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  • USCIS Plans to Possibly Update the Naturalization Test

    Individuals in the process of transitioning from a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status to obtaining their U.S. Citizenship are required to take a naturalization test. This test has four (4) components: reading, writing, civics, and the ability to speak English. USCIS plans to conduct a five (5) month trial in 2023 to see whether updates to the current naturalization test are needed. ...
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  • USCIS Removes Barriers for U.S. Citizenship Applicants with Disabilities

    United Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced revisions to Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, that will remove barriers to legal immigration for U.S. citizenship applicants with disabilities. Naturalization applicants with a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment that precludes them from fulfilling the English and civics testing ...
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  • USCIS Extending COVID-19 Flexibilities Through January 24, 2023

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Jan. 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued between March 1, ...
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  • USCIS Issues Extension of Temporary Waiver of “60-Day Rule” for Form I-693

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the temporary waiver from September 30, 2022, to March 31, 2023, of the “60-day rule” requiring that the civil surgeon’s signature on the report of Medical Examination, Form I-693, be dated no more than 60 days before the applicant files the application for the underlying immigration benefit. Have immigration questions? Contact our ...
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  • USCIS to Implement Next Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing the next phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Similar to the first phase and second phase of the expansion, this phase only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 ...
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  • Family-Based Visas 101

    Family-based visas are many immigrants’ first step on their path to full United States citizenship. Current U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may sponsor certain relatives to receive a green card or a family-based visa based on their family relationship. Learn more about family-based immigration and how to sponsor a relative who lives abroad for a green card or a family-based ...
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  • What’s the Difference Between Naturalization and Citizenship?

    United States citizenship grants certain unalienable rights to citizens of this country. You can achieve citizenship in multiple ways: Being born in the U.S. or certain American territories Having parents who were citizens at the time of your birth if you were born abroad And applying for naturalization Naturalization vs Citizenship The main difference between naturalization and citizenship is ...
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  • DHS Reportedly Considering Changes to H-1B Extension Rules - UPDATED

    January 9, 2018: In a news update on January 8, 2018, the McClatchy DC news service reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stated that it not considering a regulatory change to the H-1B extension rules, as had previously been reported in a December 30, 2017 article by McClatchy DC. In particular, USCIS stated to McClatchy DC that the agency is not considering ...
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  • Naturalization & Travel Abroad

    Traveling Abroad During the Naturalization Process The naturalization process has many factors that are considered, including your continuous residency in the U.S. and your physical presence in the country. If you are applying for citizenship, you must meet these requirements, but it is possible that extended travel abroad may harm your eligibility for citizenship. Find out how your travel plans ...
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  • Can U.S. Citizens Help Their Parents Receive Green Cards?

    Did you know that U.S. citizens can petition for permanent residence visas, or more commonly known as green cards, for their foreign-born parents through family sponsorship? In order to sponsor a parent to receive a green card, you must be at least 21 years of age and be a U.S. citizen. Since parents are classified as “immediate relatives” under immigration laws, there is no limit on the number of ...
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  • N-400 Forms: What You Need to Know Before Filing

    Tips for Filing Form N-400 Every person looking to apply for U.S. citizenship through the process of naturalization must begin by completing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and submitting it to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In simple terms, this form collects your basic information and asks several questions regarding your eligibility to become a ...
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