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Form G-28 Notice of Entry of Appearance an Attorney or Representative


The purpose of the Form G-28, titled the Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, is to provide notice that an attorney or accredited rep of a religious, charitable, social service or similar organization will appear before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of an applicant involved in a matter before the Government Agency.

The Form G-28 consists of 3 pages and does not contain a filing fee. The G-28 form is to be only used by attorneys; those attorneys admitted to the practice of law in counties other than the United States must use Form G-28I and may only represent individuals in matters filed in DHS offices outside the confines of the United States. 

Part 1 of the G-28 form, labeled the Notice of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, will require the filer to check one block to indicate the DHS agency where the matter is filed. If the appropriate agency is the USCIS, list the form numbers filed with form G-28; if the agency is the CBP or ICE, list the specific matter in which the appearance is entered.

After you have designated the appropriate agency, you must fill in all information, including the mailing address of the applicant, the petitioner or the respondent is required in this section of the form. Note, this information is not required if filed under the Violence against Women Act. The applicant, respondent or petitioner must sign the form, in dark blue or black ink.

Part 2 of the G-28 Form, titled Information About Attorney or Accredited Representative, will require the applicant to check the box and fill in required information regarding the State bar of admission. If you are subject to any order or any court suspending, you must disclose this information on Form G-28. Additionally, you must check the box and fill in the name of the organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals in this section. When all information is satisfied, print and sign your name under part 3 of the form, titled Name and Signature of Attorney or Accredited Representative. 

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Form SS-5 Application for Social Security Card



A Form SS-5 is a Social Security form is used for the application of a social security card.  The form should be used by people who have never had a social security card or who have lost or damaged their social security card.  

The Form SS-5 is available through the social security administration, either through their website or by contacting a local branch office of the Social Security Administration.  

The application for a new social security card is a one page form which must be completed.  However, if you are applying for your first social security card, you must submit documentation to prove citizenship and age through birth certificates, driver’s license, identity card, or a U.S. Passport. 

1. Fill out box 1, providing your full name to appear on the card, your name given at birth, and any other names you have used.

2. If you have previously had a social security number assigned to you, provide it in box 2. 

3. In boxes 3 and 4, provide your place and date of birth, using the MM/DD/YYYY format.

4. State your citizenship in box 5.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, please note you must follow additional instructions found through the Social Security Administration. 

5. Provide your ethnicity, race, and gender in boxes 6 through 8.

6. You must provide your parent’s names and their social security numbers.  You can check unknown, however this may require additional documentation to prove your citizenship, so try your best to locate their social security numbers. 

7. Choose whether you have previously applied for a social security card in box 11.  If yes, you must answer the additional questions in boxes 12 and 13. 

8. Provide the date and your contact information in the next boxes.  

9. You may now sign the Form SS-5.  Indicate if you filled out the form on behalf of another and check your relationship in box 18. 

10. You Form SS-5 is now ready for submission to the Social Security Administration.  

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Form DS-2019 Application for the Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor(J-1) Status


1. The Form DS-2019, known as the Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status” is the primary document used in the administration of the exchange visitor program. The Form DS-2019 permits a prospective exchange visitor to seek an interview at a United States’ embassy or consulate; these interviews are mandatory to obtain a J visa and subsequently enter the United States. 

2. The Form DS-2019 will identify the exchange visitor and their designed sponsor. In addition the Form DS-2019 will provide a brief description of the exchange visitor’s program, including the start and end date, the category of exchange, and an estimate of the total cost of the exchange program. 

3. The DS-2019 form begins with basic questions which will ask for your full name, your gender, and your place of birth. The next sections of the Form DS-2019 will ask questions concerning your country of citizenship; the form requires you to offer your country of legal permanent residency and for the position in that respective country. This question simply means that you must list your profession, such as a professor, a graduate student or a government researcher. 

4. After you have satisfied the aforementioned information you must satisfy questions concerning your address outside of the United States and your current address within the U.S. if such information applies. 

5. The next section of the DS-2019 form will ask you questions concerning the purpose of your request for the E-1 Visa. This section offers two check boxes or bubbles where you will select either “I am beginning a new program accompanied by immediate family members” or “I am transferring from another institution or school’s J-1 Program.”

6. After you have inputted your reason for request you will list the coordinating program dates and the appropriate category for which you’re requested J-1 Visa falls under. Along with this information you must write a brief description concerning your activity. The next questions will require you to submit the appropriate subject or field code, the location where your activity will be accomplished, who is offering your financial support and the amount of financial support you are receiving. 

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Form DS-230 Application for Immigration Visa and Alien Registration


A DS 230 form is a document used by the U.S. Department of State for immigrants who wish to permanently move to the United States.  It is a required form that must be completed before any immigrant visa will be approved.  

In this case, we are using the DS 230 form provided by the United States Department of State.   The DS 230 form can be found online or through U.S. consulates throughout the world.     

The first step in completing the form is to fill out the general name and contact information for the applicant. 

1. Provide your name, current address, birth information, nationality, gender, and marital status in boxes 1 through 9.

2. Next, you must provide your planned place of residence in the United States and your mailing address.  Fill in boxes 10 or 11 with these addresses if known at the time you are completing the form.  

3. Boxes 12 through 28 require more biographical data about the applicant, which must be provided.  Insert your occupation, address, contact information, spouse’s name and information, father and mother’s family information in all of the applicable boxes.  

4. In box 29, you must list the names, birth information, and addresses of all children, whether they live with you or not.  

5. Box 30 requires that you provide all the places you have lived in the past 6 months, but not before the applicant’s 16th birthday. Begin with your current residence and list in chronological order all other residences. 

6. In box 32, list all of your occupations in the past 10 years.  If you need more space, you may attach additional papers to the DS Form 230. 

7. in box 33, provide your educational history and in box 34, your military history, if any. 

8. If you have previously traveled to the United States, list all instances in box 35 and use additional sheets if you need more space.  Sign the end of the second sheet. 

The third sheet is to be used as a sworn statement to certify your application.

9. Provide your name and contact information in the corresponding boxes.  

10. Read through box 40 and indicate if any of the situations apply to you.  Check the appropriate boxes for your answer. 

11. Certify the remaining questions in a truthful manner and certify the DS 230 Form with your signature and the signature of the consular officer.  

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Form DS-7002 Training / Internship Placement Plan


1. The Form DS-7002 must be completed by all applicants filing for a J1 Exchange Visa. The Form DS-7002 is labeled the Training or Internship placement plan and must be filed with the coordinating United States’ consulate or embassy. 

2. The first section of the Form DS-7002 will ask for basic information, including: your First and last name, your email address, your status as a trainee, an intern or a study intern, and your current field of study or profession. Additionally, the first section of the DS-7002 will ask you the type of degree or certificate you possess, the date the degree was awarded, the amount of experience you have in the particular field and for the coordinating dates of your training or internship program.

3. The next section of the DS-7002 ill inquires for information regarding the site of your activity. IN this section you will list the name of your supervisor, along with his or her contact information. Along with this information you must also satisfy your host organization’s name, the street address of the training or internship site and the appropriate employee identification number that your respective organization supplied. Furthermore, you must also list the hours per week in which you will be working and the amount of money you will earn for your work.

4. Subsequent to satisfying this information you will be required to sign a contract agreement which ensures that your previously submitted information is accurate and truthful. In addition to your signature, the Form DS-7002 requires that your supervisor sign his or her name along with the coordinating date. Your sponsor, along with his or her signature, must also input the program sponsor’s name, the coordinating program number and the field that the program falls under.

5. Upon completion of the contract agreement, you will be required to satisfy the questions within the training or internship placement plan. The questions in this section will ask your supervisor to answer questions concerning the specific tasks, activities and roles that you will be required to fulfill. The sponsor, in this section, will also be asked to write brief descriptions concerning your particular skills and the specific goals or objectives of the underlying program. When all of this information is completed, your supervisor must send the document to the coordinating United States consular or embassy. 

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Form EB-1 Immigrant Petition Request Form, Outstanding Professor/Researcher


The EB-1 visa is a United States visa created by the Immigration Act of 1990—this particular visa provides a method of obtaining permanent residency for those individuals who are labeled as “priority workers.” This classification denotes that the foreign nation either possesses an “extraordinary ability” or is an “outstanding professor or researcher” in a particular subject. Additionally, the EB-1 visa may be awarded if the candidate is an executive or manager of a foreign company who is then transferred to the United States. In summation, the EB-1 visa allows the candidate to remain in the United States for the purpose of performing research, conducting business, or playing on an Athletic team. 

Foreign nationals may apply for the EB-1 Priority Workers Visa if they are officially classified as one of the following three types of aliens:

o The applicant possesses an “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics field, which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim and whose achievements have been recognized in the field through extensive documentation.”

o The applicant is an outstanding professor or researcher who is recognized internationally for their outstanding academic success in a particular field. In this classification, the applicant must also have at least three years experience in teaching or research in the underlying academic subject or area and enter the United States in a tenure teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education. 

o The applicant may be permitted an EB-1 Priority Workers visa if the individual is an executive or manager of a foreign company and is transferred to the United States to fulfill a similar American post. 

Dissimilar to EB-2 and EB-3 applicants, an EB-1 applicant does not have to complete the labor certification process and they may obtain temporary work cards and travel documents while the application is pending. The visa application has two distinct parts: the I-140 petition and a background check. The I-140 application, in general, seeks to prove that applying alien has extraordinary abilities; it achieves this process in four parts:

o The application will ask for information about an alien’s field of endeavor

o Background information about the alien

o Evidence of extraordinary ability

o Evidence that the alien will continue to work in the field of endeavor. 

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