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  • USCIS has announced the launching of a new feature on its website – its online Multilingual Resource Center that provides a central location for USCIS resources in a variety of languages. USCIS has announced that materials are available in up to 22 languages, covering information on USCIS application processes as well as FAQs. Avail US citizenship services now to easily fulfill...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 30, 2012
  • Both are parts of the US Department of State, and both are located exclusively in other countries. Embassies deal with foreign governments, while consulates provide services to individuals and businesses. That means that you will almost never deal with an embassy, only with a consulate. Embassies are almost always located near the foreign seat of government, while consulates are...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 23, 2012
  • Generally, an applicant should wait for 5 years from any conviction (other than petty offenses) before filing citizenship application . This is a general law and there are many exceptions. If you file an N-400 with arrests and / or convictions in your file, you file at your own risk.
    Hazel Ickes Jul 22, 2012
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  • Binational transgender couples received welcome news from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The policies on transgender marriages are now to be updated, and will likely provide couples an easier time gaining permanent residency or file US citizenship application form in the United States. USCIS stated that it will now use the updated gender identity of a person when...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 18, 2012
  • Yes. A joint sponsor can be a close friend and does not have to be related to either the principal sponsor or the beneficiary. But the PRINCIPAL sponsor has to be related to the beneficiary under family-based petitions. The child of a U.S. citizen and if admitted for permanent residence on or after February 27, 2001, would automatically acquire citizenship without filing...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 16, 2012
  • Another wealthy American has given up U.S. citizenship and the taxes that go with it: Denise Rich, the Grammy-award-nominated songwriter and ex-wife of commodities trader Marc Rich. A spokesperson for Denise Rich said that she expatriated in order to be closer to her longtime life partner, Peter Cervinka, as well as her friends and family. She will be an Austrian citizen. In 2011...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 16, 2012
  • Another wealthy American has given up U.S. citizenship and the taxes that go with it: Denise Rich, the Grammy-award-nominated songwriter and ex-wife of commodities trader Marc Rich. A spokesperson for Denise Rich said that she expatriated in order to be closer to her longtime life partner, Peter Cervinka, as well as her friends and family. She will be an Austrian citizen. In 2011...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 16, 2012
  • Tattoos seem to have been catching more immigrants in recent years; in 2006, only two visa applications were denied based on suspected links to a criminal group. In 2010, that number jumped to 82. Applications that aren't denied outright are sometimes delayed for months, leaving immigrants stranded in their home country, away from their families, until a final decision is made...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 12, 2012
  • The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP offered by US Citizenship Services allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad...
    Hazel Ickes Jul 11, 2012
  • No, you must consult an experienced immigration lawyer before filing citizenship application form . While the criminal records may indicate that the charges are dropped, USCIS has its own legal standards to determine whether the charge is considered dropped for immigration reasons.
    Hazel Ickes Jul 5, 2012