Is USCIS accepting new applications?
USCIS continues to accept and process applications and petitions, and many of our forms are available for online filing.
Is there a new I-130 form?
The new I-130 form has an edition date of 2/27/17, and this is the only edition of the form that USCIS will accept.
Can you fill out immigration forms online?
Submitting your application online provides you with several benefits. Get helpful instructions and tips from USCIS as you complete your form using our secure online filing system, avoid common mistakes, and pay your fees online. These are just a few of the many benefits filing online offers.
How do I file immigration papers?
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resident petitioners residing in the United States must file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This can be done either electronically or through the traditional paper process through the mail.
What is the new immigration law for 2020?
Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule that significantly increases filing fees for certain immigration forms, including H-1B petitions, L-1 potitions and naturalization filings. The increased fees will take effect on October 2, 2020.
What are the 4 types of immigrants?
When immigrating to the US, there are four different immigration status categories that immigrants may fall into: citizens, residents, non-immigrants, and undocumented immigrants.
What documents do I need to send with I-130?
As a U.S. citizen, you have to submit a photocopy of a birth certificate, passport, certificate of citizenship, naturalization certificate, or consular report of birth abroad. Lawful permanent residents must submit a photocopy of both sides of your green card or other permanent residence proof.
How long does it take for I-130 to get approved for spouse 2020?
The processing time for your I-130 petition will depend on the family relationship and the USCIS field office that receives your form. For immediate relatives (spouse, parent, or child) of a U.S. green card holder (legal permanent resident), processing times for Form I-130 currently vary between 13.5 and 19 months.
Who can help me fill out immigration forms?
There are 3 different groups of individuals who can help: lawyers, accredited representatives and Immigration Forms Specialists.
How much is the immigration filing fee?
Common Immigration Forms and Fees
|Government Form||Who Must File It||Filing Fee|
|Form I-485 (Green Card Application)||Relative seeking a green card||$1,140 (plus $85 biometrics fee)|
|Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record)||Relative seeking a green card (completed by medical professional)||$0|
How much does it cost to become a US citizen in 2021?
How much does it cost to apply for U.S. citizenship? The current filing fee to apply for U.S. citizenship is $725. This includes $640 for the Form N-400(Application for Naturalization) processing fee and $85 for the biometrics fee.
How long legal immigration takes?
Even when there is no per country backlog, the average processing time for a labor certification/visa petition/adjustment of status process is approximately 1½ to 3 years.
How long is the immigration process?
The national average processing time for naturalization (citizenship) applications is 14.5 months, as of June, 2021. But that’s just the application processing wait time (see “Understanding USCIS Processing Times” below).
How much is the immigration fee for green card?
We will automatically calculate the cost for you when you submit your payment. The USCIS Immigrant Fee is $220.00.