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Overseas Naturalization for military members’ spouses

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INA 319(e) Overseas Naturalization for military members’ spouses Being stationed abroad can be challenging. Having to deal with US Immigration Filings (while abroad) can be stressful. However, there is a way to naturalize while abroad. Spouses of U.S. Armed Forces who are stationed abroad can be naturalized while abroad under INA 319(e). Normally, Naturalizations are […]

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Consular Processing versus Adjustment of Status: Which might be better for me to get a Green Card? A Hard Question!

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When trying to determine which option is “best” in getting a Green Card, it is beneficial to review: how long each would take, cost estimates, which is more likely to be approved and corresponding immigration violations, and being together with your family/spouse. How long does Consular Processing or Adjustment of Status take? Consular Processing is […]

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SIJS – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

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This is an immigration classification that can be granted to undocumented immigrant children who are under the age of 21 and have been abandoned, neglected or abused by one of their parents, or by both parents, but a court order has to be issued by a family court, determining custody of the child before he/she […]

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U Visas

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If you or a close family member have been a victim of a crime, you may be eligible to apply to obtain a U visa that will allow you to stay in the United States. Who is eligible to apply for a U visa? A person who was a victim of a crime that occurred […]

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US Immigration: Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, and Divorce Decrees from the Dominican Republic

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The U.S. immigration system is very particular when it comes to document requirements. Whether you are applying for a green card via consular process in the U.S. embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, or are already here in the United States and are going through the Adjustment of Status process you will need to comply […]

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South Africa Birth Certificate for US Immigration Purposes

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US Immigration law is strict, and one area that always causes complications or delays is regarding foriegn documentation. What is correct? What is needed for US Immigration? This blog post will explain. Type of acceptable Birth Certificate: “Long-form” Birth Certificate (aka Unabridged Birth Certificate) Place to apply for one: Department of Home Affairs Private Bag […]

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Can I file my DACA application for the first time now?

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Based on the June 18, 2020 Supreme Court decision reversing the cancellation of DACA Trump’s Administration we can file new DACA applications for the time being. Although USCIS has yet to update information in their website with regards to new DACA filings, applicants who meet the requirements for DACA should file new applications as soon […]

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