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Category: Green Cards

  • I-130 Processing Times

    The top question we receive from individuals applying for family-based or marriage-based permanent residence in the U.S. is: How long will it take to get my green card? This answer will vary depending on the method that families and couples pursue to obtain this benefit as well as the category of relationship involved. Watch the […]
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  • USCIS Has Extended Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has announced that it is extending the flexibilities initially announced on March 30th, 2020. These flexibilities are designed to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent to Revoke; Notices […]
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  • 4 Things You Should Do at Your Immigration Interview

    Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom talks about four things you must do at your immigration interview in the video below. Preparing for a marriage-based green card interview – we’ve got that on the Berardi Blog, too. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Congratulations, You’re a U.S. Citizen!

    Citizenship/naturalization is a permanent benefit with many privileges, including worry-free travel and the ability to participate in the US electoral process. The Form N-400, Naturalization Application is currently 20 pages long, and consists of complex biographic and travel questions. It is imperative that all information is accurately and properly completed to prevent delays in processing […]
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  • Immigration Help for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

    USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by a natural disaster, such as the recent tornadoes in Kentucky and surrounding states. To seek relief because of a natural disaster, you must still file any regularly required USCIS form(s) for your specific request, and then explain how the natural disaster created a need for the […]
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  • Oh No, a PERM Audit! Now What?

    Receiving an audit during the PERM process can be a stressful and confusing speed bump when trying to obtain an employment based green card. If you know how the auditing process works, and what purpose it serves, then preventing and navigating an audit can be much easier. To be well informed, it is important to […]
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  • Prevailing Wage for PERM Determination

    A key part of the PERM green card process involves obtaining a prevailing wage determination from the U.S. Department of Labor. So what exactly is this? Well, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that the hiring of a foreign worker for a permanent position in a company will not adversely affect the wages and […]
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  • USCIS Settlement Is Good News For L-1 And H-1B Visa Spouses

    If you are the spouse of an L-1 or H-1B visa holder, good news has been rare in recent years. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) exacerbated the wait for employment-based green cards by causing long processing delays for work authorization, resulting in the spouses of many high-skilled foreign nationals stopping work and losing their […]
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  • What do I need to do after becoming a U.S. citizen?

    Becoming a U.S. citizen is a huge milestone in any immigrant’s life, it’s what many work towards since stepping foot in the United States. Although the largest hurdle has been surpassed, there are still items that one must file after attaining the coveted citizenship status. Below are some of the most important actions one can […]
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  • How Long Will It Take To Get A Green Card?

    Having a Green Card, officially known as a Permanent Resident Card, allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. How long does the process take? Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli explains there are many factors that dictate how long you will wait. Watch the video below for more details. If you have […]
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