Believe it or not – someone you know (including you!) may be unaware that he or she is a U.S. citizen by operation of law. Every year many people waste hundreds of dollars applying for green cards and/or citizenship via naturalization when they are already a U.S. citizen by law. Even worse, [Read more…] about [VIDEO] You May Be A U.S. Citizen Through Your Parent and Don’t Know It!
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Your Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI fingerprint record contains information about your criminal history (if any). Additionally, it may also include documented immigration violations.
When to Obtain Your FBI Fingerprint Record
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Strong support letters can be very helpful in immigration, particularly when seeking naturalization (citizenship), a waiver of something that prevents you from obtaining a visa to enter the country, or when fighting removal (deportation). Strong support letters are critical if there is anything in your background that may lead to discretionary denial of the benefit or relief you are seeking. A number of solid support letters may favorably influence the consular or immigration officer or judge, and are well worth your time to arrange.
Consider asking your current and any past employers, family members who are U.S.citizens or legal permanent residents, the elected officers of any organizations to which you belong, friends and neighbors– in short, anyone who can provide a good character reference for you.
What makes strong support letters?
Most international couples seeking a U.S. green card or immigrant visa fall into one of three categories:
- the couple is not yet married and the U.S. citizen seeks a fiance visa to bring the foreign national to the U.S. for marriage and to become a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder).
- the couple is married and the foreign national spouse lives abroad or is in the U.S. but needs to apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. Consulate abroad. This process is called consular processing.
- the couple is married and the foreign national spouse lives in the U.S. already and seeks to apply for a green card from within the U.S. This process is called adjustment of status.