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[…]

How to File a Self-Petition as a Victim of Domestic Violence

Cases of domestic violence in which one of the participants owes their residency to the abusive party are very hard to identify and rectify, for obvious reasons. Without recourse, victims usually do not address the issue and are forced to continue living in an abusive household until things escalate even further, or until they decide Read more about How to File a Self-Petition as a Victim of Domestic Violence[…]

How to Prepare for Your Naturalization Interview

You have followed all the rules. You have fulfilled your permanent residency requirements, filed form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and your paperwork has been received and is being processed by USCIS. Now, the only thing standing between you and your United States citizenship is your naturalization interview. The first thing to note is that the Read more about How to Prepare for Your Naturalization Interview[…]

Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces: Take Advantage of Parole in Place Rules

Parole in place is somewhat recent government policy that not many people know about. It was passed in 2013 by the Obama administration. In short, it is a special kind of status that allows the immediate undocumented family members of those serving in the United States armed forces the right to reside in the United Read more about Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces: Take Advantage of Parole in Place Rules[…]

U Visas for Victims of Specific Crimes: What You Need to Know

  In the year 2000, Congress put into action the U nonimmigrant visa with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. The legislation was designed to help law enforcement prosecute crimes, the victims of which would otherwise have been unwilling to speak up due to their illegal status and risk of Read more about U Visas for Victims of Specific Crimes: What You Need to Know[…]

The Top 3 Immigration Questions We Get, Answered

  In our daily business of helping people with their immigration issues, we answer a lot of questions. Some questions we get more than others—here are three of the questions that we hear most often, and our answers to them. Can my United States citizen child petition me if I am illegal in this country? Read more about The Top 3 Immigration Questions We Get, Answered[…]