Category: Adjustment of Status


USCIS Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Interview in 2021: Tips and Tricks

[Leer Post en Espanol]     [Ler Post em Português] Congratulations on making it to the USCIS Green Card Interview! It could have been a long or short process, that tested your patience and tested your relationship. This Post will cover the many topics or questions people may have regarding the Interview. Our Law Firm primarily handled USCIS […]

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Joint Bona Fide Documents: How to Start meeting the USCIS I-130 Evidence Requirement for a Marriage

[Leer Post en Espanol]     [Ler Post em Português] The I-130 Petition of Alien Relative is a “Relationship Verifying Process” that creates a high level of “document requirements” for marriage-based filings. The younger the relationship/marriage, the less evidence generally exists. This blog post will discuss how to start preparations before filing an I-130 (or if an I-130 […]

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I-864 Asset Calculations

The I-864 Form (Affidavit of Support) allows the US Government to assess someone’s financial capability to support a sponsored person, whether they are a spouse, parent, child, sibling, and even friend. The I-864 primarily assesses two areas of someone’s financials: Annual Income, derived from Paystubs / Pay Checks Adjusted Gross Income taken from the most […]

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A letter to your marriage-based I-485 USCIS interviewing officer

[Leer Post en Espanol]     [Ler Post em Português] In this post, we will discuss what are the needed components for a letter to be made specifically for a US CIS marriage-based interviewing officer.  At the time of the interview, you have already run the gauntlet. You have patiently waited, submitted countless documents, and have been studious […]

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Elephant in the Room: Unauthorized Employment

What is unauthorized employment? According to the USCIS Policy Manual, unauthorized employment is any labor or service performed for an employer within the U.S. by a foreign national who is not authorized to accept employment. This could include working beyond the authorized period or scope of one’s employment authorization or violating one’s visa requirements.  Here […]

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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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Employment Authorization Renewal Issues

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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