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, … Read morePetitioning for Relatives

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 … Read moreBona Fide Marriage Exemption

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 … Read moreUpdate Your Contact Information With The Immigration Court

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 … Read moreHow Petition to Bring a Family Member to the U.S.

How to Use a Taxpayer Identification Number

INDIVIDUAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ITIN or TIN) HOW TO FILE TAXES IF YOU ARE AN IMMIGRANT AND DO NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. WHAT IS AN TIN? An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN or a TIN) is a tax processing number issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A TIN consists of nine … Read moreHow to Use a Taxpayer Identification Number

Reschedule A USCIS Biometrics Appointment

HOW TO RESCHEDULE YOUR USCIS BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT Your biometrics appointment is for you USCIS to collect your fingerprints and a photograph of you for running security clearances and checking your identity and criminal record. Your biometrics appointment notice will arrive on USCIS Form I-797C with a location of a biometrics service center as well as … Read moreReschedule A USCIS Biometrics Appointment

Passport Style Photos For USCIS

Visa photo for USCIS template

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE “PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOGRAPHS” THAT USCIS REQUIRES WITH CERTAIN APPLICATIONS AND VISA PETITIONS? USCIS requires that you provide photographs of yourself with your visa petition or with certain immigration benefit applications (asylum, adjustment of status, employment authorization, and others). Below are USCIS’ requirements for the “passport-style photographs” that must be … Read morePassport Style Photos For USCIS

How to Check Your Selective Service Registration

WHAT IS THE SELECTIVE SERVICE? The Military Selective Service Act requires that all men (including anyone whose gender was assigned as male on their birth certificate) living in the United States register with the Selective Service System (SSS) within 30 days of their 18th birthday. The SSS is used by the U.S. government in times … Read moreHow to Check Your Selective Service Registration

Reschedule USCIS Interview

Requesting Your USCIS Interview Be Rescheduled If you have been scheduled for an interview or other appointment at an office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it’s in your best interest to attend on the date and time given. For one thing, assuming you’re seeking an immigration benefit, you could find yourself waiting weeks … Read moreReschedule USCIS Interview