How Parents Can Request a Consular Report of Birth Aboard for Children

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) certifies American citizenship for a child born outside the US, typically under 18 years old, and is similar to a US passport, Certificate of Naturalization, or Certificate of Citizenship.   ๐‘ท๐’“๐’๐’„๐’†๐’…๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ซ๐’๐’„๐’–๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚ ๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘จ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’… ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ 1: ๐บ๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐ธ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ To acquire a child’s citizenship, gather birth evidence, […]

Q & A: Removing Conditions on A Green Card (Part 2)

๐ˆ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐. ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ˆ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ˆ-๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ? To replace a lost, stolen, or damaged green card, file Form I-90, but don’t use it if your card expires within 90 days or to renew a conditional green card. Expect a government fee and a wait of 8-12 months for a new […]

Q & A: Removing Conditions on A Green Card (Part 1)

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ? A conditional resident is a U.S. citizen who obtains a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen. This status is valid for two years and expires after two years. The couple must file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions […]

Avoid These Costly Mistake In The K-1 Visa Process

The K-1 fiancรฉ visa is a popular U.S. visa for foreign national fiancรฉs entering the U.S. for marriage and adjustment to permanent resident status. Common mistakes in the process can delay or cause long-term immigration issues. Before preparing Form I-129F, review these avoidable issues. Summiting a Poorly Prepared Petition Small errors in Form I-129F can […]

Three Practical Benefits of U.S Citizenship That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

1๏ธโƒฃLess Expensive Becoming a U.S. citizen is more cost-effective than maintaining permanent resident status, as USCIS filing fees for naturalization are significantly less expensive in the long term. The current USCIS fee for replacing or renewing a green card is $540, while the one-time fee for the naturalization application is $725. While the short-term costs […]

How to Obtain a Green Card as the Spouse of a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident

Immigration officials scrutinize spouse relationships more than other visa applications due to high visa fraud rates. They want reassurance that the marriage is legitimate and the foreign spouse is obtaining a green card based on a genuine relationship. Spouse Visa (IR1/CR1 Visa) Explained A “spouse visa” refers to an immigrant visa (green card) issued by […]

Reestablish U.S Domicile When Filling Form I-864

U.S. citizens living abroad with a foreign family member must prove they already live in the U.S. to help them immigrate. They typically marry a foreign citizen spouse, and the U.S. citizen petitions the government for an immigrant visa (green card). The challenge lies in filing the Affidavit of Support.   They Need to Sponsor […]

Certificate of Citizenship Replacment Process

Eligibility to Replace a Certificate USCIS issues Certificates of Citizenship to individuals born outside the US who acquired U.S. citizenship through a U.S. parent. To replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed certificate, or those with legal changes in name, birth date, or gender, file Form N-600. Minor oversights can derail the application process.   Application […]