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Pacific Immigration is a group of dedicated and experienced immigration specialists who want to make a difference to the immigrant community. We offer affordable, in-person services to help make the process of immigration filing become easiest possible for our clients without costing them an arm and a leg.

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To become the most trusted brand in immigration paperwork filing to the American immigrant community in 50 states by providing affordable, accessible and outstanding customer service.

To bring U.S. immigration filing service to the next level.

Time, Success & Support

We believe time is of the essence in filing for petitions and applications. So, we don’t waste time and make sure that we work in a timely manner to deliver what our clients deserve. The result? We also get the quickest feedback and returns of approved petitions.

Your success is our, too. So we exert every proper means to get you approved. We have the highest approval ratio and almost 100% approval when all requirements are met.

We are dedicated to fully support you achieve your visa goals and permanent residency. Our team of customer support are thorough to meet your needs and are always ready to assist you.

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Obtain visa or permanent residency status in the US.

What is USCIS?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

The lead government agency that oversees immigration to the United States. They are in charge of approving citizenship, green cards, nonimmigrant and work visas, travel permits and other immigration benefits.

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What is the meaning of status of residence?

Status of Residence

This refers to the legal status of a foreign national in another country where he/she is not a citizen. A lawful resident in the US is a Green Card holder (officially known as the Permanent Resident Card) who is authorized to work and live in the US permanently.

What is a lawful permanent resident?

A US permanent resident

A foreign national who has obtained permanent residency status (popularly known as a Green Card holder). As a permanent resident, he/she is authorized to work and live in the US, petition certain relatives for green cards and eventually has the option to apply for US citizenship.

What is a conditional permanent resident?

A US Conditional Permanent Resident

This Green Card is only valid for two years while in the course of applying for permanent residency. Often, this is issued to a spouse who has been married to a US citizen for less than two years. A conditional resident must file Form l-752 to remove the “conditional” status and obtain full legal residency.

What is a Green Card?

US Green Card Holder

Green Card is the popular name for the Permanent Resident Card issued by USCIS to foreign immigrants as legal proof of permanent residency in the US. A Green Card holder is allowed to work and reside in the US permanently. Permanent residents should, at all times, carry their Green Card. The card is valid for 10 years and is subject to renewal after such time. Permanent residents have the option to apply for US citizenship after five years of residency or three years if married to a US citizen.

How to become a US citizen?

There are US citizens by birth and there are citizens from naturalization. The first one is an automatic citizenship, unless denounced. On the other hand, naturalization happens when an immigrant submits to the application procedure of becoming a US citizen. To be a US citizen through naturalization, the applicant must be a permanent resident of the US and has been a Green Card holder for at least three to five years.

What is the process involved to become a US citizen?

Becoming a US Citizen (Process)

After determining that you meet the eligibility requirements, such as being a Green Card holder, applying for US citizenship undergoes this process:

  • Prepare and submit your application for US citizenship (Form N-400);
  • Biometrics appointment (if applicable),
  • Undergo the interview,
  • Arrival of the final decision from USCIS,
  • Notice to take the Oath of Allegiance; and
  • Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.
What is the difference between a Green Card and a Visa?

Green Card vs. US Visa

These are government-issued documents for immigrants who wish to stay in the US. A visa is a temporary authorization for US entry for a specified time and purpose. There are two types of visas, the nonimmigrant visa is for temporary entry and an immigrant visa is for permanent entry to the US. On the other hand, a Green Card is the permanent resident pass to live and work in the US. A visa holder may apply for a Green card after, while a Green Card holder can opt to apply for citizenship after three to five years.

What is the difference between a Green Card and US citizenship?

Foreign nationals are given a Green Card can work and live in the US indefinitely. However, they do not have the right of a US citizen:

  • Right to a prompt, fair trial by jury.
  • Right to vote in elections for public officials.
  • Right to apply for federal employment requiring U.S citizenship. 
  • Right to run for elected office.
What is the PERM application for a Green Card?

Program Electronic Review Management (PERM)

This is a labor certification to be complied with by the employer on behalf of their foreign employee who is seeking to acquire a Green Card through an EB-2 or EB-3 immigrant visa. PERM was first implemented on March 28, 2005, up to this day.

Can a Green Card be revoked?

Yes, a Green Card can be revoked.

When certain conditions are not met and when restricted by law, one can lose permanent residency status. Green cards are of course bound by rules set by the US Government and failure to comply can lead to loss of permanent residency. A green card is usually revoked due to immigration fraud, crime and fraudulent activities, failure to establish a permanent residence and abandonment of permanent residence, among others.

Why do I need to renew my Green Card every 10 years?

To keep its validity and eligibility.

A Green Card is proof of permanent residency status in the US. While the status doesn’t expire, the Green Card as a valid identification does. Usually, Green Cards have 10 years of validity (2 years for conditional permanent residents). A permanent resident should ensure that the card is up-to-date to continually enjoy eligibility to travel, stay and work in the US. A Green Card should be renewed when expired or about to expire within six months. The card should also be replaced when there is a change in the owner’s legal information or when lost, stolen or damaged.

Can I work in the US while processing my green card?

Working while waiting for a Green Card

Yes, you can work and live in the US while waiting for your green card, provided that you have a valid work visa, such as an H1B or L-1 visa. You should obtain a work permit by filing Form I-765. Also, a work visa, usually the L-1, is a prerequisite to apply for permanent residence in the US.

What is a marriage Green Card?

Bona fide marriage is a prerequisite for Green Card

Marriage to a US citizen or a US Green Card holder can be a pass to permanent residence status in the US. This legal resident can sponsor their spouses to obtain a Green Card. The process normally runs from 10 months to three years after the marriage. The process and costs vary from one case to another.

Can I sponsor my fiancé’s visa?

Sponsoring a fiancé

Yes, if you are a US citizen. S/he can apply for a temporary visa called K-1, also known as “fiancé visa”, provided that you will get married within 90 days after your fiancé’s arrival in the United States.

Do I need to meet income requirements to sponsor my spouse for a Green Card?

Income requirements for sponsoring a spouse

Most certainly. Your financial stability will be a major factor for the sponsorship. You as the financial sponsor should submit Form l-864 or the Affidavit of Support stating that your annual income is at least 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (100% for military sponsors). Most commonly, the minimum income required is around $21,137 for a couple with no children, and will usually vary depending on the residence of the sponsor, size of the household and other factors related to finances.

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