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I-130 Marriage Requirements

We have a lot of individuals who ask us questions about the I-130 marriage requirements. Whether or not the individual has to get married in their country of origin and whether or not the marriage has to occur in a certain place. The I-130 petition is the petition that you file when you’re married to…

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Important! USCIS Response Deadlines

USCIS has made an announcement that they’re extending the flexibility for individuals to respond to certain types of requests specifically Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOIDs). Read: USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests Basically, if you receive a Request for Evidence, a Notice of Intent to Deny in your…

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Embassy Backlogs and Proclamation 10052

Proclamation 10052 is a proclamation that was announced in 2020 that suspended the entry of certain immigrants into the United States. The Biden administration made an extension of that proclamation through March 31st of 2021. It has now sunsetted, which means it has ended, because we are in April of 2021. A lot of people…

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Public Charge Changes at US Embassies and Consulates

Public charge changes at US embassies and consulates. We had released a video about this previously. Form I-944 and those changes in the public charge rule had been ended. There was a lot of confusion and so, let’s clarify them and also explain the changes at US embassies and consulates with regard to public charge.…

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Visa Issuance Trends – March 2021

Visa issuance trends in March of 2021. The case type that we’re specifically seeing this change in is with spouse visas. A lot of people refer to them as CR1 or IR1. Anybody who is married to a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident and lives abroad, when you’re completing a spouse visa process,…

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Managing Stress in Your Immigration Journey

One of the most important things of your immigration journey is taking care or fostering your relationship and doing what you can to manage the stress of your immigration journey. I know that’s easier said than done. I’m not a medical professional. I’m not a therapist but I am a human being and someone who…

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Great News! Faster Processing Times

Faster processing times is something that we are starting to see in some cases which is great. We know how important it is and how much all of you want to be able to get through your immigration journey as quickly as possible without an immigration cloud hanging over your head. These faster processing times…

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Updates on Contacting USCIS

We’ve received a lot of questions from people about, “How do I talk to a human being? How do I get past the robot on the USCIS call line?” USCIS was created in 2002 by congress to more efficiently move cases through the immigration process and to provide customer service so individuals could receive updates…

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Important! USCIS Form Changes

There’s been recent USCIS form changes due to the elimination of the form I-944.  Those changes are going to occur as soon as April 19th. We have videos on our YouTube channel about public charge and how final rule and public charge had been overturned. Watch: GREAT NEWS! Public Charge Updates (March 2021) Now what’s…

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USCIS Interview Changes Due to COVID – August 2020

What’s going on with USCIS interviews now that they have begun reopening offices and rescheduling those appointments and implemented new protocols in response to COVID? The USCIS offices have started the process. They started in July of rescheduling appointments that had been cancelled and also scheduling new appointments for individuals whose applications are in line.…