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  • USCIS Announces Plans to Improve the Naturalization Test

    USCIS has announced that it will begin implementing an updated naturalization test beginning December 2020 or early 2021. In order to naturalize, candidates must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of U.S. civics and the English language by passing a naturalization test.   In December 2018, USCIS formed a naturalization test revision working group with members from […]

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  • Naturalization Concerns: Continuous Residence, Tax Returns and State Benefits

    Naturalization can be a long and anxiety-producing process. In putting together your application and waiting for approval from the government, you may have many questions and concerns. For instance, what if you have been moving around a lot and not maintaining a continuous residence? Or, what if you have failed to file your tax returns? […]

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  • USCIS Aims to Prevent Fraud with Redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization

    Following a successful pilot program, USCIS began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization on June 5, 2018. The new certificate design was piloted at the Norfolk, Tampa, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Sacramento Field Offices, as well as the Nebraska Service Center. The eight forms that have been redesigned by USCIS are the N-550, N-570, N-578, […]

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  • Featured Client of the Month: Shane Booth

    Shane Booth is one of Berardi Immigration Law’s longest standing clients and has been working with Rosanna Berardi since 2004! In 2004, more than 14 years ago, Shane reached out to Rosanna to help him obtain TN status as an Industrial Designer for a popular U.S. television network. Rosanna met Shane at the Peace Bridge […]

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  • Benefits of Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

    Are you considering becoming a U.S. citizen? There are many more benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen than you may realize. We take a closer look at some of these benefits below. The right to vote: Only U.S. citizens can vote in Federal elections. Most states also restrict the right to vote, in most elections, […]

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  • Recent Naturalization Updates from USCIS

    Since Naturalization applications are now being processed electronically, USCIS has announced two important filing updates. Firstly, you no longer need to submit two passport-style photographs with your application. Your photo will now be taken during your biometrics appointment at the Application Support Center (ASC). However, this does not apply to applicants residing overseas. If you […]

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  • USCIS Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with Naturalization Ceremonies

    On Aug. 25, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by welcoming 450 new U.S. citizens during 16 naturalization ceremonies at national parks across the country. These ceremonies represent the partnership between USCIS and the National Park Service (NPS) and the goal of holding at least […]

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  • USCIS Guidance on Paying the N-400 Naturalization Application Fee With a Credit Card

    Applicants applying for Naturalization can now pay the N-400 naturalization application fee using a credit card with no additional fees added. Form N-400 is the only form that can be paid using a credit card. USCIS has valuable guidelines on the process of paying the application fee that must be followed in order to ensure […]

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