This website is not affiliated with, owned, or operated by any government agency

US Immigration Process

What is The Waiting Time for an I-130?

The wait time for I-130 processing varies for each family. Typically, I-130 forms are processed in the order received. Other factors that impact wait times include the relationship between the applicant and beneficiary and the total number of I-130 forms received for processing. Immediate Family Members I-130 applications for immediate family members are usually processed …

What is The Waiting Time for an I-130?Read More »

How to Write an Affidavit for Immigration Marriage

Affidavits and Affiants USCIS defines an affidavit as “a document in which a person states facts” and swears that “the facts are true and accurate.” The person writing the affidavit is known as the affiant. Affidavits can take many different forms and serve in a number of situations. However, USCIS has specific requirements for the …

How to Write an Affidavit for Immigration MarriageRead More »

Next Steps After I-130 Petition Is Approved

U.S. citizens and green card holders file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to establish qualifying family relationship with certain family members who wish to immigrate to the U.S. What happens after Form I-130 is approved will depend on the family relationship the immigrant visa applicant has with the sponsoring U.S. citizen or green card …

Next Steps After I-130 Petition Is ApprovedRead More »

Chain Immigration: An American Tradition

Chain migration, which has become something of a buzzword in the wake of Sayfullo Saipov’s terrorist attack in New York, is really a new term for something that has long occurred in the United States. Previously, chain migration was known to folks familiar with immigration issues as family reunification or family-based immigration, which sounds quite …

Chain Immigration: An American TraditionRead More »

DACA 2017 – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Under President Trump’s direction, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being phased out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) starting September 5, 2017. What does this mean? The DACA program will cease to exist shortly as USCIS will not accept new applications for DACA and only certain applications for DACA renewal …

DACA 2017 – Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsRead More »