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FAQs on Medical Exams for Immigration

By Nikita St. Amour Filing for US immigration can be a complex process. There are many moving parts to an immigration application, and one of those parts may seem unexpected: the medical exam. The information below addresses many FAQs we’ve rec… Read More
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I’m on an H-1B Visa, When Should I Start the Green Card Process?

By Brianne Donovan, Immigration Attorney You’re on an H-1B visa – congratulations! We understand how difficult and complex the U.S. immigration process can be. Having an H-1B visa provides a sense of security for three years initially and can be… Read More
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Travel on AP (Advance Parole)

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes lots of travel to see family and friends! Do you plan to travel and re-enter the US on AP? Travel in the Covid age can always be challenging, but if you are a foreign nati… Read More
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I-751 Interviews Waived?

USCIS has recently updated their Policy Manual to clarify the factors that they will consider to waive the interview for the I-751. The I-751 is the form that a couple (or individual) files to remove the conditions of their green card. If you have fi… Read More
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Uniting for Ukraine Program

USCIS has just implemented the Uniting for Ukraine program. This is part of President Biden’s initiative for the US to welcome Ukrainian citizens fleeing their homeland due to the Russian invasion. This program allows qualifying Ukrainian citiz… Read More
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No More Combo Card? The De-Coupling of APs & EADs!

USCIS has recently confirmed that they are intentionally separating the processing of the AP (advance parole) and EAD (employment authorization document). When a foreign national files the adjustment of status application (I-485, also known as a gree… Read More
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Big Changes for Covid-Related Travel Requirements!

President Biden has recently issued a new Presidential Proclamation that rescinds geographic Covid travel bans. Instead, beginning November 8th 2021, there will be Covid vaccination requirements for international air travelers to the US. The new Proc… Read More
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No More Covid Travel Bans? Changes are Coming!

By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law On September 20, 2021, the Biden Administration announced a change in international travel restrictions previously put in place at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The current travel restrictions r… Read More
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What is a certified copy of a birth certificate or other document?

USCIS and the US Department of State often require original documents or certified copies of certain documents for immigration processing. The specific documents you need depend on what you are applying for and where. Many clients ask what it means t… Read More
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Keep your identification current!

If you are a foreign national in the United States, keep your identification documents current! It may be okay for your visa to expire (depending on your situation), but make sure you have a valid passport and/or other valid government ID with your p… Read More
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