USCIS has extended the validity of green cards for those who applied for their renewal

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) automatically extends the validity of green cards to 24 months (instead of 12) for holders of these ID cards who apply for their replacement or renewal. This is stated on the official website of the department. “From September 26, the Citizenship Service…

The dates for filing applications for the DV-2024 green card lottery have become known

The US Embassy in Freetown (Sierra Leone) has announced that the registration period for the Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Program - DV-2024) will run from October 5 to November 8, 2022. This program allows individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States who…

Change of status after illegal work: what you need to know if you worked in the US without permission

Illegal employment in the United States is generally a barrier to changing immigration status. Illegal employment can result in many people not being able to apply for a green card, according to CitizenPath. Employment without the permission of the US government - before or after ...

A couple from Belarus won a green card and robbed their millionaire employers before leaving for the USA

A married couple tried for 10 years to win a US green card, and after receiving it, they robbed the house on Rublyovka, where they had previously worked. Before leaving for America, they took thousands of dollars worth of luxury items from the businessman's house, Komsomolskaya Pravda reports. 51-year-old Alena and 60-year-old Vasily ...

Seven pitfalls when applying for a green card based on marriage

A US citizen or lawful permanent resident may sponsor their spouse for a US green card. The beneficiary spouse can be located both in the United States and outside the country, writes Caribbean Life. 1. Incomplete Forms There are standard forms that must be completed when…

Four ways to get US citizenship

In order to become a US citizen, you must go through the naturalization process. If you have a green card, you fill out a special form and go to the local immigration office with a fingerprint card and photographs. Then you go through an interview, where you confirm your knowledge of English, and take an exam ...

The most common reasons why you may be denied a green card, and how to solve these problems

While obtaining green cards has enabled hundreds of thousands of people around the world to achieve their American dream, countless others have been frustrated by the process and have their visas revoked. There are main reasons for refusing a green card, according to EconomicTimes. To enjoy…

What to do if you have lost your confirmation number for the green card lottery

Since May 7, the results of the DV-2023 green card lottery have become available and they can only be checked by the confirmation number assigned to the participant immediately after registration. But in the six months that pass from the moment of registration to the announcement of the results, the number could well have been lost. What to do…

Not just a lottery: the easiest and fastest ways to get a green card

When people talk about the easiest way to get a green card, they usually mean the fastest or least demanding way to become a legal permanent resident of the United States. In the modern US immigration system, many green card applicants wait for it for ten years or more. ...

Six popular misconceptions about the green card lottery

The Diversity Visa Lottery, a United States government program that annually allows 50 people to obtain permanent residency in the United States, is very popular in post-Soviet countries. Although the program has been around for many years, very few people have taken the time to read ...

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