I’m a U.S. citizen, which of my relatives can obtain a green card?

I’m a U.S. citizen, which of my relatives can obtain a green card?

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.

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5 reasons USCIS might doubt the validity of your marriage

5 reasons USCIS might doubt the validity of your marriage

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. 

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My 2-year conditional green card has expired, and I am still waiting for my 10-year green card. Can I still work legally in the U.S.?

My 2-year conditional green card has expired, and I am still waiting for my 10-year green card. Can I still work legally in the U.S.?

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. 

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USCIS announces update to F-1 change of status policy

USCIS announces update to F-1 change of status policy

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. 

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President Biden Proposes Changes to Immigration System

President Biden Proposes Changes to Immigration System

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.

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LIKE Act Would Create New Visa Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

LIKE Act Would Create New Visa Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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.

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Will My C09P EAD renew automatically?

Will My C09P EAD renew automatically?

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.

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Can a Permanent Resident Apply for a K-1 Visa for a Fiancé?

Can a Permanent Resident Apply for a K-1 Visa for a Fiancé?

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.

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