When a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident wants to bring a foreign-born relative to the United States, concurrent filing of USCIS Form I-130 and Form I-485 can be an efficient route. It offers potential benefits such as speed, the ability to apply for employment and travel authorization, and staying in the U.S. while awaiting a decision. Read on to discover the ins and outs of concurrent filing.
Understanding the unique admission process for Canadians in the United States can provide answers to questions like, “Can a ‘non-controlled Canadian’ acquire a green card without an I-94?” With the exception of E and K visas, Canadian nationals are usually exempt from the visa stamp requirement before stepping foot on US soil. Generally, Canadians visiting the US undergo a swift inspection and are admitted without a record of admission or I-94 – a term known as “non-controlled” admission. This article will delve into the transition from being a ‘non-controlled Canadian’ visitor to becoming a green card holder.
In the realm of immigration, visa overstays often create complexities. Most undocumented immigrants in the U.S. entered legally but overstayed their visa. Many of these individuals are tourists, students, or non-immigrant workers who remained past the expiration of their visa status, making them undocumented. In some scenarios, these individuals marry U.S. citizens. This article delves into the process of acquiring a green card through marriage, even after a visa overstay.
As part of the process of obtaining a green card while inside the United States, the intending immigrant must submit USCIS Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record completed by a designated civil surgeon. One of the many requirements is proof of vaccination against COVID-19. We discuss the required medical examination and the COVID-19 vaccination requirement here.
When you file a USCIS Form I-485 Application to Adjust Status to a US Permanent Resident (Green Card) along with USICS Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and USCIS Form I-131 Application for Travel Authorization concurrently (At the same time), USCIS will adjudicate the I-765 Application for Employment Authorization first. If approved, USCIS will issue the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) without joint travel authorization. They will then adjudicate Form I-131 Application for Travel Authorization separately.
Wondering if having an approved I-130 or I-140 can affect your TN Visa chances? We’ve crafted a comprehensive guide explaining how these visa statuses interact, providing clarity on US immigration policies.