Family Based Immigration

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Understanding Physical Presence and Continuous Residence - Naturalization

Unfortunately,  a common problem I see with my clients is the misunderstanding of what all is required for one to become naturalized.  The most common issue that people have problems with and do not understand properly are the concepts of continuous residence and physical presence.  

Continuous Residence basically means that the applicant has maintained residence in the United States for a specified period of time.  Normally, you must have 5 years of continuous residence to apply for naturalization.  However, if you are married to a US, the requirement for continuous residence is reduced to 3 years while married to the US citizen spouse.

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