Immigrants

At a Glance Interfiling, or change of underlying basis, allows green card applicants to switch the basis of their application. It can be done from employment-based to family-based, family-based to employment-based, or within different employment categories. Interfiling, such as EB3 to EB2, may exped…

At a Glance Form I-212 is an application for permission to reapply for admission into the U.S. after deportation or removal. The form must be filed with the Department of Homeland Security, and approval does not guarantee admission. Processing time is typically 6 to 12 months, and a $930 filing

At a Glance There are no specific dress requirements for the USCIS citizenship interview, but professionalism is essential. It’s recommended to dress in business casual attire, showing respect for the interviewer and the process. Similar principles apply to the naturalization ceremony, where d…

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At a Glance A birth certificate is a government-issued document recording a child’s birth for legal and identification purposes. It is necessary for activities such as joining the military, enrolling in school, applying for government benefits, or obtaining a passport. To fill out a birth cert…

At a Glance A birth certificate records a person’s name, birth date, place of birth, and sometimes the time of birth. It is essential for obtaining identification documents and serves as the first official record of a person’s existence. The process of obtaining a birth certificate varie…

At a Glance A P2 Visa is a travel document for artists and entertainment groups in exchange programs with the U.S. Allows performance in the U.S. for a specific event or competition, with a maximum stay of one year. Eligibility requires a recognized reciprocal exchange program, comparable skills, an…

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At a Glance An emergency passport is issued for life-or-death situations, such as family emergencies outside the U.S. Immediate family members can apply, and an expedited process is available for urgent travel. To obtain the emergency passport, gather required documents and schedule an appointment a…

At a Glance U visa holders can apply for green card adjustment after holding the U visa for at least three years. Continuous residence in the U.S. is a requirement for the adjustment of status process. If approved, the green card provides permanent residency, allowing U visa holders to live

At a Glance When entering the U.S., Customs agents inquire about your visa type, purpose of visit, and duration of stay. They also ask about accommodation arrangements, financial means for the trip, and who is funding your visit. It’s crucial to answer all questions honestly and ensure your re…

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At a Glance: Employment-based visas in the U.S. fall into four categories: temporary non-immigrant visas for fixed-term work, permanent (immigrant) worker visas for long-term employment, student and exchange visitor visas for studying and limited work, and temporary business visit visas for short-te…

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