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Green Card Lottery 2020 – Registrations Begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The U.S. Department of State will start accepting applications to enter the DV-2020 program (Green Card Lottery 2020) between “Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), until Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4)”. Through the DV lottery program, commonly known as the green card …

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Proof of U.S. Citizenship

When you apply for a job or are traveling abroad, you may be required to show proof of your U.S. citizenship status. U.S. Passport or Passport Card A U.S. passport or passport card proves your citizenship status and allows you to travel abroad. Most international travel requires you to have a passport. A passport card …

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I-751 Processing Time

The processing time for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence can vary based on the workload of the service center that is processing your case. As of July 2018, the service centers are taking between 13 and 21 months, approximately, to process I-751 applications. Field offices take a little longer to process these …

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EAD – Employment Authorization Document

Your guide to the U.S. EAD, the employment authorization document needed to legally work in the United States. What does EAD mean? EAD stands for Employment Authorization Document. This document, commonly referred to as a “work permit”, is an identification document (like a driver’s license) that proves your right to work in the U.S. This …

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USCIS Case Number

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the immigration agency with which you will need to file immigration and citizenship applications. When you file an application with the USCIS, the agency will assign a unique identifying number to your specific case, known as the USCIS case number or receipt number. You will need to keep …

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Expired Green Card

You will be issued a Green Card if you have legal permanent resident status in the U.S. This is a photo identity card that is issued as proof of your legal status. Though the legal permanent resident status does not come with an expiration date, this card comes with one. A permanent resident card is …

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Who Issues Permanent Resident Cards?

Permanent resident cards are issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Permanent resident cards, also referred to as “Green Cards”, are plastic cards that have the holder’s photo, biographic information like name and date of birth and the dates of issuance and expiration of these cards. In the past permanent resident cards have …

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US Citizenship Application

The U.S. citizenship application is long and can be confusing. Don’t worry! Here are answers to the top questions asked about the application. What are the U.S. citizenship requirements? There are seven basic requirements for U.S. citizenship that nearly all applicants must meet. Each requirement is listed below, as well as information about the few …

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