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Category: Green Cards

  • 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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  • An In-Depth Look at the COVID Vaccination Requirements for Immigrant Medical Examinations

    According to the CDC, the COVID-19 virus meets all the criteria to make it a Class A Inadmissible Condition. This essentially means that without vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid waiver (which will be described later), applicants will be denied their green card. The COVID-19 vaccine is now a requirement for all eligible green card applicants and […]
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  • Documenting Employment and Skills Experience for PERM Cases

    In order to receive a PERM green card approval, a foreign national must have the necessary experience required for the job opening. Generally, an applicant must have gained the minimum employment experience requirement prior to joining the employer sponsoring the PERM application (with some exceptions). You can learn more about PERM Green Cards in our […]
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  • Medical Exams & Vaccinations for U.S. Green Card Applicants

    USCIS recently made changes to medical exam and vaccination requirements for marriage-based, family-based, and employment-based U.S. Green Card applicants. In the video below, Berardi Immigration Law Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli tells you what you need to know. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS Confirms Form I-693 Medical Examination Edition Date is Determined by Civil Surgeon’s Signature Date

    As of Friday October 1, 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a new edition of Form I-693, the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.  This new version of Form I-693 requires all green card applicants to receive a full series vaccine for COVID-19. The new form is dated 9/13/2021 and as of October 1, 2021, USCIS will only accept the 9/13/2021 […]
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