2 06, 2013

U.S. Based Applicants for Green Cards and Citizenship: DHS/CIS Processing Times

By |2013-06-02T09:41:11-05:00June 2nd, 2013|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, Green Cards, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Published:  June 2, 2013 U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services continues to do its job with efficiency and speed when it comes to processing Applications for Naturalization (N-400) and Applications for Adjustment of Status (I-485, green card application for individuals living in the U.S.) based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, or other family or employment immigrant category with current visa availability. Immigration interviews, at least through CIS Chicago, continue to be scheduled efficiently for both permanent resident and U.S. citizenship applicants, with card production for approvable permanent resident applicants usually takes place within approximately 120 days of filing.  Oath ceremonies […]

12 08, 2011

2011 Poverty Guidelines for Sponsors Completing Affidavits of Support

By |2011-08-12T12:32:53-05:00August 12th, 2011|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Family-Based Immigration Law, Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas|Tags: , , |

Published: August 12, 2011 Before intending family-based immigrants are issued their visa, or approved for adjustment of status, the petitioning U.S. family member or their joint co-sponsor will have to submit an I-864 Affidavit of Support (or acceptable I-864 variation) and most of the time, satisfy certain income requirements.  The most common exception is the option for a petitioner to prove their financial health by way of ownership of sizable liquid assets as evidenced by bank/brokerage account statements or real property appraisals. The income requirement applicable to most petitioners is 125% of the poverty level as determined by the U.S. Department […]

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