Green Card Renewal Instructions Using Form I-90

If you have a green card that is about to expire or which has been lost, stolen, damaged, or made inaccurate, you will need to apply for green card renewal. When you renew a green card, the USCIS will send you a green card replacement with a new expiry date. This new green card will …

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US Green Card Eligibility

If you wish to live and work in the US, you will need to secure immigrant status, also known as permanent residence or a US green card. The green card is the only solution if you wish to live and work in the US, travel freely in and out of the US, and even enjoy …

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Immigration Forms for Marriage

If you have become engaged, congratulations! You likely have many things to plan for the big day. If either you or your fiancé or fiancée is an American citizen, however, you may need to plan for immigrant as well as a wedding. If one partner is a US citizen and one partner is not, there …

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What to do if your US Visa is Denied

In order to enter the US for a temporary period of time, you will need to secure a US visa that allows you to request entrance into the United States. When applying for immigrant visas, however, many would be visitors do not realize that under US law, visa applicants are considered to be immigrants until …

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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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What Happens if your US Green Card is Destroyed?

Permanent residents or green card holders of the US are required to carry their US green card with them at all times. A US green card provides proof of status and is a form of identification. Failure to carry a valid US green card can result in misdemeanor charges, although no penalties are usually laid. …

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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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California Dream Act in Motion

In California, Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the second half of what is known as the California Dream Act. Now that the second half of the act has become law, any qualified undocumented immigrant in the state can apply for financial aid and state-financed scholarships at state colleges and universities. The first half of the …

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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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