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Can a Person with a Criminal Record Still Apply for a Green Card?

Many people with criminal records assume that they are ineligible for a green card. However, this is not always the case. While certain convictions can make an applicant inadmissible, there may be options available, such as a waiver of inadmissibility. It is important to note that not all convictions can be excused and it is Read more about Can a Person with a Criminal Record Still Apply for a Green Card?[…]

What to Expect from the Marriage-Based Green Card Interview

If you are applying for a marriage based green card, you can expect to be called in for an interview with a USCIS officer. The purpose of this interview is to verify the information on your application and to confirm that your marriage is genuine. This can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it is important Read more about What to Expect from the Marriage-Based Green Card Interview[…]

The Purpose of Conditional Permanent Residency and How To Remove Conditional Status

Conditional permanent residency is required for a few different residency options. One of the most common is for a person who has just married a United States citizen, and now has conditional residence until the marriage is proven to be legitimate. What is Conditional Permanent Residency? A conditional permanent resident has received a lawful permanent Read more about The Purpose of Conditional Permanent Residency and How To Remove Conditional Status[…]

Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a VAWA Case

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 was a groundbreaking federal law that aimed to protect victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The act is renewed every five years to grow funding for programs and resources and assess the scope of coverage. The VAWA Act protects non-citizens, enabling spouses suffering from domestic abuse Read more about Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a VAWA Case[…]

US Citizenship: How to Prepare for Your Civics Test

The United States citizenship test, and the United States Civics Test portion, is a huge milestone on the path to a new life as an American citizen. However, the test can be intimidating for some. The Civics test is a big deal for those hoping to gain naturalization and citizenship in the United States. The Read more about US Citizenship: How to Prepare for Your Civics Test[…]

How to Replace Lost or Stolen Green Card or Naturalization Papers

Losing documents is something that can happen to anyone. That is why it is highly recommended to keep copies of all your important papers, forms, and documents, no matter what the context.  There are some things the digital age just has not caught up to yet, and your papers are one example. Anytime you file Read more about How to Replace Lost or Stolen Green Card or Naturalization Papers[…]

What You Should Know Before Filing a Waiver

“Inadmissible” is a hard thing to be called, no matter what the circumstance. When it appears on your application process for Lawful permanent residence, it can feel devastating. Let that feeling pass, you have options. Waivers for unlawful presence, smuggling, criminal offenses, and fraud are possible. First you have to determine your circumstance and eligibility, Read more about What You Should Know Before Filing a Waiver[…]