Month: January 2013

How Do I Explain the Reason Why and How My Citizenship Certificate was Lost?

A citizenship certificate is an important document that must be kept safe as this document is issued to a US citizen as a proof of US citizenship. In case you lose it, you must immediately report the loss of your document and file an application for replacement and the USCIS form that must be filed …

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What Form Do I Have to File After the Form I-130 is Approved?

US citizens and Green Card holders can file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to sponsor their immediate relatives for lawful status in America. Unlike Green Card holders, US citizens can file this form to sponsor few other relatives apart from their immediate relatives. Form I-130 may be filed to sponsor relatives who are currently …

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What if I Did Not Turn In My I-94 Card While Leaving the United States?

Form I-94 is nothing but a white or green form, issued to non-immigrants, by the Customs and Border Protection(CBP) officers and this is also known as the arrival/departure record. Foreign nationals who get into the United States on non-immigrant visas will have to fill out this form, while they arrive at a US port of …

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Traffic Tickets and Filing for Naturalization

“Have you ever been arrested, cited or detained by any law enforcement officer (including USCIS or former INS and military officers) for any reason?” You will find this question in part 10 of Form N-400 and you need to check “yes” if this question applies to you and “no”, if you were never encountered by …

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How to Get an Immigrant Visa for a Spouse or Fiancé(e) of a U.S. Citizen?

US citizens who get married to foreign nationals and who wish to bring their spouses to America, must sponsor their spouses for lawful status in the United States and the spouses or fiance(e)s of US citizens must obtain visas to enter into America. K non-immigrant visas are meant for the spouses and fiancé(e)s of US …

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I-130 Filing For Parents

Citizens of the United States are allowed to sponsor their parents for US Green Cards and to sponsor your parents you must be above age 21. Moreover, you must also be willing to sponsor them financially. Though Green Card holders are allowed to sponsor their immediate relatives, they cannot sponsor their parents and only the …

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Green Card or Citizenship?

Many people are still unaware of the difference between lawful permanent resident status and US citizenship. Though there are few similarities between US citizenship and lawful permanent resident status, there are some differences too. A foreign national who seeks to live in America on a permanent basis must first obtain a Green Card and become …

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Can I Sponsor My Wife’s Parents for US Green Cards?

You cannot file an immigration petition for your wife’s parents. If you are a US citizen, you can only sponsor Green Cards for your spouse, parents and your children. However, you can also help other categories of relatives to obtain Green Cards and you may file petitions for your married and unmarried children above age …

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Do I Have to Give Up My Previous Citizenship After Becoming a US Citizen?

United States allows foreign nationals to naturalize and become US citizens and the country also allows people to hold dual nationality. People who are citizens of foreign countries may become US citizens and they may not be required to give up their current nationality. Citizenship laws differ from country to country and some countries do …

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