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What are My Options When My I-485 Application is Denied?
What are My Options When My I-485 Application is Denied?

When your I-485 application is denied by USCIS it is devastating, but not the end of the story. There are options available to applicants, including a motion to reconsider or reopen, appealing the decision, and re-filing. Depending on each person’s situation and the reasons ...

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  • Did you receive a Notice of Intent to Deny for your I-485 application? Here’s What You Need to Know

    The form, I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, allows immigrants to apply to become lawful permanent residents (i.e. ...

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  • My EAD is Delayed, and I am About to Lose My Job: What Should I Do?

    There are a couple of good options when the immigration services are delayed in processing EAD applications: request expedited processing and/or file ...

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  • Will One Crime Prevent My Naturalization? The Petty Offense Exception

    To be eligible for naturalization, an applicant must establish that he or she is of "good moral character" ("GMC"). There are many things that the ...

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  • Can You Apply for Asylum if You Have Engaged in Marriage Fraud?

    Asylum is available for those seeking to stay in the United States on the grounds that they have suffered -- or will suffer -- persecution if they are ...

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  • Why Was My I-751 Application Denied?

    The form, I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, allows a conditional resident who obtained status through marriage, to request that U.S. ...

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  • What is the Difference Between "Unlawful Presence" and Being "Out of Status"?

    In common terms, "unlawful presence" generally means that a person has entered the United States illegally and remains here illegally. By contrast, ...

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  • Divorce Before Your Green Card Interview

    Among other requirements, marriage-based green card applicants must submit to what is called a "marriage interview." Further, if the marriage at issue ...

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  • How Can I Keep My Priority Date of a Previously Approved Form I-140?

    Priority dates are important for all green card applicants. Basically, one can imagine a "priority date" as an applicant's "place in line" or "place ...

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  • How Do I File a BIA Appeal for a Denied I-130? Or Should I Just Refile the I-130?

    If your I-130 visa application is denied or rejected by US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), you have two options — you can appeal the ...

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