New York Lawyer's Legal Updates

I-9 Compliance For Employers

06 January 2016

Author: Alena Shautsova I-9 compliance is a necessity nowadays, and if you do not know what I-9 means you should at least read this article: I-9 Audit. Today’s article will be focused on internal audit that employers should conduct to avoid penalties for missed compliance. It is important to remember that employers cannot discriminate against empl ...

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USCIS Reminder: Deadline To Register For Nepal TPS Is December 21

09 December 2015

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova It is extremely important to remember that the deadline to register for Nepal TPS is approaching. All persons who qualify, regardless of their status (or absence of status) are encouraged to apply for the TPS. The TPS provides an opportunity to be protected from the removal and also allows its be ...

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Tips on how to get a successful I-485 adjustment of status

04 December 2013

Author: Green Card Lawyer Alena Shautsova An I-485 form is used to register for, or adjust to permanent residence status. This form is one of the most expensive to file with the government (currently it is $1070). It is important to verify your eligibility for adjustment of status before submitting it to USCIS because once you file, if you are den ...

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Tips For A Successful I-130

04 December 2013

Author: Green Card Attorney Alena Shautsova Filling out the form for an I-130 can be simple, fill in the blanks with the appropriate information and your done right? Not quite, a major mistake people make is differentiating between petitioner and applicant. The Petitioner will be the US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident; the Applicant will be t ...

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Immigration Forms: Where to Find Them and How to Fill Them Out

12 April 2013

Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova Any application or petition for Immigration benefits starts with submission of immigration forms. All immigration forms can be located at www.uscis.gov website, and they are free. Immigration forms are usually posted in the PDF fillable format, but some of the forms are easier to be filled out ...

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Updates On USCIS Forms I-94 And G-28

30 March 2013

Author: Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova USCIS published new rules regarding I-94 departure/arrival form. This form is primary evidence of one’s inspection and admission into the country. If the person has lost it and is unable to restore it, the person loses ability to prove that when entering the country he/she went through the point of entry and ...

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Tips On Interactions With USCIS

01 February 2013

Author: Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova Immigration attorneys and immigrants are interacting with the USCIS on a regular basis, whether they want to or not. Here are some practical tips that may be useful to those who receive and send forms to the USCIS and follow up on them. G-28 Form has to contain original signatures of attorney and th ...

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