What is a Stokes Interview?

When an American citizen marries a foreign national, in most cases, the foreign national may qualify to undergo a process known as adjustment of status. Adjustment of status is the method by which a U.S. citizenpetitions for their foreign national spouse to get a...

M-1 Visa Extensions

The M visa is a type of student visa which allows an individual to come to the United States for the purposes of pursuing vocational or nonacademic forms of study. M-1 visaapplicants may stay in the U.S. for a period of one year and they are able to request extensions...

Labor Certification Process

Labor certification process – Before an applicant for an employment-based green card can have their visa approved, their employer must take steps to ensure that their employment is authorized by the U.S. government. This is known as the labor certification...

The REAL ID Act

The REAL ID Act – Passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act set a standard for how driver’s licenses and other types of identification cards were to be issued. The goal of the Act was to heighten the level of security needed to enter federal...

Renewing an Employment Authorization Card

The employment authorization document (also known as a work permit or EAD) is a document that is issued by USCIS. It authorizes an individual to work in the United States for a specified period of time. It takes the form of an identification card, which displays the...

How Soon Can a U.S. Citizen Child Petition for a Parent?

The question “how soon can a U.S. Citizen child petition for a parent?” is a question that is asked a lot – “If my child is a U.S. citizen, can they petition for me to get a green card?”. Well, the answer to this question is that “it depends.” The purpose of this...