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In this modern age of payment cards and e-wallets, checks have somewhat got left behind. But they aren’t outdated entirely and still in use. When you’re asked to write or receive a check, it’s essential to know that there are different types of checks. Certified checks are just one type of check. Writing/receiving the wrong […]

Ever scratched your head over a tax bill after filing instead of celebrating a generous tax refund? You’re not the only one – “why do I owe taxes” is a common question many U.S. taxpayers ask. Often, it is the result of certain changes to their tax status.  There are a few reasons why you […]

When it comes to U.S. immigration law, you may see the word petitioner involved. What exactly is a petitioner and how does someone qualify as one? If you’re interested in immigration law, it’s very important to know the answer. In this article, you are going to get the petitioner definition, as well as what someone […]

When getting your visa, you may find out that you have a variety of fees to pay. One fee that always brings confusion is the visa reciprocity fee. Some have to pay for this – some don’t. But what exactly is this visa reciprocity fee? Who has to deal with it? This article should tell […]

The United States government recognizes the importance of military members and their sacrifices in serving the nation. The government lends support and offers many discretionary options exclusively for military members, enlistees, and their family members. One of them is “parole in place” (PIP). If you want to learn more about it, this article is for […]

There are multiple agencies involved in overseeing immigration in the United States. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is one of them. The majority of immigrants usually do not have to deal with the EOIR directly, but those who do often have little to no knowledge about the agency. If you received a notification […]

Potential big-ticket buyers will tell you how vital a good credit score is. A car is a big-ticket item and requires a significant investment. In such cases, good credit ensures you get access to cash quickly to purchase the vehicle. But what if you have bad credit? Is it the end of the road for […]

Immigrating to the U.S. can involve filling in dozens of complicated forms. It’s easy to get mixed up with all the different terminology being used. One of the most common confusions arises when it comes to figuring out the difference between nationality and country of residence. These concepts relate to where you’re from, but your […]

A balance transfer is one method people use in order to make a transaction. However, many don’t know what exactly these transfers are, and why they would pick this type of transaction over another. Are you in the same situation? If so, then this article will answer your questions and let you find out if […]

Right about now, about 96% of the American population has a cell phone. These phones are not only used to keep you entertained but also to keep you connected and organized. They are so essential that when your phone breaks, you need to find and buy a new one immediately. With that in mind, not […]