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Common Law Marriage in Georgia

Georgia is one of a few states that recognize common law marriage. It’s important to note that although Georgia does recognize common law marriage, it only does so for marriages formed before the January 1, 1997. After this date, common-law marriage can no longer be created in the state of...

Expansion of Premium Processing Services by USCIS

USCIS announced the next phase of its expansion of premium processing services.  Beginning January 30, 2023, USCIS will accept Form I-907 premium processing requests for all new and pending I-140 petitions for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions and E21 NIW petitions. Premium processing for these I-140 petitions are to be...

How to Win Child Custody for Fathers

Fathers facing a custody battle need to take extra steps to ensure they have the best chance at winning. Here are some practical tips for preparing yourself and your case for success in court and finding ways to increase your chances of getting the outcome you want. Understand your rights...

Form I-693 is valid for 2 years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature. After the 2-year time frame, you must submit a new Form I-693 if USCIS has not adjudicated your Form I-485.

On 9/29/2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extendingtemporary waiver of the requirement that civil surgeons must sign FormI-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than60 days before an individual applies for the underlying immigration benefit(including Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence orAdjust Status).The waiver was...

Differences Between Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

Naturalization certificates and citizenship documents are very different documents. That being said, both of these documents can be used to prove that a certain individual is indeed a citizen of the United States. While these documents can be interchangeable during most legal procedures, it’s worthwhile to know the differences between...

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