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Boston Immigration and Nationality Blog » Permanent Residence/Green Cards

Category Archives: Permanent Residence/Green Cards

Update on Dvorak cases

This is a link to an article in Sunday’s Boston Globe about cases filed by Boston immigration attorney John K. Dvorak — many of which are now being denied. I’ve spoken to many Brazilians who filed petitions with this lawyer, and am filing responses to notices of revocation that follow the “notice of intent to […]

2010 Visa Lottery (DV2010) is now up and running

The Diversity Visa Lottery is one of the few ways that people who don’t have relatives in the US or offers of employment  can obtain permanent residence.
Instructions can be found at the Department of State’s website. Unfortunately, people born in Brazil are not eligible, due to the high rate of Brazilian immigration to the United […]

“Clarification” on I-601

Time was, you could file the I-601 “Application for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability” with the Adjustment of Status packet, and have the fee waived.
No more, says USCIS: a “clarification” dated 7/21/2008 states that the fee ($545) must be paid, though it outlines the circumstance where a waiver is applicable (not, as previous practice had […]

Premium Processing - now available for some I-140 Cases

USCIS has provided a fact sheet explaining the new process — briefly, some beneficiaries who are coming up on their sixth year  in H-1B status will be able to pay the $1000 premium processing fee and get a speedy adjudication of their I-140.
This is a step in the right direction!

New I-693 form

For use by civil surgeon, as part of the adjustment of status packet. After 5/1/08, the old one won’t be accepted…
link.

New filing address for I-130s announced

USCIS, instead of having “stand alone” I-130’s sent to the Vermont Service Center or the California Service Center, is requiring that these forms be sent to the Chicago Lockbox. From there they will be sent to…
wait for it…
Vermont or California.
How does this increase efficiency?
Anyway the address corresponding with VSC is:
USCIS
P.O. Box 804616
Chicago, IL 60680-1029
And the […]

Name check victory, Part I

Expect a flood of I-485, I-601, I-687 and I-698 approvals…
… but of course, watch what they do, not what they say:
USCIS has announced that it will begin approving the above listed cases which have cleared FBI fingerprint and IBIS checks,  and for which FBI name checks have been pending for more than 180 days.
N-400 (naturalization) […]

District court grants mandamus relief to green card applicant

From today’s edition of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin… the United States District Court in the Western District of Washington granted mandamus to an applicant for permanent residence after a wait of over three years on his FBI name check. Now, USCIS has 60 days to grant adjustment of status or show why he shouldn’t receive his […]

245(i) and substitution of beneficiary on I-140


Immigration Medical Exam


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