New USCIS Process for Remote Payment of Application Fees

Starting February 1, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revolutionizing its fee payment method for field office filings. Applicants, attorneys, and accredited representatives can now pay fees by mail or remotely, eliminating the need for in-person appointments at field offices. This applies to most forms, with the exception of...

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Bringing Your Sibling to the U.S.: A Journey Through the I-130 Petition Process

In the realm of U.S. immigration, the process of bringing a sibling to the States often appears labyrinthine, filled with steps and procedures that can bewilder even the most determined. Today, we delve into this intricate process, aiming to demystify the journey and provide clarity for those embarking on this path.

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USCIS Updates Policy on Family-Based Conditional Permanent Residency

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its Policy Manual guidelines on family-based conditional permanent residence. The update clarifies the process and requirements for Form I-751, which is used to remove conditions on residence, especially in cases involving waivers for battery or extreme cruelty. It also notes that noncitizens can...

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USCIS Introduces Family Reunification Parole Program for Ecuadorian Immigrants

he U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new Family Reunification Parole (FRP) process for Ecuador, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to create legal migration pathways and reduce irregular migration. This invitation-only process allows eligible Ecuadorian nationals, who are beneficiaries of an approved Form I-130, to be considered...

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Filing for Citizenship While Your Application for Removal of Conditions is Pending: What You Should Know

One of the most commonly asked questions we encounter is, "Can I file for citizenship while my application for Removal of Conditions is still pending?" This query generally comes from those who have a two-year conditional green card. Let's delve deeper into this question to provide a clear understanding.

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What are Some Factors that Would Prevent You From Getting a Green Card?

A permanent resident card, commonly referred to as a “green card,” authorizes a person to remain in the U.S. indefinitely. While it does not come with all of the rights enjoyed by those with full U.S. citizenship status, it still has many benefits and is often sought after. In fact, while numbers of...

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Stickers will no longer be used to extend the validity of green cards


Starting in January, we will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to extend the validity of their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”), with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action. LPRs file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, when their Green Cards...
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