Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

FAQs: When Does My Time As a Permanent Resident Begin?
Mario A. Godoy

If you are not a U.S. citizen, your authorized period of residency in the United States must have an official starting date and ending date. Your time...

Gender-Neutral Passport Options Now Available
Mario A. Godoy

A new gender option is now available on passports for American citizens for Americans who identify as neither exclusively male nor female. Starting Ap...

Watch:  9 U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Mario A. Godoy

In order to become a U.S. citizen, all naturalization applicants must meet citizenship requirements. Foreigners who go through the naturalization proc...

What To Do If You Were Adopted from a Foreign Country and Your Are Not A Citizen
Mario A. Godoy

If you are an adult adoptee from a foreign country, you might already be a U.S. citizen. What happens if you are adopted from a foreign country and yo...

Who Can Avoid Taking the Civics Test on the Citizenship Exam?
Mario A. Godoy

Speaking English and understanding United States history are important requirements to become a U.S. citizen. There are three ways someone can become ...

Who Can Avoid Taking the English Test on the Citizenship Exam?
Mario A. Godoy

Speaking English is an important part of becoming a U.S. citizen. There are three ways someone can become a citizen of the United States: 1. Birth 2. ...

Webinar: Do I Qualify for US Citizenship?
Mario A. Godoy

Are you thinking about becoming a U.S. citizen? Citizenship has lots of benefits such as never needing to renew your green card again, the right to vo...

Can I Apply for Citizenship If I Have a Conviction?
Mario A. Godoy

Non-citizens who are charged or convicted of a crime have serious immigration consequences. Non-citizens – including Green Card holders – who ...

Education Visas That Lead To H-1B Visas for Global Talent
Mario A. Godoy

Today’s tech employers must be nimble and creative to meet the challenges of hiring global talent. The support of the Biden administration has ...

Are You Registered to Vote?
Mario A. Godoy

The right to vote is essential to being an American. September 28 is National Voter Registration Day. An important benefit of U.S. citizenship is the ...

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