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When to file AOS applications August 2021

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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Fact Sheet: Automatic EAD Extension

Read our Fact Sheet regarding EAD automatic 180-day extensions and eligibility. This post and the fact sheet are not legal advice. Therefore, attorneys and clients should discuss and make decisions based on their individual circumstances. Read More
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USCIS Will Use Specific Dates for Processing Times

USCIS announced that starting on January 4, 2017, it will post processing times using specific dates, instead of weeks or months. USCIS says this is the first step in providing more timely and easier to understand processing times for applicants. Pro… Read More
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Upcoming E-Verify Webinars by USCIS

Click here to find the schedule for upcoming December 2016 webinars on E-Verify. There are webinar sessions available for both employees and employers. Customized webinars are also available. The link also provides information about how to register.… Read More
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USCIS Provides Contact Information for Adoption Cases

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides contact information for Hague and non-Hague adoption cases. Also, this contact information includes dedicated e-mail addresses for these types of cases. What is the Hague Adoption Convention?… Read More
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Revised N-400 Form Transition Date Extended

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the transition date for the revised N-400 form has been revised. Form N-400 is the Application for Naturalization. The transition date has been extended to correspond with the date for… Read More
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Employers Can Use Current I-9 Through January 21

What does this mean for employers? Employers may continue to use the current I-9 form through January 21, 2017. As of January 22, 2017, the new form must be used. Then, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to publish the new I-… Read More
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December 2016 Visa Bulletin Published

The December 2016 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State. View the December Visa Bulletin here. The visa bulletin is published monthly, usually about 2 weeks in advance of the next month. The dates listed in the bulletin are… Read More
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About Attorney Sivaraman

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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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