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Caroly Pedersen’s Legal Guides

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  • How To Prove Sibling Relationships Through DNA Testing

    The USCIS no longer considers DNA test results for siblings to prove the biological relationship. USCIS Policy On DNA Testing for Siblings The USCIS changed its policy regarding it use of DNA test res

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  • How Do I Change My Address with the USCIS When I Move?

    Immigration regulations require that all immigrants change their address with the USCIS within 10 days of moving. This is done by changing your address on the USCIS website electronically. Tips on Cha

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  • Applying For U.S. Citizenship – Understanding How Long A U.S. Resident Must Wait

    There is often a lot of confusion about when an immigrant is eligible to apply for U.S Citizenship through Naturalization. The basic rule is that a U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) can appl

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  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launches New eFOIA For Freedom of Information Requests

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now has a new free mobile application called “eFOIA”, which allows users to submit and track Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests conveniently from an

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  • How Do I Know If I Qualify To Apply For Early Naturalization?

    Useful tip to understanding the Early Naturalization “3/3/3” rule Early Naturalization Through Marriage To A U.S. Citizen Eligible U.S. Residents who are spouses of U.S. Citizens can apply for Natural

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  • Obtaining Proof of Residency While Waiting For Green Card Replacements and Renewals

    As a result of lengthy processing times for Residents to receive Green Card renewals and replacements, the USCIS provides a temporary residency stamp which acts as a Green Card until the actual card i

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  • Understanding U.S. Selective Service Requirements For Immigrants

    Helpful information about U.S. Selective Service Requirements For Immigrants and the consequences for failure to register. Registration Requirement: The Selective Service requirement applies only to

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  • Understanding The Family Immigrant Visa Process

    How Long Will It Take? Understanding Family Sponsored Immigration Visas, Priority Dates and the Visa Bulletin - Learn more about Family Immigration waiting lines. Why Is It Taking So Long For My Famil

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  • The Pentagon Reopens Program To Provide Immigrants With A Fast Track to Citizenship

    This Week's Immigration News November 5, 2012The Pentagon Reopens Program To Provide Immigrants With A Fast Track to CitizenshipThe Pentagon recently restarted the MAVNI program (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) which allows foreign nationals with certain langu...

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  • Senators Schumer & Graham Set To Begin Drafting Comprehensive Immigration Reform For 2013

    This Week's Immigration News December 10, 2012Senators Schumer Graham Set To Begin Drafting Comprehensive Immigration Reform For 2013Former major Congressional players in past Immigration Reform efforts are once again coming together to pick up where they left off in 2010 when t...

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