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  • How to Update Your Personal Information With USCIS

    How to Update Your Personal Information With USCIS

    Changing Personal Information With USCIS If there are changes to your personal information that you need to update with USCIS such as your name and/or gender you have two potential options. If you have been scheduled for an interview at a USCIS Field Office, you can update your information at that interview. Otherwise, you can…

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  • Emergencies or Unforeseen Circumstances

    Unforeseen circumstances, such as natural catastrophes (hurricanes, wildfires, severe weather, etc.), national emergencies (public health emergencies), severe illness, or conflicts abroad, can sometimes affect the processing of your USCIS application, petition, or immigration request. USCIS has discretion to take the below measures on a case-by-case basis upon request, if you have been affected by an…

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  • I-94

    I-94

    What is a Form I-94? Form I-94 is the DHS Arrival/Departure Record issued to aliens who are admitted to the U.S., whoare adjusting status while in the U.S. or extending their stay, among other things Foreign visitors to the U.S. no longer need to complete paper Customs and Border Protection Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record or…

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  • Applying For U.S. Citizenship

    Applying For U.S. Citizenship

    form n-400 Review the application (Form N-400) instructions Complete the naturalization application, Form N-400 Pay filing fee Form N-400 All applicants must send the following 3 items with their N-400 application: □ Permanent Resident CardA photocopy of both sides of your Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as the Alien Registration Card or “Green Card”). If…

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  • ESTABLISHING EXTREME HARDSHIP

    ESTABLISHING EXTREME HARDSHIP

    A. Totality of the Circumstances The officer must make extreme hardship determinations based on the factors, arguments, and evidence submitted. Therefore, the officer should consider any submission from the applicant bearing on the extreme hardship determination. The officer may also consider factors, arguments, and evidence relevant to the extreme hardship determination that the applicant has…

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  • Naturalization Civics Exam

    Naturalization Civics Exam

    The Naturalization Civics Examination The civics examination is part of the naturalization interview process and it is legally required in order to obtain US citizenship (unless you are exempt for medical reasons). The civics portion of the naturalization test is an oral examination that will test your knowledge of basic US history (who was the…

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  • Visa Bulletin

    Visa Bulletin

    The number of visas that are available for immigrants coming to the United States is limited under the law. The limitations are determined annually and then a monthly visa bulliten is published based on the number of visas used. The visa bulletin is used to determine when a visa is available. As an example this…

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  • Petitioning for Relatives

    PETITIONING FOR RELATIVES  Type of Relative for Whom You May Petition Immigration Benefit Related Forms Spouse Children (unmarried and under 21) Sons and daughters (married and/or 21 or over) Parents, if you are 21 or over Siblings, if you are 21 or over Green Card (permanent residence) Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative Form I-485,…

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  • Bona Fide Marriage Exemption

    Non-citizens who marry U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents while in removal proceedings must show by clear and convincing evidence that the marriage was entered into in good faith. See INA § 245(e)(3). What is commonly called, “the bona fide marriage exemption” must be requested in writing and submitted with Form I-130. See 8 C.F.R. § 204.2(a)(1)(iii)(A). The request must state…

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  • Update Your Contact Information With The Immigration Court

    Update Your Contact Information With The Immigration Court

    ONLINE Respondent Access is the online portal where you can update your contact information with the Immigration Court and find information about your removal proceedings. BY MAIL You can use the self-help tools to submit a form with your updated contact information. The Form EOIR-33/IC is a change of address form that you must submit…

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  • What to do if you missed your hearing and were ordered removed

    What to do if you missed your hearing and were ordered removed

    What to do if you missed your hearing and were ordered removed. You can take to try to reopen your case but it is important that you file a motion to reopen as soon as possible using this template motion.

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  • How Petition to Bring a Family Member to the U.S.

    As a citizen of the United States, you may help a relative become a lawful permanent resident of the United States by obtaining what is often referred to as a “Green Card.” To do so, you need to sponsor your relative and be able to prove that you have enough income or assets to support…

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