Category: Consular Processing


Electronic I-130: A New E-filing Option

[Leer Post en Espanol]     [Ler Post em Português] On October 30, 2019, USCIS released the e-filing option to the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative. This filing update is one of many updates that occurred in 2019. However, this option to file online will ideally benefit members of the armed forces stationed abroad, government workers […]

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¿Cómo verifico los tiempos de procesamiento de USCIS?

Las preguntas más comunes que recibe un bufete de abogados de inmigración son: ¿Cuánto tiempo durará mi caso de inmigración? ¿Por qué el USCIS ha tomado más de medio año en mi caso? ¿Por qué no se ha actualizado el estado del caso en línea en los últimos meses? ¿No están procesando mi caso? ¿Cómo […]

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Public Charge Bond and Form I-945

[Leer Post en Espanol]     [Ler Post em Português] Amongst all of the changes surrounding the new Final “Public Charge” Rule, implementation of a severe immigration tool has been created: an $8100 Public Charge Bond. This article will be aimed to answer the following basic questions: What is a Public Charge Bond? How much does […]

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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?

[Leer Publicación en español]   [Ler Post em Português] 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 […]

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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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