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The All-Important NIW (National Interest Waiver) Recommendation Letter

The Shawn S. Sedaghat Law Firm When discussing recommendation letters, it is crucial to understand one thing first. Your recommendation or reference letters are by far the most helpful tool the USCIS officers have in evaluating cases, particularly in NIW ( National Interest Waiver) cases that have a less ridged standard, and adjudicators can look […]

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Can I Leave The U.S. After My I-140 Form Is Approved And Come Back When My Priority Date Is Current

The Shawn S. Sedaghat Law Firm Are you wondering if you can leave the U.S. after your I-140 form has been approved and then return when your priority date becomes current? It’s a common question among immigrants, with many unsure about the impact on their future permanent resident status. This guide provides insights into what

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What Does It Mean When Your Case Is Being Actively Reviewed By USCIS I-130?

The Shawn S. Sedaghat Law Firm Waiting for updates on a submitted I-130 petition can be an anxiety-inducing and time-consuming process, often leaving one with a sense of uncertainty and anticipation. It is important to note that once an application has transitioned to the “actively reviewed” phase, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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What’s The Process For Obtaining Citizenship After Marrying A US Citizen?

The Shawn S. Sedaghat Law Firm Entering into a marriage with a U.S. citizen can present an opportunity for a fresh start in life, including the possibility of becoming a green card holder and eventually a U.S. Naturalized Citizen. As a partner of an American citizen, you may be eligible to become a citizen within

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Do You Automatically Get A Green Card When You Marry A U.S. Citizen?

The Shawn S. Sedaghat Law Firm Tying the knot with a U.S. citizen raises significant questions about residency rights. A common understanding suggests that marriage to a citizen means an instant green card, granting permanent residence in the blink of an eye. This article will clarify a few misconceptions regarding marriage-based green cards. It will

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Can I Apply For U.S. Citizenship After 3 Years Of Green Card?

The Shawn S. Sedaghat Law Firm Are you marking the calendar, counting down until you can apply for U.S. citizenship? Under certain circumstances, you can obtain your citizenship in 3 years but it is very important to understand the naturalization requirements. The spouse must have continuously resided in the United States after becoming a lawful

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