07 Jun

Adjustment of Status for Immediate Relatives on B1/B2 Visitor Visas

By: Hasan Abdullah, Esq. I entered the country on a B1/B2 visitor visa, can I safely adjust status? This is a very common question, and a source of a lot of confusion, even amongst immigration practitioners, USCIS officers, and Consular Officers (AKA ConOffs). The answer, like most things in immigration, is “maybe.” As many people…


13 Jun

Tips for an immigration interviews

The immigration interview process can be a rather daunting experience for many clients. Therefore it’s very understandable if you’re anxious about your interview because the decision made by a sole officer can potentially have a huge impact on your future. That said, we’ve compiled a few tips and pieces of advice to get you through…


28 May

General Tips on Assembling Applications for Mailing

Mark both the envelope and the cover letter as to the nature of the submission. Example: ORIGINAL SUBMISSION – BRIEF FOR AN APPEAL – RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – etc. Use the appropriate mailing address and mark both the envelope and the cover letter as to the form type. Example: I-129; I-130; I-690;…


23 May

How is a typical interview at the Immigration Office is conducted?

This is a short guide about a USCIS regular interviews. It does not include any sort of “special” situations. Many of our clients are fearful on this day especially because it is at the discretion of one person. I have compiled few things that happens at this interview to help. 1. The interview process (using the…


27 Jan

Issues with Citizenship and Naturalization!

Becoming a United States citizen is the dream of most immigrants. It is the culmination of sometimes a long road through the immigration process. However, for some it is still a mystery. We have tried to compile some of the basic of citizenship in this legal guide. What is a Naturalization and Who Qualifies? Naturalization…


26 Jan

Basic Checklist for Marriage Petitions

Marriage is a very important concept and establishment in the United States and as such Congress has determined that a foreign national who marries a United States Citizen spouse has the immediate ability to file for a permanent residence under a first category preference. Make sure you have the proper documents to assit you in…


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