Applying for a U.S. Green Card for Your Parents

Applying for a U.S. green card for your parents can be a great way for them to join your family in the U.S. long-term. This can allow them to spend time with family, and can allow the family to take care of them in their later years. Here are some th… 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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Visa Application Fees Are Increasing

The summer travel season is upon us. If you are a foreign national planning to obtain a temporary visa to the U.S., keep in mind that the U.S. Department of State visa application fees are increasing as of June 17th, 2023! The application fee for the… Read More
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My Immigrant Visa Validity Is Shortened!

By Nikita St. Amour, Immigration Paralegal Congratulations, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for–your immigrant visa has been approved! But wait, the immigrant visa validity is less than six months?! What gives? Per the U.S. Depa… Read More
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FAQs on Medical Exams for Immigration

By Nikita St. Amour Filing for U.S. 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 r… 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 U.S.. The new Pr… Read More
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What is a certified copy of a birth certificate or other document?

USCIS and the U.S. 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… Read More
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Do You Really Need My Birth Certificate for the Green Card Application?

When a foreign national is applying for permanent residence in the US, whether through consular processing or through adjustment of status in the US, a copy (and original) of the foreign national’s birth certificate is generally required. We list t… Read More
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Social Media & Immigration: Harmful or Helpful?

In the aftermath of the San Bernardino shooting a few months ago, amid questions surrounding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) visa screening process, a number of news sources published articles discussing DHS’ “secret” policy prohi… Read More
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H-1B Stamping - Required Documents

(Updated October 2023) The holiday travel season is coming up soon, and that means travel, and for many foreign nationals, it means arranging for H-1B stamping! Foreign nationals here on a nonimmigrant visa such as H-1B must also make sure their visa… Read More
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