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  • Frequently Asked Marriage-Based Green Card Interview Questions

    Typically, Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status applications require both the applicant and the spouse to be present for an interview before the case can be approved. For many applicants, the thought of being interviewed by an immigration officer can be stressful and overwhelming. However, applicants who are well-prepared should not worry! The Green Card interview is […]
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  • USCIS Changes Policy on Validity of Medical Form I-693

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a memo on May 30, 2014, issuing a new policy on the validity of Form I-693, the report of medical examination and vaccination record. The new policy states that Form I-693 will now only be valid for one year from the date the form was submitted to […]
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  • New Immigrant Fee Payment Process for New Green Card Holders

    Earlier this month, USCIS announced that they are moving the existing online payment for the “USCIS Immigrant Fee” to its Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS).  Green card holders pay this fee as part of their initial entry to the U.S. USCIS began collecting the $165 fee of from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the […]
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  • Part 3 of 4: Financial Responsibility of Green Card Sponsors

    **Please note: The purpose of this series is to provide general information on immigration tax issues commonly raised by our Canadian clients. Berardi Immigration Law does not practice U.S. tax law. Any information herein is for general informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal or tax advice. To ensure compliance with […]
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  • Not using an Immigration Attorney… maybe you should be!

    Why is it important to use a licensed immigration attorney? The simple answer- so you are fully informed, applications get filed properly, and most importantly your status in the U.S. is not jeopardized.  This week, Berardi Immigration Law, learned of two cases of how the negative consequences of not hiring a licensed immigration attorney can […]
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  • Your Adjustment of Status Interview

    An application for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485), which has been filed with CIS, requires that the individual applicant (and in some instances, the spouse) be interviewed prior to adjudication. For many people, the prospect of being interviewed by an immigration officer can be stressful.  However, for those who are prepared, an immigration interview should be […]
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