File with Confidence

Plan

for a family green card

‘A goal without a plan is just a wish’. Applicants gain clarity through detailed, start-to-finish, green card plans.

We help applicants evaluate which green card categories they may be eligible for.

Answer easy-to-understand questions and determine whether applicants may qualify as ‘immediate relatives’ or in one of the ‘preferences’.

We identify the optimized route of the green card application and detail what the resulting filing sequence could look like.

The fastest route may not always be available. We detail the route and highlight eligibility requirements for consular processing, request to adjust status and use of USCIS international offices.

We explore and explain the consequences of green card categories and filing sequences on applicants families.

Depending on the selected family-based green card category, applicants’ spouses and children:

  1. may be able to file jointly with the applicant
  2. may have to file their own green card applications
  3. may not be eligible for a green card
We find and recommend ways the green card process may be sped up.
  • K3 visa for applicants who live abroad and are already married to a U.S. citizen.
  • Filing at a USCIS international office, when the sponsor lives outside the United States in a country that has such an office, and when the applicant is an immediate relative.
  • Cross-chargeability¹, especially for applicants who were born in Mexico and The Philippines.

¹: Coming soon.

We model date estimates for key milestones such as I-130 approval, interview, or green card issuance.

Mathematical models use past data, inventory analysis, and feedback from current applicants to predict key dates, such as when applicants’ final action date will become current.

We ensure applicants know how to obtain U.S. work authorization as soon the green card process allows.

Applicants filing from within the United States through a request to adjust status (form I-485) need to file a specific work authorization form if they want to start working legally approximately 90 days after filing.

We display how applicants' filing sequences is influencing their ability to travel to and from the U.S.

Travel to and from the United States is impacted by the filing of a green card application, whether that application goes through consular processing or adjustment of status. We explain the consequences.

We present the circumstances that are key to maintaining applicants' green card eligibility during the entire process.

Changes to applicants circumstances such as getting married, or turning 21 can have substantial impact on eligibility or timelines. On the contrary, sponsors becoming U.S. citizens may sped up the process. We automatically display potential changes and their impact.

Forms

done right

Forms done right, the first time. When any mistakes, big or small, cause delays and anxiety, you want every area and detail of your application checked for accuracy by the most advanced immigration technology available.

We compile the list of U.S. immigration forms applicants need to submit.

The list of forms, and when they need to be submitted, primarily depends on applicants filing sequence.

We transform how applicants, sponsors, preparers, interpreters interact with U.S. immigration forms. Key U.S. immigration forms can be filled-in completely, accurately, and efficiently.

Complete
  • We scan answers to find any incomplete sections of the application.
  • We give you a green light when all the relevant fields are answered.
  • We insert ‘None’ and ‘N/A’, so that you don’t have to.
Accurate
  • Questions are explained, because we know they can be really confusing.
  • Information is re-used across forms to reduce typing and improve control.
  • Correct, up-to-date lists are provided for ‘country of citizenship’, ‘port of entry’, ‘LPR status’…
Efficient
  • To facilitate input, questions are grouped by topics such as location, family, history with U.S. immigration.
  • Complete in almost any order, answer questions now or simply when you do have an answer.
  • We detect when past answers affect future answers. Example:

Instead of simply asking the applicants for their planned U.S. address, we ask whether they plan to live at their sponsor’s current address.

File

with confidence

Beyond the forms, everything- from supporting documents to fees and addresses- applicants and sponsors need to file with confidence.

We adapt lists of supporting documents to applicants' circumstances and strategy.

Supporting documents vary depending on applicants’ and sponsors’ histories, the family relationship between them and how it was established. According to some units of USCIS, omissions of certain supporting documents¹ is the number one reason for delays. Our checklist filtering technology displays only the items relevant to applicant’s circumstances.

¹: Supporting documents proving that all prior marriages of applicants, sponsors, and sometimes their parents were legally terminated.

We list the key verifications on supporting documents that applicants need to perform to uncover issues before U.S. immigration agencies do.

Documents submitted need to support the answers provided in the form. Example:

Applicants may want to make sure that the date of the end of a prior marriage on a divorce decree is before the date of the current marriage, as stated on the marriage license.

We help you determine the exact address where forms must be mailed.

U.S. immigration agencies filing addresses vary primarily depending on:

  1. the filing sequence of the applicant;
  2. the phase of the green card process;
  3. whether the mail is sent express or regular.

We recorded all of these addresses and show the one that is needed.

We provide guidance to compute the exact government fees and how to pay them.

Fees depend on which forms are submitted. Means of payment allowed depend on the exact phase of the green card process.

We investigate how long each step should take, so that you know when you are allowed to get in touch with U.S. immigration agencies to inquire.

U.S. government agencies require a certain number of days to elapse before applicants can inquire about the status of an application. We have cataloged these minimums for each phase of the green card process.

After you file, we still guide the applicants.
  • What to do when they receive a request for evidence, a checklist letter, an assessment letter… We provide applicants and sponsors a framework to understand what is expected of them in each scenario.
  • How to maintain their records up to date with U.S. immigration agencies

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