Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status is the process to get a green card (permanent residence status) for people who already live in the United States. This article discusses the details of the process, including who is eligible, which form to file and the filing fee. What Is Adjustment of Status? Adjustment of status is the process of …

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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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Renew Green Card

Did you know U.S. immigration law requires permanent residents to carry a valid green card with them at all times? And even though U.S. permanent residence never expires, a green card does. This article will walk you through the green card renewal process. How to Renew Green Card If you are a permanent resident of …

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Diversity Visa Program

If you don’t have an eligible family member or a potential employer willing to sponsor you, getting a green card in the U.S. can be difficult. You will, however, have a chance to apply for a green card if you enter and win the Diversity Visa Lottery. The DV Lottery doesn’t have the same family …

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Form I-90 Instructions

U.S. permanent residents are required to carry a valid green card at all times. If your green card is expired, damaged or lost, you’ll need to replace it. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-90 is the application to replace or renew a green card. When does a Green Card Expire? Most green …

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Resident Alien Card

U.S. resident aliens are permanent resident green card holders. This a blanket term used to describe permanent residents, conditional residents and returning residents. In this article we’ll discuss what it means to be a resident alien, we’ll provide an overview of the green card renewal process and the process of removing conditions from your residence. …

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Green Card for Parents

If you are a U.S. citizen, you may be able to help your parents obtain Green Cards in the U.S. One of the requirements for being able to sponsor your parents is being at least 21 years of age. Under the family preference category, qualifying individuals can petition to bring their parents to the U.S. …

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Prepare for the US Citizenship Test

The U.S. citizenship test and interview is an important part of the naturalization process. If you are a legal permanent resident and you wish to become a U.S. citizen, you can apply for naturalization. This is the process through which immigrants can become a U.S. citizen, provided they meet all the eligibility requirements for U.S. …

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Advance Parole

Advance parole is a travel permit issued to non-U.S. citizens who have pending applications for immigration benefits and who have applied to change their immigration status in the U.S. to travel abroad and reenter the U.S. Who needs an Advance Parole? Those seeking to travel outside the U.S. and reenter may need an advance parole …

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