Category: USCIS

Client Advisory: USCIS Fee Increases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it will be adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The following chart lists some of the most common applications and petitions and the new fees associated with them. The new fees are effective December 23, 2016. Applications and petitions postmarked or […]

U Visa Review on the Eve of Fiscal Year 2017

October 1, 2016 marks the first day of fiscal year 2017, the day Congress allocates its annual 10,000 visa slots for eligible victims of qualifying crimes. Maybe you filed a U petition (Form I-918) and are now wondering when you will receive your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) incident to U nonimmigrant status. You are anxious […]

Why Naturalize? To Protect Family Members

If a relative comes to visit you in the United States and enters the country without a valid visa and without inspection at a port of entry, they are unlawfully present in the country and, therefore, considered “inadmissible” to the United States. Because a relative’s very presence in the United States violates U.S. immigration law, […]