Category Archives: Greencard

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unemployment Benefits for Green Card Holders and Other Immigrant Workers

The US economy’s cooling due to rising interest rates and monetary policies is expected to increase unemployment rates. The foreign-born population’s unemployment rate declined from 5.6% to 3.4% from 2021-2022, slightly better than natives. Immigrants should be aware of the complicated unemployment insurance rules and the benefits available for green card holders and other immigrants. […]

Ways to Afford a Green Card Application

Budget for The Application Fees Budget for higher fees when applying for a green card, and get your application in sooner to avoid higher prices. For instance, a marriage green card applicant applying from within the U.S. could pay more than double in fees, from $1,760 to $3,640 Consider Getting Help with Your Application Immigration […]

Green Card Application Fees To SkyRocket Under New Proposal

The public comment period for USCIS’ proposed fee increase they ended on March 13, 2023, with more than 6,000 comments. The fee increases will not go into effect until the final rule is published. What’s happening? USCIS released a proposal in January that would raise application fees for almost every immigrant category to the US, […]

USCIS Redesigned Green Card and EAD

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today new designs to improve the security of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). USCIS will begin issuing the redesigned cards on Jan. 30, 2023. The new Green Card and EAD designs contain state-of-the-art technology that continues to safeguard national security […]

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, […]