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Form I-751 The removal of conditions process is an additional safe-guard that USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) uses to make sure that a marriage is bona fide before approval for a permanent green card. If you obtained your green card through marriage and had been married for less than two years when you received […]
One of the top questions I get from my marriage based clients is Why would my case be denied? One of the top reasons that cases are denied is because the couple fails to demonstrate that they have a bona fide relationship. However, let me be more specific. The top reason that I have found […]
3 questions you should ask your immigration attorney about marriage based green cards How do I overcome the burden of proof? Do you meet the affidavit of support (I864) requirements? Do I have appropriate Joint Documents?
What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard? Immigration attorney answers your questions about work permits and greencards What is the difference between an employment authorization document and a greencard? What is the difference between an employment authorization document (EAD or work permit) and a greencard (lawful permanent residence)? One of […]
Greencard vs. U.S. Citizenship Green Card FAQ Greencard vs. U.S. Citizenship FAQ Ultimately, many of our clients desire to become lawful permanent residents (greencard holders) or U.S. Citizens. Each status carries its own benefits. Here we will address the more common questions we hear in our practice from new greencard holders and naturalized U.S. Citizens. […]
At Ranchod Law we handle many cases of individuals with issues related to previous deportations and illegal presence (being present in the U.S. without legal status). The effect of your prior immigration violation/s depends on what exactly is the violation and when it occurred. Previously we covered the scenario of Luis. Luis entered and exited […]
At both our Sacramento and our San Francisco offices we often meet individuals who have entered the U.S. illegally via the border on more than one occasion. In specific circumstances, it is actually still possible to get your greencard. Take the following scenario: Luis is a hardworking family man. In the early 1990s, Luis crossed […]
Lawful permanent residents (greencard holders) can generally travel outside of the United States without difficulty. However, if you want to remain outside of the U.S. for a continuous period of six months or more, it would be wise to apply for a reentry permit prior to leaving the U.S. Applying for a Reentry Permit A […]
I entered illegally! Can I get a greencard? At Ranchod Law we are proud to have helped countless individuals legalize their status after having entered the U.S. illegally. If you entered illegally by committing immigration fraud (for example, by using a fake passport or visa at the airport or at the border or another point […]