Evidence of a Bona Fide Marriage

When you’re filing a marriage-based immigration petition with USCIS, or applying for a marriage-based visa with the U.S. Department of State, you must include sufficient evidence of a bona fide marriage. That means you must include sufficient e… Read More
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When to Start the Employment-Based Green Card Process

When should we start the employment-based green card process for our employees? This is a question we frequently answer for our corporate clients who are looking to recruit and retain foreign nationals who are in the U.S. on a temporary visa classifi… Read More
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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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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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Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Let’s take a look at the citizenship requirement for continuous residence and physical presence in the United States.

While there are many eligibility requirements to become a U.S. citizen as noted in the Immigration and Nationality Act, to apply for citizenship, which is also referred to as naturalization, key requirements are that you are over the age of 18, have… 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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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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Five Tips for a Successful PERM Labor Certification

The PERM labor certification is the first of three major steps in the employment-based green card process. The way that the PERM labor certification is prepared and drafted sets the stage for the rest of the process. The way this application is draft… 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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