Is that fair? No it is not but that’s where we come in with our legal team and explain all the other different factors that you have: we do that in a legal brief to create a case for you demonstrating what exceptional hardship is – facts such as financial disruption, career disruption, medical issues psycological issues and adding all these factors. In most cases, most people don’t have the bulletproof exceptional hardship where you’re going to be dying or your United States citizen spouse or child is dying from cancer: usually it’s by making all these individual arguments into a set of circumstances which demonstrate exceptional hardship.
I know it is hard for you to be separated from your family, I know that it is painful and it’s adding injury or insult to injury when the government states your conditions are not extreme hardship but those are the cards that we have been dealt and I’m happy to say that we’ve been very successful in getting these exceptional hardship waivers approved.
Our approval rate is 20% above the national average and I have to give you a little disclaimer that it doesn’t mean that your case is going to get approved but we know how to present an awesome case for you so if you’re not sure whether or not you meet the legal standard I invite you to call many calls that we do are free, it will depend upon your situaton so call us at (916) 613-3553 and we will discuss whether you can qualify for extreme hardship – thank you and have an awesome day!
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Yo contraté a del Ranchod Law Group para mi caso de VAWA
Yo estoy muy contenta con su trabajo, ellos me ayudaron bastante.
Ellos contestaron todas las preguntas que yo tuve durante el proceso.
Yo les recomiendo mucho a esta oficina, a sus Abogados y a el Paralegal Brian, porque son muy amables y contestan todas las preguntas que uno tiene.
Estoy muy feliz y agradecida con sus servicios. Gracias a ellos tuve un caso magnífico.
Les recomiendo mucho a The Ranchod Law Group, a los Abogados y al Paralegal Brian.
Estoy muy contenta.
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What’s going on in Sacramento?
Well first of all processing time for the marriage-based greencard has slowed down. Greencards were once taking about four months to see approval, now they take almost a year. Another big change that has happened is around work authorization: previously work permit approvals were taking 90 days but then the laws changed: the U.S. government does not need to process the work authorization within 90 days and now the procedure takes up to five months.
You need to keep in mind these processing times do change, so it’s important to check with the USCIS website or you can contact us and we’ll let you know what the latest and greatest processing times are if you have a case filed with us. These are the processing times for a marriage-based greencard as of today, June 2018.
If you’re married to a U.S. citizen, you can file an application for greencard. Some of the forms that you need to include are form I-485 and form I-130. Form G-325 is no longer in use and that is a big change. Also an Affidavit of Support is required, travel documents… you can submit all supporting documents at one time. Right now USCIS is evaluating whether or not you have a real relationship with the person you’re sponsoring. The standards of the inquiries that I’ve seen to establish whether or not you have a real relationship are higher than in the past. Today, they are known to ask people with a child more questions about whether they have a real relationship – it’s important to produce supporting evidence with your application.
At the interview, the U.S. citizen spouse needs to demonstrate that they are making above 125% of the poverty guidelines: documents such as your latest income tax returns with the Affidavit of Support as part of the greencard application should also be included. You are also required to produce passport photos, proof of U.S. Citizenship for the U.S. citizen spouse and proof of lawful entry into the United States.
These are some of the documentary requirements. I’ve just mentioned a few but it’s important that you know all of those requirements. When you file your application for a greencard, you can contact us to schedule a consultation at our offices in Sacramento or Santa Clara. We can discuss this in further detail, or you can access the forms on the USCIS website in order to comprehensively provide all the necessary documentation.
Now the first thing that you need to do is submit all these applications together at one time with the appropriate filing fees. You will then be scheduled for a biometrics appointment, generally within about one or two months. What that means is that they’re going to fingerprint you to make sure that you don’t have a criminal record. If you do have a criminal record you definitely need to talk to an immigration attorney because a criminal record could make you deportable: you should not apply unless you know how your criminal record is going to affect you.
After approximately one year you’ll be scheduled for an interview. Both of you need to attend and that’s where the evaluation of whether or not you have a real relationship is going to happen. They will ask you questions such as how did you meet or when was the last time you went out to dinner: questions like that are used to evaluate whether or not you have a real relationship.
So I hope this video served to help you understand what the process is like and what needs to be done in the marriage greencard process.
You can also get more information by clicking on the link to get a copy of our free book. You can also email us or use the form to send us more information about yourself and your needs.
Thank you and have an awesome day!
I-90 Application and I-751 Removal of Conditions
Hi this is Kaushik Ranchod from the Ranchod Law Group
Today I’m going to talk about the difference between Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence.
Removal of Conditions
The I-90 is a replacement green card so if you’ve lost your green card or if your green card is expired beyond the ten years that’s stated on your green card then you need to get an I-90. This is when you are already a permanent resident and you have the permanent green card. Don’t confuse the removal of conditions with the I-751 where you have a conditional green card where you need to remove the conditions off of your green card because you’ve been married less than two years.
So let’s say you file, you’re married and you filed for a green card and you’ve been married less than two years. In this case you get a conditional green card. Many times people make the mistake of filing for an I-90 and don’t file for the I-751.
The I-90 is required when your green card expires beyond the 10-year time frame, or if you’ve lost your green card or some other factors of that nature. The I-90 and the I-751 are taking a very long time to get approved, so you want to make sure that you file as soon as you can.
I don’t want you to be confused I want you to get the right answers so we’re here for you.
Thank you and have an awesome day.
Related Information on I-90 and I-751
- What is the I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
- Who can apply for Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
- When can someone apply for Green Card Renewal?
- What is the Processing Time for the Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
- What is the processing of this Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
What is the I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
Who can apply for Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
When can someone apply for Green Card Renewal?
What is the Processing Time for the Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
What is the processing of this Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?
- Submit application with the Filing Fee or the Fee Waiver to the right USCIS Office or via Online through the USCIS Official Website.
- Receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action Receipt Notice: This will confirm that USCIS has received the case and the Filing Fee or the Fee Waiver (which has been granted) and provide you with a case number for future reference or tracking of your case status.
- Receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action, Biometrics Appointment: This will inform the Applicant of the Location, Date and Time to attend to the Biometrics Appointment. If the applicant cannot attend to the appointment, it is very important to respond with the same notice to USCIS and wait for a new scheduled date.
The Biometrics Appointment is for USCIS to obtain a Photograph and the Fingerprints of the Applicant, with the purpose to conduct a Background Check with the FBI and determinate if the applicant does or does not have any Criminal Issue that does not allow them to obtain a green card.
In some cases, USCIS can request any more evidence before they can issue a final decision on the case. If this is the case, the Applicant should receive a Notice of Action Requesting specific information.
- Receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action, Approval Notice: This will inform the Applicant that their case has been approved and that they should be receiving the New Permanent Resident Card soon.
- What is the Citizenship/Naturalization Process?
- What is the difference between Citizenship Certificate and Naturalization Certificate?
- When can someone apply for Naturalization?
- What are some other requirements for Citizenship?
- What is considered Good Moral Character?
- Who qualifies for exceptions?
- What am I to expect once the N-400 Application is submitted?
What is the Citizenship/Naturalization Process?
What is the difference between Citizenship Certificate and Naturalization Certificate?
The Naturalization Certificate is granted to a non-citizen, that was admitted into the United States and became a Lawful Permanent Resident. This is proof of citizenship that is granted after a process to determinate if a Lawful Permanent Resident qualifies to be U.S. Citizen.
When can someone apply for Naturalization?
What are some other requirements for Citizenship?
The family members of U.S. Military Members can apply under an expedited and different process than the regular applicants.
What is considered Good Moral Character?
An applicant that has criminal record or any type of moral/civil obligation that has not been met (Child Support/Internal Revenue Service debt) can still apply for citizenship, but this would possibly make the case more difficult and the odds of approval could be lower. For this type of cases it is highly recommended to speak with an Immigration Attorney, not only to evaluate the risks involved as each case is unique, but also, the potential risk of losing your green card and being put into removal proceedings.
Who qualifies for exceptions?
Also, a Lawful Permanent Resident does not need to meet the English language (this also means that the applicant can do the civic test in their native language, they will need to be accompanied by a Translator) requirement if:
- Is over 50 years old and have lived in the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident for at least 20 years.
- Is over 55 years old and have lived in the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident for at least 15 years.
- Is over 65 years old and have lived in the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident for at least 20 years.
THIS EXCEPTION ALSO GRANTS THE APPLICANT WITH A REDUCED VERSION OF THE CIVIC TEST, THAT MAKES IT EASIER (20 QUESTIONS INSTEAD OF 100)
What am I to expect once the N-400 Application is submitted?
- Receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action, Receipt Notice; this shows that the case has been received by the USCIS Office that will process your case;
- Receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action, Biometrics Appointment; this is a scheduled appointment for the applicant to get fingerprinted and photograph. This will allow USCIS to conduct a Background check on you;
- Receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action, Interview Notice; this is scheduled appointment for the applicant to do his English and Civics Test. On this appointment the applicant may be notified in their application is approved.
- Receive Form I-797C, Notice of Action, Oath Ceremony; this will be the last step for the path of Citizenship. The applicant will go to a Solemn Ceremony and will obtain his final Naturalization Certificate.
You will not become a citizen until the oath-ceremony is approved.
Our garden is now growing quickly with the warmer weather, and we’re excited to enjoy the fruits of our labor — chard, kale, rosemary, and other vegetables that will make nice additions to our meals. We also have a plum tree that’s beginning to blossom, and while we’re still trying to get the nectarine tree to produce fruit, the strawberries are going crazy! We’re proud of the work we’ve put into our small garden and happy to have some produce to pick right in our backyard.
Hiking is another way our family spends time outside together, and we usually plan at least one camping weekend during the summer. There’s a sense of freedom and mental relief when you go outside and connect with nature, isn’t there? We’re lucky to have so many wonderful parks and nature reserves in California. Yosemite is a breathtaking park with its mountains, huge sequoia trees, and thousands of hiking trails surrounding it. Away from man-made structures like skyscrapers and tall buildings, you’re reminded what nature is capable of. The sheer size of the canyons and valleys reminds you what a small part you play in this world.
Lake Tahoe is a family favorite for us. Emerald Bay in Tahoe is still one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on. The hike spans and wraps around the entire lake and the views are phenomenal. When we head to Tahoe, we usually camp or stay in cabins in the area.
Auburn State Park is another spot we head to for the hiking trails and scenery. There are camping sites available at the park and plenty of flowers to be seen in the late spring. Here in California, the ocean is never too far away, either. When we need a dose of ocean air, we head to Point Reyes to walk around the gorgeous terrain that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
I know I won’t get to every park this summer, but I hope to make it to some of these places and to go on a few hikes with my family. Of course, there’s really no slowing down in the immigration world as we continue our mission of healing and empowering people’s lives.
I hope you find time to get outdoors and soak in this great weather, whether you’re gardening, hiking, camping, or just taking in the beauty of your own backyard.
Enjoy your summer,
I wanted to pass some information to you about a meeting with the Sacramento board of supervisors to discuss not renewing the contract with ICE, which expires this year.
If you are interested in attending, make your voice heard!
Tell the Board of supervisors why this jail, in our county, should not support ICE and should not cost taxpayers $100 per day.
Representatives from The Ranchod Law Group will be there to advocate for a better use of our resources and to advocate against ICE‘s renewal of this detrimental contract.
What?: The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office has a contract with ICE that allows them to keep immigrants in a special lock up while they await deportation. If you don’t care, you should because it costs taxpayers in Sacramento $100 PER DAY to keep this contract according to this website (click on Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center on the map). That’s $100 per day not going to schools, roads, healthcare, etc.
When: Tuesday, June 5 at 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT (should plan to be there around 9am)
We hope you will join us but if you cannot make it don’t worry because we will be there!
If you have any immigration questions give us a call at (916) 613-3553.
P.S. Today Kaushik Ranchod was interviewed by CBS News to get his opinion on the scams that are going on regarding Citizenship.
Please be careful if you are approached by anyone for citizenship and call our office if you have questions
I will send this interview to you next week and have an AWESOME weekend because you deserve it!
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