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Active Duty US Military, Double Proxy Marriage in Montana, and US Immigration

Active Duty Military often consider Proxy Marriage as a solution to marrying their spouse overseas. Being an Active Duty Service Member, foreign travel may be limited or prohibited. Similarly, a foreign national fiance may be unable to travel to the United States on a Tourist Visa or under ESTA/Visa Waiver. This Blog Post will discuss […]

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Why does USCIS ask for Debt Statements and Credit Reports?

Self sufficiency and financial stability are the main focus of USCIS’s I-944 Form and their $8100 Immigration Bond. When someone is self-sufficient, USCIS Officers are not likely to request the I-945 Immigration Bond. If it had to be broken down, the Credit Report states all of the Debts someone has, whereas the Debt Statements state […]

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I-551 Green Card with No Expiration Date

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The I-551 Green Card is the current version of the Lawful Permanent Resident Card. However, there is a lot of confusion on whether the “no expiration date” green cards are still valid. If the I551 was issued between 1977 and August 1989, the Green Card would have no expiration date, but is still a valid […]

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I-151 Green Card: Things to Know

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The former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), now the USCIS under the DHS, issued Form I-151 (Alien Registration Receipt Card), commonly called a “green card,” to aliens from July 1946 through 1978. On March 20, 1996, the I-151 Alien Registration Receipt Card became invalid by law. Holders of the I-151 card were recommended by INS […]

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DHS Annotated US Social Security Card versus an Unannotated US Social Security Card

Immigrants and many visa holders are able to apply and receive a US Social Security Card. This post will not cover eligibility requirements, but rather the difference between annotated and unannotated cards. The US Social is oftentimes “annotated” with the requirement of the person being presented the card as proof of US Social to confirm […]

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EB-1(a) Green Card: National Interest Waiver  

National Interest Waiver is another alternative for self-sponsored Green Card besides EB-1(a). It is a popular option for PhD students because some of the requirements of publication and citation numbers don’t seem as high as EB-1(a) Aliens with Extraordinary Ability. Basic Requirements: EB-2 and NIW requirements In order to qualify for an NIW petition, the […]

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US Consulate Immigrant Visa Instructions: Eastern Asia

Below is a list of US Consulates and Embassies across Eastern Asia that provide Immigrant Visas. The Instruction links should be the most up-to-date version of the Immigrant Interview instructions since they are webpages and the US Government has moved away from PDF Versions being the only form of Instruction, which has a high tendency […]

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