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...

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...

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...

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...

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...