Naturalization

FAQs: What is a biometrics appointment? What can I expect at a USCIS biometrics appointment?

FAQs: What is a biometrics appointment? What can I expect at a USCIS biometrics appointment?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will schedule a biometrics appointment after you file an application, petition or request. The biometrics you provide during your appointment allow USCIS to confirm your identity and run required background and security checks. Read our FAQs to help you prepare for your biometrics appointment.

Success Stories: Citizenship for Ecuadorian National

Success Stories: Citizenship for Ecuadorian National

We just received an approval for naturalization for an Ecuadorian national. This client initially obtained his permanent residence through his US citizen wife with a 601A waiver which we also represented the client on.

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. The naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies.

Green Card for Asylees: Permanent Residency for those granted asylum in the United States

Green Card for Asylees: Permanent Residency for those granted asylum in the United States

U.S. immigration law allows asylees to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status after they have been physically present in the U.S. for at least one year since being granted asylum. Find out the other requirements and the process for asylees to obtain a green card in the United States.

Why is my immigration application delayed? AILA explains long USCIS processing times

Why is my immigration application delayed? AILA explains long USCIS processing times

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently released information on the recent processing delays at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), saying that the delays have reached crisis levels. We are sharing this information to our clients and readers experiencing delays with the adjudication of their immigration applications at USCIS.

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.

Implications for immigrants after SCOTUS ruling on Sessions v. Dimaya

Implications for immigrants after SCOTUS ruling on Sessions v. Dimaya

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), held in a 5-4 opinion that the term "aggravated felony" in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as it relates to Section 16(b) of the federal criminal code, is "unconstitutionally void for vagueness" under the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause.