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Biometrics Appointment – What to Expect

Biometrics Appointment – What to Expect - So, you have completed your application, petition, or request, and now you have received a letter from USCIS stating that you are scheduled for a biometrics service appointment. The purpose of this entry to help you understand...

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Foreign State of Chargeability

What is the Foreign State of Chargeability? In U.S. immigration law, a foreign state of chargeability is assigned to every individual. In short, it is a person’s country of birth. Knowing the foreign state of chargeability for every individual aids in determining the...

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Unlawful Presence Waivers

What is Unlawful Presence? Unlawful presence is the period of time that a person spends in the United States without being properly admitted or paroled, or it is a period of time which an individual spends in the U.S. without being authorized. If you are in the United...

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Advance Parole for DACA Recipients

What is Advance Parole? Advance Parole refers to a special type of travel permission which is granted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to non-U.S. nationals who are not permanent residents yet. It takes form as a document, known as...

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Advance Parole

What is Advance Parole? Advance Parole refers to a special type of travel permission which is granted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to non-U.S. nationals who are not permanent residents yet. It takes form as a document, known as...

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Who Qualifies to File a Family-Based Petition?

Who Qualifies to File a Family-Based Petition? - As a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident, you may be eligible to petition for certain members of your family to immigrate to the United States and receive their green card. This entry pays special attention to...

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Consular Report of Birth Abroad

What is a Consular Report of Birth Abroad? Consular Report of Birth Aboard - When a child is born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent, they may be eligible to acquire U.S. citizenship through their parent(s) as long as certain requirements are met. A consular report of...

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Medical Examination Requirement

Medical examination requirement of family based petitions - We have discussed the family-based petition process in several of our earlier blogs but we have not yet discussed the medical examination requirement. A medical examination is a requirement for beneficiaries...

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The S Visa

What is the S Visa? The S visa is a special type of nonimmigrant visa which is available to a foreign national who has assisted a law enforcement agency as a witness or an informant. This type of visa permits the individual to remain in the U.S. as investigative...

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