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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USCIS Expands myProgress to I-821 and I-485

USCIS expands myProgress to I-821 and I-485! Did you know you can check the status of your pending USCIS case on myProgress, and it will give you personalized estimates of wait time for major milestones and actions on your case? You must first create… Read More
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Five Tips for Your Marriage-Based Green Card Filing

Getting married is a life-changing experience. Moving to a new country (or deciding to stay permanently) is also life-changing. Add those two together, and you’re in for an exciting but challenging ride! Read on for five tips for your marriage-… 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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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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USCIS Proposed Fee Increase!

New year, new USCIS fees! USCIS has recently announced proposed changes to their filing fee schedule. Why Is USCIS Increasing Filing Fees? USCIS claims that they must increase filing fees to keep up with operational costs to timely process cases. If… 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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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 U.S. on AP? Travel in the Covid age can always be challenging, but if you are a foreign na… 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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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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