Category: Adjustment of Status


Can you send Unsolicited Evidence to a USCIS Immigration Filing, like the I-130, I-129F, I-485, and I-751?

Immigration can be confusing, and many people realize that they may have forgotten to send something or many things to USCIS with their filing. Now, the question for this post can also be titled: Do I need to wait for an RFE to send in documents? Can I send additional documents to USCIS without an […]

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Can my Military-Dependent Spouse get a Green Card and then US Citizenship?

In order to acquire US Citizenship, an Immigrant Spouse would need to acquire Lawful Permanent Residence. Common filing situations could be as follows: 3-Year Marriage-based Naturalization 5-Year General-based Naturalization INA 319(b) Naturalization Option: Spouses of U.S. Citizens Employed or Stationed Abroad So, yes, it is possible to go from Green Card Holder to US Citizen. […]

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What You Need to Know if You are Selected for Diversity Visa Lottery

You are in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa. You submitted your application for Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery at www.dvlottery.state.gov in last November and logged into the website to use the Entrance Status Track in May again for the result. You saw that you were selected for DV 2021! Congratulations! Later in June, you […]

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Renewal of Employment Authorization

Being admitted to the United States does not mean that you are permitted to work legally in the country. In fact, many nonimmigrant visa holders are not permitted to work at all, such as a B-2 visitor’s visa or people entered under visa waiver programs (VWP). Other employment-based nonimmigrant visas, such as H-1B, L-1, O, […]

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Brazilian Birth Certificate for US Immigration Purposes

Brazilian Birth Certificates vary in form depending on the state where it was issued and can be found at the Civil Registry (Cartório de Registro Civil das Pessoas Naturais) of the Brazilian State of Birth. However, there are two (2) versions that are acceptable for US Immigration: standard version and unabridged version. The extended versions […]

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US Immigration Requirements: Colombia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Police Certificates

The US Immigration Process is very strict when it comes to documentary requirements. The National Visa Center (NVC) is the leading guidance regardless if you are applying for a Green Card in the United States through the Adjustment of Status process, at the US Embassy in Bogata, or at any other US Embassy/Consulate around the […]

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Bona Fide Marriage Evidence: How many Photos does USCIS want with an I-130 Filing?

Bona Fide Marriage Evidence means: documentation or proof that a marriage is true, loving, and real, and not solely for the purposes of acquiring a Green Card. For purposes of the I-130 marriage-based filing, our office has the following formula/criteria to determine the ideal amount of photos: If you are under the age of 30: […]

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Using DACA Advanced Parole to help Adjust Status (I-130/I-485) versus Consular Process

In the recent Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California (Jun. 18, 2020), the US Supreme Court partly rescinded the Trump Administration cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). However, the common question, can DACA Holders use an Advanced Parole Entry (I-94) issued through the DACA in a subsequent Adjustment […]

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Mga Tips at Tricks sa Pakikipanayam Para sa Pagsasaayos ng Katayuan Base sa Isang Kasal (Taong 2020) ng USCIS

[Read this Post in English] Congratulations po sa inyo dahil nakaskedyul ka na para sa USCIS Green Card Interview. Maaring ito ay mahaba o maikling proseso na sumubok sa pasensya at sa relasyon ninyo. Ang Green Card na panayam, kung batay sa kasal, ay nakatuon sa bisa at lakas ng kasal. Ang mga dokumento na […]

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