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Tag: family-based green card

  • 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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  • 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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  • Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to the Affidavit of Support Process

    On October 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking outlining suggested changes to the Affidavit of Support process. Petitioning sponsors for most family-based and some employment-based immigrants are required to file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA (or it’s shorter version, I-864EZ , for […]
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  • An In-Depth Look at Direct Consular Filing

    A foreign national living abroad will typically start the family-based or marriage-based green card process by filing a Form I-130 petition with United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). This petition will typically pend for about 6-12 months (subject to change) before an approval is issued. Once this petition is approved by USCIS, the application […]
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