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Tag: N-400

  • USCIS Removes Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced an updated policy guidance to clarify and conform with the revision of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. To adhere to President Biden’s Executive Order 14012 and Executive Order 13985 and in response to the administration’s legal immigration goals, USCIS has shortened and simplified Form N-648. […]
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  • USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through January 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors.  Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in certain requests or notices before taking any action, if the request […]
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  • USCIS Extending COVID-19 Flexibilities

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending its COVID-19 related flexibilities through October 23, 2022. These flexibilities are designed to ease the burden on the U.S. immigration system and assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors, and USCIS immigration agents. These flexibilities allow USCIS to consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date […]
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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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  • Client Approval: Naturalization

    Citizenship/naturalization is a permanent benefit with many privileges, including worry-free travel and the ability to participate in the U.S. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Name Change Process for Naturalized Citizens

    The United States offers several different processes for people to legally change their name. There are different procedures that must be followed based on your citizenship or immigration status. In addition, many states have different rules governing name changes. For example, some US states do not even require native US citizens to file with the government […]
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  • USCIS Announces Military Personnel & Veterans Can Now File Naturalization Application Online

    Last week, USCIS announced that military personnel and veterans can now file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, online. Online filing will allow individuals to submit the forms, check the status of their case, and receive notices from USCIS all electronically.  Individuals currently serving or who have served in the armed forces may also be eligible […]
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