As a U.S. citizen, your “Immediate Relatives” and certain other relatives may obtain a green card. For immigration purposes, the term “Immediate Relative” means only the following people: your spouse, your unmarried son or daughter under 21 years of age, and your parents if you are 21 years of age or older.
When you apply for a marriage green card, you must prove that you and your spouse have a “bona fide” marriage. you must provide USCIS with as much evidence as possible that you and your spouse have a genuine marital relationship. You also must participate in an interview and answer questions regarding your relationship.
USCIS recently announced that applicants filing for lawful permanent resident status may now apply for a Social Security Number as part of the adjustment of status application process.
If you timely filed Form I-751 to apply for a 10-year green card, your resident status will automatically be extended for 24 months after your 2-year green card’s expiration date. You will receive a letter from USCIS confirming that your status is extended by 24 months. You can use your expired green card and the USCIS receipt letter to prove you are allowed to work in the U.S. and travel outside the U.S. for up to 24 months after your green card expires.
USCIS recently announced a new policy regarding applications for change of status to F-1 status. The new policy eliminates the need for a person who has applied for a change of status to F-1 status to continuously apply to extend his or her nonimmigrant status while the application is pending.
Pursuant to the “Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act,” U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are convicted of certain crimes against minors are barred from applying for green cards for their relatives.
The fact that you have divorced your petitioning spouse will definitely make your green card application more difficult, but not impossible. You will need to provide as much evidence as possible to prove you had a bona fide marital relationship with your ex-spouse.
Yes, you should write a letter in support of your marriage green card application. To prove that your marriage is bona fide, you should provide as much evidence to USCIS as possible demonstrating that you and your spouse have a genuine marital relationship.
A recent statement by the Biden-Harris Administration outlines future steps federal agencies will or should take in the coming years to implement President Biden’s immigration plan. Although some of these steps can be implemented immediately, others will require approval by Congress.
If you are a permanent resident (green card holder) and your green card has expired or has been lost while you are outside the U.S., you must submit Form I-131A to obtain a travel document.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), introduced H.R. 4681, also called the “Let Immigrants Kickstart Employment (LIKE) Act.” The bill encourages immigrants to establish and develop startup companies in the U.S. to spur economic growth, create jobs for Americans, and enhance the country’s competitive advantage.
Consular processing is the process by which the relative of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) obtains an immigrant visa to travel to the U.S. and receive a green card.
If you submit an older version of a form, USCIS will reject your application. If USCIS has rejected your application, you will need to complete the correct form and resubmit the signed form, the filing fee, and any required evidence.
If you obtained your green card through marriage and you are not a citizen, you must wait five years from the date of the issuance of your green card to apply for your spouse, unless certain exceptions apply.
USCIS will not automatically send you a new C09P EAD. You must apply to renew your C09P EAD. There is no USCIS filing fee to renew your C09P EAD, but it takes USCIS several months to process your application.
No, a permanent resident cannot apply for a K-1 fiancé visa. Only a U.S. citizen can apply for a K-1 fiancé visa. A permanent resident can apply for a spouse to receive an immigrant visa but cannot apply for a fiancé.