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It is time to renew your green card!

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Mar 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you become a permanent resident in the U.S. you receive a 10-year green card. After that, when your 10-year green card is expired or will expire within the next 6 months, it's time to renew it. Now, before explaining the requisites to renew the green card and the documents that are required to complete the process, it is important to note that an expired green card doesn't mean you're no longer a lawful U.S. permanent resident. The green card is only the document that demonstrates your legal status in the United States. As long as you don't leave the U.S. establishing your residence anywhere else, you keep that status for life.

How Does the Priority Date Look?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Nov 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The priority date is the date that USCIS uses as a reference to inform the public whether visas are available. Visas are available considering the country of nationality of the applicant and the priority date. For instance, a U.S. citizen requests a green card for his sister. Said application was...

What is a Marriage-Based Green Card Petition? Why to Hire An Attorney?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Nov 15, 2020 | 2 Comments

A U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident may file an immigration petition on behalf of his/her spouse if they entered into a real marriage. This means, that the marriage must be recognized as a legal marriage in the state where the couple married. Accordingly, if the couple marries in a country that does not recognize legal effect to their union, that may have to remarry in another country or state to file a marriage-based petition in the United States.

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