Category: Parole in Place (PIP)


Why does USCIS ask for Debt Statements and Credit Reports?

Self sufficiency and financial stability are the main focus of USCIS’s I-944 Form and their $8100 Immigration Bond. When someone is self-sufficient, USCIS Officers are not likely to request the I-945 Immigration Bond. If it had to be broken down, the Credit Report states all of the Debts someone has, whereas the Debt Statements state […]

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DHS Annotated US Social Security Card versus an Unannotated US Social Security Card

Immigrants and many visa holders are able to apply and receive a US Social Security Card. This post will not cover eligibility requirements, but rather the difference between annotated and unannotated cards. The US Social is oftentimes “annotated” with the requirement of the person being presented the card as proof of US Social to confirm […]

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Foreign Document Translation: Our Recommendation

Our Office Recommends using one of the following Translation Services: For Civilians, Veterans, and Fiance Filings: www.rev.com For foreign documents of an Active-duty Service Members and their Dependants: www.militaryonesource.mil   If you need a scan of your foreign document and the original was provided to our office staff, you can ask for the scan in […]

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DEERS Office and the need for Apostille / Legalized Foreign Documents

If your spouse or child is a foreign national, the foreign documents required to receive a military ID must be translated to English with a Notarized Certificate to be accepted. The Notarized Certificate is called an Apostille or Legalization (terminology depends on the Foreign Government / Consular Service). WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED AT THE DEERS […]

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When Should I Get the I-693 Immigration Medical?

Timing is always important when considering the Immigration Medical. The I-693 has a shelf life of 60 days prior to submission to USCIS. If the Green Card Filing is not being submitted within 60 days, then the medical is not needed at this time. In our office, there are four types of common filings that […]

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When Do I Receive The Employment Authorization Card through the Pending I-485 Green Card Application?

The Employment Authorization Card, also known as the EAD Card (or as the Red Card or a “Plan B” while the Green Card filing is processing), is created from the I-765 Filing. It is free through a pending I-485 Green Card Application. The Classification code through a Pending I-485 is (C)(9). There are many questions […]

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INA 319(b) Naturalization Option: Spouses of U.S. Citizens Employed or Stationed Abroad

Under INA 319(b), Spouses of U.S. Citizens who are Employed or Stationed Abroad can be provided a new option for Naturalization. Normally, Spouses must hold their Green Card for a minimum of three years before being eligible to Naturalize through Marriage. Under INA 319(b), Spouses otherwise eligible for the 3-year Naturalization, could be exempt from […]

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Can US Military IDs be copied for USCIS, NVC,and DOS Immigration Purposes?  

The applicable statute is: Title 18, U.S. Code Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701, which states: Whoever manufactures, sells or possesses any badge, identification card or other insignia of the design prescribed by the head of any department or agency of the United States for use by any officer or employee thereof, or any colorable […]

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Como verifico o tempo de processamento do USCIS

As perguntas mais comuns que um escritório de advocacia de imigração recebe são: Quanto tempo levará meu caso de imigração? Por que o USCIS levou mais de meio ano no meu caso? Por que o status on-line não foi atualizado nos últimos meses, eles não estão processando o meu caso? Como posso descobrir quanto tempo […]

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