettingHelp.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015

Common Immigration Mistake: Getting Scammed

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake7::GettingScammed.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015

Common Immigration Mistake: Not Knowing Your Record

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake6::NotKnowingYourCriminalRecord.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015

Common Immigration Mistake: Missing the Application Window

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake5::MissingApplicationWindowtoRenew.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015

Common Immigration Mistake: Including the Wrong Fee

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake4::IncludingtheWrongUSCISFilingFee.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015

Common Immigration Mistake: Forgetting to Sign the Application

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake3::ForgettingtoSigntheApplication.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015
The USCIS requires you translate to English documents in a foreign language.

Common Immigration Mistakes: Sending Untranslated Documents

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake2::SendingUntranslatedDocuments.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015

Common Immigration Mistakes: Forgetting Paperwork

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake1::ForgettingtoSubmitallthePaperwork.mp4 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...

/ October 21, 2015

How to Get a Spouse a U.S. Green Card

There are a few ways by which a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) can help a spouse get a green card. Further,...

/ October 21, 2015
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How To Apply For a Green Card Renewal While Traveling Outside The U.S.

If your permanent resident card expires when you’re outside of the United States, you may face some problems when trying to re-enter the U.S. This...

/ October 21, 2015

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

How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa

If you want to visit the United States for a short period of time, you may need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa. These visas...

/ October 21, 2015

How To Determine the Difference Between a Visa and a Green Card?

In conversations about immigration, the terms “green card” and “visa” seem to be the same. But are they? Here we’ll look into what a visa...

/ October 21, 2015

8 Common Immigration Mistakes

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/blogandsocialvideos/8CommonImmigrationMistakes.mp4 Hana Boston has 8 common immigration mistakes that people make when filing their applications. Take a look and learn how to avoid problems that...

/ October 5, 2015

Stand Stronger with Obama — Become a U.S. Citizen!

The Obama administration recently launched the Stand Stronger campaign, a new initiative aimed at encouraging green card holders (lawful permanent residents) to apply for U.S....

/ October 1, 2015

How to Request Copy of U.S. Citizenship Certificate

Hold on! Before you apply to become a citizen, have you checked to see if you’re already a citizen? If one of your parents is...

/ September 30, 2015

How to Apply for Dual Citizenship

When you are ready to start your citizenship application or apply for a certificate certifying your citizenship, you might end up having citizenship from two different countries....

/ September 28, 2015

How to Determine Affidavit of Support Income Requirements

If you’re immigrating to the United States on a family-based green card, you may need to have your relative file Form I-864, affidavit of support for...

/ September 18, 2015

How to Renew an Employment Authorization Document

Some temporary visitors to the United States are allowed to work while they visit, but only if they have an up-to-date Employment Authorization Document (EAD)....

/ September 17, 2015

Four Immigration Facts the Republican Candidates Got Wrong in the GOP Debate

CNN’s Republican debate was probably the hottest item on TV last night. But what about what the candidates actually said? Let’s look at 4 things...

/ September 17, 2015

How to Prepare for Green Card Renewal

Is your green card about to expire? Are you unsure when your green card expires? Are you unaware that green cards have expiration dates? Regardless...

/ September 17, 2015

How to File Form N-400: Application for Naturalization

If you’re a permanent resident (green card holder) and want to become a citizen of the United States, you may have to file Form N-400,...

/ September 11, 2015
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How To File an Immigrant Petition

People who wish to come to the United States may need to file an immigration petition to come to the United States. An immigrant petition...

/ September 10, 2015

Madly in Love or Marriage Fraud? Preparing for the Green Card Marriage Interview

Under U.S. immigration law, marriage fraud is defined as entering into a marriage solely for the purpose of getting a permanent resident card (green card)....

/ September 3, 2015

The H-1B: 10 frequently asked questions about the most sought after work visa

1. What is an H-1B visa? The H-1B visa is the most popular non-immigrant employment visa in the U.S. It is a temporary visa that...

/ August 13, 2015

Marco Rubio: A leader on immigration reform?

With the presidential election season in full swing, FileRight will be periodically reviewing the candidates for their stances on immigration. Today we begin this series...

/ July 29, 2015
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Sanctuary Cities: What are they & why is Trump involved?

In the aftermath of the tragic killing of Kate Steinle, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant, the country is divided in its support for sanctuary cities....

/ July 29, 2015
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Registration Deadline for Somalia TPS Friday, July 31

Somalians living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status must re-register by Friday, Jul. 31 or risk losing their status and work authorization. Somalians who re-register will...

/ July 27, 2015
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Don’t be a victim: How to protect yourself against notarios & immigration scams

https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/Commonimmigrationmistakes/Mistake7::GettingScammed.mp4 This year alone more than 3.7 million people requested some type of immigration benefit from the U.S. government. With so many applicants, complicated immigration laws,...

/ July 23, 2015

Startup Weekend Focuses on Innovating Immigration

In the last weekend of May, more than a hundred people convened in a downtown San Francisco co-working space to create tech-based solutions to the...

/ July 23, 2015
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The DACA Work Permit Recall: What You Need to Know

This article was updated on July 18, 2015. It wrongly stated that ALL persons with 3-year work permits should return them, when in fact only...

/ July 16, 2015
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Nepal Immigrants Now Eligible for Temporary Protected Status

Two months after Nepal was struck with a deadly 7.8 earthquake, the Department of Homeland Security has designated the country for special immigration protections. Nepalis living...

/ June 25, 2015

Immigrant Heritage Month Celebrates Diversity

What’s your American story? That’s the question we’re asking people and communities across the United States throughout Immigrant Heritage Month. Whether you can trace your...

/ June 25, 2015

My American Story: From Undocumented to Citizenship

I’m 30 years old and I’m embarrassed to say I have never been able to vote. I’m politically and civically active, but because of my...

/ June 16, 2015

Singer, Actress Zendaya Coleman Shares the Immigrant Story behind her Name

Zendaya Coleman, American singer, actress and dancer, tells the history behind her name in a moving video. June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a whole month dedicated to...

/ June 15, 2015
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5 things you should know about the Green Card medical exam

Applying for a green card doesn’t only require you to file applications and submit documentation. Most individuals who are seeking U.S. permanent residency are also...

/ June 11, 2015

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. What’s Your Immigrant Story?

Mark your calendars: June is Immigrant Heritage Month. The celebration will show how the blend of different cultures has contributed to the creation of an...

/ June 9, 2015

Debating on Getting Naturalized? Do it for Your Children

Protect Your Children from Deportation Are you a long-time green card holder and still unsure about becoming a U.S. citizen? Are you having a hard...

/ June 2, 2015
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10 Must Know Tips for Filing Immigration Paperwork

10 ways to help make sure that your U.S. immigration paperwork is filed correctly. 1. Be prepared for paperwork beyond the government form Every immigration...

/ March 24, 2015
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#Freedom2Innovate Highlights Immigration’s Benefits to Economy

In an effort to emphasize the importance of immigrants to the economy and the dramatic consequences of a broken immigration system, the tech-funded immigrant rights...

/ March 24, 2015

A DREAMer’s Life Transformed by DACA

After 14 years living undocumented in the U.S., Oralia Basurto’s life drastically changed. Because of a new immigration policy created by President Obama, she was...

/ March 4, 2015

Naturalization through Military Service

Certain members of the U.S. military might qualify for U.S. citizenship based on their military service. People who have been recently discharged from the U.S....

/ January 26, 2015