Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti


The Department of Homeland Security has announced Temporary Protected Status extended for Haiti.  The extended designation will be effective on January 23, 2016 and will expire on July 22, 2017. Current TPS Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60-day period that runs from August 25, 2015, through October 26, 2015. U.S. Citizenship […]

I’ve been working overseas for the past five years. Can I apply for naturalization?

I’ve been working overseas for the past five years. Can I apply for naturalization

There’s a lot of confusion among Lawful Permanent Residents (“green card” holders) about whether their time spent working overseas counts toward the five years of residence required for naturalization. I’m often asked questions like this one: I’ve been a green card holder since 2007, and I’ve been employed by the United Nations since 2008.  I […]

I’m Getting a Divorce, Can I Keep My Green Card?

Divorce is one of the most stressful and heartbreaking experiences you can be faced with.  If you gained your permanent residence (“green card”) through marriage to a U.S. citizen, divorce puts your legal status in jeopardy.  You may be asking, “How can I save my green card?” If you were married less than two years […]

Temporary Protected Status For Nepal

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to on Temporary Protected Status for Nepal.  Nepal has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting from the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, and the subsequent aftershocks. As a result, eligible nationals of […]