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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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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • Reschedule A USCIS Biometrics Appointment

    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…

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  • How to Check Your Selective Service Registration

    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…

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  • HOW DO I RENEW OR REPLACE MY PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD (GREEN CARD)?

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

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  • How To: Apply For U Visa

    How To: Apply For U Visa

    Applying for U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa) What USCIS Forms do you need to file? What evidence should be sent with the U Visa application? What other documents are required for a U visa? The answers to all those questions and more are below in this brief guide to filing for U nonimmigrant status. FORMS…

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  • Guide to Form I-864A

    Guide to Form I-864A

    GUIDANCE FOR PREPARING AND SUBMITTING USCISFORM I-864A & SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS Last Updated June 13, 2023 Form I-864A: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-864a.pdf Official USCIS Instructions: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-864ainstr.pdf FORM-I-864A-GUIDEDownload WHY DOES A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER COMPLETE FORM I-864A? A household member completes this contract if the household member’s income and/or assets will be used to demonstrate the sponsor’s ability to meet the income requirements and to…

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  • Establishing Extreme Hardship

    ESTABLISHING EXTREME HARDSHIP There are several forms of relief and immigration benefits that require a noncitizen to establish extreme hardship or variations of extreme hardship (such as exceptional and extremely unusual hardship). Most commonly I-601A and I-601 visa waivers require a showing of extreme hardship and cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents requires a showing of…

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