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CBP Eliminates Entry Stamps

CBP has recently announced that the agency will no longer issue entry stamps when a foreign national enters the US. They have made this change to further streamline the entrance process. The entry stamp is a stamp that a CBP officer stamps in a forei… Read More
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Green Card Automatic Extensions are Now 24 Months! 

Effective September 26, 2022, USCIS increased the green card automatic extension period for certain renewal applicants. The Permanent Resident card was previously auto-extended by 12 months, and USCIS has increased the timeline to account for long US… Read More
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USCIS Processing Delays - How to Deal

USCIS processing delays are at an all-time high and there’s little sign that things will get better anytime soon. It can be very frustrating, but there are ways to deal with the delay. File early and have realistic expectations. As always, it&#… Read More
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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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