Drivers Licenses and Social Security Numbers for Illegal Immigrants

The subject of undocumented immigrants or illegal immigrants is a very complex one in the US. It is estimated that there are millions of illegal immigrants in the US. Many lead normal lives – working, driving, and taking part in the local economy. This leads many to wonder: how can an undocumented worker or immigrant …

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The Freedom of Information Act Lets You Request your Immigration

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows you to access documents which are not easily accessible. Often, these documents contain public information or information about you specifically. For example, you can use to the FOIA to file a Freedom of Information Act request in order to view your immigration file. There are many reasons why …

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Immigration Fees – An Overview

Congress determined that about 99% of the USCIS budget should come from fees, rather than from US taxpayers. This system helps ensure that taxpayers do not have to pay for these costs. Immigration fees vary widely, based on application: – Change of Address (AR-11): $0 – Alien’s Change of Address Card (AR-11 SR): $0 – …

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Form EOIR-29 Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeal

Usually, a local USCIS Regional Service Center or local USCIS director will adjudicate visa petitions. Once a decision has been reached to a revalidate a visa petition, revoke a visa petition approval, or once another decision has been reached, the petitioner will generally be contacted by the District Director or Regional Service Center Director. The …

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Understanding U.S. Embassies and Consulates

A United States embassy or United States consulate is an entity located in a foreign country. It is basically a small piece of US soil in a foreign country. There are many reasons why you will want to learn where the nearest US embassy or US consulate is when you travel or live abroad: 1) …

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Learn How US Dual Citizenship Works

Dual citizenship is a way of getting your US citizenship while maintaining all the responsibilities and privileges of your current citizenship. In essence, dual citizenship allows you to be a citizen of two countries. Although the United States government allows dual citizenship, however, not all countries permit US dual citizenship. You need to make certain …

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Apply for Your Birth Certificate Replacement Online

US Birth Certificates are issued to individuals born in the U.S. and to those who are born abroad to a U.S. parent. A birth certificate, sometimes known as a birth license, can be used to prove your US citizenship, since all children born abroad to US parents and all children born in the US qualify …

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Alien Registration Card Update

An Alien Registration Card is an important document. Also known as an immigrant visa, permanent visa, permanent resident visa, permanent resident card, or Form I-551,it allows you to remain in the US legally and identifies your status in the US. There are many situations in which your Alien Registration Card can be vital. For example, …

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File an Affidavit of Support for Your Family

When a family sponsors or supports an immigrant’s application to live in the US, one of the concerns of the US and the government is that the immigrant not be a burden on the US taxpayer or on the welfare system. To this end, the immigrant’s family need to prove that there are enough resources …

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Latest Changes At the USCIS

The USCIS has changed the locations where some forms need to be filed. In an effort to provide faster service and streamline operations, the USCIS has announced some changes in the way that specific forms are handled: 1) Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur) after August 3, 2010, will need to be filed at …

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