Month: October 2011

USCIS Changes in Processing Naturalization and Citizenship Applications

Applying for naturalization or citizenship is a huge step for most immigrants. Applying for citizenship means that you are ready to take on all the rights and privileges of US citizenship, including the right and responsibility of voting. Traditionally, the process of applying for citizenship can take several months or up to one year. Recently, …

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Things to know about Passing the Naturalization Test

Once an immigrant has applied for naturalization and has had their application accepted, the applicant will need to pass a naturalization test in order to be allowed to attend a naturalized nation ceremony in order to become a US citizen. For many immigrants, the naturalization test and interview are a nerve-wracking experience. However, there is …

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Understanding the Labor Certification Application

Permanent labor certification is an authorization that is issued by the Department of Labor (DOL). The authorization allows employers to hire non-US workers to work in the US on a permanent basis. The employer must first submit labor certification applications and get those applications approved before sponsoring an immigrant worker for a green card. The …

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Maintaining your Immigration Status as Student while in U.S.

The U.S. has some of the world’s top colleges and universities, so it is not surprising that each year thousands of people come to the U.S. to study. Student visas are available to help immigrants live and study in the U.S. However, it is important for student visa holders to realize that it is very …

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US Permanent Resident Sponsor Family Member Facts

Securing a green card through family member sponsorship is one of the most popular routes to US permanent residency. There are two categories of family based green card applications. The first is application through immediate relatives. The second is through family preference categories. Securing a green card through family members who are immediate family is …

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