Category: Consular Processing


I-944: What is it and How it affects Green Card Filings

Effective October 15, 2019, USCIS will require a more enhanced way to screen the financial stability of the Petitioner and of the Beneficiary of a Green Card, Adjustment of Status Filing. This change arises from the August 14, 2019 publication of the Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility. USCIS will release and mandatorily […]

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No Objection Statement (NOS): Philippine J-1 Holder Waiver Breakdown

The No Objection Statement (NOS) Process for Philippine J-1 Holders is a lengthy process and can be confusing to most. A J-1 Exchange Visitor is a special type of visa that may have special conditions placed on the US Visa. The Special Condition is commonly called: (1) the two (2) year home residency requirement, or […]

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What does a USCIS Receipt Number (MSC, LIN, SRC, EAC, WAC, IOE) Mean?

A USCIS Receipt Number is very similar to tracking a package on Amazon. The Receipt Number, better called a tracking number, allows a recipient to track a filing online, over the phone, or in person at an INFOPASS. Now, let’s dive deeper!!! The Receipt Number can be broken into four parts. See the diagram below: […]

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Immigration’s 90 Day Rule: A new change making harsher consequences

In September 2017, the Department of State redefined their policy in finding “Visa Fraud” and “Immigrant Intent.” The 30/60 Day Rule (also known as the 30/60/90 Day Rule) has been superseded by the 90 Day Rule. 9 FAM 302.9-4 reviews Inconsistent Conduct Within 90 Days of Entry: If an alien violates or engages in conduct inconsistent […]

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Permanent Bar for Two or More Illegal Entries – INA 212(a)(9)(C)(i)

The problem with multiple EWI or Entry Without Inspection is the automatic permanent bar to (1) U.S. citizenship, (2) Any U.S. Visa, and (3) Receiving Lawful Permanent Residence or a Green Card. There is no immediate waiver. This post will pose common questions and helpful examples. How is the Permanent Bar applied? If someone (1) entered […]

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The I-864 Explained: Affidavit of Support

The I-864, also known as the affidavit of support, is a “4-Part” form in the Green Card Process, whether Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing. The I-864 concerns the financial state of the sponsor. This form should be easy, except it requires numerous supporting documents and the Sponsor has to determine which “affidavit of support” […]

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