Category: Green Card

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
It can be easy to help a relative renew their green card.

Customer Story: Emanuela

Emanuela’s mother needed to renew her green card. Her daughter checked her options online and went with FileRight. Learn more about renewing your green card...

/ August 31, 2018
FileRight can make the green card renewal process easy.

Customer Story: Unafred

Unafred was looking for a great way to renew her green card and decided to trust FileRight to complete her Form I-90. Learn more about renewing...

/ August 30, 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
When tragedy strikes it can impact you as an immigrant.

Customer Stories: Gloria

Gloria and her husband went through a terrible house fire where her husband lost his green card. They trusted FileRight to replace their green card....

/ August 23, 2018
Your next green card renewal can be quick.

Customer Story: Felix J

Felix was looking for the best way to renew his green card. He found FileRight and decided to give it a shot. Listen to what...

/ August 21, 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
If you marry a U.S. citizen your citizen spouse can petition for you to get a green card.

Customer Story: Alfred M

Alfred found love and wants his wife to be able to live and work in the United States. They just completed two immigration forms using...

/ August 20, 2018
Mercedes was going to complete her green card renewal on her own but decided instead to use FileRight.

Customer Story: Mercedes V

Mercedes and her father were looking for where she could renew her green card. One option was to complete the application on her own. She...

/ July 31, 2018
Alma didn't realize her green card expired. She used FileRight to apply for a renewal.

Customer Story: Alma

Alma was dealing with a lot in her life when she realized her green card had expired. She wanted to renew her green card quickly...

/ July 26, 2018
Roberto perdió su tarjeta verde y usó FileRight para solicitar una nueva.

Historias de nuestros clientes: Roberto M

A Roberto se le perdió su tarjeta verde cuando viajaba a México. Su sobrino le ayudó usar FileRight para recuperarla. Empezando tu solicitud con FileRight es fácil. Aprende...

/ July 26, 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
FileRight can make green card renewal easy.

Customer Story: Annunziata

Annunziata has been in the United States for a long time and is considering citizenship but for the time being she needed a quick way...

/ July 23, 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
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 immigration news update gets you caught up with the latest happenings when it comes to immigration.

Immigration News Update: June 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...

/ June 5, 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
Petitioning a relative for a green card doesn't have to be difficult.

Petitioning a Relative for a Green Card

Customer Story: Anna S. Anna needed to care for her sick mother in the United States. She wanted to fill out Form I-130 Petition for...

/ May 25, 2018
The USCIS has recalled more than 8500 green cards because of a printing error.

USCIS Retira Miles de Tarjetas Verdes

El Servicio de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos acaba de anunciar un retiro miles de tarjetas verdes por un error de producción. Más...

/ May 24, 2018
The USCIS has recalled more than 8500 green cards because of a printing error.

USCIS Alert: Is your green card being recalled?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has just recalled thousands of green cards after the agency admits they were printed with errors. More than...

/ May 16, 2018
Unite your family is a campaign started by FileRight to inform the immigrant community about potential changes to immigration law.

Una Su Familia (Unite Your Family) intends to reunite families hoping to live together legally in the United States

UnaSuFamilia.com is a grassroots FileRight initiative focused on bringing awareness to major changes to our immigration system being considered by the Trump administration. The administration...

/ May 2, 2018
Una Su Familia es una campaña iniciada por FileRight para mantener la communidad migrante informada de cambios potenciales en las leyes de inmigración.

Una Su Familia, iniciativa para reunir a las familias para que vivan juntas en los Estados Unidos

UnaSuFamilia.com es una iniciativa de FileRight enfocada en comunicar cambios importantes en nuestro sistema de inmigración que está considerando la administración Trump. La administración ha...

/ May 2, 2018
This time around Ann used FileRight to renew her green card and the difference was clear.

Customer Story: Ann

Ann has renewed her green card several times doing it the old way with paper forms. This time she used FileRight to get it done...

/ April 27, 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
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
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
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
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
Different Types of Green Cards

Different Types of Green Cards

Green card has never been the official name of the document but it quickly took on the nickname after it was first introduced in 1950...

/ February 23, 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
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
The Donald Trump White House has released a list of priorities the administration is hoping is included in immigration reform.

What the White House wants on immigration reform

President Donald Trump and his administration outlined today what they are expecting when it comes to immigration reform. From border security, DACA and family migration,...

/ January 26, 2018
Doctor Lukasz Niec was arrested by ICE. He's lived legally in the United States for decades.

ICE Targets Green Card Holding Doctor for Deportation

It’s a story that could serve as a warning for green card holders across the United States. The Washington Post Reports a doctor of Polish...

/ January 22, 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
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
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
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Customer Story: Ong Family

The Ong family immigrated to the United States from the Philippines where they said life was hard. Now after 10 years of living in the...

/ December 8, 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
California senators feinstein and Harris are asking the USCIS and DHS to waive fees for CA fire victims who need new green cards and EADs.

CA Senators Ask USCIS to Give Fire Victims a Break on Fees

WASHINGTON – Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-CA) have sent a letter to both the Department of Homeland Security and the united States...

/ November 17, 2017
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Immigrant Military Members Receive Increased Scrutiny

The Pentagon is changing the way it accepts immigrant service members in the military by making the screening process much more strict, according to a...

/ October 19, 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
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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

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
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Immigration Forms Getting Longer Under Trump

According to an article published in the Washington Post, the Donald Trump administration has made immigration more difficult for people seeking to move to the...

/ August 30, 2017
Interview

More Visa Holders Will Soon Require Interviews for Green Cards

WASHINGTON – Interviews that at one point had been waived for visa holders looking to receive green cards will soon become mandatory, according to the...

/ August 28, 2017
FR Green Card Renewal Package

Customer Story: Jose

Jose was concerned about making a mistake on his green card renewal application. Consistently our customers tell us that FileRight made the process easier and...

/ August 10, 2017
The way to getting a Green Card

Undocumented TPS Recipients Could be Eligible for Green Cards

A decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals paves the way for immigrants with Temporary Protected Status to adjust their status if they meet...

/ August 9, 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
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