USCIS Provides Evidence Checklist for Petition Forms

By Angelita Chavez-Halaka and Armando Escobedo Summary Beginning September 11, 2018, USCIS will exercise full discretion to deny any application which fails to establish eligibility based on inadequate initial evidence. This change means that denials can be issued without a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). UPDATE: Checklists for Initial […]
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Visa Bulletin For July 2018

A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during July for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center. Unless otherwise indicated on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website at www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo, individuals seeking to file […]
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US Citizenship by Birth

There are a few different ways that people can be born into US citizenship. These include where they are born, or the citizenship status of one or more of their parents. If a foreign national does not qualify for US citizenship by birth, they may also be able to apply for US citizenship by naturalization. […]
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Naturalization Filing Location for Students

If you are a student (18 years of age or older) who is applying for naturalization and your educational institution is outside of your home state, you may have two options for filing the application based on where you go to school, or where your family lives (if you are unmarried and still financially dependent […]
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