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Category: Green Cards

  • USCIS Recommends Sending in Medical Exams Upfront for Employment-Based AOS Applicant

    When applying for an employment-based green card with an Adjustment of Status Form I-495, there is a requirement to obtain a medical examination from a civil surgeon. A civil surgeon is a medical practitioner specifically designated by USCIS to perform these evaluations. When going for this exam, it is important to bring a Form I-693 […]
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  • PERM Green Cards & The Mobile Workforce

    Is the PERM position remote? In the office? Or hybrid? Check out the video below to see why it matters and check out Berardi’s PERM/Green Card Center for more info. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Relinquishing Your Green Card and How It May Affect Your Social Security Eligibility

    You’ve been living and working in the U.S. for years under Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status, and now want to move back to your country of origin. While living and working in the U.S., you were paying into, and maybe even collecting, depending on your age, the government’s social security benefits. When you relinquish your […]
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  • Do You Need a Lawyer for Marriage-based Green Cards?

    U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States can sponsor their foreign national spouse for a green card. This is a two-step process that involves proving the bona fide nature of the relationship and then requesting that the government issue the physical green card. Find out more more on our page about Marriage-Based […]
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  • Memorial Day Travel Tips

    As Memorial Day approaches and people gear up for a long weekend, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind that might make traveling over the long weekend easier.  Green Card Holders  If you are traveling as a permanent resident, temporary or brief travel does not typically affect your status. You can leave the […]
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  • Good Faith Recruitment for PERM Green Card Cases

    Berardi Immigration Law has an excellent PERM Green Card team that can help your company navigate the complex PERM green card process, especially when it comes to tricky recruitment issues. What does good faith recruitment mean exactly? Partner Jennifer Behm shares more on everything you need to know in the video below. Be sure to […]
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  • How to Move from Canada to the U.S.

    Each year hundreds of thousands of Canadians travel to the United States for work, vacation or shopping. What some of these visitors may not realize is that they’re subject to U.S. immigration law and may require work permits, waivers, or green cards. You may be eligible for a work permit depending on your education and […]
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  • Re-Entry Permits: Keeping your Green Card during Long Term Travels

    Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) are allowed to travel outside of the U.S. and spend time in foreign countries whenever they please. However, a problem may arise when an LPR needs to travel outside of the U.S. for six months or more. Should an LPR need to reside outside of the U.S. for six months or […]
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  • Client Approval: I-751 + N-400 for Spouse of U.S. Citizen

    Watch Erica Chiodo’s client success story looking for assistence responding to a request for evidence for a pending I-751. Check out these related stories on the Berardi blog: Citizenship Through Permanent Residency (Marriage to U.S. Citizen Spouse) Crossing the Border: Form I-751 Processing Times I-751 Conditional Residency If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration […]
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  • USCIS Opens a New Lockbox Facility

    USCIS announced recently that they have opened a new lockbox facility in Elgin, Illinois, and are beginning to transition incoming work to the new facility. As of February 1, 2022, USCIS added Elgin as a filing location for certain applicants who are filing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. In the next few […]
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