Signatory for Immigration Forms - Who Should Sign?

Who should be the signatory for immigration forms within a company? This is a question that many new corporate clients ask us, and it’s a great question! The USCIS policy manual instructs that benefit requests (immigration filings) filed by leg… Read More
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Six Bad Reasons Not to Apply for Naturalization

We love helping people apply for U.S. citizenship! But we often hear our clients give reasons not to apply for naturalization. Those reasons are often wrong! Here’s a list of common reasons we hear for not applying, and why those reasons may no… Read More
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USCIS Fee Changes - File Now!

File now to avoid the USCIS fee changes! In January 2023 we wrote about the proposed rule that would significantly increase USCIS filing fees. Emily also posted about the impending higher USCIS fees on her LinkedIn page a few weeks ago. The time has… Read More
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Vaccination Requirements for the Green Card!

What are the vaccination requirements for the green card? Filing for a U.S. green card can be a complex process with lots of moving parts, including one that may be unexpected: the medical exam. The medical exam is a formal step of the process to ens… Read More
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Stateside Visa Processing is Here!

Stateside visa processing is here! We are thrilled that the U.S. Department of State (DOS) is offering a pilot program that will allow qualified visa applicants to renew their visas here in the U.S., rather than having to travel overseas. While we ar… Read More
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H-1B or L-1 Visa to Marriage-Based Green Card: Five Things to Know

It’s not uncommon for a foreign national here in the U.S. on an H-1B visa, L-1 visa, or other temporary visa classification (F-1, E-2, J-1, etc.) to fall in love with a U.S. citizen or green card holder, get married, and apply for a marriage-ba… Read More
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Stateside Visa Renewal Program

The U.S. Department of State announced earlier this year that it would implement a stateside visa renewal pilot program. That means that they would allow certain foreign nationals to renew their visa here in the U.S., instead of having to travel outs… Read More
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EAD + Dependent Biometrics Updates!

USCIS has recently announced two EAD and dependent biometrics updates! First, certain EADs (employment authorization documents) will be valid for five years, instead of two years. This includes EADs based on adjustment of status filings. In other wor… Read More
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Navigating Layoffs and the USCIS 60-Day Grace Period

In today’s ever-changing job market, it is essential to be aware of the resources available when facing layoffs. Fortunately, USCIS regulations allow for a 60-day grace period following the termination of employment for certain nonimmigrant wor… Read More
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Reschedule Your Biometrics Appointment Online!

By Nikita St. Amour, Sumner Immigration Law Paralegal You can now reschedule your biometrics appointment online! USCIS recently launched a new self-service biometric services appointment rescheduling tool on my.uscis.gov. If you needed to reschedule… Read More
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