How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?
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How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?

After you have been approved for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa allowing you to work and live in the United States, you might have household belongings you wish to bring with you. Prior to moving any belongings to the United States, there are procedures you need to be aware of before moving your belongings. Find out about the process of bringing your belongings to the United States here.

How do I renew my green card?
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How do I renew my green card?

Current green cards have a validity of either two (2) years, or ten (10) years, and must be renewed. Previous green card versions did not have an expiration date. These green cards are no longer valid and should be replaced with a new green card. Here is how to renew or replace your green card.

My visa application is in administrative processing, what should I expect?
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My visa application is in administrative processing, what should I expect?

After a visa interview, there are two potential outcomes, the consular officer will either issue or refuse the visa. In some instances, the consular officer may request additional information to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. In such cases, further administrative processing is required.   Administrative processing times vary based on individual circumstances. Learn what it means to be placed in “Administrative Processing” and the steps that can be taken to move the case forward.

NVC UPDATE – National Visa Center (NVC) Suspends Public Inquiry Telephone Line
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NVC UPDATE – National Visa Center (NVC) Suspends Public Inquiry Telephone Line

Effective May 23, 2022, the National Visa Center (NVC) has permanently suspended the public inquiry telephone line. You are no longer able to call the NVC to inquire about your pending applications. Find out how the suspension of the NVC telephone line impacts your ability to contact the NVC.

What happens after I file Form I-485 Adjustment of Status?
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What happens after I file Form I-485 Adjustment of Status?

If you are lawfully in the United States, you may qualify to file USCIS Form I-485 for adjustment of status. After you file USCIS Form I-485 for Adjustment of Status, there are several things to keep in mind while you wait for your final interview. It is important to keep copies of any submissions and I-797 notices for your records and to respond in a timely manner to any USCIS requests. We review the adjustment of the status process and what to expect below.

I-751 Removal of Conditions Approved after Divorce and Notice of Intent to Terminate
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I-751 Removal of Conditions Approved after Divorce and Notice of Intent to Terminate

If you received your green card through marriage to a US Citizen within the first 2 years of your marriage, you will receive a conditional 2-year green card. At the end of the 2-year green card, you must file USCIS Form I-751 Removal of Conditions to receive a 10-year permanent green card.  Unfortunately, sometimes marriages end in divorce and the foreign national spouse is left to file USCIS Form I-751 on their own merits. With a divorce, the process can get messy. We have helped many individuals obtain a permanent 10-year green card after divorce and even a Notice of Intent to Terminate.

Can I get married while in the United States on a visitor visa?
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Can I get married while in the United States on a visitor visa?

Most people are familiar with the K-1 fiancé(e) visa or 90-day fiancé(e) visa used to enter the United States to marry a US  Citizen. A fiancé(e) visa is not the only way to enter the United States for purposes of marriage. In fact, a fiancé(e) visa is only required if your intent is to marry and remain permanently in the United States. Learn about how you can enter the United States to marry a US citizen as a temporary visitor.

USCIS Form I-864 affidavit of support: How to determine if a sponsor meets the income requirements
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USCIS Form I-864 affidavit of support: How to determine if a sponsor meets the income requirements

For most family-based immigration I-130 petitions the sponsor is required to complete USCIS Form I-864 Affidavit of Support. Form I-864 is used to verify that the sponsor meets the financial requirements to sponsor their family member for US permanent residence. See how to determine if a sponsor meets these income requirements.

What is the USCIS Signature requirement?
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What is the USCIS Signature requirement?

It is important that any forms or documents submitted to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) meet their requirements. This includes forms and other documents that have been properly signed. Incorrectly signed filings can be rejected. Find out if your forms or documents meet the USCIS signature requirements.

TN Visa to Green Card through Marriage Approved!
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TN Visa to Green Card through Marriage Approved!

We often help TN visa holders to go from their nonimmigrant TN visa to US permanent residence (Green card). This can be done in several ways one of the most common is through marriage to a US citizen.  Find out about going from a TN visa to a green card through marriage to a US Citizen.