Green Card Renewal Processing Time

The topic we will introduce in this article will cover the most relevant information related to processing times of a Form I-90, an application used to renew or replace a Permanent Resident Card (known as Green Card). You need this handy plastic card to prove your lawful permanent resident status. When you want to renew your card, you should consider how long it takes to process it. For example, you plan to travel abroad and want to secure your homecoming, or you have a hospital appointment in few months, and you want all the formalities to go smoothly. This article will explain what you should know about Green Card processing time to make your other arrangements accordingly.

2021-06-28T22:29:11-05:00Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

Marriage Green Card Timeline

If like thousands of other American citizens who marry foreign spouses each year, you are looking to make a new beginning in the United States with your spouse, you came to the right place. We prepared this guide to help you understand the basic timeline of the complete application procedure to be aware of how long your marriage-based green card procedure will take and how to make life plans accordingly.

2021-06-16T21:54:55-05:00Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

Marrying A Non-U.S. Citizen

If you’re a U.S. citizen or a green-card holder who found love overseas, you might be wondering if the two of you can get married and live in the United States. Of course, the answer is yes if you complete the required process and ensure your foreign partner gets a green card to come and live with you.

2021-06-15T00:41:22-05:00Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

Green Card Replacement

Green Card serves as proof of your permanent resident status. By the main rule, as stated in Section 264 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), lawful permanent residents must carry their alien registration receipt card at all times. For this reason, you have to make sure you have a binding document, so it can be treated as evidence of your status.

2021-06-20T18:12:06-05:00Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

What Should LPRs Do If They are Asked to Relinquish Their Green Cards and Sign Abandonment of LPR Status Form I-407

According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an LPR may be requested to surrender their green card when they return to the US. The LPR shouldn’t automatically comply. The LPR doesn’t lose their LPR status just because they spent time abroad. A person keeps his/her LPR status until there is a final removal order.


Cross-Chargeability is the term used for when an applicant charges their visa to the country of birth of a spouse or a parent – instead of their own country. According to the USCIS, for practical reasons, cross-chargeability is used where the preference quota category is backlogged for one spouse’s country of chargeability but is current for the other spouse’s country of chargeability.

2021-06-29T00:49:36-05:00Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , , |

Guide to Filing an I-29OB Motion To Reopen/Reconsider a Denied I-485 Adjustment of Status Application (while I-130 remains pending)

A Trump administration memo issued, effective September 11, 2018, is making it harder to obtain approval of green card (I-485) applications. The memo gives the USCIS broad discretion over what conditions can cause the application to fail. The discretion applies to many family-based green card situations.

2021-05-27T21:52:15-05:00Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

8th Circuit Court Follows 6th and 9th Circuits to Provide Green Cards to TPS Recipients (Causing some people to ask whether they should move there)

The election results brought good news for immigrants and immigration advocates, but this news was preceded by good news on the legislative front as well: On October 27th, the 8th Circuit federal appellate court ruled in favor of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants deeming them eligible for citizenship even if they did not enter the U.S. legally.

2021-06-29T00:46:46-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , |

Green Card Holder Approved for Citizenship notwithstanding Strict Liability Offense

Our client fell victim to the act. She had been passing through a parking lot of an Illinois shopping mall and was approached by a voting booth representative. Asked if she is registered to vote, our client stated she is not a US citizen. The representative asked if she is married to a US citizen, and if so, she is able to vote due to that status.

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