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Family Preferences

There are 2 different categories for family-based immigrant visa categories, immediate relatives (IR) and family preference (F) categories. These two categories may also be categorized as unlimited and limited as one category has no visa cap per year, and one is limited. While the immediate relative category is strictly for U.S. Citizens, Family categories are for more distant relatives of U.S. Citizens and certain visas for Legal Permanent Residents.

Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas (Unlimited):

These visa types are based on a close family relationship with a U.S. Citizen described as an Immediate Relative (IR). The number of immigrants in these categories is not limited each fiscal year. Immediate relative visa types include:

  • IR-1: Spouse of a U.S. Citizen
  • IR-2: Unmarried Child Under 21 Years of Age of a U.S. Citizen
  • IR-3: Orphan adopted abroad by a U.S. Citizen
  • IR-4: Orphan to be adopted in the U.S. by a U.S. citizen
  • IR-5: Parent of a U.S. Citizen who is at least 21 years old
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Family Preference Immigrant Visas (Limited):

These visa types are for specific, more distant, family relationships with a U.S. citizen and some specified relationships with a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). There are fiscal year numerical limitations on family preference immigrants, shown at the end of each category. The family preference categories are:

 

  • F-1: Unmarried sons and daughters (age 21 and over) of U.S. citizens, and their minor children, if any. (23,400)
  • F-2: Spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters (age 21 and over) of LPRs. At least seventy-seven percent of all visas available for this category will go to the spouses and children; the remainder is allocated to unmarried sons and daughters. (114,200)
  • F-3: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and minor children. (23,400)
  • F-4: Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and minor children, provided the U.S. citizens are at least 21 years of age. (65,000)
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What is G-639

Form G-639 is a freedom of information form typically submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to find out what USCIS knows about the applicant. The applicant will be provided with all information USCIS has pertaining to the individual and their immigration journey. Form G-639 is typically used by an attorney to get information about their client in order to prepare and case for the applicant. Form G-639 can also be used to help gain information about family genealogy or to help gather records filed by a family member that immigrated to the US.

This form cannot be used to check status of any current applications, for consular notification of a visa petition approval, to request the return of original documents, or to obtain proof of status.

HOW MUCH IS G-639?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has no filing fee for form, but there are costs associated with the amount of time needed and materials used to process each request. After the Form G-639 request is reviewed and evaluated, USCIS will contact the applicant informing them of the fees associated with the request.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS FORM G-639?

Currently U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) does not have an estimation as to how long the processing of Form G-639 may take because there will be varied amounts of information on every applicant.

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What is the meaning of DS 260?

Form DS-260 is an Immigrant Visa Application and Registration form used to submit the required information about persons seeking immigration visas. The form is only to be completed and submitted online to the Department of State through the Consular Electronic Applications Center (CEAC)

WHAT IS THE DS 260?

This process requires three submissions to the National Visa Center (NVC) that must be completed before NVC will schedule an interview appointment. You must first pay the sponsorship fee (currently $88) and the visa fee (currently $230) in order to be able to make your three document submissions.

  1. Form DS-260 is an Immigrant Visa Application and Registration form used to submit the required information about persons seeking immigration visas. The form is only to be completed and submitted online to the Department of State through the Consular Electronic Applications Center (CEAC). The form is not available until the visa fee is paid.
  2. After paying the sponsorship fee, the sponsorship package will be able to be submitted. Once completed the package is to be mailed to the NVC, unless you are from a country where scans are required. A completed package will contain the barcoded cover page, employment verification, w2 and/or 1099 copies, I-864 form, and a copy of the most recent federal income tax return.
  3. After paying the visa fee the civil documents package is available for submission. A completed package will include the barcoded cover page, original police clearances, birth certificate, two passport-style photos, copy of the ID page of the passport, and marriage and divorce/annulment/death certificates of a spouse.

Once all steps have been completed the NVC will review and revise all packages, and then contact the applicant with an interview appointment package.

 

WHAT IS THE DS 260 FOR?

The ds-260 is an Immigration visa under the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program.  The program requires applicants to have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. Law. CLICK HERE for more information about qualification for ds-260. For more on the application process for ds-260 CLICK HERE.

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What is the purpose of Form G 325A?

Form G-325A is a biographical information form typically submitted with green card applications to provide U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with the biographical information needed to make a decision on the applicant’s case. Some of the information submitted in this application include residence history, work history, and former spouse information.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Biographical information is information containing, consisting of, or relating to the facts or events in a person’s life. This information includes residence history, work history, and former spouse information. It is used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to help verify each applicant, and to help processes the applicant’s paperwork.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS FORM G-325?

Currently U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) does not have an estimation as to how long the processing of Form G-325 may take because there will be varied amounts of information on every applicant.

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What is the I-90 Form for?

Form I-90 is a form submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to request a renewal or replacement of a green card. Form I-90 can be used to replace a card that is expiring, damaged, lost or stolen.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS AN I-90 FORM?

After completing Form I-90 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of renewing or getting a replacement green card usually takes approximately 5-6 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-90 form or will send you a request for more information. If a request is sent, the process can be substantially delayed, causing the process to take much longer than 6 months.

 

WHAT IS THE DATE OF ADMISSION ON I-90 FORM?

To answer question 15 on part one of the I-90 form, you must find the date that USCIS granted you permanent resident or conditional permanent resident status. This may not be the same date you entered the United States. The date can be found toward the bottom of your resident green card, it will say “Resident since” and the date following will be that date of admission.

 

CAN YOU BE DEPORTED BECAUSE OF AN EXPIRED GREEN CARD?

You should not be deported because of an expired green card. You will not lose your permanent resident status because of an expired green card, and you will not face any penalties or extra charges when you go to renew your green card. You will experience other difficulties when it comes to having an expired green card, it no longer serves as a valid ID and will not be accepted by any entity. As a temporary solution you may use a foreign passport with an I-551 stamp, but the stamp is only valid for 1 year.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A GREEN CARD?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-90 is $445. An $85 biometric services fee may also be required.  The fees associated with form I-90 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

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What is Form I-102?

Form I-102 is a form submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to get a replacement or amendment to Form I-94. Form I-94 is a form of travel ledger for nonimmigrant arrival/departures. It lets the government know when an individual enters the United States and informs the nonimmigrant on their rights and time allowance for remaining in the United States.

HOW LONG DOES THE I-102 TAKE?

After completing Form I-102 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of replacing or amending Form I-94 takes approximately 2-5 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-102 form.

 

HOW MUCH IS THE FEE FOR FORM I-102?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-102 is $445. The fees associated with form I-102 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

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How long does it take for an I-129F to be approved?

After completing Form I-129f and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the processing of the fiancé visa Form I-129f takes approximately 5-13 months. A majority of USCIS facilities process Form I-129f between 5-7 months, with the chance that approval could be granted in as few as 3 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-102 form.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR A FIANCÉ VISA?

Two major documents U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) require that you submit include:

  • A copy of the Form I-797C, Notice of Action, showing they have filed Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, on behalf of their spouse listed on the form
  • A marriage certificate, providing the legal marriage between the U.S. citizen and the foreign national

CLICK HERE for a full USCIS list of required materials

 

HOW MUCH IS THE COST FOR FIANCÉ VISA?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-129F is $535. The fees associated with form I-129f may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

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How long does it take to approve an application for I-130?

After completing Form I-130 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the processing time for a parent, child or spouse of a petitioner is approximately 5-12 months. For all other relatives the approval time is between 6 months and 6 years. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-130 form.

CAN GREEN CARD HOLDER PETITION THEIR SON?

Yes, they can petition a relative by filing Form I-130 with to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS). Depending on relationship to the petitioner there are different approval wait times.

 

WHAT IS I-130 PETITION FOR ALIEN RELATIVE?

Any lawful permanent resident, or us citizen, may file form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Form I-130 is submitted to U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) to verify the existence of a relationship to an alien relative who would like to immigrate to the United States.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO FILE I-130?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-130 is $445. The fees associated with form I-130 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

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What is I-131 Form?

Form I-131 is a form submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to obtain travel documents before traveling abroad. The form is used by non-U.S. citizens who have been granted resident status. There are three types of travel documents that can be obtained by using form I-131.

  1. A reentry permit for permanent residents
  2. A refugee travel document for asylees and refugees
  3. Advance Parole for most other aliens

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE I-131?

After completing Form I-131 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process obtaining a reentry permit takes approximately 2-5 months. USCIS cautions applicants to apply well in advance of a planned trip to avoid any complications when traveling. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-102 form.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO OBTAIN A TRAVEL DOCUMENT?

This depends on which form you are submitting to obtain travel documents. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) warns that if you are submitting form i-131 it can take up to 5 months to receive a reentry permit. In certain cases, it can take as few as 60 days, but USCIS cautions applicants to apply well in advance of a planned trip to avoid any complications.

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What is I-485 Form?

Form I-485 is an immigration form submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center (USCIS) to adjust status or register permanent residence. The form is used by a person living inside the U.S. attempting to apply for lawful permanent resident status.

IS THE I-485 THE GREEN CARD?

No, but it can be a portion of the green card process. If the applicant has already been granted permanent residence, form I-485 can be used to apply for a change of status. If the applicants immigration began with a form I-130 petition, then yes, the form I485 will grant a green card.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO APPLY FOR A GREEN CARD?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-485 varies depending on many factors. For complete information CLICK HERE. The fees associated with form I-485 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

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What is the I-539 Form?

Form I-539 is a Change/Extend Nonimmigrant status form submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center (USCIS) by F-1 or M-1 visa students. Uses include: Certain nonimmigrants extending their stay or changing to another nonimmigrant status: CNMI residents applying for an initial grant of status; F and M nonimmigrants applying for reinstatement; and, persons seeking V nonimmigrant status or an extension of stay as a V nonimmigrant.

WHERE DO I SEND MY I-539?

Depending the filing type the applicant falls under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires Form I-539 to be delivered to different locations. For the full list of USCIS locations CLICK HERE.

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How long does it take to get a decision on Asylum?

As per the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A) 208(d)(5), an interview for asylum should take place within 45 days of submission of a completed application. The decision regarding the applicant’s requested asylum should be reached within 180 days of the submission of the completed application unless there are exceptional circumstances.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET INTERVIEW AFTER BIOMETRICS?

After completing form I-539 it takes between 3 – 5 months to get an interview appointment. Once the biometrics appointment is completed, the applicant will receive the notice from U.S. Citizenship and immigration center (USCIS) about a naturalization interview

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE A RECEIPT NOTICE?

After completing Form I-539 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of extending a stay or changing a status takes approximately 6 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-539 form.

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What is 601?

Form I-601 is submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by foreign citizens who are ineligible to immigrate to the Unites States because they are “inadmissible.” The form is to request a waiver or pardon from USCIS from the applicant’s inadmissibility.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS A I-601?

After completing Form I-601 and submitting it to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the approximated processing time is between 12 – 18 months. Additionally, U.S. Department of State (DOS) estimates scheduling its immigrant visa interview within 2 -3 months after form I-601 is processed.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 601 AND 601A?

Form I-601 is to be filed for an applicant that is outside of the U.S., while Form I-601A is to be filed by an applicant who is inside the U.S. Form I-601 is a waiver of inadmissibility and is submitted to USCIS to pardon the applicants inadmissibility and allow the individual to immigrate to the U.S. Form I-601A is a provisional waiver submitted to USCIS by an applicant that is inside of the U.S. seeking to have their unlawful presence waived.

 

HOW MUCH IS I-601 WAIVER?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-601 is $930. The fees associated with form I-601 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

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What is the 601A?

Form I-601A is a provisional waiver submitted to USCIS by an applicant that is inside of the U.S. seeking to have their unlawful presence waived. The form acknowledges the person his in the U.S. unlawfully but explains it is for reasons beyond the applicants control.

HOW MUCH IS THE FEE FOR I-601A?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-601 is $630 for individuals 79 and older and is $85 more expensive than those younger than 79. The fee may be paid for by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A WAIVER TO BE APPROVED?

After completing Form I-601a and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of getting your inadmissibility waived takes approximately 3-6 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-601a form.

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What is the i-751 Form used for?

Form I-751 is petition used by conditional residents who obtained their status through marriage. By submitting this form to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the petitioner is requesting the all conditions are removed from their residential status.

 

HOW DO I REMOVE CONDITIONS ON MY GREEN CARD?

To remove conditions on a green card an applicant must submit form I-751 to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The window to apply to remove all conditions from a green card begins 90 days before the second anniversary of living as a conditional resident. This date is the exact same as the expiration date on your green card.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO FILE AN I-751?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-751 is $595 plus an $85 biometric service fee for everyone that is listed on the same application to remove conditions. The fees associated with form I-751 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS THE I-751?

After completing Form I-751 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of removing conditions on a green card takes approximately 12-17 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-751 form.

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What is I-765 Form?

Form I-765 is an employment authorization document (EAD), otherwise known as a work permit. This permit is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS) to provide temporary employment authorization to noncitizens in the United States.

 

WHAT IS THE FILING FEE FOR I-765?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-765 is $410 unless you fall under one of the following categories, in which case you must pay an extra $85 biometric services fee.

  • (c)(33) Requesting consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • (c)(35) A beneficiary of an approved employment-based immigrant petition and facing compelling circumstances
  • (c)(36)A spouse or unmarried dependent child of a beneficiary of an employment-based immigrant petition who is facing compelling circumstances

 

WHAT DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR EAD?

  • Fee payment ($410)
  • A completed application for employment authorization, Form I-765
  • A front and back copy of your last EAD

If one was never issued, in its place bring a copy of a government issued identification document such as

  • A Passport
  • A birth certificate with a photo ID
  • A visa issued by a foreign government
  • A national ID document with photo and/or fingerprint
  • A front and back copy of nonimmigrant arrival/departure records Form I-94
  • 2 identical photographs (2×2)
  • Proof of legal status
    • Form I-94 showing admission under H-4 visa category
    • Approval notice, Form I-797, for the extension of stay, Form I-539, in H-4 visa category
  • Proof of a relationship with the principal H-1B
    • Copy of the Marriage Certificate
  • Work Authorization Basis (may differ based on eligibility criteria)
    • An approved Form I-140
    • H-1b beyond 6 years under AC21 106(a) and (b)

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A WORK PERMIT?

After completing Form I-765 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of obtaining an employment authorization document (EAD)/work permit takes approximately 2-5 months, with a great majority of the applications being processed in under 3 months because of the new processing procedure. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-765 form.

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Can someone with TPS become a permanent resident?

An individual who has received Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through form I-821 may become a permanent resident, but not through their TPS or DACA status. TPS and DACA are designated for individuals to be in the U.S. for a short period of time. Thus, these individuals must apply separately for a visa or green card in order to gain a permanent resident status.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENEW YOUR TPS?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-821 is $50 plus an $85 biometric service fee for all individuals age 14 and older. The fees associated with form I-821 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

 

WHAT TYPE OF VISA IS TPS?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is indeed a status, not a visa. Form I-821 is intended to allow a noncitizen to reside inside the US for a certain amount of time while their nation of origin struggles with hardships from natural disasters or major conflicts

 

IS TPS A LEGAL STATUS?

Yes, Temporary Protected Status TPS is a legal status, it means the individual has the right to be in the United States for a predetermined amount of time, while their nation of origin is rebuilding or recovering from a disaster.

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What is Form I-824?

Form I-824 is an Application for Action on an Approved Application and is typically used to request a duplicate of a form I-797 or to request to Follow to Join a family member. The Follow to Join purpose is designed to reunite a family in the united states after one family member has successfully immigrated to the US and received a green card.

 

WHAT IS THE FILING FEE FOR FORM I-824?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-824 is $465. The fees associated with form I-824 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS FORM I-824?

After completing Form I-824 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of obtaining an action on a previously approved application takes approximately 1-6 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-824 form.

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What is I-864?

Form I-864 is an affidavit of support typically submitted with a petition to provide U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with confirmation of financial responsibility of the petitioned party. Along with this form financial documents must be submitted to prove that the applicant has the financial means to sponsor the individual along with a complete understanding of the extent to which they will be responsible for the person that is being petitioned.

 

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE TO SPONSOR AN IMMIGRANT?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires an applicant to show proof, via form I-864, of income AND/OR assets equivalent to more than 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines in order to be able to sponsor a relative to immigrate to the U.S.

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WHAT IS COUNTRY OF DOMICILE I-864?

When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) refers to “country of domicile” on form I-864, they are inquiring about the permanent residence of the individual attempting to sponsor a family member. USCIS is asking if the petitioner has resided within the continental U.S. and if the petitioner will continue to reside within the continental U.S.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not have a filing fee for form I-864 as long as the sponsored immigrant files the form while outside of the U.S. If Form I-864 is filed inside the U.S. the Department of State (DOS) charges a fee of $120 to review the application.

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What is Form I-912 / Is there a fee waiver for green card renewal?

Form I-912 is a fee waiver form submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) along with green card or other applications. The form is used to show USCIS that your household income falls beneath the national poverty line, and to request to be excused from paying the fees associated with the form being filed. It is cautioned to pay close attention when attempting to receive a fee waiver, as having a household income beneath the national poverty line may disqualify an applicant from applying for certain visas. CLICK HERE to see conditions of disqualification when filling Form I-912.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has no filing fee for submitting the fee waiver form, form I-912.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS A FEE WAIVER?

After completing Form I-912 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) along with a green card or other application, the process of determining if the waiver will be granted takes approximately 6 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed I-912 form, and will contact the applicant again after a decision is made in regards to the fee waiver.

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What is the application for Naturalization?

Form N-400 is an Application for naturalization submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to request to become a naturalized citizen after certain circumstances. Most often an individual will use form N-400 after meeting the requirements of a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) as outlined HERE, by USCIS.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS N-400?

After completing Form N-400 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of becoming a naturalized citizen takes approximately 6 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed N-400 form.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME NATURALIZED?

The entire length of the process after submitting the N-400 and receiving a certificate of naturalization is estimated by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services to take up to 8 months. After the applicant’s application is processed, they will have to interview, and pass a civics and English test before receiving their certificate of naturalization.

 

CAN YOU APPLY FOR NATURALIZATION ONLINE?

Yes, Currently U.S Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) offer the option to fill out and file the N-400 online. CLICK HERE or more information about filing the N-400 online.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT N-400?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form N-400 is $640 plus an $85 biometric service fee for all individuals that need to add it. The fees associated with form N-400 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

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Can a Naturalization Certificate be replaced?

Yes, Form N-565 is an Application for Replacement submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to request a replacement naturalization or citizenship document for one that was damaged, lost or stolen.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE A CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form I-565 is $555. The fees associated with form I-565 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REPLACE A NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATE?

After completing Form N-565 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the process of replacing a naturalization certificate takes approximately 1-6 months. USCIS will send you a receipt within 1-3 weeks of receiving a completed N-565 form.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND THE CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION NUMBER?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) cautions that the location of the naturalization number changes depending on the year that a certificate was printed. Typically, the number is found toward the top of the certificate and printed in red. For the USCIS diagram for all the different possible location CLICK HERE.

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What is the Form N 600?

Form N-600 is an application for a certificate of citizenship commonly submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of a born abroad to U.S. citizens, or for individuals born to noncitizens in the U.S. Another use for form N-600 includes a situation where U.S. citizens are attempting to adopt a child from another nation, in which this form would be submitted with the adoption paperwork to allow the child to immigrate to the U.S.

 

HOW MUCH IS THE N 600 FORM?

As of early 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee for form N-600 is $1170. The fees associated with form N-600 may be paid to USCIS by money order, credit card, cashier’s check, or personal check.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A WAIVER TO BE APPROVED?

After completing Form I-912 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) and submitting it along with Form N-600, the process of determining if your fee waiver is approved takes approximately 6 months.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE CITIZENSHIP AFTER APPLYING?

After completing Form N-600 and submitting it to U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), the processing of the document takes between 5-15 months. After Form N-600 is processed USCIS will contact the applicant and schedule an interview, which can take as long as 6 months. After the successfully completing the interview with USCIS the applicant will receive their citizenship.

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DESCRIPTION

DS-260 This immigration form is submitted to CEAC to try to obtain an immigrant visa or alien registration card.
G-325A This immigration form is used when attempting to submit biographic data to USCIS
G-639 This freedom of information form is submitted to USCIS to request copies of all immigration information USCIS has on file pertaining to the applicant
I-90 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for a green card, or to renew a green card
I-102 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS when nonimmigrants need to apply for a replacement Form i-94 or I-95
I-129F This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to petition to bring over a fiancé or spouse along with their children, if any
I-130 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to petition an alien relative
I-131 This immigration form Is submitted to USCIS to apply for a re-entry permit, refugee travel document, or advance parole travel documents
I-485 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for lawful permanent resident status
I-539 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS by nonimmigrants to extend their stay or change to another nonimmigrant status; CNMI residents to apply for an initial grant of status; F and M nonimmigrants to apply for reinstatement; and, persons seeking V nonimmigrant status or an extension of stay as a V nonimmigrant
I-589 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS for asylum in the United States and for withholding of removal
I-601 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility
I-601A This immigration form is to be submitted to USCIS by certain immigrant visa applicants who are relatives of United States citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents to request a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility
I-751 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to remove conditions on a green card.
I-765 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS by certain foreign nationals, who are eligible to work in the United States, to request an employment authorization document
I-821 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals
I-824 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to request further action on a previously approved petition or application
I-864 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to show adequate means of financial support and that the applicant is not likely to rely on the United States government for financial support
I-912 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for a fee waiver for certain immigration forms and services based on a demonstrated inability to pay
N-400 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for United States citizenship or naturalization
N-565 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for a replacement declaration of intention. Naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, or repatriation certificate.
N-600 This immigration form is submitted to USCIS to apply for a certificate of citizenship

 

 

Green Card Services

(Does not include adjustment of status or immigrant visa electronic application)

Our Fee

USCIS Fee

Renewal or Replacement

This application is used to renew an expiring (within 90 days of expiration) or expired green card. Can also be used to replace a lost or stolen green card.

$150  

$455*

 

Parent

Green card petition for the parent(s) of a U.S. Citizen.

$500 $535*
Children

Green card petition for the child(ren) of either a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

Note: Children who are over the age of 21 and/or are married

$500 $535*
Spouse (Husband or Wife)

Green card petition for the husband or wife of either a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

$500 $535*
Sibling (Brother or Sister)

Green card petition for the brother or sister of a U.S. Citizen.

$500 $535*
Fiancé(e)

Petition to bring over a U.S. Citizen’s Fiancé(e) to the united states on a visa to get married within 90 days.

$500 $535*
Adjustment of Status

Use this form to apply for lawful permanent resident status while having a different immigrant/non-immigrant visa status if you are in the United States.

$800 Age 0-13 and 79 or older: $740

Age 14 – 78: $1140*

Removing Provisional Conditions

Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through marriage and want to apply to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.

$500 $595*
Affidavit of Financial Support

Most family-based immigrants and some employment-based immigrants use this form to show they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to rely on the U.S. government for financial support.

$200 $0

Citizenship Services

Naturalization

Legal permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for 5 years (3-4 years in certain circumstances) can apply to become citizens of this country.

(Includes 1-hour english/civics test preparation, if needed)

$400 $720*

 

Replacement Naturalization or Citizen Document

Citizens who have lost their certificate of naturalization or certificate of birth abroad, may re-acquire their documents.

$200 $565
Certificate of Citizenship

Children of parents who have naturalized before they turned 18, or children who were born abroad to U.S. Citizen parents, may file to acquire their own proof of citizenship.

$225 $1,170

Specialized Immigration Services

Work Permit (EAD)

Foreigners who are in the U.S. under special circumstances including but not limited to Asylees, DACA recipients, people undergoing adjustment of status, VAWA victims, and TPS recipients.

$150 $410
Application for Re-entry Permit

Use this form to apply for a re-entry permit that last up to 2 years.

$150 $575*
Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

Use this form to request further action on a previously approved application or petition.

$100 $465*
Application for Fee Waiver

Fee waivers can be applied for the following applications/forms:

I-190, I-131, I-751, I-765, N-565, N-600

$50 $0
Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence

Application to receive a waiver for one who has accumulated extended amounts of undocumented time spent in the U.S. and is subject to the 3/10-year bans.

$1200

Prices May Vary

$715

($630 +$85)

DACA Renewal

Application for renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.

*With current immigration laws, the availability of DACA renewals may be limited.

*$410 fee is to acquire a work permit

$200 $495

($410 + $85)

Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application

Online immigrant visa application, where biographic information is provided for review by immigration officers.

*Non-Immigrant Visa, not to be mistaken with the DS-260 for immigrant visas.

$250 $160-$190
Immigrant Visa Electronic Application

Online immigrant visa application, where biographic information is provided for review by immigration officers.

*Immigrant Visa, not to be mistaken with the DS-160 for non-immigrant visas.

$250 $230
H1-B

Specialty Workers. With a job offer and acceptable education or work experience, individuals may acquire a visa to work and live in the U.S. with their family.

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L-1

Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager. With foreign ties, an individual from a foreign company may acquire a visa to work at an existing U.S. branch office, or start up a new branch office, this allows the individual to live and work in the U.S. with their family.

EB-5

Application for 2-year conditional green card for a foreign investor, after he/she has invested either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a qualified U.S. business which creates 10+ jobs.

EB-5 Removal of Conditions

Application to remove the 2-year conditional status applied to green cards given to the recipients of an approved I-526 petition under EB-5. Failure to remove conditions, 90 days before expiration, will cause immigration status to be revoked.

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