Immigration Posts


Do You Qualify for an Employment Authorization Document?

Posted: March, 2011 in Employment-Based, Immigration

To be eligible for employment while a green card is pending, you need an employment authorization document.

What requirements do you need to meet to obtain an employment authorization document?

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When Do You Need an Advance Parole Document?

Posted: March, 2011 in Immigration, Maintaining Status

Once you are in the United States and you file an application for a green card, it’s not advisable to leave the country — unless you have an advance parole document.

The advance parole document lets you make short international trips while your USCIS petitions are pending.

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Top 10 Reasons to Consider Becoming a US Citizen

Posted: March, 2011 in Citizenship, Immigration

Once you have a US green card, it can be continually renewed — becoming a US citizen is never required.

However, becoming a US citizen can offer lawful permanent residents many advantages. Check out these 10 reasons why it may be the right choice for you!

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How to Prepare for a USCIS Biometrics Appointment

Posted: February, 2011 in Adjusting Status, Immigration

If you’re going through the green card or naturalization process, US Citizenship and Immigration Services will require you to attend a biometrics appointment.

But what are biometrics, and why does USCIS need them? How do you get ready for a biometrics appointment?

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How to Renew Your Green Card Online

Posted: January, 2011 in Immigration, Maintaining Status

If your green card is set to expire, don’t worry — US Citizenship and Immigration Services now allows US permanent residents to renew their green cards online!

There are several benefits to filing online, and the process is fairly simple — if you qualify for it.

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Green Card Holders: Beware of Travel Restrictions

Posted: January, 2011 in Immigration, Maintaining Status

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has regulations governing how long green card holders can travel outside the US — and these rules have become stricter.

What are the penalties for spending too much time outside of the US?

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What Document Translations Do You Need for an Immigration Case?

Posted: January, 2011 in Adjusting Status, Immigration, Legal Translation

Having a job isn’t the only requirement for receiving an employment-based green card. USCIS also requires the translation of personal documents.

USCIS requires English copies of documents before processing an application can begin.

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7 Frequently Asked Questions About Jury Duty

Posted: January, 2011 in Immigration

If you’ve received a jury duty summons, chances are you have at least a few questions about it — or maybe just one: “How do I get out of this?”

Serving on a jury is a right and a privilege for a US citizen. But it can also be a confusing process.

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How Immigration Background Checks Work

Posted: January, 2011 in Adjusting Status, Immigration

Background checks have always been a part of the immigration process, but since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America has paid more attention to people crossing the borders.

A background check is an important part of the immigration process that every potential US immigrant must go through.

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What Is Section 245(i) of the Immigration & Nationality Act?

Posted: January, 2011 in Adjusting Status, Immigration

Many immigrants who would have been forced to leave the United States were allowed to stay under Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

How does Section 245(i) work, and does it still apply to immigrants in the United States today?

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