Importance of N-600 (Certificate of Citizenship) for Children

In today’s ever-evolving global environment, acquiring proof of U.S. citizenship is of paramount importance. The USCIS Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, plays a pivotal role in this process. Primarily used by individuals who automatically attained U.S. citizenship through birth or adoption, the N-600 form helps provide them with a Certificate of Citizenship if…

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Options for Child Born Abroad to US Citizen parents

Understanding the immigration options for a child born abroad with one US citizen parent and one non-US citizen parent can be challenging. In this blog post, we will discuss the various pathways to citizenship or permanent residency for these children, including acquiring US citizenship at birth, obtaining a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and…

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Evidence of LPR Status (ADIT stamp)

Introduction The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a new procedure that allows LPRs to receive ADIT stamp by mail. Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp, also known as an I-551 stamp is a temporary evidence of lawful permanent residence (LPR) status which, traditionally, an applicant was able to obtain by visiting…

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USCIS Deadlines for Weekend and Holiday Submissions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced an update to its Policy Manual for filing deadlines to address situations when the last day to file a benefit request or respond to a USCIS action falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday. This update aims to increase flexibility for applicants and…

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Interpreter for Visa Interview at a U.S. Embassy in India

Attending a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in India can be a challenging experience, especially if you are not comfortable with English or the language spoken by the consular officer. In such cases, requesting an interpreter can help ensure clear communication and a smoother interview process. In this blog, we will guide…

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USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities – perhaps a Final Extension

Certain COVID-19-related flexibilities are being extended by US Citizenship and Immigration Services until March 23, 2023. Under these flexibilities, if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and March 23, 2023, inclusive, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days of the due date in the following requests or notices before…

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CBP Discontinues Passport Stamps for Travelers Entering US

Traditionally, a foreign nationals entering the United States by air or sea used to receive a passport entrance stamp or a Form I-94 (record of admission) following a document inspection at the Port of Entry (POE). Once CBP switched from using paper copies of I-94 to electronic ones, the only physical record provided to the…

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USCIS Proposes Fee Increase and Imposition of New Fees

The proposed rule by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to increase fees for most immigration benefit requests is likely to have a significant impact on employers in the United States. If implemented, employers will pay significantly more for most nonimmigrant and immigrant filings. One of the key takeaways for employers from the…

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Legal Separation after Green Card: Affect on Naturalization

Filing for naturalization, or becoming a U.S. citizen, is a process that many green card holders go through in order to gain the rights and privileges of being a U.S. citizen. However, the process can be more complicated for green card holder who are divorced or legally separated from their U.S. citizen spouse. In this…

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Medical Waiver for Applicants with Disabilities

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced an updated policy regarding medical certification for disability exceptions (form N-648) aka Medical Waiver to make the naturalization process more accessible for applicants with disabilities by providing more streamlined and efficient process and reducing the burden on the applicants and medical professionals. The process of naturalizing…

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