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Everything You Need to Know About USCIS Processing Delays

Everything You Need to Know About USCIS Processing Delays

Recent changes in immigration policies triggered by “Buy American, Hire American” executive order and increased volume of filed petitions resulted in immigration delays. Institution of interviews for all employment-based green card cases, along with an increased amount of RFEs created substantial backlogs. At the same time suspensions of premium processing for certain petitions made it […]

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

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

Permanent Residence vs. U.S. Citizenship

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

Top Five Green Card Categories

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

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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