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U.S. VISA APPLICANTS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE FIVE YEAR OF THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY

The Department of State updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. According to The State Department, collecting this additional information “will strengthen our process for vetting these applicants and confirming their identity.” The new […]

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Permanent Residence vs. U.S. Citizenship

us citizenship vs lpr

En Español & На Русском The terms “U.S. Citizenship” and “Permanent Residence” often get confused. Although both allow for a legal stay and employment in the country, U.S. citizenship provides some additional benefits that permanent residents are not eligible for. Legal permanent resident, also known as a Green Card holder, is a foreign national who was granted permission to […]

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Top Five Green Card Categories

Green Card

En Español & На Русском Green Card allows foreign nationals to permanently reside and work in the United States. Our immigration system offers several ways of becoming a Permanent Resident (Green Card holder), among which are obtaining a Green Card based on family ties, being sponsored by an employer, investing in the U.S. economy, going through the Asylum process, […]

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USCIS Biometrics Appointment

En Español & На Русском As part of the application process for Green Card, U.S. Citizenship, and Work Permit, you will be required to attend a Biometrics Appointment at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Application Support Center (ASC). The main purpose of the Biometrics Appointment is to collect your picture, fingerprints and other important data to run […]

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Sponsor Requirements for Family-Based Green Card

En Español & На Русском Family-based immigration petitions require a sponsor. A sponsor needs to provide Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) as a way to ensure that a foreign national seeking a Green Card will have adequate financial support and will not rely on the U.S. government for public assistance. In most cases, a person petitioning a foreign national […]

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