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Top 7 Questions When Applying For Citizenship Test (Part 1)

𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒏? The naturalization process typically takes 8-12 months after filing Form N-400, involves three major appointments: biometrics appointment, citizenship interview, and oath ceremony. Permanent residents filing the N-400 application at least six months before their green card expires receive a no-cost extension, ensuring their green card’s validity. […]

Ways to Become a US Citizen

Looking to become a U.S. citizen? There are benefits aplenty, from rights to retirement savings. Most Americans are citizens by birth, but if you’re looking to naturalize, you generally have four paths: birth in the U.S., derivation, acquisition, or naturalization. The naturalization process is the most traveled, with a million green card holders applying yearly. […]

Green Card Renewal from Outside the United States

If you’re outside the U.S. and realize your green card is expiring or missing, it’s impossible to renew or replace it. However, there are ways to return to the U.S. after temporary travel abroad, as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) doesn’t support renewals from outside the U.S. 𝑴𝒚 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰’𝒎 […]

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.   𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑫𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝑩𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝑨𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒅 𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑝 1: 𝐺𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝐸𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 To acquire a child’s citizenship, gather birth evidence, […]

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

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬? 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 fiancé visa is a popular U.S. visa for foreign national fiancés 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

1️⃣Less 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 […]