ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS (I-485) CHECKLIST USCIS sent out an email linking to their new page with this checklist. The website states: Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-485. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that … Read moreFORM I-485 CHECKLIST FROM USCIS

Employment Authorization Eligibility Category Codes

USCIS EAD CATEGORY CODES An Employment Authorization Document (EAD) also referred to as a “Work Permit” by some people, allows the person to legally work in the U.S., usually while their application with USCIS is pending adjudication. To get your EAD you must submit a Form I-765 to USCIS, which will ask you for your … Read moreEmployment Authorization Eligibility Category Codes

Residency Category Codes

IMMIGRANT CLASSES OF ADMISSION A lawful permanent resident (LPR) or “green card” recipient may live and work anywhere in the United States and may apply to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain eligibility and admissibility requirements. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides several broad classes of admission for foreign nationals to gain LPR … Read moreResidency Category Codes

FAQ: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ADJUST STATUS TO A LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT THROUGH SIJS? In order to adjust status as a special immigrant juvenile, the applicant must: 1) be eligible to adjust status, 2) have an immediately available visa, and 3) demonstrate that they merit a favorable exercise of discretion. WHAT IS MY PRIORITY DATE AND … Read moreFAQ: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

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

USCIS Pushing Online FOIA Requests Hard

The Freedom of Information Act 5 U.S.C. § 552, is the United States’ federal law that requires the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased or uncirculated information and documents controlled by the U.S. Federal Government upon request [full text of 5 U.S.C.§552]. The act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures, … Read moreUSCIS Pushing Online FOIA Requests Hard

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

USCIS Launches Online Appointment Request Form

USCIS is now allowing for people to schedule an in-person appointment at USCIS using an online form. It will no longer be necessary to call the USCIS 1-800 number, say ‘infopass,’ then talk to a rep to schedule an appointment. It’s nice of USCIS to bring back this option that used to exist but they … Read moreUSCIS Launches Online Appointment Request Form

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

FAQ: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Adjustment

Frequently Asked Questions

If I file Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, as a special immigrant juvenile (SIJ), will USCIS make a deferred action assessment at the same time as the Form I-360 assessment? For most pending and future SIJ cases, USCIS will automatically make a deferred action determination immediately after we approve Form I-360, … Read moreFAQ: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Adjustment


The family reunification parole (FRP) processes are available by invitation only to certain petitioners who filed an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, on behalf of a principal beneficiary who is a national of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras, and their immediate family members. These processes allow an eligible beneficiary to be considered … Read moreFAMILY REUNIFICATION PAROLE EMAIL INVITATIONS BEGIN GOING OUT TODAY