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Continuous Residence for U.S. Citizenship

You’ll need to maintain physical presence and continuous residence to establish eligibility for U.S. citizenship. This means that you must maintain a permanent residence in the United States, which should be the same place where you have established a domicile. You must show that you’ve maintained continuous residence for at least 5 years before the [..]

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Do you have Good Moral Character? Legally Speaking

What is Good Moral Character? If you are going to apply for U.S. citizenship, you must also have good moral character. Good moral character is just another way of showing that you are a person of a character which meets the standards of the average citizen in your community. Generally, you must show that you [..]

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Bars to Adjustment of Status

To be eligible for Adjustment of Status, you must not be inadmissible nor must any of the bars to adjustment of status apply. Certain foreign nationals will not be allowed to adjust status unless an exemption applies. It helps to identify these bars. The following are bars to adjustment of status. If you were a [..]

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Unlawful Presence Exemptions: Special Immigrant

If you have not maintained lawful status in the United States, you will not be allowed to adjust status to permanent residence. The only way to adjust status despite the bar is if an exemption applies. There is one nuances category of immigrants who exempt from the unlawful presence bar. These are special Immigrants. If [..]

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Self Petitioning for a Green card: Extraordinary Ability

Most applications for permanent residence require an individual or an employer to submit a petition on your behalf. However, there are a few ways you can petition for yourself. This article focuses on the EB-1 Immigrant Visa Category. This is also called the Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visa. EB-1 Visa Requirements An alien with extraordinary ability [..]

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Join ST Law’s Immigration Journey Forum on Google+

Here’s the deal I don’t want my interaction with you to be a one way street. I want to hear from you. I want to hear your views and your immigration story. Join ST Law’s Immigration Journey Forum now!               NOTE: As always this is for informational purposes only [..]

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