Registration Process for Immigration

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Illegal immigration has been, and I believe will continue being a controversy in the United States for years to come. Many people who complain about these illegal immigrants aren’t quite aware of the prolonged process of obtaining a permanent residency card. Whether you agree with the current naturalization process or not, viewing it from an immigrant’s perspective could change your outlook on it. American citizens should be educated on this topic before they begin to express their political views on immigrants, immigration laws and so forth. People looking into enduring the naturalization process will have various options to choose from. Each process will contain different rules and requirements that decide your eligibility. The majority of individuals begin their process with applying for an immigrant visa with legal family in the United States.

The legal family in the United States must first file a petition with the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services. The petition then must be approved by them and sent off to the National Visa Center, where it will be kept contained until ready for adjudication by a consular officer. The officer then notifies the family in the U.S. with a letter by mail including an appointment letter and instructions.

Before your appointment date you must gather the correct, current and up to date files and complete documentation. The paperwork you must have ready and completed include a biographic data questionnaire, an original and photocopy of the petitioners and applicant’s birth certificate, proof of legal status in the United States for the petitioner, a valid passport and two recent color passport sized pictures. Send off the paperwork to your National Visa Center and wait until another letter is returned with the time and date for a visa application interview.

The interview will require you to first have a medical examination, which should be scheduled only two to three days...
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