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Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support: The Missing Manual

What is an Affidavit of Support? Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support is a contract between the US government and green card application sponsor, also known as the petitioner. It states that the sponsor will financially support the applicant if necessary. It is generally required when applying for a family-based green card. Basically, the US … Read moreForm I-864 – Affidavit of Support: The Missing Manual

Obtaining Birth Certificates for Green Card Application: The Missing Manual

Who must provide a birth certificate? In order to obtain a green card, or Lawful Permanent Residency, the birth certificates of the applicant, sponsor, and any children must all be provided. Obtaining birth certificates can range from trivial to nearly-impossible, and almost always takes a significant amount of time. Many countries require you to physically … Read moreObtaining Birth Certificates for Green Card Application: The Missing Manual

Form I-131 – Advance Parole Travel Document: The Missing Manual

What is Advance Parole? If you submitted your I-485 and are awaiting your green card, you can travel abroad in the meantime by obtaining an “Advance Parole Document”, also called a travel document. An Advance Parole Document allows you to re-enter the United States until you receive your green card. Advance Parole Documents are obtained … Read moreForm I-131 – Advance Parole Travel Document: The Missing Manual

Form I-765 – Employment Authorization Document (EAD): The Missing Manual

What is an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)? Form I-765 is used to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). An EAD is a work permit that allows immigrants waiting for green cards, F-1 students, and certain other types of immigrants to work in the United States for a temporary period of time. For green card applicants, … Read moreForm I-765 – Employment Authorization Document (EAD): The Missing Manual

Apply for Marriage Green Card Outside the U.S: Complete Guide (08/2019)

Congratulations on your marriage! This guide is for people who want to get a marriage green card for their wife or husband. We will explain everything you need to successfully complete the application process. For most couples, the application is straightforward and does not need a lawyer. Instead, save that $3,000 lawyer’s fee for your … Read moreApply for Marriage Green Card Outside the U.S: Complete Guide (08/2019)