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Breaking News: USCIS to Expand Interviews for All Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants

USCIS announced yesterday that beginning on October 1, 2017, they will begin expanding in-person interviews for applicants moving from an employment-based nonimmigrant status to Lawful Permanent Resident status through the filing of an Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) application. This change comes as part of President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign […]

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A Detailed Guide: What to Expect at Your Green Card Medical Exam

In order to apply for a U.S. green card (lawful permanent resident status), you must undergo a medical examination. The purpose behind the examination is to ensure that you are not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds. However, you cannot simply undergo a medical examination with your regular doctor. Instead, a civil […]

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Benefits of Holding a Green Card

There are many benefits of obtaining a U.S. green card, which is why so many immigrants apply for a green card as soon as they are eligible. Also known as lawful permanent residency, a green card entitles you to several important benefits. We explore several of these benefits below! The freedom to work and live […]

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The Pfeiffer Family: A Family Reunited

Immigration is NOT a DIY project and family unification can be at stake. We were happy to assist the Pfeiffer family after a go-it-alone immigration experience landed them in turbulent waters. Marleen Pfeiffer and her 15-year-old son, Mads, were separated for eight months after Mads was refused entry into the United States and a petition […]

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FAQ: Traveling Internationally as a Permanent Resident

Below we answer some frequently asked questions on what Lawful Permanent Residents need to know when traveling abroad. What documents do I need to travel outside of the United States? In general, you will need to present a passport from your country of citizenship to travel to a foreign country. In addition, the foreign country […]

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U.S. LPRs Must Now Have an eTA When Flying to Canada

The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a new Canadian entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to Canada by air. U.S. permanent residents must have an eTA when flying to or transiting through Canada. This requirement began on March 15, 2016. An eTA is not required when entering by land or sea. However, between March […]

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Commuter Lawful Permanent Resident Cards

What is Commuter LPR Status? Regulations now allow a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR”) to take up or continue to reside in a foreign territory, such as Canada or Mexico, and commute to his or her place of employment in the U.S. as a special immigrant. Commuter LPRs typically live in Canada or Mexico, but commute […]

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Immigrant Fee Payment Process Simplified

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently simplified the process for paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee online in its electronic immigration system. The revised immigrant fee payment process reduces the amount of information necessary for an immigrant to provide to USCIS. In response to customer feedback, anyone can now pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee […]

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USCIS Launches Citizenship Public Awareness Initiative

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently released a series of promotional materials as part of the Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative. This media campaign builds on a similar effort from 2011 and is being launched under the Task Force on New Americans. The initiative to “promote the naturalization process” was also […]

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