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 … Read moreVisa Bulletin
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
How do I renew my green card? How do I replace my green card? Renew or replace a legal permanent residency card.
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