Archive for the ‘Lawful Permanent Resident’ Category

Longer Processing Times Prompt USCIS to Update Policy

6/12/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

Conditional green card holders, take note: if you are applying for removal of conditions, USCIS has issued a policy change that will affect you. Petitioners filing Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence) or Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status) will be sent a Form I-797 receipt notice […]Read More >

Policy Alert: USCIS Changes Requirements for Children Born to Unmarried Parents Outside the U.S. to Acquire Citizenship

4/20/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

On April 18th, USCIS released policy guidance clarifying the requirements for children born to unmarried parents outside of the United States to acquire U.S. citizenship.  Specifically, the changes affect sections 301 and 309 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and address the following two issues: Changes to physical presence requirements in acquisition of citizenship […]Read More >

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

2/26/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

The long awaited work authorization eligibility has finally come for some H-4 dependent spouses. CIS announced today that effective May 26, 2015, they are extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent […]Read More >

Caution: LPR’s Should be Heedful of Filing IRS Tax Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return

11/10/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Filing income tax returns as a non-resident alien raises a rebuttable presumption that the LPR has abandoned their lawful permanent resident status. For more information, please refer to Nisha Fontaine’s Family to USA blog, located here.Read More >

Abandoning Your Lawful Permanent Resident Status Voluntarily

11/10/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

For a variety of reasons, an LPR may seek to surrender their LPR status. For more information, please refer to Nisha Fontaine’s Family to USA blog, located here.Read More >