Documents & Information to send to Curran & Berger LLP
As we work with you to prepare your parent/child petitions, please inform us of any upcoming travel plans -- with dates -- as far in advance as possible.
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It is your responsibility to report a change of address during the time the I-864, Affidavit of Support (or the related forms I-864A and I-864EZ) remains in force [see the contract details listed on the I-864] by filing Form I-865, Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address found at www.uscis.gov. Form I-865, Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address, is used by a sponsor, co-sponsor, or joint sponsor to report a change of their address to the U.S. government.
If a document is not in English, then a certified translation is required. Our firm can order a translation for you at an additional cost, or you can have your document certified and translated using a translation certification statement, signed and notarized. You may not certify translations of your own documents, nor those of any family member. For a translation certification statement, please click here.
FAQ: What if I was issued an electronic I-94? Some I-94s at air and sea ports are now issued by a passport stamp and an electronic record you can access online. Your electronic record of admission may be accessed by at www.cbp.gov/I94, please send us a printed copy or a screenshot. Land border entries will continue to receive a paper Form I-94 from CBP.
If you have trouble accessing your electronic I-94 after several attempts and methods, you can contact deferred inspection. Find more information on deferred inspection here and the closest deferred inspection site here. If you still cannot access your I-94, please let us know.
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Each applicant for adjustment of status is required to have a medical examination with a USCIS doctor. The exam results will be returned to you in a sealed envelope. Please return the envelope to us unopened. There is a vaccination requirement for the USCIS medical exam. Therefore, it would be helpful to bring any vaccination records you may have to the exam. if you do not have vaccination records, you may be given innoculations during the exam. Please note that all applicants must have a tuberculin skin test during the USCIS medical exam. An X-ray is not a suitable substitute for the TB skin test.
To find a list of USCIS doctors in your area, type your zip code in into the USCIS Civil Surgeon Locator.
Once we file your initial Parent/Child Petition and Adjustment of Status Application, you will be scheduled for an interview at a local USCIS office. Please begin to gather and send us documentation of your relationship now, though we will not share it with USCIS until the interview. Once the interview is scheduled, we will provide additional guidance and discuss whether you wish to have an attorney or translator attend with you.
For clients of Curran & Berger, the filing fees are due in total before the date of filing and are reflected on your monthly billing statement. Current USCIS filing fees can be confirrmed here.
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