Permanent Residents: Is Your Green Card Expired?

Many permanent residents cannot wait to trade in their green card for full United States citizenship. Usually, after permanent residence of three (if married to a U.S. Citizen) or five years in the United States, the permanent resident is eligible to file the paperwork for his or her citizenship. But, for a variety of reasons, Read more about Permanent Residents: Is Your Green Card Expired?[…]

Immigration Inadmissibility, Waivers, and Your Odds of Success

If you are inadmissible to the United States and are seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain nonimmigrant statuses or certain other immigration benefits, your only chance is to file for a waiver. The waiver is Form I-601, and is only applicable for certain grounds of inadmissibility. First, here is a review of some Read more about Immigration Inadmissibility, Waivers, and Your Odds of Success[…]

Low Income? Getting Around the “Public Charge” Designation when Applying for a Green Card

If you have been following the news, you may have heard the term “public charge” in reference to keeping immigrants from obtaining permanent resident status. The Trump administration is supposedly considering new rules that will make it harder for an immigrant to get a green card if they have ever used a range of popular Read more about Low Income? Getting Around the “Public Charge” Designation when Applying for a Green Card[…]

Stolen or Lost Immigration Documents: What to Do Next

For legal permanent residents, the green card is likely to be the most precious document they have in their possession. Nonetheless, life happens, and it is possible that a green card may be lost or stolen. This post will go over some of the basics on what a person should do if his or her Read more about Stolen or Lost Immigration Documents: What to Do Next[…]

How Long Does the Green Card Petitioning Process Actually Take?

When you finally qualify to apply for a green card, you will probably be counting down the days until you hear back and can finally receive that much-desired document. Which is why one of the most frequent questions we get is, “How long does the green card application process take?!” As you can probably guess, Read more about How Long Does the Green Card Petitioning Process Actually Take?[…]

What to Do When The Child of a U.S. Citizen is Born Abroad

Whether you are just traveling for fun or working abroad, when you or your partner is pregnant and a United States Citizen, the possibility exists that your baby will be born abroad. If you end up in this situation, prompt filing of paperwork is essential to avoid any long term issues with the baby’s citizenship. Read more about What to Do When The Child of a U.S. Citizen is Born Abroad[…]

Three Things You Should Expect from Your Immigration Attorney

Three Things You Should Expect from Your Immigration Attorney

  There are a lot of immigration attorneys out there. How do you know which one to choose? Recommendations of family and friends are always a good way to start. In general, though, here are three attributes that separate great immigration attorneys from the rest. Look for these, and you’ll have a great attorney at Read more about Three Things You Should Expect from Your Immigration Attorney[…]

So You’ve Previously Overstayed Your Visa: Here Are Your Options

If you are ever in the United States on a temporary visa, such as a student, worker, or tourist visa, it is very important for you to follow the time limits on that visa. Why? Because your compliance with the term of your visa can affect your ability to obtain an immigration benefit in the Read more about So You’ve Previously Overstayed Your Visa: Here Are Your Options[…]

Three Most Common Reasons Permanent Residency is Denied

For those applying for permanent residency to the United States, all their hopes and dreams for the future in this country are tied up in their application. That is why it is so hard when the application comes back as denied. In this post, we want to discuss the top three reasons why permanent residency Read more about Three Most Common Reasons Permanent Residency is Denied[…]