Returning Resident Visa

Returning Resident Visa – In one of our earlier posts, we discussed what a reentry permit is and why it is needed for apermanent resident to travel outside of the United States if they plan to take a trip outside of the country for greater than one year. What...

Preserving Residence for Naturalization

Preserving Residence for naturalization – In some of our earlier entries, we have discussed naturalization and the conditions of continuous residence and physical presence, which must be met before an individual becomes eligible for naturalization. Sometimes, a...

Unlawful Presence for DACA Recipient

In one of our earlier entries, we discussed what the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is about, how it works, and who is eligible to apply for relief under the program. In today’s entry, we will be discussing the topic of unlawful presence and the...

Crewmember Visa

What is a Crewmember Visa? The crewmember visa, formally known as a D visa, is available to individuals who work on commercial sea vessels or on international airlines that travel through the United States. This visa is temporary in its nature and only permits an...

Responding to a Request for Evidence

What is a Request for Evidence? A Request for Evidence (RFE) is a formal request made by the USCIS in which the agency asks for additional proof in order to make a decision on an application for an immigration benefit. In most cases, where there might be a document...

Receiving Updates on your Family-Based Petition

Receiving updates on your family-based petition – In years prior, a sponsoring family member in the United States would send a petition to the USCIS and wait for a hard copy of Form I-797, Notice of Receipt in the mail. That process has become more streamlined...