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Navigating the Adjustment of Status application process to receive a green card can feel overwhelming. One crucial but often overlooked form is Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination & Vaccination Record. Filing this form alongside your Form I-485, Application to...
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Many individuals receive a conditional green card, often based on marriage. You cannot renew a conditional green card and will lose your permanent resident status if you fail to seek a full green card. Failing to take action can lead...
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has finalized a new rule impacting several key areas for immigration and naturalization applicants and petitioners. The new fees, forms and premium processing are effective April 1, 2024. In their new rule published January...
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The Biden administration is reviewing a plan to raise visa application fees for the first time since 2016. The proposal, which has drawn thousands of public comments, could see a 40% increase across the board, with most of the additional...
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Getting married in the U.S. on a tourist visa is not illegal or subject to penalties. The problem arises in these three situations.  First, you and your fiance entered the U.S. with the intent of getting married and then not...
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During COVID with international travel severely restricted, online marriages became more common. And long-distance relationships, arranged marriages and U.S. military assignments abroad continue the need for couples to marry online when they cannot be together to marry in person. In...
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced increases to its premium processing fees to account for inflation. Starting February 26, 2024, it will cost a bit more to expedite certain immigration applications. Premium processing allows immigration applicants to have their...
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Have you considered a New Year Resolution that could truly transform your life and future? 2024 might be the year you finally achieve U.S. citizenship, opening doors to a world of possibilities. Becoming a U.S. citizen is more than just...
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Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers play a crucial role in protecting our nation's borders and ensuring the safety of its citizens. At U.S. Customs, officers typically ask about the purpose of your visit, your stay duration, who you'll be...
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President Biden, Illinois and Chicago officials are launching a new program to help migrants get work permits faster. The Resurrection Project for asylum seekers provides immigration legal services to keep Illinois immigrant families together, and help newcomers in the U.S....
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