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How Do I Prove my U.S. Citizenship?

I am a U.S. citizen, how do I show proof of my U.S. citizenship?

In many circumstances, unless you were born in the United States, you will have been issued a certificate of citizenship from the U.S. Department of State or from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If an individual acquired U.S....

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Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

What is the process to apply for an unlawful presence waiver to obtain U.S. permanent resident status?

A new process is expected to shorten the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives while those family members are obtaining immigrant visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. Beginning March 4,...

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Green Card

What is VAWA?

 

The Violence Against Women Act, known as VAWA, was established in order for immigrant victims of substantial physical, mental, emotional and domestic abuse who were the spouse, children or parent of a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident to get help and self-petition to receive a green card without relying...

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Who is a Spouse under U.S. Immigration Law?

How is a Spouse defined under U.S. immigration law?

A spouse is a legally wedded partner.  Merely living together does not qualify a marriage for immigration. Common Law spouses may qualify as spouses for immigration purposes depending on the laws of the country where the common-law marriage occurs. In cases of polygamy,...

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