Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (for a U.S. Work Permit)

All U.S. citizens and green card holders (i.e. lawful permanent residents) may seek employment in the U.S. without any special permission. Individuals with temporary non-immigrant status need to acquire authorization from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to be able to work in the U.S… (click for article)

Green Card Renewal

A green card, or permanent resident card, is valid for 10 years and must be renewed before expiration. While failure to renew a green card does not result in losing permanent residency status, all adult permanent residents in the US are required by law to be possession of a valid non-expired green card at all times… (click for article)

K1 Visa / FiancForm G-639 FOIA Request – the Freedom of Information Act Requesté Visa / Fiancé Petition

The Freedom of Information Act, or Form G-639 FOIA Request, is an American law that allows an individual to request full or partial disclosure of documents and information from a United States government agency… (click for article)

K1 Visa / Fiancé Visa / Fiancé Petition

The K1 Visa / Fiancé Visa is a temporary nonimmigrant visa that allows a foreign national engaged to a U.S. citizen to enter the United States on the condition that the couple gets married within 90 days… (click for article)

Conditional Resident Status and Removal of Conditions

An immigrant who has been married to their U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse for fewer than two years will first be granted what is called Conditional Resident Status. The two years are calculated from the date of the marriage to the date the immigrant… (click for article)

Consular Processing

Consular processing, where applicants outside the U.S. can apply for an immigrant visa through a U.S. Embassy or consulate in their country (or the nearest consulate or embassy that handles visa applications for their geographic region.) … (click for article)

Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status (AOS) is when an individual who lawfully entered the U.S. with a temporary visa (such as a student visa, tourist visa, etc.) applies for Lawful Permanent Resident status (i.e., a green card) … (click for article)

Naturalization and Citizenship

The process of a foreign-born person becoming a U.S. citizen is called naturalization. After obtaining lawful permanent resident status, citizenship is the next step for green card holders living and … (click for article)

The New Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility Rule

On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security under President Trump announced new rules for immigration officials to decide if an individual is inadmissible to the U.S. based on … (click for article)

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Before filing papers for US citizenship, the applicant must meet certain requirements to be eligible. Bear in mind that there may be differing requirements and/or exceptions depending on the applicant’s … (click for article)

Marriage Based Adjustment of Status (Marriage Green Card)

For Foreign Nationals Married to U.S. Citizens In certain cases, foreign nationals physically present in the U.S. who marry U.S. citizens may be sponsored by their spouse to become lawful … (click for article)

Filing a Petition to Bring Family Members to the U.S.

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. green card holders) are able to file a petition to sponsor their relatives to join them under family-based immigrant visa categories… (click for article)