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Form DS 82 U.S Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals

INSTRUCTIONS : U.S PASSPORT RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS (Form DS 82) 

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A DS 82 form is a document used by the U.S. Department of State for renewing an expired passport.  This form can only be used if you currently have your passport, you were over the age of 16 when it was issued, and your name is the same as it appears on the expired passport.  

In this case, we are using the DS 82 form provided by the United States Department of State.   The DS 82 form can be found online or through the Department of State office.       

The first step in completing the form is to indicate whether you are applying for a passport book, card, or both.  


1. In lines 1 through 9, you must provide your name and contact information.  Ensure that all information is accurate placing a letter or digit in each individual box, as this is how it will appear on your passport. 


2. Provide your name, address, phone number, social security number, and any other names or alias you go by. 


3. Next, you must provide the name and information as it appears on your expired passport.  Provide this information in box 10 and any name change information in box 11. 


4. In the box with a face silhouette, you must staple a 2” x 2” facial picture to your application.  Passport photos can be taken at many photography places or you can use your own, as long as it follows the passport photo guidelines.  


5. Do not write in the bottom box on page one, it is for official use only. 


6. Skip to the second page and again fill in your name and contact information.  


7. In lines 12 through 16, you must provide your height, hair color, eye color, occupation and employer or school.


8. Provide an emergency contact in box 19 and any travel plans you may have in box 20. 


9. After checking that all pages are signed and certified, send you DS Form 82 to the Department of State along with your expired passport and the required fee.  


10. Keep a copy of your form for future reference and wait for your renewed passport to come in the mail.

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Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status

INSTRUCTIONS : CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR NON IMMIGRANT (F-1) STUDENT STATUS (Form I-20)

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An I-20 form is a document used by the U.S. Department of State for application for a student visa for foreign students to attend a school located in the United States.  The form is issued by each school individually and must be submitted to the Department of State before the student may attend. 

In this case, we are using the I-20 form provided by Monmouth University.   Examples of the I-20 form can be found online or through the particular school a foreign student wishes to attend. .       

The first step in completing the form is to provide your personal and contact information in the first section.


1. You must fill in your name, date of birth, gender, country of birth, marital status and country of citizenship. 


2. If you will have any dependents living with you during your schooling, you must provide their information in the next section.  If you will not have any dependents, leave this section blank.


3. Provide the name, date of birth, country of birth, and relationship for each dependent. 


4. Next you must fill in your immigration status information.  


5. State whether you are applying for initial status and if you are currently in the United States.  If you are in the United States, you must submit your Customs and Immigration admission number.  


6. Next, identify your immigration status, whether you have F-1 status or if you have a different status. Indicate if you plan on traveling outside of the United States before your schooling will start. 


7. If you are applying for initial status, you must complete section III.  


8. Provide your name, address, city, and country.  You must complete the form that is sent to you before you can apply for the school.  


9. Finally, complete section V, indicating your financial plan for attending the school.  Check the appropriate boxes that correspond with your planned method of tuition and board payment. 


10. Sign and date the form.  When submitted to the school, you may receive additional forms that need to be filled out in order to allow you initial student immigration status to the United States.  

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I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

INSTRUCTIONS : ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS/APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENT (Form I-485)

• The Form I-485 Adjustment of Status is the Application to register for permanent status and is needed to adjust your status to that of a permanent resident of the United States of America. You may apply for the adjustment of status or permanent status if you an immigrant visa number is made immediately available to you based on a pre-approved immigration petition or if you are filing the application with a completed relative petition, special immigrant juvenile petition or special immigrant military petition.

• The Application consists of 6 pages and is filed at a location dependent on the eligibility category under which you are filing. Before beginning the application, you should review the “Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-485” link found at the United Citizenship and Immigration Service’s website for the most current guidance on where to submit your application. 

• The Filing Fee attached to the Form I-485 is $985; and additional $85 biometric fee, when applicable, will be placed on the initial filing charge bringing your total cost to bring your total to roughly $1070.

• Those applicants who are over the age of 79 will not be charged a biometric fee; additionally there is no fee for those applicants who are filing Form I-485 and maintain refugee status. For individuals under the age of 14, you must file the Form I-485 with at least one parent; the fee for children is $635. If you are a child under the age of 14 and do not file with a parent you will be charged the full $985.

• The I-485 Adjustment of Status form will first for initial evidence, pertaining to your criminal history, if applicable, your birth certificate and passport. Additionally, you will need to submit two identical color photographs of yourself taken within 30 days of filing the application. The photos must be 2X2’s, in color, with a full face frontal view on a white to off-white background. Additionally, when filing your Form I-485, you should also include your medical examination report with the application, unless you are a refugee. 

 

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Form I-134 Affidavit Support

INSTRUCTIONS: AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT FOR ALIENS (Form I-134)

 

Form I-134 is a form filled out by people sponsoring an alien who is not their immediate relative or employee who wishes to enter the United States but is deemed likely to become a public charge. This form, provided by the Department of Homeland Security, is filled out by someone certifying they will take financial responsibility for the alien in question.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 1: Enter your name and address at the top of the form.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 2: Enter your birthdate and the location of your birth in America. If not an American-born citizen, enter the identification number applicable to you.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 3: In line 2, enter your age and the date when you began living in the United States.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 4: Enter the name, gender, age, address and the nationality of the person you are filling out the form on behalf of. List the same information of spouses or children accompanying them.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 5: Read sections 4 through 6. Confirm you understand the obligations they confer.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 6: In section 7, enter your occupation and the name and address of your business.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 7: Enter your annual income, the amount of money you have deposited in American banks, the value of your property and the value of your life insurance. List the value of any stocks and bonds and attach a full list.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 8: List the names, ages, genders and relationship to you of all dependants in section 8.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 9: In section 9, list the names of any people you have previously filled out an I-134 for, along with the date of the application.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 10: In section 10, list any people you have submitted visa applications on behalf of, and the submission dates.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 11: In section 11, note whether you intend to provide contributions to the alien in question, such as room and board. Detail these if applicable.

 

Affidavit of Support For Aliens I-134 Step 12: Sign and date the form.

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