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Green Card Lottery 2019 – Registrations Begin on October 18, 2017 (Updated)

Applications to enter the DV-2019 program (Green Card Lottery 2019) will be accepted by the U.S. Department of State between “Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4)”.   Under this DV lottery program, commonly known as the …

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Form N-565 Filing fee

Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, is filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to get a lost naturalization or a citizenship certificate replaced. Those who have lost their Declaration of Intention, Repatriation Certificates or wish to apply for a special certificate of naturalization, also can file this form. This form can be …

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I-131 Form Filing Fee

Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form that one should file to get a travel document. This applies to green card holders, refugees and those whose adjustment of status applications are pending.   Green card holders can file this form to get a re-entry permit. They can …

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Green Card Abandonment

There are a variety of situations in which people who hold legal permanent resident status in the U.S. choose to relinquish their status. Whatever may be the reason for abandoning a green card, the decision must not be taken lightly.   Permanent residents will need to maintain their status in the U.S. to remain a …

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Trump’s RAISE Act Proposes Merit-Based Immigration System

What is a merit-based green card system? A merit-based green card system uses a point system to determine who can immigrate to and live in a country. Many countries award points based on job, career or language skills. Most merit-based systems focus on strengthening the host country’s economy. Along that line, in February of 2017, …

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American Immigration Weekly Recap – July 17th to 21st

Criminal Histories to Be Examined Before Protected Status Is Given Public benefit usage and criminal histories of immigrants living in the U.S. on Temporary Protected Status will be scrutinized by the Trump administration. Only after that, the administration will decide whether or not to extend their stay in the U.S. 15,000 Temporary Worker US Visas Granted …

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Sponsor Sister to the US

U.S. citizens have the privilege of sponsoring their brothers and sisters. The petitioning U.S. citizen must be at least 21 years old to sponsor sister to the US . U.S. immigration laws do not allow green card holders to sponsor their brothers or sisters. To sponsor a sister, the U.S. citizen must file Form I-130, Petition …

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