Category: Adjustment of Status


Policy Update: USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office beginning to Waive Green Card Interview Requirements

In the Summer of 2022, USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office began Waiving some Green Card Interview Requirements as a way to reduce local processing time and the focus of local USCIS field officers. The local field office is likely to waive I-485 Adjustment of Status interviews where the following have occurred: The I-693 Sealed Immigration Medical […]

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Military-Related Question: What to do if my active-duty spouse is unable to attend my Green Card Interview?

For a Spousal Green Card Interview, there are two (2) important facts: (1) first, marriage is composed of two people and both are required to attend, and (2) the interview notice states BOTH spouses must attend. In the situation of an active-duty service member, USCIS has certain policies and everything depends on the situation. Deployment, […]

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Common J1 Teacher Questions: How to communicate with the J1 Sponsor? and what about the J1 Waiver?

This Post was created for J1 Teachers that have a lot of questions and concerns, but cannot find the answers they need online. Personally, as a Spouse of a previous J1 and an immigration attorney that generally assists J1s, the following Post might be extremely helpful for those J1s applying for a No Objection Statement […]

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Pakistan Civil Documents for US Immigration Purposes

This Blog Post will focus on Pakistan Documents that are required for US Immigration Purposes. The process to acquire such documents will also be explained as best as possible below. Please note: Our Law Firm does not assist in acquiring foreign civil documents, rather we provide this information to assist our clients in acquiring their documents, […]

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The J1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver – Form I-612: Brief Summary

The I-612 Exceptional Hardship Waiver is a process that could remove/waive the 2-year home residency requirement (aka subjection to Special Skills Lists 212(e)). However, in order to receive approval for this waiver, the “hardship” MUST be exceptional, it must be more than ordinary. Please Note: If the Foreign Country permits a No Objection Waiver, it […]

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Understanding Adjustment of Status Movements Around the Nation: Raleigh-Durham Processing

Many clients become confused or do not fully realize how a Green Card filing, like Adjustment of Status, is a national filing that experiences delays in office transfer. This post will ONLY focus on Eastern NC Jurisdiction, the Raleigh Durham USCIS Field Office. However, this travel around the nation is common among every USCIS Jurisdiction […]

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I-864: Self Employment and Business Ownership

Self-Employment and Business Ownership are most commonly one of the MOST difficult types of income to prove to USCIS. Why is that? Well, there are three reasons: First: USCIS Officers have generally never been (1) Business owners or (2) Tax experts. Second: Business and Self Employment do not generally get paid by the hour or […]

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Canadian Divorce Decree for US Immigration Purposes

The US Government accepts two versions of a Canadian Divorce Decree: Original / Court-Certified copy of the Final Divorce Decree from the Court where the divorce took place Form 36B: Certificate of Divorce (Example found here: http://ontariocourtforms.on.ca/static/media/uploads/courtforms/family/36b/flr-36b-e.pdf) A good practice is to acquire and provide BOTH versions of the Divorce Decree, as the Certified Court […]

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The I-864 (I-485) Request for Evidence (RFE): What to do when you receive it

The I-864 Affidavit of Support is a required document for most Adjustment of Status Filings, especially family-based filings such as a filing for an Immigrant Spouse, Child, or Parent. The I-864 assesses the Financial Capabilities of the Petitioner, and determines Sponsorship Eligibility. Now, if you are receiving the RFE or Request for Evidence for the […]

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