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

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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The RAISE Act May Put a Permanent End to the Green Card Lottery Program

Lots of talk has been circulating in the U.S. government about reforming the immigration system and putting the Green Card Lottery on the chopping block.   Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue proposed the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy) Act in early February which would put an end to the Green Card …

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Why Does A Person Need To File An I-90 For A New Green Card Once They Turn 14?

A child who was issued a green card before he or she turned 14, will need to apply for and get a new green card after turning 14. They need to do so within 30 days from their 14th birthday, by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. However, nothing will happen to the …

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Should an Immigrant Pay Again if They Never Received their Green Card in the Mail?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mails green cards to immigrants who enter into the U.S. as legal residents and to those who apply for green card renewal or replacement. While most applicants receive their green cards USCIS sends, some do not. In some cases, though the cards were not delivered, USPS  sends a notification saying …

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What Is The Difference Between Form I-90 and Form I-485?

Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is the green card renewal and replacement form. Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status is used to adjust one’s status to permanent resident status. A person currently living in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa and who is the beneficiary of an immigrant petition, …

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Can Someone Travel Back to the U.S. if They Lost Their Green Card?

Green card holders travel abroad for different reasons. While some travel for business purposes, others travel to spend quality time overseas with their friends and families. One important thing they will need to remember during their trip is to keep their travel documents, including their green cards, safe. Without a green card, they may not …

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