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...

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...

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...

The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act (LIFE Act)

What is the LIFE Act? The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act, or the LIFE Act, allows for people who would not normally qualify for adjustment of status to obtain their green card, regardless of how they entered the U.S., if they worked in the U.S. without proper...

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...

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...