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Obtaining a Social Security Number
A Social Security Number (SSN) issued by Social Security Administration, is a number issued to citizens, permanent residents, temporary (working) residents and foreign citizens in the United States. It is generally needed for employment purposes.
Immigration Monitor – A Success Story!
It was exactly one year ago when our newsletter made its humble beginning in the immigration world as a unique medium to build relationships with our esteemed readers. In this article we analyze how Immigration Monitor has grown over the past one year and created a special place in our reader’s hearts, touching their lives every month.
Significance of Poverty Guidelines in Filing Affidavit of Support
The HHS poverty guidelines, or percentage multiples of them (such as 125 percent, 150 percent, or 185 percent), are used as an eligibility criterion by a number of federal programs by various Departments such as Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Energy, Labor etc. Some state and local governments also use the federal poverty guidelines in some of their own programs and activities. This article explains the significance of Poverty Guidelines and their importance with respect to Immigration law.
Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing
Permanent residence (Green Card) status is conferred either through issuance of an immigrant visa (IV) by an American consular post abroad or through approval of an ‘adjustment of status’ application (Form I485) by the USCIS in the U.S. For those present in the U.S. both alternatives may be available. Foreign nationals going through the permanent residence process often find themselves trying to figure out which of the two alternatives is better for their case. This summary is for those applicants who have a choice.
Do You Know the Consequences of Overstaying a Visa in the US?
Overstaying your time in the U.S. is no longer overlooked. The issue of overstaying while on a nonimmigrant visa has been getting serious attention in recent years.
Visa Status: Difference Between Visa and Status
It has vitally important for all foreign nationals coming to the U.S. to maintain their status at all times. People often get confused between visa and status and this is the reason why many people fall out of status without being realized that they have fallen out of status. Falling out of status can endanger your future travel to the US. In order to maintain your status while in the U.S., you must understand the difference between the two legal terms — visa and status. In this article we will explore the differences between visa and status.

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