How to Prepare for the US Citizenship Test and Interview

1. How to Prepare for the English Test During your interview, a USCIS officer will test your ability to read, write, and speak English (unless you are exempt from the English requirements). Your English skills will be tested in the following ways: Reading: To test your ability to read in English, you must read one […]

7 Steps to Apply for a Green Card from Outside the United States

Step 1: Submit Form I-130 The consular process starts with filing a petition with the U.S. government on behalf of a foreign relative who wants to apply for a green card. Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, establishes a qualifying relationship with the relative. If the petition is properly filed with the correct supporting documents, […]

Important Information for Every Noncitizen Before Departing the US

In most cases, you’ll need two documents when traveling abroad. You’ll need documentation that authorizes you to enter another country. You also need documents to re-enter the U.S. upon your return. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may need a variety of noncitizen travel documents Noncitizen travel documents are not a guarantee of […]

US Naturalizations Rise To Highest Level In Decade

After a drop during the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of immigrants choosing to become U.S. citizens is increasing. The annual total is the third-highest on record. It’s the highest since the fiscal year 2008 when more than one million immigrants naturalized. The previous eight years had seen an average of about 190,000 naturalizations each three-month […]

When and How to Contact USCIS Lockbox

When to contact a USCIS Lockbox To learn more about the reasons USCIS deemed your application ineligible. If more than 30 business days have passed after you mailed your application and USCIS hasn’t processed your credit card payment or deposited your filing fee check or money order. Your filing fee has been handled by USCIS, […]

Common Reasons USCIS May Issue a Family-Based Green Card Application Denial

The US government admits thousands of foreign nationals as permanent residents of the United States each year but also denies thousands of green card applications. There are several possible factors for a green card application denial, which can vary from no basis for eligibility to grounds of inadmissibility to failure to deal with the application […]

Gathering Evidence to Prove U.S. Citizenship through Parents

Deciding when a child was born and which law for the acquisition of citizenship was in effect at that time is very important. This is an extremely complicated area of immigration law. Gathering the correct evidence of the parent’s physical presence in the United States may be challenging. Current requirements for acquisitions Certain individuals automatically […]

Adjustment of Status Through a K-1 Visa Entry

The K-1 visa is for the fiancé of a U.S. citizen to come to the U.S.A for the purpose of marriage. If married, you have 90 days to apply for an adjustment of status to become a permanent resident. This is an exclusive process reserved for certain intending immigrants. 𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑬𝒙𝒂𝒎 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑽𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒊𝒇 […]