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Green card wait gets longer for some applicants

By |March 10th, 2011|Green Card|

Despite an exciting summer and fall, when the wait for a green card for some family-based applicants had widdled down to less than a year, things continue to slide backward. Although immediate relatives of US citizens (i.e. parents, children and spouses) are immediately eligible to apply for a green card, other family members must wait [...]

Green Card for Parents of US Citizens

By |October 10th, 2010|Green Card|

One of the most generous aspects of the US immigration system is that US citizens who are over the age of 21 can help a foreign national mother or father obtain a green card, which gives the right to live and work in the US and is a path to US citizenship.  Green card for [...]

DV 2011 Visa Lottery procedures

By |July 22nd, 2010|Green Card|

I've been getting calls and emails recently from people who were lucky enough to win the US Department of State (DOS) green card lottery. However, once you win the DV 2011 visa lottery what comes next? What is DV 2011 Visa Lottery? The DV visa lottery, which is officially known as the diversity visa lottery, [...]

Green Card to become a green card again

By |May 30th, 2010|Green Card|

The US Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) recently announced that the US permanent resident green card will be redesigned to incorporate new security features. The green card redesign is necessary to deter immigration fraud. Green Card to become state of the art The new green card will use state of the art technology to prevent [...]

Green Card for South Dakota priest from Ireland

By |March 17th, 2010|Green Card|

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I write about a South Dakota priest from Ireland who recently got his green card. Father Cathal Gallagher arrived in America in 1996 to work as a chaplain in Minnesota. He moved to Sioux Falls and remained there for ten years. South Dakota Green Card Application While in South [...]

CDC loosens vaccine rules for green card and visa applicants

By |November 16th, 2009|Green Card|

The CDC has announced that female applicants for US green cards and immigrant visas will no longer be required to get the HPV vaccine, beginning December 14, 2009. The human papillomavirus vaccine will not longer be on the immunization list for legal permanent resident applicants. The HPV vaccine was added to the list of required [...]

The dangers of failing to apply for a green card

By |November 14th, 2009|Green Card|

Foreign nationals who wait patiently, sometimes for several years, for a US green card to become available to them would probably not believe that some aliens do not complete the green card application process when one is readily available. But it does happen. These eligible aliens often are already in the US and put off [...]