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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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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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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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Employment Based Interfiling: New USCIS Guidelines to Transfer Underlying Basis

by Brianne Donovan, Immigration Attorney On Friday, January 21, 2022, USCIS released new guidance for requesting a “Transfer of Underlying Basis.” More commonly, this is known as an “Interfiling Request.” What is an interfiling request? An in… 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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Traveling as a Green Card Holder in Times of Covid: Part 1

Traveling overseas for an extended period of time when you have a green card (permanent residence card) has always been tricky. However, it has become even trickier during the Covid pandemic. We’re publishing a series of blog posts about travel… Read More
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When to begin PERM labor certification recruitment - Wait or Do It Now?

One of the key elements of a successful PERM labor certification process is timing. There are many deadlines and timelines to track within the PERM process, and timing can make or break a PERM labor certification case. One of the strategic decisions… Read More
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