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As an American, a Social Security card is necessary for your identity and protection. Whether you are studying in college, applying for credit, applying for loans — everywhere you have to provide your Social Security information. What do you do if you lose your Social Security card? Stay calm and read this complete guide to […]

Green cards are valid for 10 years, after which you need to apply for renewal. The green card renewal application requires you to pay filing and biometric fees. But the USCIS allows you to request a fee waiver if you’re unable to pay. In this article, we’ll explain how to apply for a green card […]

In this fast-paced world of globalization, where more and more people stay abroad, either temporarily or permanently, the need to send money back home is real. Global cross border payments totaled $1.9 trillion in 2018, according to McKinsey. To make payments as efficient as possible, several companies have stepped up, offering innovative solutions. In this […]

With so many opportunities in the United States, many foreign nationals have been trying to get into the States and get a job there. Especially if their home countries don’t offer them the best opportunities, or don’t pay them enough for their work, they may be chasing American jobs. However, one can only get a […]

Your Form I-94 may seem insignificant as it is just a simple slip of paper or card. But don’t underestimate its importance. Form I-94 is critical to identify your status in the United States. Without one, you could face a few challenges.  As with any other possession, there is a chance you could lose your […]

Do you find yourself in the United States, eligible to apply for a green card except for one tiny bit of evidence making you ineligible – such as having worked without authorization? Or have you perhaps overstayed your lawful status in the U.S., and you’re scared to leave as you will be barred from re-entering […]

The Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative is a commonly used form and one of the most essential documents in a relative’s immigration process. Even though there are many Form I-130 instructions and Form I-130 guides on how to complete the Form I-130, not all of them give you proper insight into the purpose of […]

There is often a lot of uncertainty and confusion around asylum status in the U.S. and your options if you want to come to the United States out of fear of being persecuted in your own country. Do you have to come to the U.S. illegally and hope for the best? Or can you apply […]

There is a formal procedure that citizens and legal residents need to follow to bring a relative to the United States. An invitation letter is a stepping stone into this process. If you’ve been tasked with writing an invitation letter by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), but don’t know how to write […]

Being eligible for U.S. citizenship through naturalization is a big deal. But before you can call it a victory, you have to overcome one obstacle – you have to apply for naturalization and deal with all the paperwork.  When you apply for naturalization, you will encounter Form N-400. To help you complete your Form N-400, […]