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Green Card Renewal Drama: Delayed Issuance of I-751 Receipt Notices by California Service Center (CS

Individuals who have submitted their Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, should receive a petition receipt roughly 3-5 weeks after filing. The receipt letter is known as Form I-797c, a Notice of Action as a filing receipt. Obtaining the I-797c will allow individuals to maintain conditional residence while their case is being reviewed for one year while awaiting their permanent green cards. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) stated that receipt notices have yet to be received for petitions that were submitted back in the beginning of April 2018. AILA has recently contacted USCIS California Regional Service Center on the issue of delays and requested furthe

Green Card Lottery Selections: An Expiring Option to Permanently Live and Work in the United States

The results for Diversity Visa Lottery Recipients opened on May 15th at 12pm EDT on the US State Department website. Individuals who applied for the Diversity Visa Lottery for the fiscal year 2019 in October/November 2017 can now check to see if they are winners. Applicants can check their DV lottery results by entering their confirmation number, last and first name, and their birth date into the portal. Winners are eligible to migrate to the United States starting on January 1st, 2019 after a series of interviews in their home country. These in-depth interviews, payments, and corresponding required documents will determine if the winner is able to receive the visa. The Diversity Visa Lotter



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